Undergraduate Health Education
2018 Summer Term
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INTRODUCTION TO HEALTH EDUCATION AND PROMOTION
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.
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.
ELEMENTARY HEALTH EDUCATION
Teaching and learning experiences in selected content areas of health education. Designed for the elementary teacher.
NUTRITION FOR HEALTH
The course helps students plan, evaluate, and analyze diatary intake based on sound nutritional guidelines, principles, and knowledge for the purpose of health enhancement, improved mental and physical performance, and decreasing risk of disease.
RESEARCH IN HEALTH AND PHYSICAL ACTIVITY
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.
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.
Study of a selected topic or topics under the direction of a faculty member. Repeatable for a maximum of 3 credits in major/degree.