Curriculum

  • HP 215. Health Enhancement (3). Fall, Spring, Summer. A socio-ecological approach to personal health. 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.
  • HP 216. Introduction to Community and Worksite Health Promotion (3). Fall, Spring. An overview of the fundamental concepts, psychological theories, and determinants of health and behavior. The practice, process, and delivery of health promotion services to individuals, families, and communities will be addressed.
  • HP 310. Planning and Evaluating Health Promotion Programs (3). Fall. Theories, principles and methods involved in the planning and evaluation of health promotion and other relevant programs for individuals, families, and communities. Prerequisites: HP 215 and HP 216, or permission of instructor.
  • HP 311*. Health Promotion & the Health Care System (3). Fall. Introduction to the health care and health insurance systems, including demand management and managed care, as they relate to health promotion planning, implementation, and evaluation.
  • HP 338. Concepts of Human Sexuality (3). Fall, Spring, Summer on demand. Physiological, social, psychological, ethical, and legal aspects of human sexuality. Prerequisite: junior standing or consent of instructor.
  • HP 340. Drug Use and Abuse (3). Fall, Spring, Summer on demand. 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.
  • HP 348*. Health Communication Strategies (3). Spring, Summer on demand. Principles, planning methods, materials, and resources for communicating health information. Topics may include website design and utilization, computer presentations, newsletter design, literature search strategies, and CD-ROM/DVD technology.
  • HP 389. Practicum in Health Promotion (1-6). Fall, Spring, Summer. Limited field experience consisting of observation and participation in health promotion activities. May be repeated for up to a total of 6 credit hours; 40 hours of fieldwork required per credit hour. Prerequisites: HP 310, current CPR and First Aid certifications. Application deadlines: 11/1 for Spring; 4/1 for Summer and Fall.
  • HP 410*. Ergonomics (3). Fall. Overview of ergonomics and its application in preventing cumulative trauma disorders. Students will learn how to analyze work space, workflow, task design, and individual work habits, and make recommendations on how to more effectively adapt the job to the individual.
  • HP 411. Organization and Administration of Health Promotion Programs (3). Spring. Basic concepts for management of health promotion programs for individuals and families in community and workplace settings. Topics include ethical/legal concerns, fiscal and personnel policies, marketing, public relations, and strategic planning. Prerequisites: HP 310 or permission of instructor.
  • HP 412*. Health Behavior Instructor (3). Fall. Students will obtain the knowledge, skills, and strategies for implementing and instructing behavior change programs in weight management, stress management, and smoking cessation. Prerequisites: HP 215 and HP 216 or permission of instructor.
  • HP 489. Internship in Health Promotion (15). Fall, Spring, Summer. Pre-professional field experience at an approved site. Prerequisites: Minimum GPA of 2.5, HP 310, HP 389, HP 411, and approval of Health Promotion faculty. Application deadlines: 11/15 for Spring; 4/1 for Summer and Fall.
  • BIOL 332. Human Anatomy and Physiology II (4). Fall, Spring Summer. Anatomical and physiological aspects of circulation, respiration, digestion, excretion, endocrinology and reproduction. Three one-hour lectures and one two-hour laboratory. Prerequisite: BIOL 104 or BIOL 205 or consent of instructor. Lab fee.
  • CS 100. Computer Basics (3). Fall, Spring, Summer. Computer technology and related social issues. Hardware, software, applications in diverse areas. Problems concerning computerized services, data banks, governmental controls. Problem solving using software packages (such as hypertext, spreadsheets, word processing, database, presentation graphics, etc.). Credit not allowed for both CS 100 and MIS 200. Credit not applicable toward major or minor in computer science. Prerequisite: one year of high school algebra or MATH 095. Lab fee.
  • MIS 200. Introduction to Management information Systems (3). Fall, Spring, Summer. Principles of computer systems, role of information systems in organizations; introduction to microcomputer operating systems, spreadsheet and database software. Credit allowed for at most one of the following courses: MIS 200, CS 100. Lab fee.
  • F&N 207. Nutrition, Health, and You (3). Fall, Spring, Summer. Application of fundamental nutrition principles in selecting diets for optimal health. Discussion of current nutrition concepts and controversies, including world hunger.
  • KNS 313. Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation, First Aid, and Safety (2). Fall, Spring, Summer. Provides knowledge and training in the prevention and treatment of accidents, injuries, and procedures of basic life support. Satisfactory completion may result in American Red Cross certification. Participation in skill practice required. One one-hour lecture, one two-hour laboratory. Lab fee.
  • KNS 360. Exercise Physiology (3). Fall, Spring, Summer. The immediate and long-range effects of exercise upon the human body. Two one-hour lectures, one two-hour laboratory. Prerequisite: BIOL 104/BIOL 332 or BIOL 205, MATH 115 or higher. Lab fee.

*Pending curriculum approval.