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    Nov 12, 2014

    Feb 04

    Online Start Date
    Feb 04, 2015

    Apr 22

    Online Start Date
    Apr 22, 2015

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  • Curriculum: All Tracks

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    ET 503: USING TECHNOLOGY—APPLICATIONS IN THE CONTENT AREAS (4 Credits)

    This course provides students with opportunities to explore a variety of instructional technologies including: web-based tools, software, games, simulations, tutorials, and nonprojected visuals.
    Through readings, class discussions, and hands-on experiences using technologies, students will gain the knowledge and skills needed to integrate technology in lesson planning that meets the needs of diverse learners.  

    Prerequisites Required:

    None

    Total Core Credits: 52
    Total Program Credits: 52

    HA 515: LEADERSHIP IN HEALTH CARE (4 Credits)

    This course explores organizational theory and behavior essential for successful leadership and management in the health care industry. Emphasis will be placed on communication techniques, self-analysis, and strategies for best practices in order to effectively implement key leadership and management concepts in dynamic health care environments. Key values that guide a leader's personal and professional behavior and influence overall effectiveness will be explored, as well as their impact on overall leadership styles.

    Prerequisites Required:

    None

    Total Core Credits: 52
    Total Program Credits: 52

    HA 560: COMMUNITY HEALTH ASSESSMENT (4 Credits)

    This course provides students with the skills needed to enhance (assess) the health of a community. Students focus on health behaviors, environmental influences, health policy, and economic and health care system issues in health promotion and disease prevention.

    Prerequisites Required:

    None

    Total Core Credits: 52
    Total Program Credits: 52

    HD 505: INTRODUCTION TO HEALTH EDUCATION (4 Credits)

    In this course, students are introduced to the field of health education, including an overview of the primary roles and responsibilities of the health educator, which include needs assessment, planning, implementing, evaluating research, and administering and advocating health education. The competencies of a health educator will be studied, including assisting individuals and communities to adopt healthy behaviors, collect and analyze data to identify community needs, and evaluate health education programs. Students will also learn how to serve as a resource person to individuals, other professionals, and the community. Students will also review the administration of fiscal resources for health education programs.

    Prerequisites Required: None

    Total Core Credits: 52
    Total Program Credits: 52

    HD 510: CURRENT HEALTH ISSUES FOR HEALTH EDUCATORS (4 Credits)

    In this survey course, students study specific critical health topics including specific health conditions, disease prevention, older adults, fitness, complementary and alternative medicine, and more. Students will evaluate current health research and publications and relate the research to health education programs and interventions. Proven strategies and benefits of health education are emphasized.

    Prerequisites Required: None

    Total Core Credits: 52
    Total Program Credits: 52

    HD 530: HEALTH, ENVIRONMENT, AND SUSTAINABILITY FOR HEALTH PROFESSIONALS (4 Credits)

    This course provides the health education student with an understanding of the methods of human consumption, standards of living, personal health practices, and other key factors that influence the health of individuals and communities. The student will explore how food production, water use, climate change, population growth, and energy resources affect sustainability, the environment, and community health. Needs assessment, planning, promoting, advocating, and evaluating health education in these topics will be reinforced.

    Prerequisites Required: None

    Total Core Credits: 52
    Total Program Credits: 52

    HD 540: CURRENT TRENDS IN EXERCISE AND FITNESS FOR THE HEALTH EDUCATOR (4 Credits)

    In this course, students will critically appraise current emerging exercise and fitness practices that influence health and health education. Students will develop fitness goals and objectives for individuals and health education programs based on theory-based exercise strategies. Additional topics include fitness assessment, exercise prescription, program evaluation, and guidelines for exercise participation. Exercise prescription and modification for special populations will also be examined including older adults, individuals with disabilities, and prevalent health conditions.

    Prerequisites Required: None

    Total Core Credits: 52
    Total Program Credits: 52

    HD 625: HEALTH EDUCATION DESIGN, IMPLEMENTATION, AND ADMINISTRATION (4 Credits)

    This course acquaints students with the components and essential design elements of comprehensive health education programming. Utilizing the seven areas of responsibilities for the health education specialist, students create programs for community, school, and private settings, learning to identify key constituents and the diversity of funding sources, both public and private. Instruments for measuring outcomes are analyzed for both short- and long-term programs, as well as the essential administrative tasks, functions, and responsibilities required for successful results by the health educator.

    Prerequisites Required: None

    Total Core Credits: 52
    Total Program Credits: 52

    NS 600: ADVANCED NUTRITIONAL ASSESSMENT AND EDUCATION FOR HEALTH EDUCATORS (4 Credits)

    This course includes methods and tools for nutritional analysis and nutritional recommen¬dations in health education. Nutrition across the life cycle will be examined and students will learn how to educate individuals and communities about current nutritional research and practices. Students will develop a Web-based nutrition health education project to demonstrate the communication of key nutrition information to targeted audiences.

    Prerequisites Required: None

    Total Core Credits: 52
    Total Program Credits: 52

    PU 515: PRINCIPLES OF BIOSTATISTICS (4 Credits)

    Public health professionals collect and analyze data in order to solve health-based problems. Biostatistics is the application of such quantitative methods. In this course, students will study the use of probability, descriptive statistics, inferential statistics, and nonparametric tests as they pertain to health research. Students will study the fundamental concepts of biostatistics as it applies to peer-reviewed, public health publications.

    Prerequisites Required:

    None

    Total Core Credits: 52
    Total Program Credits: 52

    PU 520: PRINCIPLES OF EPIDEMIOLOGY (4 Credits)

    This course introduces the epidemiologic methods, concepts, and issues that are critical for the assessment, analysis, and interpretation of health-related data. Students study advanced epidemiologic methods used in surveillance, outbreak investigation, screening, and epidemiologic measures, and apply these methods to relevant public health issues.

    Prerequisites Required:

    None

    Total Core Credits: 52
    Total Program Credits: 52

    PU 630: HEALTH EDUCATION AND COMMUNICATION (4 Credits)

    This course focuses on the role of health education and communication in the practice of health education and public health. The coursework will include the principles of successful health education, its basis in health behavioral theories, and methods of health education. The student will design a health education campaign using the modern and traditional methods of communication to deliver culturally appropriate, effective health education of public health importance.

    Prerequisites Required:

    None

    Total Core Credits: 52
    Total Program Credits: 52

    HD 599: MASTER’S CAPSTONE IN HEALTH EDUCATION (4 Credits)

    This capstone course is the culminating experience for the Master of Science in Health Education. This course builds on the concepts of all the courses students have taken within the program of study. The capstone course provides students with the opportunity to integrate and synthesize the knowledge and skills acquired throughout the coursework in an original comprehensive project, and to assess their level of mastery of the stated outcomes of their degree program in health education.

    Prerequisites Required: Last term or permission of the Dean

    Total Core Credits: 52
    Total Program Credits: 52

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