Return to 2008-09 UGB Menu

Public Health Education Courses (HEA)

GE Core denotes General Education Core credit;
GE Marker
denotes General Education Marker credit;
CAR denotes College Additional Requirement credit.

Courses for Undergraduates

201 Personal Health (3:3)

GE Core: GSB

Fulfills teacher licensure requirements. Elective for all others.

Study of determinants of healthful and safe living for various age groups; emphasis on analyses and interpretations of research methods and findings within a social ecological conceptual framework. (Fall & Spring)

202 Introduction to Peer Health Education (3:2:3)

Study of health issues integrating methods of peer education, preparing students through experiential learning to serve the University community as peer educators. Four tracts: sexual health; alcohol and other drugs; wellness; diversity. (Fall)

203 Peer Health Education: Selected Topics (1:1)

Pr. HEA 202

May be repeated twice for a total of 3 credits.

Continued study in one of four tracts of health topics: sexual health, alcohol and other drugs; wellness; diversity. Students utilize and demonstrate methods of peer health education. (Spring)

207 International Health (3:3)

GE Marker: GN

Study of international health: health care, conditions, and disease in industrialized and non-industrialized nations; public health and health education approaches to prevention of problems causing morbidity and mortality. (Fall & Spring)

236 First Aid (1:1)

Students may not take both HEA 236 and 338 for credit.

American Red Cross Standard First Aid Course leading to certification for those who qualify.

260 Human Sexuality (3:3)

GE Core: GSB

Study of psychosocial, biological, cultural, and developmental research aspects of human sexuality emphasizing methods of sexuality research, relationships, gender issues, intimacy, sexual response, reproduction, exploitation, and dysfunctions. (Fall & Spring)

300 Topics in Preventing Sexually Transmitted Disease (1:1)

Study of those sexually transmitted diseases representative of major causes of morbidity, mortality and behavioral risk-factor data in the United States; interventions for prevention/eradication to be surveyed. (Fall or Spring)

301 Topics in Reproductive Health (1:1)

Knowledge and skills to develop and implement health interventions aimed at improving the reproductive health of populations. Health issues from adolescence through the reproductive years will be included. (Fall or Spring)

303 Topics in Violence, Injury, and Health (1:1)

Study of types and extent of intentional and unintentional injury, risk factors for, and analysis of public health and health education approaches to prevention. (Fall or Spring)

304 Topics in Preventing Unintentional Injury (1:1)

Study of types and extent of unintentional injury, risk factors for unintentional injuries; and analysis of public health and health education approaches to prevention. (Fall or Spring)

305 Topics in Chronic Disease (1:1)

Public education approach to the study of chronic diseases includes discussion of epidemiology, risk and protective factors, and health intervention approaches. (Fall or Spring)

306 Topics in Stress Management (1:1)

Study of stress and stress related health problems with focus on relevant cognitive information and health education programs designed to improve stress management capabilities of consumers. (Fall or Spring)

307 Topics in International Health (1:1)

Study of international health focusing on health care, conditions, and disease in industrialized and non-industrialized nations; public health and health education approaches to prevention of problems causing morbidity and mortality. (Fall or Spring)

308 Introduction to Public Health Education (3:3)

Pr. or Coreq. HEA 201, or permission of instructor.

Introduction to the profession of public health education (terminology, purposes, settings, etc.) and roles of professional health educators; foundation course preparing students for the public health education major. (Fall)

310 Emotional Health (3:3)

Pr. junior or senior standing

Consideration of positive emotional health as an integral factor in the total health and well-being of the individual.

314 Disease Processes (3:3)

Pr. Public Health major or minor; or permission of instructor.

