Health Promotion (HLTH)

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Note: Courses in the Health Promotion (HLTH) list were listed under the H ED and H SC prefixes prior to Fall 2020.

[1] Courses in Health Promotion (HLTH)

1110 INTRODUCTION TO MEDICAL TERMINOLOGY Introduction to Medical Terminology uses a body systems approach and word parts in learning how to understand complex medical terminology. Root words (indicating parts of body involved), suffixes (indicating procedure, condition, disorder, or disease involved), prefixes (indicating word parts that indicate location, time, number, or status), pronunciation, proper spelling, abbreviations, singular and plural endings and look-alike, sound-alike terms are all addressed during the course.

1320 ESSENTIALS OF HEALTH AND WELLNESS A comprehensive overview of health and wellness that promotes the adoption and maintenance of healthy lifestyle choices. Required for health promotion majors. UCA Core course satisfying the LD Responsible Living requirement. Lecture/discussion, personal health assessments, behavior change project, video presentations.

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

2200 PERSONAL HEALTH Exploration of current information, health-related attitudes, and the influences of behavioral choices on individual health promotion. The focus is on understanding personal choices and responsibility for health and wellness. Lecture/discussion, personal health assessments, projects.

2201 FIRST AID Recognition and assessment of basic emergencies and actions necessary in case of injury or illness. Required for majors in addiction studies (treatment track) and majors in exercise and sport science; may serve as an elective for other majors/minors. Lecture/discussion, interactive video, skill demonstration, practice, and skill testing.

2320 MENTAL HEALTH Exploration of the emotional, psychological, and social dimensions of health that contribute to the well-being of the individual and community. Required for majors in addiction studies and majors in physical education; may serve as an elective for other majors/minors. LD UCA Core course satisfying the LD Responsible Living requirement as a social science elective. Lecture/discussion, projects, service learning.

3123 MEDICAL TERMINOLOGY Required for the BS in Health Sciences, emphasis in Health Services Administration. Fundamentals of medical etymology and abbreviations as a basis for building a professional vocabulary. Independent study.

3300 METHODS AND MATERIALS FOR HEALTH PROMOTION Information, skills, and resources used in health education and promotion. Focus on assessing needs, planning, implementing, and evaluating programs. Required for majors and minors in health promotion, majors in physical education, and majors in addiction studies (prevention track); may serve as an elective for other majors/minors. Lecture/discussion, projects, group and individual presentations. [UD UCA Core: C]

3301 THE HEALTH PROMOTION PROFESSION Comprehensive overview of the history, foundations, and evolution of health education and promotion, emphasizing behavioral theories and models, areas of responsibility, work settings, and ethical issues for the education/promotion practitioner. Required for majors and minors in health promotion and may serve as an elective for other majors/minors. Lecture/discussion, projects, presentations. [UD UCA Core: R]

3305 HUMAN SEXUALITY Examination of the psychological, social, behavioral, and cognitive aspects of sexuality to enhance personal and social skills relating to healthy relationships, effective communication, disease and unplanned pregnancy prevention. Elective for majors and minors in health promotion; may serve as an elective for other majors/minors. Lecture/discussion. [UD UCA Core: D]

3310 FUNDAMENTALS OF OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH Recognition, evaluation, and control of variables affecting environmental health in the workplace. Lecture/discussion.

3320 EPIDEMIOLOGICAL RESEARCH Basic concepts and principles of epidemiology and research underlying the etiology of chronic and communicable diseases. Required for majors in health promotion and majors in addiction studies (prevention track). Lecture/discussion, projects. [UD UCA Core: I]

3325 DISEASE MANAGEMENT FOR HEALTH PROMOTION Examination of infectious and chronic diseases with an emphasis on the application of theory in preventing and managing pathology. Required for majors in health promotion and in physical education; may serve as an elective for other majors/minors. Discussion, self-appraisals, video presentations, and research.

4V14 WORKSHOP IN HEALTH PROMOTION (Variable credit: 1-3 credit hours.) Specific topics focused on current issues and problems in health education/promotion. May serve as an elective for majors in health promotion. Lecture/discussion, projects.

4V90 DIRECTED INDEPENDENT STUDY (Variable credit: 1-3 credit hours.) Faculty directed student research activities that relate to health education/promotion. May serve as an elective for majors in health promotion. Methods consistent with the focus of the study.

