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UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAM AND COURSE DESCRIPTIONS

HEALTH EDUCATION (HED)

College of Science and Health

Department Chair:  R Daniel Duquette

203 Mitchell Hall; 608/785-8162

E-mail: rduquette@uwlax.edu


www.uwlax.edu/sah/hehp


Professors: Duquette, Gilmore, Wycoff-Horn, Associate Professors: Caravella, Pettit, Rees, Assistant Professors: Jecklin, Skemp, Whitney, Lecturers: Cedergren, McCormick, Reichel


Health Education and Health Promotion Departmental Policies
1. Students transferring into the health education program must have a cumulative GPA of 2.50 or higher at the time of transfer.
2. Students must follow the course sequences set up by the department.
3. 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.
4. Students must earn a grade of 'C' or better in all required health education courses and the following courses: BIO 103 or 105; HPR 105; ESS 205 and 206 or BIO 312 and 313.
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 combined cumulative GPA and a 2.75 GPA in professional preparation courses and major or minor course sequence to student teach; (e) achieve a combined 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 submit an application for program admission and for enrolling in the community health education core courses. Prior to applying, the following courses must be completed with a grade of 'C' or better: HPR 105; CHM 100 or 103; MIC 100 or 130; MTH 145; BIO 103 or 105; ESS 205 and 206 or BIO 312 and 313; HED 205; CHE 200, 204, 240; and any 3 credit psychology/sociology course.
7. A UW-L cumulative GPA of 2.50 or better is required in order to be considered for admission to the community health education program.
8. Community Health Education majors must meet the following additional requirements for admission to the Community Health Preceptorship: apply for and receive the recommendation of the Community Health Education faculty; achieve a minimum 2.75 cumulative and major GPA; successfully complete all required course work.


Community Health Education Major

(All Colleges): 71 Credits (98 credits, including interdisciplinary requirements)

CHE Core (71 credits): HED 205, 320, 335, 345, 425, 437, 441, 469, 472, 473, 474, 477; CHE 200*, 204, 240, 340, 350, 440, 491, 498 (15 credits)

Interdisciplinary requirements (27 credits): HPR 105*; BIO 103* or 105*; MIC 100 or 130; CHM 100* or 103*; MTH 145*; ESS 205 and 206 or BIO 312 and 313; CST 365.

*These courses may fulfill General Education requirements


School Health Education Major

(Teacher Certification programs) 82 credits including interdisciplinary requirements and student teaching - health education and school health education requirements (39-41 credits): HED 205, 345, 409, 425, 441, 469, 472; SHE 310, 410, 415, 492; NUT 200; 3-5 elective credits must be approved by program adviser**; 3-15 credits student teaching SHE 494 or 495; interdisciplinary requirements (28 credits): HPR 105* or HED 207*, BIO 103* or 105* or MIC 100*; ESS 205 and 206 or BIO 312 and 313; PSY 212, 370; SPE 401; EFN 205*; one from ERS 100* or HIS 306* or WGS 230* or SOC 225*.

* These courses also may fulfill General Education requirements.
**Waived for PE majors.

Students should refer to policies identified in the School of Education section as they apply to students in all teacher certification programs. More information also is on the School of Education Web site.


Health and Wellness Management Major

The Health and Wellness Management degree is a 63 credit collaborative (UW-River Falls, UW-Superior, UW-Stevens Point, and UW-La Crosse) on-line degree completion program. Students must have completed 60 credits or earned an Associate Degree in order to enroll in the program. Students will need to have satisfied UW System minimum general education breadth requirements as stipulated in the UW System Associate Degree Transfer Policy. Prerequisites for admission will be College Algebra, Statistics, General Chemistry, Introduction to Biology, and Introductory Communications, or their equivalents, passed with grades of C or better. Each student must identify a home campus (River Falls, Superior, Stevens Point, La Crosse) and will apply to that campus; upon acceptance the student will be subject to all graduation requirements of that campus.  Students enrolled in the Health and Wellness Management program will be exempt from the College of Science and Health curriculum core.

