HEAL - HEALTH EDUCATION

Department of Health Promotion & Human Performance (EDU)


HEAL - 1500 FIRST AID
2 hours] An examination of the prevention, symptoms and immediate care of injuries resulting from accidents and sudden illness. CPR and first aid certification is included.


HEAL - 1800 MEDICAL TERMINOLOGY
[3 hours] Study of the origin and structure of medical words, their prefixes, suffixes, special endings, and singular to plural forms. Medical terms relating to the body and to clinical procedures will be explored.


HEAL - 2000 FOUNDATIONS OF HEALTH EDUCATION
[3 hours] Designed to acquaint students with basic information, history, philosophy and competencies unique to health educators in both the school and community setting. The Competencies for Entry-Level Health Educators will be introduced in this course and a portfolio documenting achievement in each competency will be started.


HEAL - 2400 GENERAL SAFETY
[3 hours] An analysis of accident causation and disasters occurring in the home, workplace, and community and the presentation of a framework for developing accident counter-measures.


HEAL - 2500 PERSONAL HEALTH
[3 hours] Information is presented on the prevention and control of health problems including heart disease, cancer, infectious diseases, mental health, nutrition, human sexuality, and other pertinent personal health issues.


HEAL - 2600 MENTAL HEALTH
[3 hours] An examination of the principles of mental health, mental illnesses, mental health professionals, and mental health facilities.


HEAL - 2700 COMMUNITY HEALTH
[3 hours] Focuses on health issues in the community such as drug abuse, environment, disease, and nutrition. The course also addresses appropriate responses to problems related to these same health issues. In addition, needs asssessment, program planning, program implementation, and program evaluation will be addressed in this course.


HEAL - 2800 PRINCIPLES OF NUTRITION
[3 hours] Students learn basic nutrition concepts. Personal nutritional practices are analyzed and evaluated to plan improvements. Encourages making informed decisions about nutrition by critically analyzing nutrition information which abounds in popular media.


HEAL - 2900* HEALTH EDUCATION LINKING SEMINAR
[1 hour] This course will help school health education majors apply the information they learn in a health content course in which they are enrolled, to a PreK-12 teaching experience. Technology, reflection, and application will be the focus of the course. Corequisite: HEAL 3330, 3700 or 4700 *pending final approval


HEAL - 3100* HEALTH EDUCATION FOR EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATORS
[2 hours] This course focuses on developmentally appropriate activities that early childhood educators may use to implement meaningful, integrated learning experiences in basic health, safety and nutrition. *pending final approval


HEAL - 3200 CONSUMER HEALTH
[3 hours] An examination of responsible and fraudulent practices in the health field. Evaluation of selected health services, products, fads, and types of quackery. Prerequisite: HEAL 2500


HEAL - 3300 DRUG AWARENESS
[3 hours] Focuses on the impact of drug abuse and misuse on the individual and society. Explores physiological, psychological, and rehabilitative aspects of drug misuse and abuse. Prevention strategies are discussed.


HEAL - 3400 HEALTH EDUCATION IN ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS
[3 hours] Provides students with an introduction to comprehensive school health education programs and to the health information and skills necessary to teach health education.


HEAL - 3500 ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH
[3 hours] An overview of the environmental effects of factors such as population growth, pollution, energy use, agriculture practices and waste disposal on the environment. Consideration will be given to solutions.


HEAL - 3600 PREVENTION AND CONTROL OF DISEASE
[3 hours] An examination of the etiology, pathogenesis, prevention and control of acute and chronic diseases. Current techniques of prevention, control, and detection are examined.


HEAL - 3700 FOUNDATIONS OF HUMAN SEXUALITY
[3 hours] The course is designed to provide an introduction to the scientific study of human sexuality. The topic is approached from a variety of perspectives, including the historical, psychological, sociological, biological, ethical and legal.


HEAL - 3800 DEATH AND DYING
[3 hours] The course is designed to analyze the relationship between death and health with emphasis upon the biological, psychological, bioethical and legal aspects of death in contemporary society.


HEAL - 4200 METHODS AND MATERIALS IN COMMUNITY HEALTH
[3 hours] Introduces students to resource materials and methods appropriate for community health education. Students will use various mediums of instruction in direct application to community health programs.


HEAL - 4300 INSTRUCTIONAL PROGRAMS IN HEALTH
[4 hours*] A course emphasizing theory, methods, materials and curriculum in health instruction. Required prior to student teaching. Prerequisite: Admission into professional education Corequisite: HEAL 4350 *pending approval


HEAL - 4350 INSTRUCTIONAL PROGRAMS IN HEALTH EDUCATION: FIELD EXPERIENCE
[2 hours*] This field experience allows school health education majors the opportunity to observe and practice teaching health education in a secondary school setting. Corequisite: HEAL 4300 *pending approval


HEAL - 4400 HEALTH PROBLEMS OF YOUTH
[3 hours] Designed to provide education education majors with the knowledge and skills to help identify, understand and prevent pre-adolescent and adolescent health problems which directly impact school and future success.


