Curriculum

Required Courses:

HP 2150: Health and Wellness (3)

Offered Fall, Spring, Summer. Heredity, environment, and lifestyle behaviors will be examined for their influence on health. Topics include behavior change theory, fitness, stress management, nutrition, weight management, alcohol and other drugs, and sexual health. Approved for distance education.

HP 3400: Drug Use and Abuse (3)

Offered Fall, Spring, Summer. Health, physical, psychological, and social ramifications of drug use and abuse. Policies and practices used to address the problems of drug abuse. Prerequisite: junior standing or consent of instructor. Approved for distance education.

HP 4120: Health Behavior Instructor (3) Students will obtain the knowledge, skills, and strategies for implementing and instructing behavior change programs in weight management, stress management, and smoking cessation. Approved for distance education.

PUBH 2100: Introduction to Community Health (3) This course explores the determinants of health that affect communities and the people living in them; how resources are obtained; and how they impact and are influenced by health programs and policies at the local, state, federal, and international levels. No prerequisite.

PUBH 3700: Sexually Transmitted Diseases

Review of current scientific literature regarding HIV infection and pathobiology with emphasis on immunological aspects of infection and diseases associated with AIDS. Includes mode of transmission, prevalence, pathobiology, and treatment of other sexually transmitted diseases. Prerequisite: BIOL 2050 or permission.

Select a minimum of six (6) hours from the following:

AHS 3010: Medical Terminology (2)

Fall, Spring. Vocabulary and terms used by medical personnel; prefixes, suffixes, word roots and their combining forms, usage and spelling; specialized terms by body systems. Prerequisite: sophomore standing.

FN 2070: Introduction to Human Nutrition (3)

Offered Fall, Spring, Summer. Basic concepts and principles in the science of human nutrition, energy balance and weight control, individual nutrient needs, diet selection, nutrition related metabolism and physiological functions, nutritional diseases, and current human nutrition controversies. Approved for distance education. Corequisite: FN 2080.

FN 2080: Introduction to Human Nutrition Lab (1) Offered Fall, Spring, Summer. A laboratory course taken in conjunction with FN 2070. One two-hour lab period. Approved for distance education. Corequisite: FN 2070.

HDFS 4280: Sexuality in Human Development and Family Studies (3)

Analysis of sexuality development across the lifespan, including biological, psychological, and sociological factors. Course topics may include: attitudes and beliefs within and across cultures about sex and sexuality; sexual health; relationship dynamics; the use and abuse of power in sexuality; and sex and gender differences. Approved for distance education.

HHS 4400: Seminar Health and Human Services (1-5)*

On demand. Interdisciplinary study of special health or human service topics. May be repeated. Prerequisite: consent of dean's office. Approved for distance education.

*Credit selection per advisor recommendation.

PHIL 2420: Medical Ethics (3)

Offered Fall, Spring, Summer. From birth to death, medical and healthcare practices are an intimate part of our lives. This course explores central questions in these practices, such as: Is it ever okay to get an abortion? Should physicians ever assist patients in ending their lives? Is genetic manipulation 'playing God'? Do we have a right to healthcare? Is it ever right to lie to a patient? Should we ever use the results of unethical research?

PUBH 3100: Community Health Planning and Evaluation (3)

Explores the processes of planning, implementing, and assessing community health programs. Explains how to develop mission goals and objectives; use tools to evaluate program effectiveness; modify existing programs; evaluate programs; and create new programs. Prerequisite: PUBH 2100.

PUBH 3200: Introduction to Public Health (3) Fall, Spring, Summer. (Web-based offering in summer.) Explore social, economic, environmental and cultural influences on community health issues facing the Nation in the 21st Century. Emphasizes an interdisciplinary health team approach and innovative population-based strategies that foster and support healthier communities. No prerequisites. Graded.

Updated: 09/16/2021 04:23PM