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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. On demand.

1320 CONCEPTS OF LIFETIME HEALTH AND FITNESS Required general education health studies course designed to help students adopt and maintain the behaviors associated with an active and healthy lifestyle. The course uses a team-teaching approach between the Department of Kinesiology and Physical Education and the Department of Health Sciences. Primary methods of instruction include lecture/discussion, interactive video, student participation in a health-risk appraisal, a behavior-change project, journal writing, fitness-assessment laboratories, a fitness prescription and implementation, and required participation in a variety of physical activities. Students with disabilities limiting their participation should contact the Office of Disability Support Services and enroll in KPED 1191 and H ED 2200 under the guidance of their advisor. To earn a passing grade for this course, students must earn a passing grade in both the health and fitness sections. Fall, spring, summer.

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

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. Fall, spring, summer, intersession.

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

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

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. Fall.

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. Fall, spring.

3301 THEORETICAL BASES OF HEALTH EDUCATION 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. Fall, spring.

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. On demand.

3305 HUMAN SEXUALITY Elective. Physical, psychological, and social factors involved in human sexual behavior. Lecture/discussion. Prerequisite H ED 1320 or 2200. Fall, spring.

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. On demand.

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. Fall.

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. Fall, spring.

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. Fall, spring.

4300 COMMUNITY HEALTH Core for BS in health education. Resources and programs designed to meet community health needs. Lecture/discussion, projects. Spring.

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. Spring.

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

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

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

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. Fall, spring, summer.

4320 HEALTH PROMOTION INTERVENTIONS Designed to provide health science students with a comprehensive overview of community-based health promotion interventions. Special emphasis will be placed on prepareing 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. Fall, (summer on demand).

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. Spring.

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

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. On demand.

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. On demand.

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

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

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

4370 ADMINISTRATION OF HEALTH PROGRAMS Core for BS in health education. Organization and administration of health programs. Lecture/discussion, projects. Prerequisite: H ED 1320 or 2200. Fall, spring.

4390, 4290, 4190 DIRECTED INDEPENDENT STUDY Elective. Faculty directed student research activities.

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. Fall, spring.

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. On demand.

4600 HEALTH SCIENCES INTERNSHIP Core for BS in health education and BS in health sciences, emphasis in health services administration. Directed field experiences provided in community health agencies and medical related settings. Projects. Fall, spring, summer.

2101, 2202, 2302 WORKSHOP IN HEALTH EDUCATION Elective. Specific topics dealing with current issues and problems in health education. Lecture/discussion, projects. On demand in summer.

4414, 4214, 4314 WORKSHOP IN HEALTH EDUCATION Elective. Specific topics dealing with current issues and problems in health education. Lecture/discussion, projects. On demand.