HEAL - 4500 WOMEN'S HEALTH CARE
[3 hours] Course is crosslisted as WMST 4810. The course is designed to consider personal health topics of special interest and applicability to women. The focus is upon the role of self-understanding and self-help in promotion of health and well-being.


HEAL - 4560 HEALTH PROBLEMS OF AGING
[3 hours] Acquaints students with physical changes and socio-psychological problems that occur with aging. Focus is on personal adjustment important in maintaining health throughout the aging process.


HEAL - 4600 SCHOOL HEALTH PROGRAMS
[3 hours] Acquaints students with the organization, administration, and evaluation of the eight components of a coordinated school health program. Prerequisite: Admission into professional education.


HEAL - 4700 NUTRITIONAL SCIENCE
[3 hours] Introduces basic human nutritional needs. Examines the role of diet and health and disease throughout the lifestyle, including weight control and fitness issues. Personal nutritional practices are analyzed and evaluated. Prerequisite: PED 2530


HEAL - 4750 OBESITY AND EATING DISORDERS
[3 hours] Examines the issues of obesity and eating disorders. Consideration of effects on the individual as well as the public health implications. Explores causes, health and emotional impact, and treatment approaches. Prerequisite: HEAL 2800


HEAL - 4800 PUBLIC HEALTH RESEARCH AND STATISTICS
[3 hours] An examination of research and statistical techniques commonly employed in the health field. Topics will include research design, ethics of research, hypothesis testing, and critiques of published research in health journals.


HEAL - 4900 HEALTH EDUCATION SEMINAR
[1 - 3 hours] Seminars are developed around selected topics of interest and allow in-depth consideration of the subject. They provide the student with advanced study in the area. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor


HEAL - 4920* STUDENT TEACHING SEMINAR
[1 hour] This course will focus on reflection and feedback of student teaching, portfolio development, continuing professional growth, interviewing skills and resume writing. Corequisite: must be taken with HEAL 4930

*course is pending final approval


HEAL - 4930 STUDENT TEACHING IN HEALTH EDUCATION
[6 - 12 hours] Planned field experience in public school health education classroom under the direction of a university supervisor. Observation of an experienced teacher followed by full responsibility by the student teacher. Prerequisite: All health education teacher education sequence; met GPA requirement.


HEAL - 4940 SENIOR FIELD EXPERIENCE
[1 - 9 hours] Planned supervised field experience with a health related agency. Students will work under direct supervision of staff personnel of the specific agency and a university supervisor. Prerequisite: Approval of adviser


HEAL - 4950 WORKSHOP IN HEALTH EDUCATION
[1 - 4 hours] A workshop developed around topics of interest and concern for preservice teachers and other educational personnel.


HEAL - 4990 INDEPENDENT STUDY IN HEALTH EDUCATION
[1 - 3 hours] Directed individual study. Specialty title, seminar sheet, and permission of instructor are required.


HEAL - 5200 TEACHING ELEMENTARY HEALTH EDUCATION
[3 hours] Designed to provide information, skills, and materials that are needed to teach elementary health education.


HEAL - 5500 WOMEN'S HEALTH CARE
[3 hours] The course is designed to consider personal health topics of special interest and applicability to women. The focus is upon the role of self-understanding and self-help in promotion of health and well-being.


HEAL - 5750 OBESITY AND EATING DISORDERS
[3 hours] Examines the issues of obesity and eating disorders. Consideration of effects on the individual as well as the public health implications. Explores causes, health and emotional impact, and treatment approaches. Prerequisite: HEAL 2800, 4700 or equivalent.


HEAL - 5930/7930 GENERAL SEMINAR IN HEALTH EDUCATION
[1 - 3 hours] A seminar to consider health problems and provide advanced study in health education. A graduate student may register for this seminar two or more times with permission of the adviser.


HEAL - 5940/7940 SCHOOL HEALTH INTERNSHIP
[1 - 4 hours] A field internship designed to supplement classroom experience by providing direct insights into the operation of a comprehensive school health education program in public schools.


HEAL - 5950/7950 WORKSHOP IN HEALTH EDUCATION
[1 - 4 hours] Topical workshops developed around areas of interest and concern to health professionals. Credit cannot be applied towards a degree program.


HEAL - 6000/8000 PROFESSIONAL ISSUES IN HEALTH EDUCATION
[1 hour] This course will examine the historical and philosophical foundations underlying the health education profession. Occupational and ethical issues specific to the field of health education will be explored.


HEAL - 6100/8100 COLLEGE TEACHING IN HEALTH EDUCATION
[2 hours] This course is designed to provide an overview of the issues surrounding teaching at the college level.


HEAL - 6200/8200 METHODS AND MATERIALS IN PUBLIC HEALTH
[3 hours] Introduces students to resource materials and methods appropriate for public health education. Students will use various mediums of instruction in direct application to public health programs.