Required Coursework (63 credits): HWM 300, 310, 320, 330, 340, 350, 360, 370, 380, 390, 400, 410, 420, 430, 440, 450, 460, 470, 480, 490, 495


School Health Education Minor

(Teacher Certification programs) 54-62 credits, including interdisciplinary requirements and student teaching - health education and school health education requirements (35 credits): HED 205, 345, 425, 441, 469, 472; SHE 310, 410, 415, 492; NUT 200; 3-15 credits in student teaching SHE 494 or 495; interdisciplinary requirements (13 credits): HPR 105* or HED 207*; BIO 103* or 105* or MIC 100*; EFN 205*; one from ERS 100* or HIS 306* or WGS 230* or SOC 225*.

* These courses also may fulfill General Education requirements.
**Waived for PE majors.


The health education/health promotion department incorporates a significant amount of writing through the required courses instead of identifying particular courses as writing emphasis courses. Students who complete the school health or community health major will fulfill the university writing emphasis requirement.



HEALTH EDUCATION (HED)


+ next to a course number indicate 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.   Offered Occasionally.


HED/WGS  201  Cr.1

Social Justice and Peer Education

This course both educates students on social justice issues they face while in college and prepares them to be able to give presentations to peers in residence halls, classrooms, athletic teams, and student organizations with the goal of effecting social change. Subject matter will respond to campus needs. Repeatable for credit - maximum 3. Prerequisite: WGS 100 or ERS 100 or EFN 205 or WGS 230 or WGS 210; CST 110 recommended. (Cross-listed with HED/WGS; may only earn a max of three credits.) Pass/Fail grading. Offered Fall, Spring.


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.   Offered Fall, Spring.


+HED  207  Cr.3

Youth Health Issues

This exploratory course is designed to identify the health issues that affect youth throughout various stages of their development. Societal institutions that support the healthy growth and development of youth will be identified, while students consider strategies that enable the healthy mental/emotional, physical, and social development of today's youth between the ages of 4-18.   Offered Fall, Spring.


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.   Offered Occasionally.


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  320  Cr.3

The U.S. Health Care System

This course provides an overview and a developmental summary of the U.S. health care system and its driving forces and offers comparisons to other national health systems. Content includes major elements of the health care system and a consideration of today's major health policy issues in a historical, economic, and political context. The course will also explore current issues confronting the health care system, raise important concerns and questions related to the different approaches to health care delivery, and identify key ethical issues. Prerequisite: HED 205 or concurrent enrollment.  Offered Fall, Spring.


HED  335  Cr.3

Human Ecology and Environmental Health

This course examines the interdisciplinary and global effects of human-environment relationships. Emphasis is placed on the critical nature of the relationship between ecosystem health and human health and well-being. Environmental politics and economics, global disease, and traditional environmental health topics are considered for the purpose of improving the quality of life for all people through the creation of a sustainable society. Prerequisite: Admission to Community Health Education Program.  Offered Fall, Spring.


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 Fall, Spring.


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.  Offered Occasionally.


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: junior standing; health education major/minor plan.  Offered Occasionally.


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. Prerequisite: junior standing.  Offered Fall, Spring.


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. Prerequisite: junior standing.  Offered Spring.


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. Prerequisite: junior standing.  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. Prerequisite: junior standing.  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; junior standing.  Offered Occasionally.


HED 423/523  Cr.1

Sexual Health Promotion Persons w/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. Prerequisite: junior standing.  Offered Occasionally.


HED 425/525  Cr.3

Violence and Injury Prevention

Participants will review the major forces leading to violent behavior and injury in the United States and globally. Trends over time will be carefully reviewed and analyzed in order to detect risk factors and protective factors. Violence and injury prevention strategies will be reviewed, resulting in the development of prevention and intervention proposals using community-based programming and curriculum development strategies. Prerequisite: junior standing.  Offered Fall, Spring.


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; PSY 100 or PSY 212; junior standing.  Offered Occasionally.


HED 437/537  Cr.3

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 and models to facilitate healthy behavior changes. Prerequisite: Admission to Community Health Education Program.  Offered Fall, Spring.


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; junior standing.  Offered Occasionally.


HED 441/541  Cr.3

Human Disease Prevention and Control

Presentations by medical experts in the recent progress in disease prevention and control. Knowledge of many disease processes and treatments will be discussed. Primarily designed for prospective health educators, to explore in depth, selected topic areas of communicable and chronic diseases. Prerequisite: Admission to Community Health Education Program.  Offered Fall, Spring.


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. Prerequisite: junior standing.  Offered Occasionally.


HED 449/549  Cr.1

Value 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, PSY 100; junior standing.  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; junior standing.  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; junior standing.  Offered Fall, Spring.


