Applications in Health Education
This course is designed for both
school health educators and community health educators. The course will focus
on current software programs available for professionals in the health field.
Students will be exposed to and learn to utilize a sampling of current
software available, as well as assessment techniques to evaluate these
programs. Prerequisite: health education majors and minors.
Management and Relaxation Skills
An introduction to the detrimental
effects of stress on an individual and the corresponding benefits of regular
relaxation. This course will emphasize the basic skills of relaxation and will
provide an experience that focuses on the practical application of these
skills in one?s life.
This course will provide an
opportunity for participants to identify major health issues confronting women
today and to examine appropriate health prevention and health promotion
lifestyle choices. It will explore health issues from the traditional medical
model to the holistic model and provide a comprehensive overview of critical,
contemporary women?s health issues. Repeatable for credit maximum 3. Offered
This course will provide an
opportunity for students to develop an understanding of the dynamics of child
abuse as well as a practical framework from which to provide services to
abused children and their families. Offered occasionally.
An overview of youth health issues
examining such topics as anorexia, drug abuse, suicidal tendencies, diseases,
violence and emotional health problems. Effective ways of dealing with these
issues in both the community and school setting will be discussed. Offered
Abuse of Children
This course will provide an
opportunity for participants to develop an in-depth understanding of child
sexual abuse. Theoretical and research perspectives on the nature of abuse and
its dynamics will be included as well as an update of available educational
materials. Prerequisite: HED 417/517. Offered every other year and summer.
Health Promotion for Persons with Disabilities
This course is designed to provide
health care and allied health professionals and teachers with an overview of
sexuality issues regarding persons with physical disabilities, chronic
illnesses, and developmental disabilities. Offered occasionally.
Health and Behavior
This course is intended to help
individuals develop a more complete understanding of alcohol as a public
health problem. Alcohol?s impact on individuals, families, and society will
be examined. Emphasis will be placed on information that will assist
individuals in making intelligent decisions regarding the use of alcohol.
Prerequisite: HPR 105 and PSY 100 or PSY 212. Offered occasionally.
of Health Behavior
Overview of health behavior
through the examination of health behavior theoretical constructs. Emphasis is
on the application of behavior change theories to facilitate positive behavior
changes. Offered occasionally.
Stress Management and Relaxation Skills
This course examines both theory
and cognitive information regarding stress and relaxation and the practical
application of this information in a professional setting. The main thrust of
the class is on how to develop, implement, teach and evaluate stress
management and intervention programs. Prerequisite: HED 409/509.
Body/Mind Connection in Health
Recent developments in health
related research are demonstrating a close functioning relationship between
the nervous, endocrine, and immune body systems. As the field of psycho-neuroimmunology
expands, applications in health promotion, health care and education are being
developed. Many of the findings and applications verify health and healing
practices from alternative health traditions. This course provides an
opportunity to study many of the developments in psychoneuroimmunology and
their application in health, healing and learning. Implications for health
education methods will also be explored. Health care, human service and
education professionals will benefit from the practical information provided.
A series of case studies will be the center of the learning experience.
Development for Health
Practical systematic process in
values formulation for healthy living. Decision-making and problem solving
strategies for understanding of beliefs, attitudes and perception that affect
health status. Experiential skill learning applicable to professional health
promotion and personal well-being. Prerequisite: HPR 105 and PSY 100. Offered
for Health Education
This course examines emerging
educational processes, strategies, and issues and how they can be applied in
the facilitation of health education and health promotion programs in the
school and/or community setting. Topics will vary per offering and target
audience. Prerequisite: SHE 210 or CHE 240 (or equivalent) or teacher
certification. Offered occasionally.
Society, and Human Behavior
This course is directed at
introducing social, psychological, pharmacological, and cultural aspects of
drug use, misuse, and abuse. In addition, the methods, materials, and
theories of drug abuse prevention in the school and community will be
introduced. Prerequisite: BIO 103 or BIO 105. Offered Sem. II.
Health Educators: Responsibilities and Competencies
This course is designed to review
the responsibilities and competencies for entry-level health educators. The
National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, professional
development, professional preparation, and the certification of health
education specialists will be central topics of discussion. Through
dialogue, group interactions with Certified Health Education Specialists,
and written assignments, students will examine the seven responsibility
areas of importance to entry-level health educators. Offered occasionally.
A review of current information on
health and human sexuality. Emphasis is given to biological, psychosocial
and educational aspects of human sexuality with special emphasis on
instructional activities related to interpersonal communication,
decision-making ability and clarification of values. Prerequisite: ESS 205,
206 or BIO 312, 313.
Aspects of Aging
An exploration of the lifelong
aging process and an examination of health factors affecting the elderly.
Emphasis is given to the changes in a variety of health areas including, but
not limited to, physical activity, nutrition, mental health, long-term care,
sexuality, and death, dying and grief. The course will also include a
service-learning component. Prerequisite: HED 205 and CHE 240. Offered Sem.
Basic principles of nutrition are
covered as well as current problems and topics regarding both personal and
world nutrition today. Designed for the public school teacher, the community
health educator, or those in related fields.
Seeking in Health, Human Services, and Education Professions
The grant seeking enterprise is
studied and applied. Generic grant seeking content, practices, and concepts
are presented for application in most disciplines and areas of interest.
