Undergraduate Health Education
2019 Summer Term
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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.
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.
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.
HEALTH PROMOTION MANAGEMENT
Theoretical considerations and practical applications of management, operations and programs for health promotion organizations. Begins with the planning, design, financing and construction of health promotion facilities. Includes the hiring and organization of staff members, the development and marketing of special programs and the administration and finance of health promotion organizations.
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.