HED 471/571  Cr.2

Health Education Responsibilities, Competency and Certification

Participants will have the opportunity to review the National Health Educator Competencies Update Project research resulting in a hierarchical model that serves as a framework for the Responsibilities and Competencies comprising the Entry, Advanced 1 and Advanced 2 levels. Each one of the seven Responsibilities will be examined with practitioner examples, and a review will be conducted for the Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES) national examination. Weekend format. Prerequisite: junior standing.  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 or BIO 312; ESS 206 or BIO 313; junior standing.  Offered Fall, Spring.


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, CHE 240; junior standing.  Offered Fall, Spring.


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. Prerequisite: junior standing.  Offered Fall, Spring.


HED 477/577  Cr.3

Grant-seeking in Health, Human Services and Education Programs

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: Admission to Community Health Education Program.  Offered Fall, Spring.


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. Prerequisite: junior standing.  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. Repeatable for credit - maximum 3. Prerequisite: junior standing.  Offered Occasionally.


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. Prerequisite: junior standing.  Offered Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer.



COMMUNITY HEALTH EDUCATION (CHE)


+ next to a course number indicate a GENERAL EDUCATION course


+CHE  200  Cr.3

Public Health for the Educated Citizen

This course introduces the context and scope of public health from historical, modern, and postmodern perspectives. Historical perspective will be used to explain the philosophical foundations, ethics, methods, and essential services that make up public health. Modern perspectives will be used to explain a century of controlling communicable diseases, lengthening lives, and the emergence of new challenges. A postmodern perspective will be used to explore persistent health disparities, social determinants of health, and public health in an era of globalization. Participants will be challenged to consider their role in public health as citizens and/or professionals in a free society.   Offered Fall, Spring, Summer.


CHE  204  Cr.3

Introduction to Global Health

This course introduces participants to global health through its history, definition, determinants, and development as a field of study. The inter-connection between health problems in developed and developing countries and the interdisciplinary approach necessary to understand and address health problems and issues will be emphasized. The participant will develop a basic understanding of the methods used to assess population health, understand the current and future distribution of health, and be able to discuss why some populations are healthier than others and what can be done to reduce health disparities.   Offered Fall, Spring.


CHE  240  Cr.3

Community Health Education Foundations

This course explores community health education as a career option and examines the role of educators in agencies and organizations that address the health needs of individuals and communities. It emphasizes a skill-oriented focus and provides professional preparation for community health education roles and responsibilities. Examination of the role of health educators with regard to the seven responsibility areas is the foundation of this course. Students will be engaged in critical thinking exercises, experiential learning activities, and professional preparation assignments.   Offered Fall, Spring.


CHE  340  Cr.3

Epidemiology and Community Health Problems

A survey and analysis of current public health problems incorporating an epidemiologic framework. A basic introduction to community health history and organization is followed by specific health issues analyzed through the agent, host, and environmental interrelationships. Primary, secondary and tertiary prevention, and health promotion strategies are detailed. Prerequisite: Admission to Community Health Education Program.  Offered Fall, Spring.


CHE  350  Cr.3

Biometry and Research Design

This course is designed to provide the student with an understanding of research procedures and protocol. Through this course, one will develop a better understanding of collecting, analyzing, and interpreting valid, reliable data. The proper and improper uses of statistics, designing research experiments, and data handling will be examined. In addition, the basic procedures involved in the design and implementation of evaluation research will be examined. Prerequisite: Admission to Community Health Education Program.  Offered Fall, Spring.


CHE  440  Cr.3

Program Development in Community Health Education

Community health analysis specific to community health education program development. Individual students develop knowledge of the following program development components: (1) needs, (2) objectives, (3) learning activities, (4) settings, (5) evaluation. Skills are developed in program planning and program implementing. Two hours for in-class activities are complemented by out-of-class program development experience. Prerequisite: CHE 340; CHE 350; admission to Community Health Education program.  Offered Fall, Spring.


CHE 453/553  Cr.1 - 3

Cultural Issues in Health Education: Ethnic, Racial, Religious and Familial Groups

A study of cultural influences on health and illness. Values and attitudes held by different groups in America's pluralistic society need to be considered in health program planning. Various racial, ethnic, and religious groups health beliefs and practices will be examined. Cultural influences and patterns of communication within cultures and how these affect health care and utilization of services will be identified. The U.S. health care system will be analyzed in terms of servicing its culturally diverse population. Designed for health professionals, this course will increase their sensitivity in working with people of various cultural origins. Repeatable for credit - maximum 3. Prerequisite: junior standing.  Offered Occasionally.