4300 COMMUNITY HEALTH PROBLEMS Fundamentals of community health and community organizing through the investigation of factors relevant to the identification and analysis of health problems and efforts aimed at health promotion. Required for majors and minors in health promotion and in addiction studies (prevention track). Lecture/discussion, presentations.

4301 HEALTH PROMOTION IN THE MEDICAL CARE SETTING Application of principles and theories underlying individual and group health education/promotion within a clinical setting. Required for majors in health services administration; may serve as an elective for other majors/minors. Lecture/discussion, projects.

4302 HEALTH PROMOTION IN THE WORKSITE Planning, implementing, and evaluating health education/promotion programs in business and industrial settings. May serve as an elective for majors and minors in health promotion and other majors/minors. Lecture/discussion, projects.

4303 ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH PROBLEMS Exploration and assessment of social, environmental, political, and other factors that promote a healthful environment. May serve as an elective for majors/minors in health promotion and for other majors/minors. Lecture/discussion, service learning.

4305 TECHNOLOGY APPLICATIONS IN THE HEALTH SCIENCES Explores computer-assisted health instruction/training; computerized health assessments; health promotion and the internet; and common uses of spreadsheets, databases, presentation, and desktop publishing software. Lecture/discussion, projects.

4310 HEALTH CONCERNS OF THE AGING Physiological, psychological, intellectual, social, and spiritual dimensions of health education/promotion for older adults and their families. Elective for majors and minors in health promotion; may serve as an elective for other majors/minors.

4320 HEALTH COMMUNICATION AND ADVOCACY Comprehensive analysis of community-based health promotion interventions with emphasis on the use of communication and social marketing strategies in the public health setting. Required for majors in health promotion. Lecture/discussion, projects, lab.

4331 PROGRAM PLANNING AND EVALUATION Development of a health promotion program to foster behavior change in a specific population. Incorporation of needs assessment, planning (writing goals and objectives), implementation, and evaluation strategies. Required for majors and minors in health promotion. Lecture/discussion, presentation, projects.

4343 HEALTH STRATEGIES FOR MULTICULTURAL POPULATIONS Characteristics of various ethnic groups, integration of health promotion efforts into ethnic environments, and application of research skills in selected populations. May serve as an elective for majors/minors in health promotion. Lecture/discussion. Cross listed with SOC 4343. Students will receive credit for only one of the courses. [UD UCA Core: D]

4361 DRIVER EDUCATION Preparation for high school teachers in driver education and training. Lecture/discussion, interactive video, guest speakers, interactive presentations.

4362 ADVANCED DRIVER EDUCATION Preparation for high school teachers in driver education and training. Lecture/discussion, interactive video, interactive presentations, live driving situations, skill tests. Prerequisite: H ED 4361.

4365 FIELD EXPERIENCE IN HEALTH PROMOTION Application of theory to practice in health education/promotion through field experiences. May serve as an elective for health promotion majors.

4370 ADMINISTRATION OF HEALTH PROGRAMS Presentation of the fundamental concepts of administration, management, and leadership in a variety of health education/promotion programs. Required for majors in health promotion, in addiction studies (prevention track), and in health services administration. [UD UCA Core: C]

4395 CONTEMPORARY HEALTH CONCERNS: WOMEN Social, psychological, political, and economic factors unique to women. Application of self-help skills needed to navigate the health care system. Elective for majors and minors in health promotion. Lecture/discussion, projects. [UD UCA Core: D]

4396 CONTEMPORARY HEALTH CONCERNS: MEN Social, psychological, political, and economic factors unique to men. Application of self-help skills needed to navigate the health care system. Elective for majors and minors in health promotion. Lecture/discussion, presentations, projects. [UD UCA Core: D]

4398 HEALTH COACHING I Overview of theoretical knowledge and skills in preparation for a national certification exam. Practice in using assessments to identify and analyze factors related to attitudes, beliefs, and values that shape health behaviors. Elective for majors and minors in health promotion. Prerequisites: HLTH/EXSS 1320, HLTH 2201, and HLTH 3325.

4399 HEALTH COACHING II Practical skills in preparation for a national certification exam with a focus on client interviews and screening, exercise, and nutrition program design. Prerequisites: HLTH/EXSS 1320, HLTH 2201, HLTH 3325, and HLTH 4398.

4600 HEALTH PROMOTION INTERNSHIP Directed field experiences provided in various health education/promotion agencies, institutions, and organizations. Required for majors in health promotion and in addiction studies (prevention track). Projects, presentation. [UD UCA Core: Z]