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Health

HE 199 Special Studies (1-15)
Terms and hours to be arranged.

 

HE 211 Techniques of Relaxation (3)
Instruction and practice of relaxation techniques to include: progressive muscular relaxation, tai chi, yoga and meditation. Examination of the relaxation response relative to health.

 

HE 227 Community and Public Health (4)
A foundational overview of public health concepts and practice. Introduction to the core functions of public health, prevention of diseases and injuries, health needs of special populations, functions of voluntary and governmental organizations, and future directions of public health.

 

HE 250 Personal Health (3)
Basic scientific knowledge for healthful living; relation of the health of individuals to family and community welfare and to national vitality and progress.

 

HE 252 First Aid, CPR and Safety (3)
Emergency treatment of injuries and illness in a variety of situations. Methods of prevention to reduce or eliminate potentially dangerous situations. Passing of proficiency tests leads to First Aid and CPR certification through the National Safety Council. Concurrent enrollment in HE 252L required. Note: Admission to some upper-division classes may be limited to students who have been formally admitted to the Health degree program. See page 63 for admission requirements to the Health degree program.

 

HE 325 Nutrition (4)
Overview of components of a healthful diet and determinants of food choices. Focus on interpretation and application of nutrition research.

 

HE 329 Health and Social Services (4)
An analysis of assistance and potential solutions to human problems offered through health and social service agencies and programs.

 

HE 351 School Health Programs Elementary (4)
Exploration of child health status and the vital role that the elementary teacher may play in helping children acquire healthful lifestyle behaviors as they grow and develop. Topics include the need for comprehensive school health education, current state and national level standards, the function and role of the Coordinated School Health Program, curriculum development and integration, instructional strategies, and materials and resources.

 

HE 352 First Aid and CPR Instructor (3)
Instructor training in Community CPR and First Aid leading to Instructor Certification through the National Safety Council. Prerequisites: Each student must pass standard First Aid and CPR certification requirements at the beginning of the course.

 

HE 362 Contemporary Health Issues (4)
Analysis of new and emerging issues in health using an ecological model. Focus on human ecology including political, psychosocial, cultural and economic factors.

 

HE 366 Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drugs (4)
Examination of the historical, cultural, economic, legal, medical, and health factors involved in drug use and abuse in contemporary society.

 

HE 367 Human Sexuality (4)
Study of sexuality and sexual expression as essential elements of optimal health and well-being. Includes biomedical, psychosocial and cultural factors that influence human sexuality.

 

HE 375 Epidemiology (4)
Evaluation of patterns and determinants of health and disease in populations. Focus on the history of epidemiology, major causes of morbidity and mortality, methods of disease occurrence, study design, association and causation, and how to address public health problems using epidemiological methods.

 

HE 381 Mind/Body Health (4)
Examination of evidence supporting the connection of mind, body, and spirit with health status. Focus on Eastern and Western concepts and philosophies of health and wellness.

 

HE 385 Foundations of Health Education (4)
History, theory and practice of health education and promotion. Focus on professional competencies, philosophical, ethical, and behavioral foundations, credentialing, and professional development. Prerequisite: admission to degree program or consent of instructor

 

HE 391 Stress Management (4)
Examination of the stress response and the relationship of stress management to health. Analysis and application of stress management strategies using a holistic paradigm.

 

HE 399 Special Studies (1-15)
Terms and hours to be arranged.

 

HE 406 Special Individual Studies (1-15)
Terms and hours to be arranged. Credit for HE 406 and 407, singly or combined, may not exceed six credit hours.

 

HE 407 Seminar (1-15)
Terms and hours to be arranged. Credit for HE 406 and 407, singly or combined, may not exceed six credit hours.

 

HE 409 Practicum (1-12)
Terms and hours to be arranged.

 

HE 411/511 Health Communication (4)
Analysis of the process and impact of media messages on health behavior and the development of effective messages in health promotion and education. Focus on social marketing, media advocacy and media literacy.

 

HE 412/512 Bullying (4)
Examination of bullying in school and community settings from a public health perspective. Focus on predisposing factors to bullying behavior, primary prevention, and evidence-based interventions.