Focus on concepts of health and illness, knowledge of the risk factors, etiology and pathogenesis of selected diseases, and understanding of how prevention strategies relate to disease etiology. (Fall)

315 Epidemiology (3:3)

Pr. or Coreq. MAT 115 or STA 108 or higher-level MAT or STA course, or permission of instructor

Study of the distribution and determinants of disease occurrence with emphasis on application to health education. (Fall)

316 Environmental Health (3:3)

An analysis of the identification, assessment, and control of environmental health risks. Focus on the effects of specific toxicants and the prevention of their negative impact on health and well-being. (Spring)

318 Conflict Resolution and Facilitation Skills (3:3)

Theory and practice in conflict resolution and facilitation of group problem-solving, decision-making, and conflict resolution. (Spring)

325 Public Health Data Analysis (3:3)

Pr. or Coreq. MAT 115 or STA 108 or higher level MAT or STA course, or permission of instructor.

Applied course to develop skills in finding, understanding and analyzing public health data that is essential for needs assessment, program planning, and evaluation. (Fall & Spring)

331 Alcohol, Tobacco, and Other Drugs (3:3)

Analysis of the epidemiological, physiological, psychosocial, and public health considerations of alcohol, tobacco, and other drug use. Emphasis on public health education theory and approaches to prevention, intervention, and treatment. (Fall and/or Summer)

333 Health of Women (3:3)

We consider how the complexities of women’s lives and status influence women’s health. Students will consider how research, practice, and action can all contribute to improved health for all women.

334 Community Health (3:3)

Pr. sophomore standing

Overview of complex social, health, and medical problems of modern society, with special emphasis on community programs for solving them. Study of programs of official and voluntary health agencies designed to promote and protect the health of citizens, observed through field trips, discussed by guest lecturers, and studied through other forms of enrichment.

338 Safety and First Aid (3:3)

Students may not take both HEA 236 and 338 for credit.

Study of factors essential to safety in home, school, and community, with emphasis on First Aid and emergency care knowledge and skills. Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) included.

339 Introduction to Public Health Education Practice (3:3)

Pr. Public Health major with a concentration in Community Health Education; or permission of instructor.

Meetings with health educators and field trips to introduce students to the application of health education principles. Course is the first in a sequence of four experiential courses. (Fall)

340 Community Observation and Assessment (3:3)

Pr. HEA 201, 308, 314, 315, 339; admission to the professional program for community health education concentration; or permission of instructor.

Pr. or Coreq. HEA 325

Process for working within a community or population to assess its health needs and assets. Focus on cultural competence, knowledge of community agencies and gatekeepers, and community data collection methods. (Spring)

341 Elementary School Health (3:3)

Pr. acceptance into Teacher Education Program

Health content relevant to college students followed by analysis of such content to derive information appropriate for elementary children. Includes methodologies for conduct of elementary school health program. (Fall & Spring)

347 Health Problems of Lower Income Groups (3:3)

Pr. sophomore standing

Ramifications of poverty-health complex in United States and social differences in physical and mental illness. Emphasis on identification of specific health problems common among the poor and detailed inspection of characteristics of poverty which contribute to these health conditions.

361 Sexuality Education: Content and Methods (3:3:1)

Pr. HEA 260 and permission of instructor

Content and methods for sexuality education among young adults. Emphasis on enhancing student understanding of sexuality through the planning and implementation of selected learning activities.

366 Community Health Interventions I (3:3)

Pr. HEA 201, 308, 314, 315, 339; admission to a professional program for community health education concentration; or permission of instructor.

Pr. or Coreq. HEA 325

Theory and practice in planning and using health education strategies for individuals and small groups. (Spring)

369 Lifetime Health Concerns (3:3)

Pr. sophomore standing

Selected predictable physical, mental, and social health concerns from prenatal life through adulthood. Special emphasis on prenatal life through adolescence.

405 Program Planning and Evaluation (3:3)

Pr. HEA 340 and 366; admission to professional program for community health education concentration; or permission of instructor.

