Health Education (H ED)

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[1] Courses in Health Education (H ED)

1200 SAFETY EDUCATION Required core course for the major in health education, health occupations option. Students acquire knowledge and skills in accident prevention and general safety education. Lecture/discussion, projects.

1320 ESSENTIALS OF HEALTH AND WELLNESS A lower-division course that fulfills the category of Responsible Living in the UCA Core and a requirement for students majoring in health education. The course provides students with a comprehensive overview of health and wellness and promotes the adoption and maintenance of healthy lifestyle choices. Methods of instruction include lecture/discussion, personal health assessments, a behavior change project, journal writing, and video presentations. Sections of this course are designated as First Year Seminar (FYS) courses.

2V02 WORKSHOP IN HEALTH EDUCATION (Variable credit: 1-3 credit hours.) Elective. Specific topics dealing with current issues and problems in health education. Lecture/discussion, projects.

2200 PERSONAL HEALTH Elective course emphasizes the impact daily behavioral choices have on prevention of chronic/communicable diseases. Lecture/discussion, interactive video, projects.

2201 FIRST AID Required for BS in health sciences, emphasis in health services administration. CPR, accredited by American Heart Association, is required for specific majors in the College of Health and Behavioral Sciences. Students acquire basic first aid skills. Lecture/discussion, interactive video, skill demonstration, practice, and testing.

2310 INTRODUCTION TO GERONTOLOGY Required for BS in health sciences, emphasis in gerontology. Multidisciplinary introduction to study of human aging. Lecture/discussion.

2320 MENTAL HEALTH Elective. Skills and principles of mental health applied to everyday living. Lecture/discussion, projects.

3120 PREVENTION PRACTICUM Required for students earning a BS in health education, emphasis in prevention. Provides practical experiences in a prevention resource center under supervision of a certified prevention specialist. Observation, workshops.

3300 METHODS AND MATERIALS Core course for BS in health education. Techniques, resources, and references used in health education programs. Lecture/discussion, projects. Prerequisite. H ED 1320 or 2200. [UD UCA Core: C]

3301 THE HEALTH EDUCATION PROFESSION Core course for BS in health education. Principles and foundations of selected disciplines that contribute to health education. Lecture/discussion. Prerequisite H ED 1320 or 2200. [UD UCA Core: R]

3302 THE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL HEALTH PROGRAM Elective. Preparation of elementary teachers and/or school health coordinators for appropriate roles in the school health program. Lecture/discussion, projects. Prerequisite H ED 1320 or 2200.

3305 HUMAN SEXUALITY Elective. Physical, psychological, and social factors involved in human sexual behavior. Lecture/discussion. [UD UCA Core: D]

3310 FUNDAMENTALS OF OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH Elective. Recognition, evaluation, and control of variables affecting environmental health in the workplace. Lecture/discussion. Prerequisite: Junior standing or consent of instructor.

3315 THEORY AND PRACTICE OF PREVENTION Core for BS in health education, emphasis in prevention and BS in health sciences, emphasis in health services administration. Develops competencies in theory/practice of prevention. Lecture/discussion, projects.

3320 EPIDEMIOLOGICAL RESEARCH Core for BS in health education. Special emphasis on application of basic concepts and principles of epidemiology and research. Lecture/discussion, projects. [UD UCA Core: I]

3325 DISEASE MANAGEMENT FOR HEALTH PROMOTION Core course for health education majors. An overview of infectious and chronic diseases with an emphasis on the role of health education in preventing and managing pathology. Lecture/discussion, case studies, assessments, risk appraisals and research.

4V14 WORKSHOP IN HEALTH EDUCATION (Variable credit: 1-3 credit hours.) Elective. Specific topics dealing with current issues and problems in health education. Lecture/discussion, projects.

4V90 DIRECTED INDEPENDENT STUDY (Variable credit: 1-3 credit hours.) Elective. Faculty directed student research activities.

4300 COMMUNITY HEALTH This course will present a comprehensive introduction to community health programs. This course will also explain various programs designed to meet community health needs. Emphasis will be placed on using professional resources in defining and assessing community health problems.

4301 HEALTH EDUCATION IN THE MEDICAL CARE SETTING Core for BS health sciences, emphasis in health services administration. Application of principles and theories of individual and group education in a medical care setting. Lecture/discussion, projects.

