Health Education and Health Promotion

College of Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Teacher Education
204 Mitchell Hall, 608-785-8162

Professors: Duquette, Gilmore, Oganowski;
Associate Professor: Kelley;
Assistant Professors: Rees, Wycoff-Horn

Health, Physical Education and Recreation Transfer Policy —
UW-La Crosse students transferring
into the College of HPERTE must have a cumulative GPA of 2.50 or higher at the time of transfer.

Departmental Policy
1. Students must follow the course sequences set up by the department.
2. Students must attain an overall 2.50 grade point average including all 100- and 200-level required courses before being admitted to the 300-level courses in health education.
3. Students must earn a grade of “C” or better in all required health education courses and the following courses: BIO 103 or 105; CHM 100 or 103; HPR 105; ESS 205/206 or BIO 312/313.
4. Students must make application to the program after they have earned 48 semester hours of credit and have met all departmental requirements (including GPA).
5. School health education majors and minors must meet the following  additional requirements: (a) apply for admission to teacher education; (b)  achieve a minimum 2.50 cumulative GPA to be admitted to teacher education; (c) successfully complete the PPST by achieving the following minimum scores; Reading 175, Math 173, Writing 174; (d) achieve a minimum 2.75 cumulative GPA and a 2.75 GPA in professional preparation courses  (C-I sequence), major or minor course sequence to student teach; (e) achieve a cumulative 2.75 GPA and successful completion of departmental exit portfolio reviewed by school health education faculty to be licensed by the state to teach.
6. Community health education majors must meet the following additional requirements for admission to the
community health preceptorship: apply for and receive recommendation from the health education faculty; achieve a minimum 2.75 cumulative and major GPA; successfully complete all required course work.

Community Health Education Major
(Health Education and Science and Allied Health) — 55 credits in health education and community health education, including HED 205, 335, 408, 469, 472, 473, 474; CHE 240, 340, 350, 440, 441, 491, and 498; An additional 9 credits in health education, community health education or school health education at the 300/400 level are to be selected under advisement for exploration and competency development; 16 credits in interdisciplinary requirements: C-S 101; CST 250; HPR 105; and ESS 205, 206 or BIO 312, 313. (BIO 103 or 105, CHM 100 or 103 are prerequisite for the major.)

School Health Education Major
(Teacher Certification programs) — 38-40 credits in health education and school health education, including HED 205, 335, 345, 408, 409, 439, 469, 472, 474; SHE 210, 252, 310, 312, 402, 3-15 credits student teaching; SHE 403 or 404, 410; plus 3-5 elective credits in HED, SHE or CHE ; 31 credits in interdisciplinary requirements: HPR 105, BIO 103 or 105, ESS 205, 206 or BIO 312, 313; PSY 310, 370; RDG 328, 432; EFN 205, C-I 492; ERS 100 or HIS 306 or W-S 230 or SOC 225.

Students should refer to Teacher Education Council and State of Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction (DPI) policies identified in the School of Education section on p. 68. These policies apply to students in all teacher certification programs.

School Health Education Minor
(Teacher Certification programs) — 31 credits in health education and school health education, including HED 205, 335, 345, 469, 472, 474; SHE 210, 252, 310, 402, 410; 3-15 credits in student teaching SHE 403 or 404; 17 credits in interdisciplinary requirements: HPR 105, BIO 103 or 105, RDG 328, 432, EFN 205; C-I 492.

Child/Youth Care Emphasis  See p. 96 for description.

Health Education and Health Promotion

+ above a course number indicates a General Education course.

HED 101 Cr. 2
Personal Health
The dynamics of health in life in a rapidly changing world; modern concepts of health, disease, and longevity; current medical findings relative to weight control, emotional health, human sexuality, family planning, venereal and other disease control, drug abuse, environmental health and quackery are included.

HPR 105 Cr. 3
Creating a Healthy, Active Lifestyle
This course will focus on the knowledge and skills necessary for developing and maintaining a healthy, physically active lifestyle throughout one’s lifespan. Major issues directly affecting one’s health such as physical fitness, movement skills and activities, health promotion and disease prevention, the effective use of leisure and content in various wellness topical areas will be included.