Content includes locating and communicating with funding agencies, writing
and reviewing grant proposals, analyzing requests for proposals (RFPs),
using technology in grant seeking, and implementing and evaluating grant
funded projects. Prerequisite: senior standing.
This course is designed to allow
students to consider death both generally and on an individual basis.
Various programs and experiences will be used to help individuals confront
their own mortality and its relationship with the vitality of life. Offered
to International Health
An introduction to the world
health conditions/status; the different health care delivery systems,
manpower and resources of selected countries in Asia, Europe and Africa in
comparison to the United States. The course is designed as a survey of the
condition of health and health care in the international setting. The
roles/functions/ responsibilities of the major international agencies and
the governments will also be discussed as they relate to health.
Prerequisite: consent of instructor. Repeatable for credit ? maximum 3.
Study in Health Education
study of areas not available in existing courses. Repeatable for credit
? maximum 6.
619 Cr. 1-2
Curriculum Development: From Theory to Practice
This course establishes a theory
base for the effective implementation of Comprehensive School Health
Education (CSHE) complementing primary prevention and health promotion
strategies for youth. This training experience incorporates selected
curricular materials which provide the format to assess, design and
implement curricular plans reflecting effective theory in CSHE. The class
structure highlights experiential, interactive and integrative approaches
which provide a model for effective curriculum implementation.
Prerequisite: HED 307 or commensurate course. Offered Summer Session.
701 Cr. 3
Current basic issues and problems
in health education. Designed to reinforce and extend the student?s
knowledge of contemporary health issues as they apply to the improvement
of personal, family, and community health. Offered Sem. I.
702 Cr. 1-3
Issues and Resources for Teachers and Other School Professionals
Current health issues and
available community resources will be addressed. Representatives from
community agencies and the facilitating faculty will clarify the meaning
of specific health issues related to the school setting along with various
ways to address them through available agency resources. Repeatable for
credit ? maximum 6. (Cross-listed with C-I; may only earn credit in HED
703 Cr. 3
in Health Education
A study of scientific, social,
psychological, ethical, legal, and educational foundations of health
education. Professional competencies and practice settings will be
reviewed. Applications of health concepts and effective educational
strategies will increase the competencies of health education planning and
program implementation. Offered Sem. I.
706 Cr. 3-6
Tools and Processes
The design, analysis, and
interpretation of quantitative and qualitative data relative to health
education, health promotion, public health, medicine, and epidemiology are
covered. Attention is given to assisting students in being critical
consumers of the research literature as well as designing their own
studies. Prerequisite: CHE 350 or equivalent. Offered Sem. II.
707 Cr. 3
Examination of how environmental
mechanisms influence human health and how humans impact on environmental
conditions. A critical analysis of current environmental problems and
evidence linking these problems to disease causation and health
enhancement. Solutions to environmental health problems will also be
critically analyzed. Offered Sem. I.
710 Cr. 1
Reduction for Adult Fitness and Cardiac Rehabilitation
A study of health risk reduction
strategies for adult fitness and cardiac rehabilitation program
participants. Provides an overview of health promotion concepts for
professional application in health care and worksite settings.
712 Cr. 1-3
Health Topics for Elementary School Teachers
An in-depth study of research and
trends in selected health topics. A variety of instructional techniques
and resources will be used to focus upon the current theories suggested
for the most effective coverage of these topics in the elementary
school. Delimited to elementary teachers only.
720 Cr. 3
Assessment, Planning and Evaluation in Health Promotion
This course is designed to provide
the learner with program assessment, planning, communication, and
evaluation skills. Emphasis is placed on community organizing
principles, intervention planning, community assessment, group
communication dynamics, evaluation design, and grant writing skills.
Opportunities to apply these skills to a variety of community health
settings are provided. Offered Sem. II.
725 Cr. 1-3
in Health Education
Reading and reports on selected
topics in health education. Prerequisite: permission of adviser and
instructor. Repeatable for credit ? maximum 6.
752 Cr. 3
and application of principles of mental health in human relationships.
755 Cr. 3
and Public Health Issues
Examination of epidemiologic
concepts in relation to specific public health issues. Disease
investigation techniques, casual factors, case histories, and related
biostatistics are examined and educational implications are discussed.
Prerequisite: CHE 340 or equivalent. Offered Summer Session.
770 Cr. 3
This course is designed to develop
basic skills in interviewing and counseling for the health educator.
Three basic components include an understanding of self, knowledge of
helping skills, and experience in applying these skills. Offered Sem.
790 Cr. 3
Health Administration and Organization
Principles of effective
administration as applied to public health practice, leadership,
personnel, and management skills will be emphasized with a special focus
on organizational concepts related to health and human service agencies.
Offered Sem. II.
798 Cr. 1-4
Project in Health Education
capstone experience provides the health education master?s degree
candidate with an opportunity for in-depth individual study of a health
education problem and demonstration of advanced professional program
development, implementation, and evaluation. The project will be planned
and carried out under graduate faculty approval and supervision. An oral
and written project presentation will be required. Repeatable for credit
? maximum 4.
799 Cr. 1-4
Independent study on a problem
selected for a thesis under the direction of a graduate faculty member.
Prerequisite: HED 706.
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