CHE 460/560  Cr.1

Medical Terminology for Health Education

Skill development for working with the special language used in clinics, hospitals, and other health agencies. Students in various health fields will learn to use medically related terms in their professional communication. Prerequisite: ESS 205 or BIO 312; ESS 206 or BIO 313; junior standing.  Offered Fall, Winter, Spring.


CHE 465/565  Cr.1

Health Education Marketing

Designed for health educators, this course provides a survey of marketing concepts as applied to health education programs. Marketing as part of the health planning and evaluation process will be discussed. Marketing strategies for both public agencies and private businesses will be presented. Prerequisite: CHE 240; junior standing.  Offered Occasionally.


CHE 466/566  Cr.1 - 3

Worksite Health Promotion

This course will focus on building an understanding of the components necessary for successful worksite health promotion. Included will be the development, implementation, and evaluation of worksite health promotion programs. There will be a direct emphasis on actual worksite conditions and situations, including constraints and advantages. The course will examine the relationship of a worksite health promotion program to the organization as a whole and the potential benefits for both the employee and the employer. Non-repeatable for additional credit. Prerequisite: junior standing.  Offered Occasionally.


CHE/SHE 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 CHE/SHE. Departmental option for Pass/Fail grading. Prerequisite: junior standing.  Offered Occasionally.


CHE  491  Cr.2

Senior Seminar in Community Health Education

This seminar is designed to review the areas of responsibility and competencies for health educators, coupled with an overview of the student's professional preparation, credentialing issues, and professional development opportunities. Through discussion, interaction activities, and project development, students will be prepared to enter into the realistic challenges and opportunities afforded by the community health education preceptorship and eventual employment experiences. Prerequisite: admission to Community Health Education Program; to be taken final semester prior to CHE 498 (Preceptorship).  Offered Fall, Spring.


CHE  498  Cr.1 - 15

Community Health Education Preceptorship

Professional experience in a community health education setting for a full semester. The student works under faculty supervision with a professional in health education/health promotion who serves as a mentor. Prerequisite: successful completion of all program course requirements, recommendation of the department, cumulative grade point average of at least 2.75, and major grade point average of 2.75.  Offered Fall, Spring, Summer.



SCHOOL HEALTH EDUCATION (SHE)


+ next to a course number indicate a GENERAL EDUCATION course


SHE  210  Cr.4

Introduction to Coordinated School Health Programs

This course gives an introduction to coordinated school health programs and the roles teachers play in encouraging healthy practices in the school age population. Skills in identifying health problems, developing an environment conducive to learning and developing health curriculum and instruction to encourage healthy lifestyles are developed. Students will be introduced to National and State Health Standards and national and state models of comprehensive/coordinated school programs. Also included in the course will be the Level I clinical experience in schools. This introductory field experience is designed to help the student identify the role of the school and its staff through observation and participation. It also allows school health education majors to consider the appropriateness of their chosen major in the education framework.   Offered Occasionally.


SHE  252  Cr.2

Introductory Content in Health Education

Disease and intentional and unintentional injury prevention content essential for inclusion in a comprehensive school health curriculum is the course focus. Pre-service teachers will consider effective teaching strategies, resources that support the development and delivery of objectives in these areas, and determine the match to the Wisconsin Academic Standards for Health Education. Prerequisite: HPR 105.  Offered Occasionally.


SHE  310  Cr.4

Introduction to Curricular Processes & Instructional Techniques

Beginning concepts in comprehensive school health education curriculum development and instructional techniques are the core of this course. Skills for delivery of effective health instruction are practiced including assessment, planning, implementation, and reflection.  This course also includes an introductory field experience that is designed to help the teacher candidates identify the tile of the school and its staff through observation and participation. Lect 3, Lab 1. Prerequisite: HED 205; admission to teacher education.  Offered Fall, Spring.


SHE  312  Cr.1

Level II Clinical in School Health Education

This clinical experience provides health education majors/minors an increased understanding of how two components, Pupil Services and Healthy School Environment, function within the Wisconsin Framework for Comprehensive School Health Programs. Specific attention is given to children and youth who are vulnerable to social, emotional and physical challenges and/or who have an impairment that requires special education. Prerequisite: HED 205, SHE 210. Pass/Fail grading. Offered Fall, Spring.


