BSU Catalog Home | Health Program | All-University Courses and Descriptions
College-Program Codes: 4-19. Check with department for semester when these courses are offered. Read each course description for prerequisites.
2200 COMMUNITY FIRST AID INSTRUCTOR (1 credit) Designed to prepare first aid students to become community first aid instructors. American Red Cross Instructors Certificate may be earned. Recommended as an advanced course for professional educators. Law enforcement personnel are also encouraged to consider the course. Prerequisite: HLTH 2100 or equivalent.
3100 THEORETICAL FOUNDATIONS OF HEALTH (3 credits) Designed to provide entry level health education and community health students with the historical foundations, concepts, models, theories, strategies, and applications to enhance individual and corporate health in our society.
3200 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. Prerequisite: HLTH 3100 for community health/health education majors. Non-majors may select this class with consent of instructor.
3300 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, teenagers, aging, athletes, and cultural differences in dietary practices.
3400 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.
3600 EMERGENCY RESPONSE (3 credits) Designed to provide advanced students the knowledge, skills and training to administer initial first aid in emergencies. American Red Cross advanced certificate may be earned. Ideal course for law enforcement personnel, athletic trainers, and juvenile officers. Prerequisite: HLTH 2100 or equivalent.
3660 WILDERNESS FIRST RESPONDER MODULE (1 credit) Wilderness First Responder is the outdoor education/recreation medical training certification universally accepted as the industry standard for outdoor education professionals who lead groups into and teach in the wilderness. It is a requirement for anyone seeking this type of employment. Prerequisite: Current American Red Cross First Responder or concurrent enrollment in HLTH 3600.
3970 INTERNSHIP: PRACTICUM IN HEALTH (1 credit) When taken as Practicum in Health the following description applies: Community health majors will gain a thirty-hour experience in a local health facility in preparation for the application of previous course work. Prerequisites: HLTH 3100 and HLTH 3200.
4100 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. Prerequisite: Entrance into the teacher education program.
4210 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. Prerequisite: entrance into the teacher education program.
4310 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. Prerequisites: PSY 3301 and HLTH 3200 for community health majors and HLTH 3200 for health education majors. Non-majors may select this class with consent of instructor.
4410 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. Prerequisite: HLTH 3200 for majors. Non-majors may select this class with consent of instructor.
4920 DIRECTED GROUP STUDY (Arr. credits) When taken as Seminar in Health (2 credits) the following description applies: Community health and health education majors are given the opportunity to prepare and discuss upcoming internship and student teaching experiences. Unanswered questions to date about the student's professional preparation will be addressed. Prerequisite: Senior status.
4970 INTERNSHIP (1-12 credits) When taken for the Community Health major the following description applies: Students will gain a 450-hour field experience in a health related facility relevant to specific career goals. Opportunities will exist for the student to apply the different concepts and theories from course work directly in the work setting through observation, planning, decision-making, committee participation, leadership, operation management, and individual and group projects. Prerequisite: completion of all health course work and degree requirements.