Course Descriptions

Health Education Courses

Course Descriptions

HED 200 First Aid and Emergency Care (2-0-2). American Red Cross Certification in Community First Aid, Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation, and OSHA standards. Return to top

HED 210 Healthy Lifestyle Choices (3-0-3). This course provides an understanding of the responsibility we have for our own health. The themes are personal decision-making and adaptation. Self-assessment inventories are used to involve students in many health issues and provide a means for applying health information in personal decision-making. Becoming a healthy older person is directly related to specific health choices an individual makes at the present time. Therefore the goal of this course is to explore major personal topics and to apply them in order to achieve, maintain, and promote high-level health. Return to top

HED 359 Principles of Health Education (3-0-3).This course examines the field of health education in terms of historical developments, professional standards, roles, theoretical foundations, ethics, application, and settings. Program planning, development, implementation, and evaluation is also covered. Return to top

HED 450 Theories in Health Education and Health Behavior (4-0-4). This course provides a broad theoretical base for the analysis of healthy/unhealthy behaviors. The research and theoretical literature is reviewed in areas such as socio-cultural and environmental factors associated with health behaviors, communications, and behavior change strategies in health education. This course is a foundation for the planning and development of effective health education and health promotion programs. Return to top

HED 460 Foundations of a Coordinated School Health Program (4-0-4). This course is designed to provide teachers, counselors, nurses, and administrators with basic knowledge of coordinated school health programs (CSHP). It addresses the process and issues associated with planning, implementing, evaluating, and organizing a CSHP in accordance with national and state guidelines. Return to top

HED 461 Methods and Materials for Health Education (3-0-3). Prerequisites: HED 210 or equivalent and HED 460 or equivalent. The course is designed to introduce students to productive, creative, and innovative methods needed to implement comprehensive school health education at appropriate grade levels. Students become familiar with organizing and presenting health content, health materials, health curricula, community resources, using technology, and communicating about a healthy lifestyle. Return to top

HED 470 Pathophysiology of Disease (4-0-4). This is the study of the etiology of diseases, including progression, diagnosis, and treatment. It focuses on the body's immune defense mechanisms for both chronic and communicable disease; emphasis is placed on basic principles and a variety of examples. Some anatomy and physiology recommended. Return to top

HED 471 Substance Abuse Education (3-0-3). This course provides basic knowledge of the physiological, psychological, and sociological effects of substance use, misuse, and abuse. It examines factors that influence substance use, misuse, and abuse as well as attitudes and behaviors. Drug prevention and intervention programs are examined and evaluated. Return to top

HED 472 Consumer Health (3-0-3).The course examines health products and services, advertising, marketing, quackery and government control, and guidelines for consumer action when deception, misrepresentation, or fraud is encountered. Students become more informed consumers of health products and services. Implications for health education are considered. Return to top

HED 473 Teaching Human Sexuality (3-0-3). Course provides concepts and information about comprehensive sexuality-education including moral, physiological, psychological, and social aspects. Emphasis is placed on methodology and organization of human sexuality programs for school and community settings. Return to top

HED 474 Stress Management (3-0-3).This course examines the role and function of stress in everyday life from a physiological, psychological, and sociological perspective. Personal, situational, and environmental sources of stress are explored along the continuum from distress to eustress. Stress management techniques are examined. Return to top

HED 475 Nutrition and Physical Activity (3-0-3). This is the study of the relationship between nutrition, physical activity, and health. Topics include macronutrients, micronutrients, water, role of proper nutrition for optimal physical performance, role of nutrition and physical activity for weight control, and prevention and treatment of disease. Return to top

HED 476 Teaching Nutrition (3-0-3). The course explores various instructional materials and strategies available for teaching concepts of nutrition to learners in school and community settings andprovides experience in designing and implementing appropriate instructional strategies. Previous knowledge of basic nutritional concepts is recommended. Return to top

HED 477 Social Issues and Needs in Nutrition (3-0-3). This is the study of the relationship between nutrition and the socio-cultural environment. Topics include nutrition and mass media, cancer and diet, nutrients as chemo-preventive agents, drug/nutrient interactions, safety and adequacy of U.S. food supply, world hunger. Return to top

HED 480 Practicum in Health (0-6-3). Prerequisite: Permission of department chair. A structured, supervised field experience designed to provide an extended, practical experience in a selected health setting; designed and executed by the student in consultation with a member of the faculty. Return to top

HED 481 Practicum in Health (0-12-6). Prerequisite: Permission of department chair. This is a structured, supervised field experience designed to provide an extended, practical experience in a selected health setting; it is designed and executed by the student in consultation with a member of the faculty. Return to top

HED 496 Individual Projects in Health Education (0-2-1). Prerequisite: Permission of department chair. This is an independent project in a selected area of health education. The project must be approved by and arrangements made with permission of project supervisor and department chair. It may be repeated for a maximum of four hours. Return to top

HED 497 Individual Projects in Health Education (0-4-2). Prerequisite: Permission of department chair. This is an independent project in a selected area of health education. The project must be approved by and arrangements made with permission or project supervisor and department chair. It may be repeated for a maximum of four hours. Return to top

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