Health Education (HEAL)
School of Recreation, Health, and Tourism
110 Personal Health (3:3:0) Focuses on individual and family well-being through the integration of fitness, nutrition, human sexuality, consumer health, drug education, and mental health.
205 Principles of Accident Causation and Prevention (4:3:1) Investigates safety-related problems. Emphasizes fire, home, occupational, and vehicle safety; identification, care, and treatment of various medical emergencies; and violence and property crime prevention.
220 Dimensions of Mental Health (3:3:0) Focuses on the integration of behavioral and sociocultural factors in the study of mental health.
310 Drugs and Health (3:3:0) Analyzes drug use, with an emphasis on its positive aspects, and presents alternatives to drug misuse and abuse.
312 Health and Wellness Choices (3:3:0) May be taken by nonmajors. Actively involves students in becoming managers of their personal health and well-being throughout the life span. Consistent with Healthy People 2000 goals for the nation. Emphasizes lifestyle activity and fitness, behavioral change, and maintenance.
314 Community Health Issues and Strategies: Drugs and Alcohol (3:3:0) Emphasizes applications of theories underlying health promotion and risk reduction, with primary attention to drug and alcohol abuse. Focuses on applied strategies in a range of community settings, including schools and colleges, the workplace, social services, health care providers, citizen groups, and related services.
323 Program Leadership and Evaluation (3:3:0) Prerequisite: PRLS 310 or permission of instructor. Covers leadership and evaluation of health, fitness, and recreation programs. Students use computer technology to study the evaluative aspects of program planning and administration.
325 Health Aspects of Human Sexuality (3:3:0) Covers biological, behavioral, and sociocultural factors in human sexual behavior.
327 Women's Health (3:3:0) Examines health issues unique to women, including health care, food and exercise, reproductive and gynecological issues, chronic diseases, and issues of violence.
330 Nutrition (3:3:0) Assesses dietary habits and patterns in relation to nutrient requirements. Emphasizes weight control, diet and fitness, and current nutritional controversies.
350 Interventions for Populations and Communities at Risk (3:3:0) Identifies culturally, physically, emotionally, mentally, and demographically diverse populations and communities at risk; covers implications for the devel-opment of innovative programs and the role of HFRR interventions.
370 Health Determinants and Status (3:3:0) Focuses on the determination of a personÕs health status and health behavior change strategies. Covers skills acquisition in health-risk appraisal, screening, and related instruction.
372 Health Communication (3:3:0) Applies research-based models and theories of health assessment and promotion at individual, organizational, agency, and community levels. Uses communication approaches and skills within the context of behavior change strategies, including policy and program development.
402 Introduction to Driver Education Instruction (3:3:0) Introduces vehicle operatorÕs tasks in highway transportation system. Provides essential knowledge and skills to instruct driver education.
403 Driver Education Practice and Administration (3:3:0) Applies driver education to simulated and actual driving environments. Provides essential knowledge and skills to administrate driver education.
405 Teaching Methods in Health Education (K–12) (3:3:0) Prerequisite: BSED status or permission of instructor. Covers content, methodology, and resource materials in teaching health education for physical education teaching majors. Field experience required.
430 Seminar on Contemporary Health Problems (3:3:0) Prerequisite: 90 credits. Provides overview of contemporary and often controversial health issues with analysis of selected problems of current concern to society.
450 Epidemiology and Environmental Health (4:3:1) Covers the incidence, distribution, and causes of diseases and injuries in human populations. Emphasizes essential diagnostics and planning for community health problem-solving with environmental consideration.
470 Community Health Systems (3:3:0) Examines complexities of community health and community health system infrastructure. Focuses on planning and navigating the multisystem agency environment, which includes a focus on population and subpopulation health.
480 Special Topics (1-3:3:0) Presents selected health issues or problems. Focuses on the application of information to education programs.
490 Internship (12:0:12) Prerequisite: 90 credits or permission of instructor. See internship manual for specific concentration requirements. Pass/fail. Provides directed experience in observing and participating in health promotion and exercise science programs at community agencies, health care centers, and private sector organizations. Minimum period of 10–12 consecutive weeks. Graded Pass/Fail.
499 Independent Study in Health Education (1-3:0:0) Prerequisites: 90 credits or permission of instructor. Provides study of a problem area in health education research, theory, or practice under faculty direction. May be repeated, but no more than 3 total credits may be earned.