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Graduate Course Offerings
Health (HLTH)

See also Physical Education course offerings.


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.

5206 SECONDARY SCHOOL HEALTH (2 credits) An integrated approach to the organization, content, goals, objectives, curriculum, methods, and techniques of teaching health at the secondary school level. Incorporates coordinating services and establishing collaboration. Secondary school state and national guidelines and mandates are discussed. Prerequisite: Entrance into the teacher education program or consent of instructor.

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.

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 (3 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 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.

5710 DISEASE PREVENTION AND EPIDEMIOLOGY (3 credits) An introduction to disease prevention, pathophysiology, and treatment of the most common communicable and chronic diseases in human populations. Focuses on the history and principles of disease occurrence in the context of environment and lifestyle choice. Students specifically examine risk factor management and the epidemiological data supporting the influence of physical activity in chronic disease prevention and management. Additionally, learners gain an introductory knowledge of epidemiology and biostatistics enabling them to successfully critique the scientific and educational literature.

5970 SECONDARY HEALTH TEACHING PRACTICUM (1 credit) A 30-hour practicum in which students have the opportunity to teach health lessons, assist health teachers deliver health instruction, observe health teachers deliver health instruction, read to students, listen to students read, tutor students, and perform other duties as required by the BOT Standards and requested by the health teacher. Prerequisite: Entrance into the teacher education program or consent of instructor.


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