Health

The health education and promotion program prepares students to provide preventive services in a community, corporate, or clinical setting.  Students can choose between two program options:  (1) Exercise and Health; or (2) Public Health. Students culminate their degree requirements with a semester-long internship during their final semester. Upon completion of their undergraduate degree, many students continue graduate study in academic fields like Public Health, Physical Therapy, Athletic Training, Exercise Science, or Medicine. This degree track also prepares students for credentialing opportunities such as the Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES) exam and certifications offered through the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM).

HLTH 2213 Principles in Health Education and Promotion

Description: Introduction to the field of health education and health promotion focusing on health principles, theories, career opportunities and a field experience. Previously offered as HHP 2213.

Credit hours: 3

Contact hours: Lecture: 3

Levels: Undergraduate

Schedule types: Lecture

Department/School: App Health & Ed Psych

HLTH 2323 Drugs and Society

Description: Impact of recreational use of drugs on society. Topics will include stimulant, depressant, and hallucinogenic recreational drugs, ergogenic substances and current research regarding addiction. Particular focus will be given to current trends of substance use and abuse. Cannot be substituted for HLTH 3913. Previously offered as HHP 2323.

Credit hours: 3

Contact hours: Lecture: 3

Levels: Undergraduate

Schedule types: Lecture

Department/School: App Health & Ed Psych

HLTH 2603 Total Wellness (S)

Description: Overview of individual, interpersonal, and sociocultural issues that have an impact on health. Behavioral decision-making, social relations, cultural diversity and environmental sensitivity. Previously offered as HHP 2603.

Credit hours: 3

Contact hours: Lecture: 3

Levels: Undergraduate

Schedule types: Lecture

Department/School: App Health & Ed Psych

General Education and other Course Attributes: Social & Behavioral Sciences

HLTH 3113 Health Issues in Diverse Populations (D)

Description: The purpose of the course is to introduce concepts of health disparities, and equity for diverse populations across a range of health topics. The course will also introduce the students to community based solutions to health issues for diverse populations in an effort to promote inclusivity.

Credit hours: 3

Contact hours: Lecture: 3

Levels: Undergraduate

Schedule types: Lecture

Department/School: App Health & Ed Psych

General Education and other Course Attributes: Diversity

HLTH 3511 Peer Health Education I

Prerequisites: Approval of instructor.

Description: Comprehensive analysis and application of the theory and practice of peer education principles, designed to educate and provide experiences in preparation for planning and/or participation in integral university or community peer education programs.

Credit hours: 1

Contact hours: Lecture: 1

Levels: Undergraduate

Schedule types: Lecture

Department/School: App Health & Ed Psych

HLTH 3512 Peer Health Education II

Prerequisites: Successful completion of HHP 3511 and approval of instructor.

Description: Comprehensive analysis and application of the theory and practice of peer education principles, designed to education and provide experiences in preparation for planning and/or participation in integral university or community peer education programs.

Credit hours: 2

Contact hours: Other: 2

Levels: Undergraduate

Schedule types: Independent Study

Department/School: App Health & Ed Psych

HLTH 3603 Understanding HIV (DS)

Description: Examines the HIV global epidemic from historical, political, epidemiological, biological, medical, psychological, legal, and ethical perspectives. Previously offered as HHP 3603.

Credit hours: 3

Contact hours: Lecture: 3

Levels: Undergraduate

Schedule types: Lecture

Department/School: App Health & Ed Psych

General Education and other Course Attributes: Diversity, Social & Behavioral Sciences

HLTH 3613 Community Health

Prerequisites: HLTH 2213, HLTH 2603, or consent of instructor.

Description: A survey of issues impacting the health of populations from a community health perspective. Previously offered as HHP 3613.

Credit hours: 3

Contact hours: Lecture: 3

Levels: Undergraduate

Schedule types: Lecture

Department/School: App Health & Ed Psych

HLTH 3623 School Health Programs

Prerequisites: HLTH 2603.

Description: The identity and relationships of school health instruction, services and environments. Previously offered as HHP 3623.