HPR/CSC    106 Cr. 2
Introduction to Health Related Careers
Overview of health related professions in the health delivery system. Course will include educational and professional aspects of a broad range of health related careers. General topics will include an overview of the health related delivery system, health reform, legal and ethical issues, and professionalism. An interdisciplinary approach will be utilized to present specific information on individual health related professions. (Cross-listed with CSC; may only earn credit in HPR or CSC.)

HED 205 Cr. 3
Introduction to Health and Wellness Education
Introductory concepts related to the field of health education are examined. Basic principles, philosophies, and issues related to school health and community health education are presented. This course serves as an entry level course for both the school and community health tracks.

HED 230 Cr. 2
Nutrition for Fitness and Health
This course examines basic principles of nutrition and the implications and effects of these principles on one’s diet, fitness level, and thus one’s health. Methods for teaching nutrition principles to various age groups will be emphasized.

HED 250 Cr. 1-3
Health Education Forum
Examination of current issues and problems in health education. Varying topics selected to extend the students’ knowledge in contemporary health issues, as determined by the health education department. Repeatable for credit — maximum 6. Offered occasionally.

HED 335 Cr. 2
Human Ecology and Environmental Health
This course is directed at introducing human-environment relationships. Emphasis will be placed on the impact of human action on the environment and the relationship between a degraded environment and human health and welfare. In addition, the role of public health and education in the mitigation of environmental problems and the health ramifications of a polluted environment will be examined. Prerequisite: BIO 103 or 105, CHM 100 or 103.

HED 345 Cr. 3
Issues in Mental and Emotional Health
This course examines the determinants of emotional and mental health which form a basis for health and healthy choices. A variety of constructs including, but not limited to resiliency, family and social processes, self-concept and learning that form the foundation for emotional and mental health will be presented and discussed. Students will be encouraged to deepen their commitment to effective teaching and learning. Prerequisite: HED 205. Offered Sem. I.

HED 346 Cr. 2
Health Behavior Change
Skills, concepts, and processes for individualized health teaching. The course will examine health behavior change as a technique in the overall treatment of prevention of health problems. The approach is an integration of education, behavioral intervention, and health counseling. Prerequisite: PSY 100.

HED 408/508 Cr. 1-2
Microcomputer 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.

HED 409/509 Cr. 1
Stress 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.

HED 412/512 Cr. 1-3
Women’s Health Issues
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 Sem. II.

HED 417/517 Cr. 1
Understanding Child Abuse
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.

HED 418/518 Cr. 1
Youth Health Issues
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 occasionally.

HED 422/522 Cr. 1
Sexual 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. Offered every other year and summer.

HED 423/523 Cr. 1
Sexual 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.

HED 436/536 Cr. 1
Alcohol, 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.

HED 437/537 Cr. 2
Theories 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.

HED 439/539 Cr. 1
Teaching 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.

HED 447/547 Cr. 1
The 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.

HED 449/549 Cr. 1
Values 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  occasionally.

HED 467/567 Cr. 1-2
Experiential Learning Strategies 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.

HED 469/569 Cr. 3
Drugs, 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.

HED 471/571 Cr. 1
Entry-Level 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.

HED 472/572 Cr. 3
Sexual Health Promotion
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.

HED 473/573 Cr. 3
Health 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. II.

HED 474/574 Cr. 3
Nutrition Education
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.

HED 477/577 Cr. 1-3
Grantseeking in Health, Human Services, and Education Professions
The grantseeking enterprise is studied and applied. Generic grantseeking 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 grantseeking, and implementing and evaluating grant funded projects. Prerequisite: senior standing.

HED 485/585 Cr. 1-3
Confrontations of Death
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 occasionally.

HED 486/586 Cr. 1
Introduction 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.

HED 495/595 Cr. 1-3
Independent Study in Health Education
Individualized study of areas not available in existing courses. Repeatable for credit — maximum 6.



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