Undergraduate Health Education
2016 Summer Term
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INTRODUCTION TO HEALTH EDUCATION AND PROMOTION
Health Education 280
This course is the designated gateway course required for students who choose to minor in health education or health promotion and should be taken within the first 6 units of declaring a health minor or pursuing health licensure requirements. It serves as an introduction to knowledge, research, and application of skills necessary for helping others with health behavior changes, while creating healthier environments in the home, school, workplace, and community.
PREK-12 SEXUALITY EDUCATION
Health Education 344
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.
Health Education 362
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.
RESEARCH IN HEALTH AND PHYSICAL ACTIVITY
Health Education 471
The content of this course is from a psychophysiological perspective. Emphasis will be place on research involving the effects of physical activity on psychological states and traits as well as how affect influences performance. Topic will include research design, motivation and adherence, attention, arousal, overtraining, behavior change, personality dynamics, and mental health.
WORKSHOP IN HEALTH
Health Education 490
Variable topics. Group activity oriented presentations emphasizing `hands on` and participatory instructional techniques. Repeatable for a maximum of 6 credits in major/degree.
FIELD STUDY: HEALTH
Health Education 492
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.
Health Education 493