SHE  402  Cr.1

Level III Clinical in School Health Education

Designed to focus upon the development of the technical elements of curriculum, instructional systems, interaction-motivation, and management styles. Course activities include development of a philosophical base for teaching elements, observation, participation and performance of a variety of teaching behaviors within the teaching elements. Students will analyze their own teaching performance through simulation, guided practice and other teacher-directed evaluation. Prerequisite: admission to teacher education. Pass/Fail grading. Offered Fall, Spring.


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; junior standing.  Offered Occasionally.


SHE 410/510  Cr.6

Application of Curriculum Processes & Instructional Techniques

This senior level experience provides an opportunity to apply the knowledge, skills, and dispositions of the Wisconsin Teacher Standard (WITS).  The primary focus is on teacher candidate's growth and developments 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. Lect 4, Lab 2. Prerequisite: SHE 310; must be taken last semester prior to student teaching and concurrently with SHE 415; admission to teacher education; junior standing.  Offered Fall, Spring.


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; must be taken concurrently with SHE 415; admission to teacher education; junior standing.  Offered Fall, Spring.


SHE 416/516  Cr.1

Developing Comprehensive School Health 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. Prerequisite: junior standing.  Offered Occasionally.


SHE 458/558  Cr.1 - 2

Imagery Techniques for Health Promotional 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. Prerequisite: junior standing.  Offered Occasionally.


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). Prerequisite: junior standing.  Offered Occasionally.


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 CHE/SHE. Departmental option for Pass/Fail grading. Prerequisite: junior standing.  Offered Occasionally.


SHE  492  Cr.1

Student Teaching/Intern Seminar

Through this course for student teachers/interns, university coursework is correlated with successful teaching practices in the schools. Students build on their knowledge base, reflect on their teaching, and analyze school culture with their peers. Each seminar aligns with the 10 Wisconsin Teacher Standards based on the needs of the student teachers/interns. Prerequisite: to be taken concurrently with SHE 494 or SHE 495. Pass/Fail grading. Offered Fall, Spring.


SHE  494  Cr.3 - 15

Student Teaching: Early Childhood-Adolescence

Student teaching is a full day, full school semester, professional experience in selected elementary and secondary schools with qualified, approved cooperating teachers. Orientation, seminars and classroom projects required. May be repeated for credit in a subsequent semester for each additional licensure. Prerequisite: completion of all requirements in education, including special methods courses; recommendation by the appropriate education program faculty; 2.75 cumulative GPA and a 2.75 GPA in the major, minor, conc. Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory grading. Offered Fall, Spring.


SHE  495  Cr.3 - 15

Teaching Internship

Teaching internship is a full day, full school semester, professional experience in selected elementary and secondary schools with qualified, approved cooperating teachers. Orientation, seminars and classroom projects required. Requires selection for Wisconsin Internship Program placement and a state intern license. Prerequisite: completion of requirements in education, including special methods courses, recommendation by the appropriate education program faculty, 3.00 cum GPA and a 3.00 GPA in the major, minor, conc. and professional course work; Praxis II. Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory grading. Offered Fall, Spring.



HEALTH AND WELLNESS MANAGEMENT (HWM)


+ next to a course number indicate a GENERAL EDUCATION course


HWM  300  Cr.3

Introduction to Human Health

This course is designed to provide students with a general background knowledge on many of the issues impacting our health today. Topics of study will include issues in mental, physical and social health such as stress, nutrition and fitness, alcohol, tobacco and other drugs, relationships and sexuality and diseases and disorders. An introduction to behavior change theories and the factors contributing to overall wellness will also be included. Prerequisite: BIO 103 or BIO 105; acceptance into the HWM program.  Offered Fall, Spring, Summer.


HWM  310  Cr.3

Changes Across the Lifespan

This course explores research and theory regarding the nature and processes of human development from early adulthood through old age and death. Key topics include biological theories of aging; the changing body; disorders of the brain; personality development; changing memory and thinking skills; relationship issues; careers and retirement, and death/dying. Prerequisite: HWM 300 or concurrent enrollment; acceptance into the HWM program.  Offered Fall, Spring, Summer.


