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Course Listing

HPRO B310 - INTRODUCTION TO HEALTH PROMOTION (3).

A broad-based overview of those processes that enable people to assume responsibility for health and wellness and the role of the health promotion professional.

HPRO B315 - HEALTH PROMOTION ACROSS THE LIFESPAN (3).

(Prerequisite: PSYC B209 or PSYC B321) The study of age as a determinant of health and disease outcomes across the lifespan with strategies to promote wellness.  

HPRO B320 - CHRONIC DISEASE AND RISK REDUCTION (3).

(Prerequisite: BIOL B243 and BIOL B244, or equivalent coursework) The study of those diseases of long duration and slow progression and the means by which their societal burden can be reduced.

HPRO B330 - PRINCIPLES OF EPIDEMIOLOGY (3).

(Prerequisite: STAT B201 and HPRO B320) The study of the patterns, causes, and effects of health and disease.

HPRO B340 - INTRODUCTION TO ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH (3).

(Prerequisite: HPRO B320) The study of environmental factors, be they physical, chemical, biological or behavioral, that have the potential to adversely impact human and/or ecological health.

HPRO B360 - HEALTH BEHAVIOR AND EDUCATION (3).

(Prerequisite: ANTH B452 or NURS B330, and HPRO B310) The study of the behavioral and social factors that influence health and disease. Models of health behavior theory will be presented. Methods for preparation of health education curricula will be discussed.

HPRO B370 - WELLNESS IN HEALTH PROMOTION (3).

(Prerequisite: BIOL B243 and BIOL B244, or equivalent coursework; and HRTM B242) The study of the roles of nutrition, exercise, hygiene and rest in the prevention of disease and the achievement of optimal health.

HPRO B380 - RESEARCH METHODS IN HEALTH PROMOTION (3).

(Prerequisite: STAT B201 and HPRO B310) A course designed to impart knowledge and skills regarding the design, implementation, analysis and interpretation of research in the field of health promotion.

HPRO B401 – HEALTH CARE DELIVERY SYSTEMS (3).

(Prerequisite: HPRO 310 or NURSB326 or RN Licensure or consent of the instructor.) Systems theory, health care delivery systems conceptualize transitions from one level of care to another, with emphasis on ethical and legal issues; technology; historical, political, economic aspects to meet the health care needs of the population.

HPRO B410 – EXAMINING HEALTH INEQUALITIES (3).

(Prerequisite: HPRO B310) This course is designed to examine health disparities and associated social determinants of health in the U.S. Also included is an exploration of multi-level intervention strategies for reducing health disparities.

HPRO B420– LEADERSHIP AND MANAGEMENT IN HEALTH PROMOTION (3).

(Prerequisite: HPRO B310) This course is designed to enhance leadership and management skills needed to design, implement and evaluate health promotion programs.

HPRO B450 – HEALTH PROMOTION PROGRAM DEVELOPMENT (3).

(Prerequisite: HPRO B310) A study of methods used to develop effective health promotion and education programs which help enable individuals prevent, delay and treat disease.

HPRO B460 – HEALTH PROMOTION PROGRAM EVALUATION (3).

(Prerequisite: HPRO B450) A study of evaluation methods used to assess the potential impacts of health promotion programs.

HPRO B480 – INTERNSHIP IN HELATH PROMOTION (4).

(Prerequisite: HPRO B450) A period of work-related education that allows students to reinforce classroom learning while gaining practical experience in a supervised setting where health promotion principles are applied.

HPRO B490 – SENIOR SEMINAR IN HEALTH PROMOTION (2).

(Prerequisite: HPRO B310) A capstone course that summarizes the experiences of the health promotion major and prepares students for employment and/or graduate study.

COMM B350HEALTH COMMUNICATION (3).

Examines the strategies of health communication in interpersonal, group, organizational, societal-cultural, political- economic, and historical contexts.

PHIL B312 - BIOETHICS (3).

The concepts of Person and Justice as they relate to biomedical sciences and technologies.

ENGL B461 - WRITING IN THE HEALTH PROFESSIONS (3).

Preparation for and practice in types of writing important to those working within the health care and health promotion industry, from brief letters to formal articles and reports.