Coreq. HEA 466

Methods used by health educators to respond to health problems and opportunities. Emphasis on comprehensive program planning that includes assessment, community involvement, intervention selection and development, implementation, and evaluation. (Fall)

407 Experimental Course: Community Service Learning in International Health (6:6)

Pr. HEA 207/IGS 233A or permission of instructor; GPA in good standing (minimum GPA of 2.75)

Health and development issues in an international region or community. Includes a basic introduction to community-based participatory research. International travel, cross-cultural immersion, and service-learning experiences are required. (Offered summer '09)

412 Community Health Organizations (3:3)

Pr. HEA 308, 314, 315, 316, and 325; or permission of instructor

Study of the structure and operation of community health organizations. (Fall)

420 The School Health Program (3:3)

Pr. junior or senior standing

Total school health program (healthful environment, health services, and health instruction including curriculum) and its contribution to health and education of children and youth. (Fall)

425 Evaluation in Health Education (3:3)

Pr. HEA 315, 340, and 405; admission to professional program.

Consideration of existing health education instrumentation and its construction and usage to evaluate health knowledge, attitudes, behavior, and programs.

426 Internship Planning (1:1)

Pr. HEA 340 and 366; admission to professional program for community health education concentration; or permission of instructor

Coreq. HEA 466

Grade: Pass/Not Pass (P/NP).

Professional preparation, planning, and placement for the 400-hour supervised internship experience (428). (Fall)

427 Public Health Education Practicum (Fieldwork III) (3:2:3)

Pr. HEA 340, 366, and 466; admission to professional program; or permission of instructor

Assisting professional health educators, in a variety of community settings, with planning, implementing, and evaluating health education programs/activities for a minimum of 30 contact hours. (Fall)

428 Health Education Internship (Fieldwork IV and Seminar) (12)

Pr. HEA 340, 366, and 466; admission to professional program; for community health education concentration; or permission of instructor; overall 2.50 GPA; grade of C or better in all required HEA courses; must have current certification in Community First Aid and Safety and CPR.

Grade: Pass/Not Pass (P/NP)

Minimum 320 contact hours.

Experience in using public health education techniques and practices in a community organization/agency. Emphasis on functioning as a professional health educator under supervision. (Spring)

430 Social Marketing for Health (3:3)

Pr. HEA 308 or permission of instructor

Study of social marketing planning models to enable students to systematically conceptualize, plan, implement, and evaluate community health campaigns. (Spring and/or Summer)

450 Current Health Problems (3:3)

Examination of selected health problems and/or populations that are of current pertinence. Populations and/or problems will be explored within the context of their impact on society.

466 Community Health Interventions II (3:3)

Pr. HEA 201, 308, 314, 315, 325, 339, 340, 366; admission to the professional program for community health education concentration; or permission of instructor.

Theory and practice in selecting, developing and implementing community-level interventions to improve the health of individuals and communities. (Spring)

470 Adolescent Health (3:3)

Pr. junior or senior standing

Survey of adolescent health problems and needs. Focus on epidemiological trends, behavioral and social etiological factors, and public health interventions to reduce specific adolescent health problems. (Spring)

471 Immigrant and Refugee Health (3:3)

Pr. junior or senior standing

Overview of issues affecting health promotion among immigrant and refugee populations. Focus on migration, dislocation, resettlement, adjustment, historical, epidemiological, behaviors, cultural, socioeconomic, and political factors, and interventions to address needs. (Spring)

475 Independent Study (1–3)

Pr. demonstrated competency for independent work and permission of academic adviser and instructor

May be repeated once for credit.

Intensive work in an area of special interest in health education. Available to qualified students on recommendation of academic adviser and instructor.

490 Seminar in Health (3:3)

Pr. HEA 201, 308, 314, 315, 316, 325, 412

Current problems, issues, and trends in health status viewed from an ecological perspective, with an emphasis on the literature and oral communication skills. (Spring) (Formerly HEA 540)

491 Family-Centered Interdisciplinary Practice: System of Care (3:3)

Pr. permission of instructor

System of care core values/principles infuse service planning/ delivery. Students develop competencies in family-centerdness, client partnerships; community services; cultural competency; interagency collaboration. Placement with families included. (Spring) (Same as HDF 491, RPM 491, SWK 491)

Please refer to The Graduate School Bulletin
for graduate-level courses.