Credit hours: 3

Contact hours: Lecture: 3

Levels: Undergraduate

Schedule types: Lecture

Department/School: App Health & Ed Psych

HLTH 3643 Health Behavior Theory

Prerequisites: Full admission to HEP and junior standing or consent of instructor.

Description: Survey of biopsychosocial behavioral models to determine basis for health risk behaviors, with emphasis on determinants of health/risk behavior and exploring health behavior theories across age, sex, ethnicity, culture and socio-economic status. Same course as HHP 4503. Previously offered as HHP 3643.

Credit hours: 3

Contact hours: Lecture: 3

Levels: Undergraduate

Schedule types: Lecture

Department/School: App Health & Ed Psych

HLTH 3723 Principles of Epidemiology

Prerequisites: Full admission to HEP and junior standing or consent of instructor.

Description: Survey of epidemiological principles as they relate to the planning of both community and consumer-focused health promotion and disease prevention programs. Same course as HHP 4633. Previously offered as HHP 3723.

Credit hours: 3

Contact hours: Lecture: 3

Levels: Undergraduate

Schedule types: Lecture

Department/School: App Health & Ed Psych

HLTH 3913 Alcohol and Drug Education

Prerequisites: Full admission to HEP.

Description: Introduction to the field of health education and health promotion focusing on health principles, theories, career opportunities, and a field experience. Same course as HHP 4033. Previously offered as HHP 3913.

Credit hours: 3

Contact hours: Lecture: 3

Levels: Undergraduate

Schedule types: Lecture

Department/School: App Health & Ed Psych

HLTH 4233 Health and Sexuality

Prerequisites: Full admission to HEP and junior standing or consent of instructor.

Description: The study of human sexuality as it relates to the health and well-being of individuals in the community, college, school or worksite settings. Previously offered as HHP 4233.

Credit hours: 3

Contact hours: Lecture: 3

Levels: Undergraduate

Schedule types: Lecture

Department/School: App Health & Ed Psych

HLTH 4533 Psychosocial Issues in Health Education/Promotion

Prerequisites: Full admission to HEP and senior standing or consent of instructor.

Description: Psychosocial issues as they relate to the practice of health education/promotion. Personal and professional applications of the course material will be emphasized. Previously offered as HHP 4533.

Credit hours: 3

Contact hours: Lecture: 3

Levels: Undergraduate

Schedule types: Lecture

Department/School: App Health & Ed Psych

HLTH 4770 Internship in Health Education & Promotion - Exercise and Health (Athletic Training)

Prerequisites: Last semester; and Senior standing with cummulative 2.75 GPA; current CPR and First Aid Certification.

Description: Supervised field work experience in health promotion or health-related settings for students going in to the Master of Athletic Training 3/2 Program.

Credit hours: 1-12

Contact hours: Other: 1

Levels: Undergraduate

Schedule types: Independent Study

Department/School: App Health & Ed Psych

HLTH 4783 Health Issues in Gerontology

Prerequisites: HLTH 2603.

Description: An in-depth study of physiological aspects, special health concerns, chronic illnesses and services as applied to gerontology. Previously offered as HHP 4783.

Credit hours: 3

Contact hours: Lecture: 3

Levels: Graduate, Undergraduate

Schedule types: Lecture

Department/School: App Health & Ed Psych

HLTH 4880 Internship in Health Education and Promotion: Community Health

Prerequisites: Last semester: Senior standing with cumulative GPA 2.75.

Description: Supervised field work experience in health promotion or health-related settings for students in the Community Health option. Previously offered as HHP 4880.

Credit hours: 1-12

Contact hours: Other: 1

Levels: Graduate, Undergraduate

Schedule types: Independent Study

Department/School: App Health & Ed Psych

HLTH 4902 Pre-Internship Seminar

Prerequisites: Full admission to HEP, last semester prior to 4990 or consent of instructor.

Description: Capstone course for the health promotion program. Preparation for the health internship experience. Previously offered as HHP 4902.

Credit hours: 2

Contact hours: Lecture: 2

Levels: Undergraduate

Schedule types: Lecture

Department/School: App Health & Ed Psych

HLTH 4973 Program Design in Health Education and Promotion

Prerequisites: Full admission to HEP and senior standing or consent of instructor.