HWM  320  Cr.3

Health and Medical Terminology

The purpose of this course is to introduce the student to the basic terminology used in health and medical settings. Although most wellness settings are not inclusive to a medical center or clinical setting, often the clients are participating in a program because of a visit to a medical setting. Since health care uses a unique blend of prefixes, suffices and terms related to both preventative and clinical care, it is important that the wellness professional has the knowledge and abilities to decipher this information. Emphasis will be placed on the systems that a wellness professional will most likely be exposed to including: cardiovascular, respiratory, muscular skeletal and nervous systems. Prerequisite: ENG 110 or ENG 112; acceptance into the HWM program.  Offered Fall, Spring, Summer.


HWM  330  Cr.3

Survey of Information Technology in Health Care

This course surveys essential health care information technologies (HIT) that are used for health care information systems (HISs). Popular HISs include electronic medical record systems (EMRS) that keep record of  the patients' history, the computerized provider order entry systems that record the history of the procurement of medicine and other medical necessaries, telemedicine, which keeps information on the medical doctors n the computers, telehealth e-prescribing, which prescribes the medicine electronically, medication administration, which keeps the information of medical doctors and other hospital staff members, and nursing and ancillary service systems. Prerequisite: acceptance into the HWM program.  Offered Fall, Spring, Summer.


HWM  340  Cr.3

The Wellness Professional

This course explores the definition of wellness, health promotion and the seven dimension model of wellness. Students will learn the professional role and personal commitment required to implement life-style wellness programs. The course includes an overview of the history and philosophy contributing to the success of wellness and health promotion professionals. Students learn through assigned experiential learning the basic wellness principles. Activities explore personal wellness and whole systems healing in the seven-dimensions of Spiritual, Physical, Emotional, Career, Intellectual, Environmental, and Social. Prerequisite: HWM 300 and HWM 310 or concurrent enrollment; PSY 100; acceptance into the HWM program.  Offered Fall, Spring, Summer.


HWM  350  Cr.3

Applied Research Methods/Evidence-Based Decision Making

This course is designed to familiarize students with research nomenclature, procedures for the design and evaluation of research and interpretation of statistical analysis in the health field. Also, to provide the tools for critically evaluating the validity of health research. Prerequisite: ENG 110 or ENG 112; acceptance into the HWM program.  Offered Fall, Spring, Summer.


HWM  360  Cr.3

Stress and Dependencies and Addictions

Examine common behavioral strategies with regard to stress and its management, and the use of alternative remedies for physical and emotional dependencies and addictions. Prerequisite: ENG 110 or ENG 112; BIO 103 or BIO 105; acceptance into the HWM program.  Offered Fall, Spring, Summer.


HWM  370  Cr.3

Health Behavior/Understanding and Effecting Change

Understanding how change happens. Basic knowledge and understanding of foundational change theories, based upon the 'Transtheoretical Stages of Change Model'. Included is a reflection on one's personal wellness and strategies for implementing health behavior change. Prerequisite: PSY 100; HWM 300; acceptance into the HWM program.  Offered Fall, Spring, Summer.


HWM  380  Cr.3

Environmental Health

This course will examine the things we do as individuals and societies that result in environmental health issues. Participants will explore environmental factors and ecosystem functions that affect human health along with the interactions among environmental systems and social, economic, and political processes. Prerequisite: HWM 300; BIO 103 or BIO 105; acceptance into the HWM program.  Offered Fall, Spring, Summer.


HWM  390  Cr.3

Wellness Marketing and Health Communication

Students will develop basic marketing and promotional skills, grounded in the disciplines of social marketing, health communication and business marketing that address consumer health 'needs' and customer 'wants'. Students will be able to assess market opportunities in wellness services, programs and facilities, and create marketing strategies and tactics. Emphases will be placed on best practices for behavior change, increased cost savings for employers, improved customer/employee participation and /or revenues for wellness programs, services and facilities. Prerequisite: PSY 100; CST 110; HWM 300; HWM 310; acceptance into the HWM program.  Offered Fall, Spring, Summer.


HWM  400  Cr.3

Resource Management

The objective of this course is to examine the functions of human resource management. The course will focus on recruitment, selection, job analysis, compensation, labor relations, performance appraisals, and organization change. Prerequisite: acceptance into the HWM program.  Offered Fall, Spring, Summer.


