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Graduate Course Offerings
Health (HLTH)

College-Program Codes: 4-19

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5100 METHODS OF TEACHING ELEMENTARY SCHOOL HEALTH (2 credits) An integrated approach to the organization, content, goals, objectives, curriculum, methods and techniques of teaching health at the elementary level. Coordinating services and establishing collaboration will be incorporated. Elementary school state and national guidelines and mandates will be discussed. Teaching opportunities will be provided.

5200 PERSONAL AND CONSUMER HEALTH (3 credits) A comprehensive study of personal health identifying ill-advised health behaviors and recommending strategies for positive behavioral change. From an opportunity cost perspective, personal health care options, products and services in the marketplace will be examined. Opportunities to network with local, state and federal consumer health agencies will be provided.

5210 METHODS OF TEACHING SECONDARY SCHOOL HEALTH (3 credits) An integrated approach to the organization, content, goals, objectives, curriculum, methods and techniques of teaching health at the secondary school level. Coordinating services and establishing collaboration will be incorporated. Secondary school state and national guidelines and mandates will be discussed. Teaching opportunities within the class will be provided, along with a 30-hour practicum at an area high school.

5300 NUTRITION (3 credits) Fundamentals of food utilization in the body and diet planning including discussion of the relationship between dietary habits and disease. Also included are discussions of current trends in nutrition, dietary changes for special conditions such as pregnancy, infancy, aging, athletes and teenagers, and cultural differences in dietary practices.

5310 COMMUNITY HEALTH AND EPIDEMIOLOGY (3 credits) A comprehensive study of health care delivery primarily in the United States. The roles of the federal, state, and local governments and private agencies in individual and aggregate health care will be examined from an epidemiological perspective. Mortality, morbidity, time, place, person concepts, vital and descriptive statistics, research methods, study design, association and causality will be examined. Local community health staff and the regional epidemiologist will address the class. Opportunities for community health networking will be provided.

5400 HEALTH AND DRUGS IN SOCIETY (2 credits) A study of chemical use and abuse as related to personal and community health. Various drugs and drug-taking behaviors will be defined and discussed. Historical, cultural, educational, and legal perspectives will be examined. Multi-faceted prevention and rehabilitation strategies promoting wellness will be discussed.

5410 HEALTH PROGRAM PLANNING, PROMOTION, EVALUATION, AND ADMINISTRATION (4 credits) A comprehensive study of the process of identifying health problems, establishing program strategies, promoting, implementing, evaluating the program and interpreting results. Vision/mission statement, community assessment, goals and objectives, timetables, sequence, implementation, and evaluation will be studied. With assistance from a local community health organization, students will compose a group project based on the PATCH model entailing all of the aspects of the course.


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