Health Promotion (HLTH)

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[1] Graduate Courses in Health Promotion (HLTH)

5V65 FIELD EXPERIENCE IN HEALTH PROMOTION (Variable credit: 3 or 6 credit hours.) Diverse experiential offerings in the United States and international settings designed to immerse the student in health-related topics.

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

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

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

5305 TECHNOLOGY APPLICATIONS IN HEALTH COACHING This course includes examination and application of various forms of health and fitness technology, including computerized health assessments, health and fitness tracking, health promotion on the Internet, spreadsheets and databases, and advanced presentation and desktop publishing software.

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 healthcare system and health education are addressed.

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

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

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.

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

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

6310 HEALTH EDUCATION CURRICULUM AND INSTRUCTION Curriculum content and instructional methods in health education.

6311 HEALTH APPRAISAL OF SCHOOL CHILDREN The school health service program with emphasis on the teacher’s role in identifying pupil health problems.

6321 FOUNDATIONS IN HEALTH PROMOTION 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.

6330 BIOSTATISTICS FOR PUBLIC HEALTH An introduction to biostatistics data collection, management, analysis, description, and inference. Prerequisite: A basic statistics course.

6331 ADVANCED PROGRAM PLANNING AND EVALUATION Conducting in-depth educational diagnosis of existing programs and the advancement of skills to plan and evaluate comprehensive health education 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.

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

6345 DRUG EDUCATION AND PREVENTION This course will provide an overview of 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.

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

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.

6354 ISSUES AND RESEARCH IN WOMEN’S HEALTH This course explores contemporary issues and research in women’s health across the lifespan. The social, physical, mental, emotional, political and economic factors that affect women’s health around the world will be examined, and the role advocacy plays in improving women’s health will be discussed.

6360 INTERNATIONAL HEALTH Comparison of health models around the world, with special emphasis on the political parameters of health.

6361 EPIDEMIOLOGY IN HEALTH PROMOTION 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.

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

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.

6V80 THESIS RESEARCH I (Variable credit: 1-3 credit hours.) 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 graduate program coordinator and department chair.

6V90 THESIS RESEARCH II (Variable credit: 1-3 credit hours.) Completion of data collection, writing the thesis, and defense of the thesis. Prerequisite: Consent of the graduate program coordinator and department chair.