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2200 FIRST AID AND CPR/AED INSTRUCTOR (1 credit) Designed to prepare First Aid and CPR/AED students to become instructors for Lay Responder First Aid and CPR/AED. 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.
2800 MULTICULTURAL HEALTH IN AMERICA (2 credits) Examines the health issues and problems faced by ethnic minority populations in America, specifically by African Americans, American Indians, Hispanic Americans, and Americans of Asian and Pacific Island descent. Since a disproportionate number of health problems confront these minority groups, this course (a) examines specific health problems, (b) evaluates what is known and unknown about these specific problems, and (c) re-evaluates the current health care system in America to resolve these special problems in health care delivery. Liberal Education Category 7
2925 PEOPLE AND THE ENVIRONMENT: A HEALTH PERSPECTIVE (3 credits) This course builds upon the principles discussed in the large group, focusing greater attention on health issues related to the environment, including the food supply, water quality, air quality, and other environmental health risks. These are discussed in the context of common diseases such as cancers, asthma, communicable diseases, and other health problems associated with the environment. Liberal Education Category 10
3150 THEORETICAL AND ETHICAL FOUNDATIONS OF HEALTH (3 credits) Provides entry level health education and community health students with the theoretical and ethical foundations of health. Also examines health’s history, philosophy, settings, literature, and credentialing.
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 3150 for community health/health education majors/minors. Non-majors/minors 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.
3500 COMMUNITY HEALTH (3 credits) Comprehensive study of the community health challenges confronting the citizenry of the United States of America. Examines the roles of federal, state, and local governments, as well as private agencies, in individual and aggregate health care. Provides opportunities for community health networking. Prerequisites: For health majors/minors: HLTH 2800, HLTH 3150, and HLTH 3200; For non-majors/minors: Consent of instructor.
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.
3700 DISEASE IDENTIFICATION, PREVENTION, AND CONTROL (2 credits) Introduction to the identification, prevention, and control of disease and disorders in human populations. Focuses on the history and principles of disease occurrence, cells, aging, and immune system function in relation to infectious and chronic disease and disorders. Prerequisites: For community health and health education majors/minors: BIOL 1110, HLTH 3150, HLTH 3200, and HLTH 3500, or consent of instructor; For non-majors/minors: Consent of instructor.
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 3150 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.
4220 EPIDEMIOLOGY (2 credits) Provides the prospective health professional with sufficient introductory knowledge of epidemiology and health statistics to critique the scientific and educational health literature. Prerequisites: For health majors/minors: BIOL 1110, HLTH 3150, HLTH 3200, HLTH 3500, and HLTH 3700, or consent of instructor; For non-majors/minors: Consent of instructor.
4320 HEALTH CARE POLICY AND LAW (3 credits) Introduction to the health care provided in the United States. Analyzes the complexity of the American health system and the policy issues that must be confronted to achieve meaningful health reform. Examines specific health care organization aspects, such as the medical profession, hospitals, managed care organizations, and government health care programs. Provides useful insight into future directions for health care reform. Also details the relationship of the U.S. legal system, the law, and the American Constitution to health care policy. Prerequisites: For health majors/minors: BIOL 1110, BIOL 1300, BIOL 2110, HLTH 2800, HLTH 3150, HLTH 3200, and HLTH 3500, or consent of instructor; For non-majors/minors: Consent of instructor.
4410 HEALTH PROGRAM PLANNING, PROMOTION, EVALUATION, AND ADMINISTRATION (4 credits) A comprehensive study of the process of identifying health problems, establishing health programming, and promoting, implementing, and evaluating the program. Also examines vision and mission statements, along with goals, objectives, timetables, and interpretation of results. This course parallels CHES criteria and utilizes a local community health organization such as the B-TEAM to integrate student involvement. Prerequisite: For health majors/minors: HLTH 2800, HLTH 3150, HLTH 3200, HLTH 3500, HLTH 3700, and HLTH 4220; For non-majors/minors: Consent of instructor.
4920 DIRECTED GROUP STUDY: SEMINAR IN HEALTH (2 credits) 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.