Description: A survey of program design principles, including theoretical foundations, planning, marketing, delivering and evaluating. Same course as HHP 4433. Previously offered as HHP 4973.

Credit hours: 3

Contact hours: Lecture: 3

Levels: Undergraduate

Schedule types: Lecture

Department/School: App Health & Ed Psych

HLTH 4990 Internship in Health Education and Promotion: Exercise and Health

Prerequisites: Last semester; senior standing with cumulative GPA 2.75.

Description: Supervised field work experience in health promotion or health-related settings for students in the Exercise and Health option. Previously offered as HHP 4990. Offered for variable credit, 1-12 credit hours, maximum of 12 credit hours.

Credit hours: 1-12

Contact hours: Other: 1

Levels: Graduate, Undergraduate

Schedule types: Independent Study

Department/School: App Health & Ed Psych

HLTH 5113 Psychological Aspects of Health

Description: Examination of the interactions of biological, psychological, social, and spiritual factors as they impact human health and disease. Previously offered as HHP 5113.

Credit hours: 3

Contact hours: Lecture: 3

Levels: Graduate

Schedule types: Lecture

Department/School: App Health & Ed Psych

HLTH 5133 Environmental Health

Description: Examination of health issues, etiology of disease, and control and prevention of major environmental health problems in industrialized and developing countries. Same course as MPH 5133. Previously offered as HHP 5133.

Credit hours: 3

Contact hours: Lecture: 3

Levels: Graduate

Schedule types: Lecture

Department/School: App Health & Ed Psych

HLTH 5233 Sexuality and Health

Description: The study of human sexuality as it relates to the health and well-being of individuals in the community, college, school, and worksite settings. Particular emphasis will be on examining, developing, or modifying new programming related to sexuality and health. Previously offered as HHP 5233.

Credit hours: 3

Contact hours: Lecture: 3

Levels: Graduate

Schedule types: Lecture

Department/School: App Health & Ed Psych

HLTH 5323 General Epidemiology

Description: Examination of epidemiological theory and its methodological application to public health. Same course as MPH 5323*. Previously offered as HHP 5323.

Credit hours: 3

Contact hours: Lecture: 3

Levels: Graduate

Schedule types: Lecture

Department/School: App Health & Ed Psych

HLTH 5453 Cultural Issues In Health

Description: Examination of ways in which culture affects health and health care including perceptions of health, disease, treatments, and the values associated with these factors. The need for cultural sensitivity in health care is emphasized. Same course as MPH 5453. Previously offered as HHP 5453.

Credit hours: 3

Contact hours: Lecture: 3

Levels: Graduate

Schedule types: Lecture

Department/School: App Health & Ed Psych

HLTH 5653 Foundations of Public Health Education and Promotion

Description: Exploration of key concepts, philosophies, ethical principles, historical events, theories/models, and responsibilities and competencies of public health promotion. Same course as MPH 5653* Previously offered as HHP 5653.

Credit hours: 3

Contact hours: Lecture: 3

Levels: Graduate

Schedule types: Lecture

Department/School: App Health & Ed Psych

HLTH 5683 Health Behavior Theory and Practice for Public Health

Description: Theories and concepts of health behavior change and exploration of the application of theories to public health programs. Same course as MPH 5683. Previously offered as HHP 5683.

Credit hours: 3

Contact hours: Lecture: 3

Levels: Graduate

Schedule types: Lecture

Department/School: App Health & Ed Psych

HLTH 5973 Designing Public Health Programs

Description: Application of program design principles, including needs assessment, theoretical application, program planning and marketing. Same course as MPH 5973. Previously offered as HHP 5973.

Credit hours: 3

Contact hours: Lecture: 3

Levels: Graduate

Schedule types: Lecture

Department/School: App Health & Ed Psych

HLTH 5983 Implementation and Evaluation of Public Health Programs

Description: Application of program implementation and evaluation, including evaluation design. Same course as MPH 5983. Previously offered as HHP 5983.

Credit hours: 3

Contact hours: Lecture: 3

Levels: Graduate

Schedule types: Lecture

Department/School: App Health & Ed Psych

Bridget M. Miller, PhD—Joan Donelson Jacques Endowed Professor of Health Promotion and Program Coordinator