Health Promotion Course Descriptions

600. FOUNDATIONS OF HEALTH PROMOTION.  Designed to prepare prospective directors, manager, and administrators for leadership in health promotion settings.  Technical and conceptual skills of leadership will be discussed and applied toward health promotion programs in, industry, hospital, and health agencies.  Historical and philosophical foundations of health promotion focusing on the principles of the discipline and preparation for service as a professional. Professional ethical issues are considered.  (3). (Fall semester).

605. HEALTH PROMOTION PLANNING.  Integration and understanding of health promotion assessment and intervention strategies in contemporary health issues.  Competency development in formulating and implementing health programs; includes understanding community organization and sustaining programs. (3). (Fall semester).

615. PERSONAL HEALTH PROMOTION.  An advanced study of personal health promotion; Information, skills, theory and practice in assisting clients develop health-related life skills. (3). (Fall semester, odd years).

625. RESEARCH DESIGN AND EVALUATION.  Basic design and application toward conducting research and evaluations in health promotion, parks and recreation management, and exercise science.  Emphasizes the interdisciplinary nature of health-related research and focuses on understanding research design. (3). (Spring Semester)

627. INTERNSHIP IN HEALTH PROMOTION.  Supervised field experience in an approved health promotion setting. (9). (Fall, Spring, Summer semesters)

635. ADVANCES IN HEALTH.  Examination of current research as it relates to the physiological and psychological aspects of health promotion.  Seminar includes paper presentation and discussion by students and faculty. (3). (Spring semester).

645. ORGANIZATION AND ADMINISTRATION OF HEALTH PROMOTION PROGRAMS.  Emphasis on designing, implementing and administering health promotion programs.  Development and management of fiscal resources, human resources, grant management, procedures for requests for proposals, and request for applications. Student will also learn how to exercise organizational leadership, how to obtain acceptance and support for health promotion programs.  (3). (Spring semester).

646. INTRODUCTION TO EPIDEMIOLOGY. An introduction to epidemiology, including factors governing health and disease. The course will focus on demographics, distribution, etiology and patterns of disease, disability, or physiological conditions within populations. (3). (Fall semester, odd years)

651. ADVANCED INDEPENDENT STUDY.  Development of special projects under supervision. (1-3). (Fall and Spring semesters).

652. ADVANCED INDEPENDENT STUDY.  Development of special projects under supervision. (1-3). (Fall and Spring semesters).

653. INDEPENDENT RESEARCH.  Practical experience in the organization and conduct of a research project and reporting the results.  Prerequisite:  HP 625. (1-3). (Fall and Spring semesters).

665. SPECIAL TOPICS IN HEALTH BEHAVIOR. This course is designed to provide a concise review and interpretation of the health-behavior research and theoretical writing.

675. ADVANCE THEORETICAL APPLICATION IN HEALTH BEHAVIOR. This course focuses on the theoretical underpinnings of health behavior and health promotion strategies. Factors related to the initiation, maintenance, and change of health behaviors are reviewed in depth, and application of these principles to health promotion with individuals, groups, and communities are presented.

685. PROGRAM EVALUATION IN HEALTH BEHAVIOR. This course examines the methods used by health-promotion professionals to determine how and why health behavior programs work. Focus is on formative, process, impact, and outcome evaluation methods. Qualitative and quantitative analysis techniques used for assessing program process and effects are discussed.

695. HUMAN HEALTH AND ILLNESS. Major causes of premature death and the relationship of health behaviors to these causes. Includes special populations, hard-to-reach populations, health policy and economics.

697. THESIS.  (3-6). (Fall, Spring. Summer semesters).

750. SEMINAR IN HEALTH PROMOTION. (1). (Fall and Spring semesters)

797. DISSERTATION. (3-6). (Fall, Spring, Summer semesters).