HS 1363. Introduction to Health Education. Health education settings, roles, responsibilities, theories, ethics, and professional organizations associated with the field. Review of leading causes of morbidity and mortality in the U.S. as well as Healthy People 2010 and Healthy People 2020. Three lecture hours a week. Credit: Three hours.
HS 1901. Fitness and Health Laboratory. Activities and laboratories designed to illustrate and experience the balanced approach to fitness and health. Co-requisite: HS 1902. Three activity laboratory hours a week. Credit: One hour.
HS 1902. Fitness and Health: Enhancing Personal Wellness. (TCCN PHED 1304) Introduces basic concepts of fitness, health, and nutrition; develops understandings necessary for making wise decisions and establishing individually appropriate practices that contribute to a healthful lifestyle throughout the life span. Wellness issues that affect women and reflect cultural values are addressed. Co-requisite: HS 1901. Two lecture hours a week. Credit: Two hours.
HS 2013. Health Communications. Provides practical experiences in developing strategies to deliver health messages through a variety of communication channels. Examines theoretical foundations and factors that impact health communication. Co-requisites: HS 1363, HS 1901, and HS 1902. Three lecture hours a week. Credit: Three hours.
HS 2373. Health Aspects of Human Sexuality. (TCCN PSYC 2306) (TCCN SOCI 2306) Physical, emotional, social, and psychological dimensions of human sexuality; interpersonal relationships; contemporary attitudes, values, and behaviors; sexuality as a positive health entity. Three lecture hours a week. Credit: Three hours.
HS 2383. Drugs and Human Health. (TCCN PHED 1346) (TCCN SOCI 2340) Use and abuse of drugs; focus on psychological, physical, and social effects on personal and community health. Three lecture hours a week. Credit: Three hours.
HS 2813. Introduction to Global Health. Analysis of significant global health issues; determinants of global health status, culture, gender, poverty, politics, economic development, ethical, and human rights concerns; and education. Development of global health promotion and advocacy strategies. Three lecture hours a week. Credit: Three hours.
HS 3033. Medical Terminology. A systems approach to the language of medicine, including the analysis and utilization of wood roots, combining forms, prefixes, suffixes, and medical terms; emphasis on written and spoken medical vocabulary. Three lecture hours a week. Credit: Three hours.
HS 3053. Community Health. Emphasis on the needs assessment process and how to collect, interpret, synthesize, and report community health data, U.S. health data, county health reports, sources of health information, and ecological and sociological factors impacting health. Health education theories will be addressed and the student will practice using the PRECEDE-PROCEED model. Prerequisites or co-requisites: HS 1363, HS 1901, HS 1902, and HS 2013. Three lecture hours a week. Credit: Three hours.
HS 3073. Health Promotion Program Planning and Design. Introduction to health program planning and design. Includes interpretation of needs assessment data, goals and objectives writing, assets mapping/capacity building, and strategies development. Theories relative to planning and learning styles are discussed. Concepts related to program implementation and evaluation are introduced. Prerequisites: HS 1363, HS 1901, HS 1902, HS 2013, HS 3053, and a minimum GPA of 2.75. Three lecture hours a week. Credit: Three hours.
HS 3083. Program Evaluation in Health Promotion. Methods and models for program evaluation in health promotion and health education; development of data collection instruments; data collection and statistical analysis techniques; interpreting and reporting evaluation results. Prerequisites: HS 1363, HS 1901, HS 1902, HS 2013, HS 3053, HS 3073, and a minimum GPA of 2.75. Three lecture hours a week. Credit: Three hours.
HS 3133. Perspectives on Women's Health. Feminist theory provides framework for exploration of women's health care issues throughout the life span. Examines roles of women as providers and consumers of health care. Emphasizes the interface of gender, socio-economic and minority status, and medicalization of women's health. Three lecture hours a week. Credit: Three hours.
HS 3203. Emergency Care, First Aid, and CPR. Theory and practice of emergency care including: adult, child, and infant rescue breathing; conscious and unconscious choking; infant, child, adult, and two person CPR with child and adult AED (Automated External Defibrillation). Includes bloodborne pathogen training and emergency oxygen administration. Preparation for Professional Rescuer certification through the American Red Cross. Three lecture hours a week. Credit: Three hours.
HS 3363. History and Principles of Health Education. Origins of health education; historical influences on principles and theories governing contemporary programs of health education and their significance to the school and the community. Three lecture hours a week. Credit: Three hours.
