Undergraduate Health Education
2021 Spring Term
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INTRODUCTION TO HEALTH EDUCATION
An investigation of selected health behaviors as they relate to oneself, the community, and the world-at-large.
INTRODUCTION TO QUALITY OF LIFE AND HEALTH PROMOTION
This course is the designated gateway course required for students who choose to minor in health promotion and should be taken within the first 6 units of declaring a health promotion minor. It serves as an introduction to knowledge, research, and application of skills necessary for promoting health.
A course designed to help students and professionals learn to effectively handle stress through specific Yoga training and mind/body connections.
PREK-12 SEXUALITY EDUCATION
This course will explore current practices associated with teaching sexuality education to preK-12 students. This pedagogy class will explore various sexuality education paradigms as well as address the complexities of teaching this area of study, with the goal of increasing the competency and comfort level of future teachers.
CURRENT TOPICS IN HEALTH AND WELLNESS
The course examines, interprets, and evaluates wellness as it relates to current topics in health, disease prevention, health promotion, and health education. Topics included are cardiovascular health, alcohol and other drugs, nutrition concepts, health hazards, tobacco, and topics related to public health such as physical activity and behavior changes.
The course explains what stress is, its various causes, and its effects. It helps develop a personal "Stress Profile" which enables the participants to pinpoint the specific sources and manifestations of stress and tension. The course shows how to combine biofeedback, relaxation techniques, exercise, diet, and other skills into an individualized "Stress Management System" that will help individuals feel healthier and cope better with daily pressure.
POSITIVE MENTAL HEALTH AND WELL-BEING EDUCATION
This course is designed to introduce students to topics of positive mental health through the lens of the new positive health theory of well-being. Topics include how to effectively teach and approach positive mental health topics in the classroom, and highlight the mind-body connection through relating those positive mental health topics to more traditionally taught health education topics.
ELEMENTARY HEALTH EDUCATION
Teaching and learning experiences in selected content areas of health education. Designed for the elementary teacher.
TEACHING HEALTH EDUCATION
A study of philosophy, trends and teaching-learning strategies. Emphasis will be placed on developing and utilizing models and strategies in health education.
HEALTH BEHAVIOR THEORY
This course offers opportunities to gain the skills necessary for helping others with health behavior changes, while creating healthier environments in the home, workplace and community. Health behavior theories are critically analyzed and applied to health promotion scenarios.
FIELD STUDY: HEALTH
Studies designed to increase the student's understanding of specific areas of health through involvement in off-campus experiences such as elementary or secondary schools, health volunteer agencies, or health maintenance organizations under the direction of department instructors. Repeatable.