4302 HEALTH EDUCATION IN THE WORKSITE Elective. Planning, implementing, and evaluating health promotion programs in the worksite. Lecture/discussion, projects.

4303 ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH PROBLEMS Elective. Environmental health issues that influence human health. Lecture/discussion, projects.

4310 HEALTH CONCERNS OF THE AGING Elective. Physiological, psychological, intellectual, social and spiritual dimensions of health for the aging are addressed.

4312 DRUG EDUCATION Elective. An overview of the major drugs of use and abuse and their effects on the individual, family, and society. Emphasis on research based approaches in drug abuse prevention. Lecture discussion projects.

4320 HEALTH COMMUNICATION AND ADVOCACY Designed to provide health science students with a comprehensive overview of community-based health promotion interventions. Special emphasis will be placed on preparing students to use communication and social marketing strategies in the public health setting. The course seeks to enhance students’ knowledge and skills in the fundamental aspects of environmental rather than individual behavior change strategies. Prerequisite: H ED 3301 or H ED 4331.

4331 PROGRAM PLANNING AND EVALUATION Core for BS in health education. Theories and models are applied in diagnosis, planning, implementation, and evaluation of health education programs. Lecture/discussion, projects.

4343 HEALTH STRATEGIES FOR MULTICULTURAL POPULATIONS Required for selected majors in College of Health and Behavioral Sciences. Acquaints students with parameters of various ethnic groups, integrates health programs into ethnic environments, and promotes the application of research skills in selected populations. Lecture/discussion. Cross listed with SOC 4343. Students will receive credit for only one of the courses.

4350 HEALTH EDUCATION TECHNIQUES IN THE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL Elective. Provides the elementary teacher with skills and techniques for teaching health education. Lecture/discussion, projects.

4351 HEALTH EDUCATION TECHNIQUES IN THE MIDDLE SCHOOL Elective. Provides the middle school teacher with skills and techniques for teaching health education. Lecture/discussion, projects.

4352 HEALTH EDUCATION TECHNIQUES IN THE JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL Elective. Provides the junior high school teacher with skills and techniques for teaching health education. Lecture/discussion, projects.

4361 DRIVER EDUCATION Elective. Prepares high school teachers in driver education and training. Lecture/discussion, interactive video.

4362 ADVANCED DRIVER EDUCATION Elective. Prepares high school teachers in driver education and training. Lecture/discussion, interactive video. Prerequisite: H ED 4361.

4365 FIELD EXPERIENCES IN HEALTH EDUCATION Elective. Students apply theory to practice in health education through field experiences.

4370 ADMINISTRATION OF HEALTH PROGRAMS This course will present the fundamental concepts of administration, management, and leadership in a variety of health promotion programs. Prerequisite: H ED 1320 or 2200.

4395 CONTEMPORARY HEALTH CONCERNS: WOMEN Elective. Focuses on preventive health practices unique to women and application of self-help skills needed to cope with the health care system with confidence and competence. Social, psychological, political, and economical factors that influence women’s health are addressed. Lecture/discussion, projects. [UD UCA Core: D]

4396 CONTEMPORARY HEALTH CONCERNS: MEN Elective. Focuses on preventive health practices unique to men and application of self-help skills needed to cope with the health care system with confidence and competence. Social, psychological, political, and economic factors that influence men’s health are addressed. Lecture/discussion, projects. [UD UCA Core: D]

4398 HEALTH COACHING I Provides an extensive overview of theoretical knowledge and practical skills in preparation for a national certification exam in health coaching. Topics for this class will include, but not be limited to, (1) effective coach-to-client communication techniques; (2) behavioral, nutritional, and physiological sciences; (3) discussion of the DISC model of personality types; (4) determinants of obesity; (5) application of nutrition; and (6) legal and ethical responsibilities of health coaching. Prerequisites: H ED 1320, 3325.

4399 HEALTH COACHING II Provides practical skills in preparation for a national certification exam in health coaching. Topics for this course will include, but not be limited to, (1) client interviewing and screening, (2) body composition and assessment, (3) discussion of lifestyle and behavior modification techniques, (4) nutritional programming, (5) exercise program design, and (6) taking case studies from theory to practice. Prerequisites: H ED 1320, 3325, 4398.

4600 HEALTH EDUCATION INTERNSHIP Core course for BS in health education. Directed field experiences provided in community health agencies and medical related settings. Projects. [UD UCA Core: Z]