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ClassID Name Description Credits
HEDU 1531 Health An interdisciplinary study of health promotion and disease prevention with emphasis on developing lifetime wellness programs. 2
HEDU 2000 Introduction to Health Education This is an introductory course to community and school health education. The basic philosophy, principles and content of health education are discussed as background for suggested solutions to of health problems. 2
HEDU 2100 Community Health This course focuses on concepts of community health, factors influencing community health, and community resources for prevention and elimination of community health problems. Special emphasis is placed on citizens’ responsibilities and participation at the local, state, national and international levels. 2
HEDU 2200 Health Behavior for Effective Living A survey of essential knowledge and practices for personal and community health. Emphasis is placed on emotional optimal well-being, positive health behavior, health risk factors, certain environmental health concerns, and certain organizational resources for public health. Expressed interests and needs of students will also be of vital concern. 3
HEDU 3020 Methods and Applications of Group Leadership for Health Personnel Prerequisite: HEDU 2200 or permission of the instructor. This course focuses on the health professional’s role in working with community groups. Emphasis will be placed on developing skills such as interpersonal communication, diagnosing group difficulties, and intervening to increase the effectiveness of working groups. 2
HEDU 3100 Environmental Health Prerequisites: BIOL 3200, HEDU 2100 or permission of the instructor. This course is designed to provide a general knowledge of principles of environmental health science and their application in the management of certain aspects of the environment, e.g., water resources, excreta and waste waters, air, solid wastes, insects and rodents, food and physical energy. Attention is given to the role of the community resources, including health education, in the promotion of environmental health. 3
HEDU 3210 Foundations of Public Health I: Practices & Epidemiological Principles Prerequisite: HEDU 2000, 2100, 2200 or permission of the instructor. The history, philosophy and principles of public health are covered. Special attention is given to the basic organization and practice of public health at local, state, national and international levels. 3
HEDU 3220 Foundations of Public Health II: Practices & Epidemiological Principles Prerequisite: HEDU 2000, 2100, 2200, 3210 or with permission of the instructor. This course focuses upon basic epidemiological principles and practices including data collection, analysis, interpretation, evaluation and implications for health education programming. 3
HEDU 3300 Human Sexuality This course provides a broad overview of biological, social, and emotional dimensions of sexuality. It will examine sex roles of men and women in the United States with special emphasis on fostering understanding and tolerance of changing patterns, life styles, and attitudes. 2
HEDU 3310 Health of the School Child This course focuses on the role of the teacher in appraising and promoting the health status of pupils 2
HEDU 3400 Theory and Practice of Health Education Prerequisites: HEDU 2000, 2100, 2200 3100, and 3210. The course is a study of theories often used in assessing the need for planning, implementing and evaluating community health education programs. Special attention will be given to the study of theories at the organizational and community levels. 3
HEDU 3420 Principles of School Health This course considers principles of a coordinated school health program. Methods and materials used in teaching health and integrating health with other subject matter areas are included. 3
HEDU 3600 Planning for Health Promotion and Health Education Prerequisites: HEDU 2000, 2100, 2200 ,3210, and 3400 or permission of the instructor. An overview of the process for assessing, planning, implementing and evaluating health promotion and health education programs for targeted populations. 3
HEDU 4000 Communicating Health Information: Procedures, Media, and Techniques Prerequisites: HEDU 2000, 2100, 2200 and at least one 3000 level course or permission of the instructor. This course focuses on a variety of approaches for communicating health information utilizing multiple channels of communication. Students will design, produce, and utilize educational materials appropriate for use with groups and/or individuals. 3
HEDU 4110 first Aid and Safety This course is designed to develop an understanding of measures essential for the prevention of injury including the role of school safety education. Students are expected to develop skills in applying first aid procedures for victims of injury or sudden illness. 3
HEDU 4113 Methods and Materials in Health Education A component of the Senior Semester in Teacher Education. This course provides opportunities for students to become proficient in their knowledge of content, instructional strategies, media and procedures for teaching health 3
HEDU 4120 Organization and Administration of School and Community Health Programs Prerequisites: HEDU 2000, 2100, 2200 3020 3100, 3210, 3220, 3400 3420, 3600, 4000, or permission of the instructor. Principles of organization and administration of health programs in the school and the community at large are covered. Of particular concern in the course are administrative and coordinating functions that can be expected of a health educator in the school or in a community health agency. 3
HEDU 4200 Aging and the Aged: Health Perspectives The course describes characteristics of aging and the aging process. Its major focus is on health problems common to the elderly; measures which may be applied by the individual, families, and society for preventing, coping with, and solving these problems. Current practices in the provision of health care for the elderly are reviewed. 2
HEDU 4213 Directed Teaching of Health Education Prerequisite: HEDU 4113 and a grade point average of 2.5 or above in the field in which licensure is sought. The Directed Teaching component of the Senior Semester is intended to provide opportunities for the student to do teaching under supervision. This course is a component of the Senior Semester in Teacher Education. 6
HEDU 4220 The Senior Seminar: Trends and Directions in Health Education Prerequisites: HEDU 2000, 2100, 2200, 3020, 3100, 3210, 3220, 3400, 3420, 3600, 4000, 4300 or permission of instructor. The overall purpose of the seminar is to provide learning activities which provide the opportunity for students to integrate knowledge into a synthesis of the discrete elements including: ideas, concepts, methods, and techniques — in Health Education. 2
HEDU 4300 Research Methods and Evaluation in Health Education Pre-requisites: HEDU 2000, 2100, 2200, 3020, 3210, 3220, 3400, and 3600 or permission of the instructor. This is an introduction to basic research methods and the evaluation of health promotion programs. Students will examine, compare, and contrast qualitative and quantitative approaches to field research and data collection strategies. The course will prepare students for developing and delivering oral and poster presentations. 3
HEDU 4420 field Work in Community Health Education Prerequisites: Completion of all courses required for the major and GPA of 2.5 in health education or approval of the department. The student spends the first part of the semester in a seminar. The second part is spent full- time in field work in a community health agency where opportunities are provided for observing and performing a variety of community health education functions under the supervision of a professional public health educator. A student in field work may not be employed during this eight-week period. 6
HEDU 4500 Independent Study: Special Topics in Health Education Prerequisite: HEDU 1531 or permission of the instructor. This course permits the student to pursue an area of interest in collaboration with a faculty member. The student must demonstrate the capacity to work independently and with limited direction. A final project which meets predetermined learning objectives is required. 1 to 6
HEDU 4660 Public Health Policy: Assessment and Advocacy Prerequisites: Introductory coursework in public health education or public administration or permission of the instructor. This course will address a major health issue in the U.S. 3
HEDU 4700 Current Trends in Health Promotion and Disease Prevention This course provides an opportunity for students to examine the “latest” information about current and emerging public health and safety conditions affecting minority communities in the U.S. and globally. Topics will focus on one major area i.e.: cancer, diabetes, overweight and obesity, AIDS, bioterrorism agents, sexually transmitted disease, animal related diseases, among others. Students will attend lectures by researchers and experts in the area of focus and participate in group discussions about the relative importance and impact of these diseases on society, and review best practices for prevention, control, and health care interventions and strategies. Topics vary by semester. 1 to 3
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