HEAL - 6250/8250 NUTRITION IN HEALTH AND DISEASE
[3 hours] Examination of human nutritional needs. Emphasized the role of diet in health and disease throughout the lifecycle and includes current nutrition issues. Personal nutritional practices are analyzed and evaluated.


HEAL - 6300/8300 COMMUNITY HEALTH ORGANIZATION
[3 hours] Focuses on techniques to bring about change in a community's health status through assessment, public advocacy, coalition building, decision making, planning, policy development, and political influence. Application will be emphasized.


HEAL - 6350/8350 HEALTH AND THE LAW
[3 hours] An introduction for the health professional to the multi-faceted nature of the issues and problems growing out of the inevitable interfacings among law, medicine and health care.


HEAL - 6420/8420 SPORTS NUTRITION
[3 hours] Examines basic nutritional needs as applied to physical activity and athletic performance. Focuses on the application of current research in sports nutrition to determine the nutritional needs of athletes. Prerequisite: HEAL 6250


HEAL - 6460/8460 HEALTH PROMOTION PROGRAMS
[3 hours] An examination of current issues and research associated with health promotion in the workplace. This course will focus on the implementation and evaluation of health promotion programs appropriate to the workplace.


HEAL - 6500/8500 ISSUES IN SCHOOL HEALTH
[3 hours] Acquaints students with problems and issues in school health education and with today's youth. The comprehensive school health program is examined as a possible solution to many of these problems.


HEAL - 6520/8520 PUBLIC HEALTH NUTRITION
[3 hours] Explore the interdisciplinary and entrepreneurial approaches that lead to effective community nutrition programs. Investigates the impact of these programs to alleviate national and international nutritional problems. Prerequisite: HEAL 6250/8250 or Instructor approval


HEAL - 6530/8530 DRUG USE AND MISUSE
[3 hours] Focuses on impact of drug abuse and misuse on the individual and society. Explores physiological, psychological, societal and rehabilitative aspects of substance abuse. Prevention strategies are addressed.


HEAL - 6540/8540 HUMAN SEXUALITY
[3 hours] The course examines the historical, physiological, psychological, sociological, and ethical aspects of human sexuality in health and illness. Extensive emphasis is placed on reviewing the pertinent periodical literature.


HEAL - 6550/8550 HUMAN DISEASES
[3 hours] An examination of the development/consequences of selected diseases and contemporary issues in disease prevention and control.


HEAL - 6590/8590 BIOMEDICAL GERONTOLOGY
[3 hours] An examination of major health problems and health care delivery needs of the older adult.


HEAL - 6600/8600 HEALTH BEHAVIOR
[3 hours] Examines the role of behaviors on health status and how to influence and understand behavior through use of cognitive models and change theory. Applications through projects are emphasized. Prerequisite: RESM 5110


HEAL - 6640/8640 ISSUES IN PUBLIC HEALTH
[3 hours] Examination of various contemporary issues in public health. Included are social, economic, political, and community problems in the provision of health services, health manpower, and payment for health care.


HEAL - 6650/8650 INTERNATIONAL HEALTH PROBLEMS AND PROGRAMS
[3 hours] This course is a study of major health problems of international concern. Comparisons of national health care systems will occur based upon understanding international health problems.


HEAL - 6700/8700 EPIDEMIOLOGY
[3 hours] An examination of the process utilized in determining the distribution of disease and in analyzing factors related to disease occurrence. The course focuses on measurements used in the surveillance and investigation of diseases.


HEAL - 6850/8850 PATIENT HEALTH EDUCATION
[3 hours] Examination of theories and techniques applicable to structured patient health education programs. Issues of planning, implementing and evaluating patient education in a variety of settings will be explored.


HEAL - 6920 MASTER'S RESEARCH PROJECT IN HEALTH EDUCATION
[1 - 4 hours] Open to graduate students who elect the completion of a master's project in fulfilling the research elective of the master's program. Students may register for the credits in more than one quarter.


HEAL - 6930/8930 INTERDISCIPLINARY SEMINAR IN HEALTH EDUCATION
[1 - 3 hours] A seminar to consider problems and provide advanced study in several fields of education and other disciplines related to health education. Open only to advanced graduate students.


HEAL - 6940/8940 PUBLIC HEALTH INTERNSHIP
[1 - 4 hours] A field internship designed to supplement classroom experience by providing direct insight into the operation of a public health agency through participant-observer experience.


HEAL - 6960 MASTER'S RESEARCH THESIS IN HEALTH EDUCATION
[1 - 4 hours] Open to graduate students who elect the completion of a master's thesis in fulfilling the research elective of the master's program. Students may register for the credits in more than one quarter.


HEAL - 6990/8990 INDEPENDENT STUDY IN HEALTH EDUCATION
[1 - 3 hours] The student will participate in independent readings, laboratory research, field experience, and other activities not suited for class instruction. May be repeated for course credit.


HEAL - 8960 DOCTORAL RESEARCH DISSERTATION I
[1 - 12 hours] Graduate students may register for credit in more than one semester. Dissertation credit toward the degree program may not exceed 16 hours.

Last Updated: 5/5/14