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Health Education Undergraduate Course Descriptions

201-3 Healthful Living - Personal and community health; scientific health information as a basis for developing wholesome health attitudes and practices.

302-3 Driver Education and Training - Preparation for teaching driver education and training in secondary school. Not open to those wanting to learn to drive. Prerequisite: valid driver's license; for HED majors and minors only.

305-3 Principles and Foundations of Health Education - History and philosophy of health education; theory and practice of health education programs; role of the professional in various health promotion settings. HED majors and minors only.

313-3 Intentional and Unintentional Injuries - Overview of intentional and unintentional injury data, educational initiatives, environmental modifications, legal interventions and hazard analysis procedures. HED majors and minors only.

334-2 First Aid - American national Red Cross advanced first aid course. Leads to advanced first aid and cardio-pulmonary resuscitation (CPR) certification. HED majors and minors only.

350-3 Health Education in the Elementary School - Teacher's role in all phases of school health program; appraisal and screening, referral, safety, health planning, curriculum integration, teaching strategies. HED majors and minors only. Prerequisite: 201 or consent of instructor.

355-3 Introduction to Public Health - Efforts by agencies and organizations to promote, protect, and restore people's health. Role and collaboration efforts of local, state, national, and global health agencies. HED majors and minors only.

360-3 Nutrition, Exercise, and Weight Control - Relationship among nutritional needs, exercise, and weight control as preventative measures toward obesity, diabetes, heart disease, cancer, and other health problems. Teaching concerns and approaches. HED majors and minors only. Prerequisite: 201 or consent of instructor.

363-3 Consumer Health Literacy - Consumer health issues related to individual, community, and society. Review, analysis, and application of health and medical terminology literature in promoting health literacy.

370-3 Methods and Materials in Health Education - Strategies for effectively delivering health education in school and community settings. Analysis of creative technologies, resources, and programs.

380-3 Drugs and Other Mood Modifiers - Drug and non-drug alternatives that modify mood and behavior; factors influencing use, psychological effects, legal control, and teaching strategies. HED majors and minors only. Prerequisite: 201 or consent of instructor.

400-3 The High Risk Child - Assessment, intervention and prevention programs for high risk children and adolescents. Role of schools and communities in promoting and maintaining child health. Not for graduate credit. HED majors and minors only.

405-3 Health Behavior Theories and Application - Theories of health behavior and behavior change. Exploration of helping role as it relates to health behavior, health assessment analysis, decision making, problem solving, referral skills. Not for graduate credit. HED majors and minors only. Prerequisite: 305 or consent of instructor.

410-3 Environmental Health Education and Bioterrorism - People's relationship with their environment; impact relationship has on status of one's health; individual and community roles in promotion of environmental health. Not for graduate credit. HED majors and minors only. Prerequisite: 201 or consent of instructor.

415-3 Workshop in Driver Education and Traffic Safety - Safety regulations, demonstration, field trips, supervised research in special areas related to driver education and traffic safety. Not for graduate credit. HED majors and minors only. Prerequisite: 302 or consent of instructor.

443-3 Methods and Materials in Driver Education - Strategies for teaching, discussion or research; accident statistics; secondary school programs; testing and demonstrations in the car. Not for graduate credit. HED majors and minors only. Prerequisite: 302 or consent of instructor.

445-1 Driver Simulation - Laboratory method; programmed group instructional system requiring student reaction with filmed driving situations. Not for graduate credit. HED majors and minors only. Prerequisite: 302 or consent of instructor.

450-3 Grant Writing in Health Education - Practical application in the development of a grant for a social service agency or school. Strategies for exploring funding, collaboration, and preparation of quality proposals. HED majors and minors only.

455-3 Introduction to Epidemiology and Biostatistics - Causes, prevention, control of communicable, chronic and degenerative diseases in various community setting settings. Examination of statistical measures and methods for organizing vital statistics. Not for graduate credit. HED majors and minors only. Prerequisite: 201 and 355, or consent of instructor.

462-1 to 3 Special Topics in Health Education - Relevant health issues; topic and credit hours announced. May be repeated to a maximum of 6 hours so long as no topic is repeated. HED majors and minors only. Prerequisite: 201 or consent of instructor.

464-3 Death Education - Methods, resources and professional concerns. Strategies for dealing with the ethical, social and psychological dimensions of teaching about death and dying. Not for graduate credit. Interdisciplinary Studies 342 is recommended. HED majors and minors only. Prerequisite: 201 or consent of instructor.

465-3 Curriculum Development in Health Education - Organizational strategies, needs assessment, appraisal of current curriculum approaches; utilization of resources, objectives, content, implementation, evaluation techniques in simulated school setting. Not for graduate credit. HED majors and minors only. Prerequisites: 201, 305 and junior standing, or consent of instructor.

470-3 Sexuality Education - Individual, family, school, and community concerns and approaches. Physiological, psychosocial and environmental factors affecting sexuality as related to learning experience. Not for graduate credit. HED majors and minors only. Prerequisite: 201 or consent of instructor.

471-3 The School Health Program - Principles of organization, administration, and evaluation. Role of health educator regarding health services, environment, and instruction. Not for graduate credit. HED majors and minors only. Prerequisite: 201, 305 and junior standing, or consent of instructor.

480-1 to 3 Advanced Concepts of Safety - Special topics course focusing on one or more elements of home, school, occupational, recreational, or community safety. Can be repeated to a maximum of 6 hours. Not for graduate credit. HED majors and minors only. Prerequisite: 313 or consent of instructor.

485-3 Curriculum Development in Driver Education - Structure, content, and approaches of curriculum development as applied to traffic safety based upon highway transportation system operation task analysis. Not for graduate credit. HED majors and minors only. Prerequisite: 302 or consent of instructor.

489-1 to 3 Independent Study in Health Education - Independent projects or readings under the supervision of a health education faculty member. May be repeated to a maximum of 6 hours. Not for graduate credit. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. HED majors and minors only.

490-3 Program Planning in Health Education - Principles and approaches of planning programs within the community. Examination of program planning models. Application to various health education settings. HED majors and minors only. Prerequisite: 205 and 355, or consent of instructor.

491-3 Program Implementation and Evaluation in Health Education - Principles and practices of health education program implementation and evaluation. Application of selected models and assessment strategies of community health education. Concurrent enrollment in 490 required. HED majors and minors only. Prerequisite: 390.

498-3 Senior Professional Seminar - Discussion of topics related to health education; ethics, professional responsibilities, preparation, certification and future trends. Completion of portfolio and senior assignment required. Prerequisites: 490, 491.

499-3 to 9 Internship in Community Health Education - Supervised experiences in health agencies, clinics, government agencies and other professional settings. Not for graduate credit. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor and program director.