HS 3373. Health Promotion for Children. Focus on health promotion content for the school age child. Identification of strategies and resources for programs designed to maintain, protect, and promote the health of children. Three lecture hours a week. Credit: Three hours.
HS 3403. Environmental Health and Safety Education. Basic principles of ecology as they apply to the health and safety of human beings in interaction with and within physical and social environments, in relation to the biosphere, and in community and occupational settings; efforts to protect and conserve the environment. Three lecture hours a week. Credit: Three hours.
HS 3413. Epidemiology. Investigation and measurement, control, and prevention of diseases and health conditions, and the risk of these diseases and conditions, in human populations. Prerequisites: HS 3033, BACT 1003, BACT 1001, ZOOL 2033, ZOOL 2031. Three lecture hours a week. Credit: Three hours.
HS 3443. Health Aspects of Aging. Aging as a part of the lifecycle; special health concerns of the elderly; current life extending research and technology; successful aging. Three lecture hours a week. Credit: Three hours.
HS 4121. Preparation for Internship in Health Education. Overviews internship requirements and strategies for selecting an internship site, interviewing with potential preceptors, negotiating internship responsibilities, and developing goals and objectives. Professionalism, ethics, communication, conflict resolution, and other related topics. Prepares Community Health majors for the degree program's required 12-credit-hour internship (HS 4123) and must be taken the semester prior to enrollment in internship. Prerequisites: HS 1363, HS 1902, HS 1901, HS 2013, HS 3053, HS 3073, and a GPA of 2.75 or higher. Co-requisite: HS 3083, HS 4353, senior classification, and internship coordinator approval. One lecture hour a week. Credit: One hour.
HS 4123. Internship in Health Education. Clinical experiences in health-related agencies to enable the student to develop competencies generic to the practice of health education. Community Health students must register for four sections of HS 4123 within the same semester for a total of 360 hours on site. Prerequisites: Course work completed, senior classification, internship coordinator approval, and a cumulative HS GPA of 2.75. Nine practicum hours a week. Credit: Three hours.
HS 4353. Grant Writing in Health Education. Capstone course which synthesizes theory and methods of health education, needs assessment, program planning, implementation, and evaluation. Integrates the areas of responsibility for a Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES) into a grant writing project. Prerequisites: HS 1363, HS 1901, HS 1902, HS 2013, HS 3053, HS 3073, and a GPA of 2.75. Co-requisite: HS 3083. Three lecture hours a week. Credit: Three hours.
HS 4363. Consumer Health. Overview of basic materials needed to make informed decisions in regard to personal health care and selection of health services. Developing and utilizing strategies for making everyday health decisions on an informed basis. Three lecture hours a week. Credit: Three hours.
HS 4483. Psychosocial Aspects of Mental Health. Psychosocial factors which impact health status and health behavior including: family, environment, culture, age, gender, socioeconomic status, education, violence, grief, loss, traumatic stressors, and factors that shape a person's image and identity. Three lecture hours a week. Credit: Three hours.
HS 4553. Stress Management Techniques. Understanding productive and non-productive stress and their implications for health. Learning relaxation techniques and positive reinforcers that lead to wellness. Three lecture hours a week. Credit: Three hours.
HS 4573. Occupational Risk Assessments. A study of the principles of health and environmental management in the workplace. Topics include: assessment, recognition, evaluation, and control of occupational hazards. The course provides students the opportunity to assess environmental factors or risks that can affect the workplace and to assess methods of prevention of occupational injuries and illnesses. Prerequisite: HS 3403. Three lecture hours a week. Credit: Three hours.
HS 4743. Needs Assessiment, Planning, and Evaluation for Health Professionals. Required for BAS students only. Program development and evaluation for health professionals working in allied health, corporate health, or health promotion. Highlights needs assessment, theory application, goals and objectives, strategies for program implementation, and methods for program evaluation. Prerequisites: HS 4573, coordinator's approval, and cumulative GPA of 2.75. Three lecture hours a week. Credit: Three hours.
HS 4903. Special Topics. Examination of a topic of current interest relating to health studies. Requires searching library databases for peer-reviewed literature; analysis of the literature; and synthesis of information by way of a class project. Three lecture hours a week. Credit: Three hours.
HS 4911. Independent Study. Independent study in selected topics. Advisor approval required. Credit: One hour.
HS 4913. Independent Study. Independent study in selected topics. Advisor and instructor approval required. Credit: Three hours.
HS 4953. Cooperative Education. Credit: Three hours.
HS 4956. Cooperative Education. Credit: Six hours.