Health Education (H ED)

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

5V65 FIELD EXPERIENCE IN HEALTH EDUCATION (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 EDUCATION IN THE MEDICAL CARE SETTING Principles of planning and theories of patient education.

5302 HEALTH EDUCATION 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 identification of pupil health problems.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.