Undergraduate Health Education
2023 Spring Term
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In this course, the predominant life systems of the human body are studied along with influences of lifestyles and environmental conditions to explore the linkages to chronic diseases and injuries. Class discussions incorporate modern health promotion strategies, including client/patient involvement, behavior change, and long-term lifestyle management.
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.
NUTRITION AND FITNESS EDUCATION
This course is designed to highlight the importance of a nutritious diet, being physically active, and sleeping well as key factors to living a holistically healthy life (mentally, physically, and socially). Students will learn to teach and lesson plan for nutrition and fitness plans, sleep hygiene, including learning activities and experiences based on these topics' most effective principles and guidelines.
TABOO TOPICS IN HEALTH EDUCATION
This course is designed to introduce students to taboo topics in health education that are more difficult to teach/discuss in group settings (sex, drugs, and mental illness). Students will prepare and practice discussing, planning, delivering, and facilitating these topics using sensitivity training and effective communication and listening skills with the goal of increasing competency and comfort while discussing these topics.
ELEMENTARY HEALTH EDUCATION
Teaching and learning experiences in selected content areas of health education. Designed for the elementary teacher.
PRE-STUDENT TEACHING- HEALTH
Pre-student teaching experience taken together with HEALTHED 445 Teaching Health Education. 25 hours of practice teaching with a cooperating teacher in grades ranging from 4k through 12th.
METHODS OF 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.
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.