HWM  410  Cr.3

Applied Anatomy and Applied Fitness Principles

A hybrid of disciplines which examines the anatomical structures that facilitate movement and a very basic review of the energy systems and principles which support these structures, along with training approaches which stimulate them to become more efficient. Prerequisite: HWM 300; acceptance into the HWM program.  Offered Fall, Spring, Summer.


HWM  420  Cr.3

Health Literacy

This course will explore the current understandings and work in health literacy research, advocacy, and outreach efforts across the various health education and related fields. It will include readings, discussions, and competencies in evaluation of health information for quality and credibility; locating health and determining quality resources; identifying and assessing population health literacy; and understanding the networks of agencies working in health settings to address literacy in the health field. Prerequisite: HWM 300, HWM 320; BIO 103 or BIO 105; acceptance into the HWM program.  Offered Fall, Spring, Summer.


HWM  430  Cr.3

Population Health

This course introduces the evolution of health problems and services and will examine the methods designed to capture a community health profile. The participant will apply concepts involved in measuring and understanding the health of individuals and populations in order to enhance quality of life. The key social determinants of health and their interactions will be considered. Prerequisite: HWM 300, HWM 310, HWM 340; acceptance into the HWM program.  Offered Fall, Spring, Summer.


HWM  440  Cr.3

Introduction to Health and Wellness Coaching

Definition of coaching and diverse methodologies will be taught, practiced, compared, and contrasted. The course will assist in developing a strong, useful theoretical viewpoint for health coaching as well as to understand those of therapists and how differential treatment therapeutic goals are set. Students will specifically gain an understanding of what treatment, by whom, is most effective for individual displaying specific problems and under what set of circumstances. As a result you will learn a variety of treatment modalities, and learn to respect vastly differing world views. Prerequisite: CST 110; HWM 300, HWM 310; PSY 100; acceptance into the HWM program.  Offered Fall, Spring, Summer.


HWM  450  Cr.3

Medical Ethics/Medical Policy

This course will explore the moral values and judgments as they apply to medicine, Discussion will involve ethical principles which govern the practice of medicine as well as the ethical theories which form the basis of ethical argument. Prerequisite: HWM 310, HWM 340; acceptance into the HWM program.  Offered Fall, Spring, Summer.


HWM  460  Cr.3

Leadership and Change Management in Health

This course will examine the various leadership and management styles, including business models of leadership. Organizational behavior, decision making, and budgets will also be covered. An academic service learning component and community work will be expected as a component. Prerequisite: HWM 400; acceptance into the HWM program.  Offered Fall, Spring, Summer.


HWM  470  Cr.3

Assessment and Evaluation

This course surveys general approaches to assessment, programming and evaluation in health and wellness settings. Participants will explore individual, group, and organizational approaches to assessment, programming, and evaluating planned and organized efforts to promote both health and wellness. Prerequisite: HWM 350, HWM 430; acceptance into the HWM program.  Offered Fall, Spring, Summer.


HWM  480  Cr.3

Health Benefit Plans and Providers

The design and administration of a health care plan plays a key role in attracting and retaining employees and employers cost savings. This course is designed to provide you with a solid introduction to the basic issues of health care benefits and how to integrate successful return on investment (ROI) strategies for adopting preventative health benefits that enhance employee's well-being. Prerequisite: HWM 320, HWM 430; acceptance into the HWM program.  Offered Fall, Spring, Summer.


HWM  490  Cr.3

Employee Health and Well-Being

What successful companies are doing is reviewed in case studies to provide the groundwork for the importance of workplace involvement in health. The relationship of employee health to health care costs and productivity will be calculated as return on investment (ROI) and investment in human capital. Strategic and product management planning are developed in relationship to disease management vs. population wellness theory. Assessment of employer needs, organizational culture, environmental policy and procedures supportive to desired outcomes are practiced. Professionals learn about aligning client needs and wants with best practice program design, implementation and evaluation for successful results. Age, gender, race and issues that affect participation in wellness programs are reviewed. Prerequisite: HWM 320, HWM 350, HWM 400, HWM 430; acceptance into the HWM program.  Offered Fall, Spring, Summer.


HWM  495  Cr.3

Capstone in Human Health and Wellness

This course emphasizes the application of knowledge and skills learned though an individualized project(s) approved and supervised by the appropriate academic advisor. Prerequisite: HWM 450, HWM 460, HWM 470, HWM 480, HWM 490 or concurrent enrollment; acceptance into the HWM program.  Offered Fall, Spring, Summer.