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[1] Graduate Courses in Health Education (H ED)

5301 HEALTH EDUCATION IN THE MEDICAL CARE SETTING Principles of planning and theories of patient education. Spring

5302 HEALTH EDUCATION IN THE WORKSITE Methods of health promotion uniquely suited to the worksite setting. Emphasis on program organization, implementation, and methodology. On demand.

5303 ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH PROBLEMS An in-depth study of environmental issues and their influence on human health. Fall.

5306 HEALTH LITERACY This course is designed to provide health professionals with the knowledge and skills required for effective communication with clients who have low health literacy.  The foundations of health literacy, its prevalence and the consequences for the health care system and health education are addressed.

5310 HEALTH CONCERNS OF AGING A study of the influences of health concerns on the aging process. Fall.

5320 HEALTH PROMOTION INTERVENTIONS A comprehensive view of community based health promotion interventions utilizing communication and social marketing strategies in the public health setting. Focuses on environmental behavior change strategies. Summer.

5331 PROGRAM PLANNING AND EVALUATION Conducting educational diagnosis of existing programs and the development of skills to plan and evaluate new programs in the community, clinical, and hospital settings. Emphasizes program planning and evaluation competencies of the community health educator. Fall, spring.

5343 HEALTH STRATEGIES FOR MULTICULTURAL POPULATIONS A study of the health concerns of various ethnic groups, integration of Western health programs in traditional cultural environments, and research skills relevant to health-related issues in multicultural populations. Spring.

5350 HEALTH EDUCATION IN THE ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS Preparation of the elementary teacher with skills and techniques for teaching health education in the elementary school. On demand in summer.

5351 HEALTH EDUCATION TECHNIQUES IN THE MIDDLE SCHOOLS Preparation of the middle school teacher with skills and techniques for teaching health education in the middle school. On demand in summer.

5352 HEALTH EDUCATION IN THE SECONDARY SCHOOLS Preparation of the junior or senior high school teacher with skills and techniques for teaching health education in the junior or senior high school. On demand in summer.

5365 FIELD EXPERIENCES IN HEALTH EDUCATION Diverse experiential offerings in the United States and international settings designed to immerse the student in health-related topics. On demand.

5370 ADMINISTRATION OF HEALTH PROGRAMS Fundamental concepts of administration, management, and leadership in a variety of health education, health promotion, and wellness programs. Fall and spring.

5665 FIELD EXPERIENCES IN HEALTH EDUCATION Diverse experiential offerings in the United States and international settings designed to immerse the student in health-related topics. On demand.

6310 HEALTH EDUCATION CURRICULUM AND INSTRUCTION The curriculum content and instructional methods in health education. On demand.

6311 HEALTH APPRAISAL OF SCHOOL CHILDREN The school health service program with emphasis on the teacher's role in identification of pupil health problems. On demand in Summer.

6321 FOUNDATIONS OF HEALTH EDUCATION An overview of the competencies of a health educator and of major theories and principles of health education as they apply to health education practice. Trends and issues in health education are also discussed. Fall.

6331 ADVANCED PROGRAM PLANNING AND EVALUATION Conducting in-depth educational diagnosis of existing programs and the advancement of skills to plan and evaluate comprehensive programs in the community, clinical, and/or hospital settings. Emphasizes entry-level and master-level program planning and evaluation competencies of the health education specialist.

6345 DRUG EDUCATION AND PREVENTION This course will overview the current drugs of use and abuse as well as the biological, sociological, psychological, and legal issues associated with these drugs in our culture. Emphasis will be given to effective prevention, education, and treatment strategies and programs. Spring, summer.

6350 CONTEMPORARY HEALTH PROBLEMS An in depth study of health problems related to personal and community health. Fall, even years.

6353 ISSUES AND RESEARCH IN SEXUALITY Critical investigation of the issues related to human sexuality with an emphasis on research. Students will plan, conduct, and report original research findings. Fall, odd years.

6361 EPIDEMIOLOGY IN HEALTH EDUCATION The basic principles of epidemiology with emphasis on the causation and effects of disease on populations. Special emphasis on the fundamentals of epidemiological study design and use of resulting data in the health sciences. Spring.

6371 DIRECTED INDEPENDENT STUDY Directed study and research in a selected area of health education. Prerequisite: Student enrolled in MS in Health Sciences with a minimum of 15 graduate hours. On demand.

[2] Graduate Courses in Health Science (H SC)

5305 TECHNOLOGY APPLICATIONS IN THE HEALTH SCIENCES This course includes examination and application of computerized health assessments, health promotion on the Internet, spreadsheets and databases, and advanced presentation and desktop publishing software. On demand.

5370 ADMINISTRATION OF HEALTH PROGRAMS Fundamental concepts of administration, management, and leadership in a variety of health education, health promotion, and wellness programs. Fall and spring.

6330  BIOSTATISTICS FOR PUBLIC HEALTH An introduction to biostatistics data collection, management, analysis, description, and inference.

6335 GRANTWRITING Course addresses the development of grants and contracts and presents an overview identifying funding sources. Summer.

6379 RESEARCH IN HEALTH SCIENCES A comprehensive overview of the foundation of applied health science research. Emphasis is placed on preparing students to conduct health science research. The course seeks to enhance students' knowledge, skills, and expertise in the fundamentals of qualitative and quantitative research design, implementation, and evaluation. Annually.

6180, 6280, 6380 THESIS RESEARCH I Proposal and approval of a thesis topic, review of related literature, presentation and approval of a research design, and collection of pertinent data. Prerequisite: Consent of the department. On demand.

6190, 6280, 6390 THESIS RESEARCH II Completion of the data collection, writing of thesis, and defense of the thesis. Prerequisite: Consent of the department. On demand.

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