 

HE 413/513 Complementary and Alternative Medicine (4)
Examination of complementary and alternative medicine as it is know today both nationally and internationally. Attention to the political/economic role as well as the cultural and bio-medical context will be explored. Special focus will be on discerning legitimate medical practices from quackery and fraud.

 

HE 415/515 Child and Adolescent Health (4)
A study of the physical, emotional, social and environmental health issues affecting children. Emphasis on the impact of these health problems on learning and the role of the school in their prevention, discovery and referral for treatment.

 

HE 419 Internship in Health Promotion (4)
Provides health promotion students the opportunity to demonstrate current professional competencies and to enhance professional growth through integration of classroom theory with planned, supervised, and practical work experiences. Prerequisite: admission to degree program and senior standing

 

HE 420/520 Healthy Relationships (4)
Study of the important role that relationships have on one’s health. Opportunities to assess, analyze, and enhance personal and professional relationships using communication and conflict resolution models.

 

HE 425/525 Current Issues in Nutrition (4)
Critical examination of current issues and controversies in nutrition. Focus on analysis and interpretation of current nutrition research.

 

HE 426/526 Sports and Exercise Nutrition (4)
Examination of nutrition as it relates to the demands of exercise and competitive sport. Special emphasis on the differing needs of population groups and the relationship of diet and exercise to optimal health.

 

HE 434/534 Diseases (4)
Study of modern concepts of disease, characteristics of common infectious and chronic diseases, and practices and programs to prevent and control specific diseases.

 

HE 445/545 Best Practice in ATOD and Sexuality Education (4)
Identification of current best practice in ATOD (alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs) and sexuality education. Evaluation of curricula and present practice. Selection and modeling of effective instructional strategies. Prerequisite: admission to degree program or consent of instructor

 

HE 465/565 International Health (4)
Study of international health issues, policies and interventions. Exploration of relationships between political, economic, cultural, educational and demographic conditions of developing countries and the impact on health and health services. Focus on access to information and biomedical technology, urgent health problems and development of primary health care.

 

HE 471/571 Program Planning (4)
Analysis of contemporary program planning models. Instruction and practice in designing and implementing a health promotion program. Students will engage with community agencies utilizing a service learning model. Prerequisite: admission to degree program or consent of instructor

 

HE 473/573 Biometrics & Research Methods (4)
Examination of health research including topics of design, methodology, and statistical analysis. Focus on interpretation of health research. Prerequisite: admission to degree program or consent of instructor

 

HE 484/584 Mindfulness: The Art of Mindful Living (4)
Interdisciplinary study of mindfulness utilizing history, psychology, philosophy, Eastern religions, and education with modern application in the fields of health and medicine. Students will explore theoretical concepts and ways to apply mindfulness to enhance their personal and professional lives.

 

HE 485/585 Bioethics and Public Health (4)
Review of basic ethical theories. Examination of moral principles and decisions associated with medical treatments, technologies, policies and research. Topics may include reproductive technologies, end of life decisions, organ transplantation, genetic engineering, stem cell research and allocation of health care resources.

 

HE 487/587 Assessment and Program Evaluation (4)
Examination of assessment and evaluation tools and program evaluation strategies. Focus on evaluation design, methods, and implementation, and the communication and utilization of evaluation findings. Prerequisite: admission to degree program or consent of instructor

 

HE 496 School Health Programs: Methods and Materials (4)
Development and analysis of teaching skills, resources, and materials. Focus on standards-based practice and assessment within a coordinated school health program model. Prerequisite: admission to degree program or consent of instructor

 

HE 499 Capstone (4)
Demonstration of professional competencies through the development of an electronic portfolio. Prerequisite: admission to degree program, senior standing, HE 471 or concurrent enrollment

 

HE 603 Thesis (1-9)

 

HE 606 Special Individual Studies (1-9)
Terms and hours to be arranged.

 

HE 607 Seminar (1-9)
Terms and hours to be arranged.

 

HE 608 Workshop (1-9)
Terms and hours to be arranged.

 

HE 609 Practicum (1-9)
Terms and hours to be arranged.

 

HE 612 Advanced Topics in Health Promotion (4)
In depth examination of research and practice in an identified area of study in the field of health education and promotion. Research topic varies by term. Topics may include: prevention and intervention of obesity, proposal writing, evidence-based behavioral interventions, etc. May be repeated for credit (different topics) up to 12 credits.

 

 

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