SCHOOL HEALTH EDUCATION (SHE)
Course Descriptions

SHE 407/507 Cr. 3
Health Education in the Elementary School


Introduction of the school health program for the elementary education major and physical education major. Consideration is given to school health services and healthy school living, with a further emphasis on health instruction and health content for the elementary school. Prerequisite: admission to teacher education.
 
SHE 410/510 Cr. 6
Application of Curriculum Processes and Instructional Techniques


This senior level experience provides an opportunity to apply the knowledge, skills, and dispositions of the Wisconsin Teacher Standards (WITS). The primary focus is on teacher candidates’ growth and development in the WITS. The traditional field experience or participation in a Profession Development School experience will address how the WITS impact teaching and learning. Further analysis of method selection and instructional strategy development is included from a practical as well as philosophical point of view. Prerequisite: SHE 310 or equivalent. Must be taken last semester prior to student teaching; acceptance into teacher education program.
 
SHE 415/515 Cr. 3
School Leadership for Health Educators


This course will develop teacher candidates’ leadership skills in school health programming. An overview will be included on the following topics: group dynamics, leadership theories and styles, resources and grants, curriculum assessment and analysis, administration and coordination of health curriculum, and professional skills. Prerequisite: SHE 310 or equivalent. Must be taken concurrently with SHE 510 and acceptance into teacher education program.
 
SHE 416/516 Cr. 1
Developing Comprehensive School Health Education Programs


Procedures for comprehensive health education curriculum development — from philosophy through identifying sources, to developing objectives — will be considered in discussion and group interaction. Final projects will include the writing of a partial curriculum. Not applicable for credit in school health education major or minor. Offered occasionally.
 
SHE 458/558 Cr. 1-2
Imagery Techniques for Health Promotion and Sport Skill Development


This course examines the concepts and theories of autogenic training and mental imagery as applied to maximizing inner potentials for performance excellence. The first credit focuses on the learning and experiencing of the developmental phases of relaxation training, mental practice, concentration, confidence-building through positive affirmation, and maintaining personal rhythm. The second credit focuses on developing the competencies necessary to develop and implement a mental practice program for those in pursuit of excellence.
 
SHE 460/560 Cr. 1-2
Health Promotion and Preference


This course is designed to enable participants to understand and apply Jungian concepts as one approach to health promotion. The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) is used as a springboard for creating awareness and understanding for the application of typology to health promotion. The focus of the course is experiential in nature and the goal is to gain a better understanding of self and others in relation to health promotion issues (i.e., stress management, heart disease, relationships, and team building).
 
SHE/CHE 475/575 Cr. 1-3
Workshop in Health Education


Group study of varying health education topics, community agencies, and educational institutions. Prerequisite: permission of adviser and instructor. Repeatable for credit under different subtitles — maximum 6 credits combined SHE/CHE. (Cross-listed with CHE). Departmental option for Pass/Fail grading.
 
SHE 705 Cr. 3
Essentials of Health and Wellness


This course will provide graduate students who do not have an undergraduate major in health education with the necessary background in health content areas (nutrition, physical activity, sexuality, stress, violence/abuse, substance use and abuse, disease prevention, environmental health, consumer health and mental and emotional health). This course will function as a distance learning course using internet based resources and will require a competency test for each content area. Successful completion of the course will meet the certification requirement for the content areas required by the state of Wisconsin. Offered Sem. II.
 
SHE 710 Cr. 3
Leadership in Health Education


This course will provide graduate students with the knowledge and skills necessary to provide leadership for health education in their schools and communities. Included will be an overview of comprehensive/ coordinated school health programs, behavioral change theory, leadership skill development, community partnership development, and program planning and administration. Offered Sem. II.
 
SHE 715 Cr. 3
Health Education Curriculum and Pedagogy


This course will provide graduate students with the knowledge and skills necessary to develop effective curriculum and learning strategies for health education. The course will provide a hands-on atmosphere where knowledge is used and skills are practiced. Offered Summer Session.
 
SHE 720 Cr. 3
Adolescent and Youth Health Issues


Health issues that are the predominant challenges of youth are reflected in the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention priorities for health for this age group. Intentional and unintentional injury; alcohol, tobacco and other drugs; HIV/AIDS infection and unplanned pregnancy; dietary patterns and sedentary lifestyle are the foci of this course offering; their incidence, cause and the currently best response to prevention and intervention. Offered Summer Session.