Undergraduate Health Education
2023 Fall 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.
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.
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.
ELEMENTARY HEALTH EDUCATION
Teaching and learning experiences in selected content areas of health education. Designed for the elementary teacher.
HEALTH PROMOTION PROGRAMMING
This course will emphasize strategic planning to promote health and will apply the concepts of needs assessment, planning, implementation, and evaluation for health promotion programs.
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.