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Graduate Course Offerings
Health (HLTH)

See also Physical Education course offerings under Sport Studies.


5100 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.

5150 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.

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 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.

5220 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.

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.

5320 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.

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 PROGRAMMING (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.

5500 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.

5700 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.


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