Wellness and Health Promotion Certificate Courses

The program requires a minimum of nine (9) credit hours. All students in the wellness and health promotion graduate certificate program are required to complete specific coursework. This list should only be used as a curriculum guide. Course listings and required curriculum are subject to change.

Professional Courses

HPM 508

THEORIES & PRINCIPLES OF HEALTH PROMOTION

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This course explores the cognitive and behavioral model/techniques of human learning, behavior change. The elements of a holistic lifestyle - incorporating social (work, leisure, family), physical (exercise, nutrition, etc.), intellectual (creativity, challenge), spiritual (meaning), and emotional (feelings) are addressed. Health promotion program planning in the three areas of exercise/physical activity, stress management and healthy eating/weight management are emphasized.

  • Credits: 3.0

HPM 518

ORGANIZATIONAL DIAGNOSIS AND NEEDS ASSESSMENT

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This course presents the theory, structure, and instrumentation for assessing the health and organizational development needs of an organization, agency or other community population. The course examines models/tools that serve as guides for planning, conducting and reporting a comprehensive needs assessment within the context of whole-person, whole-organization health promotion. A needs assessment will be designed and administered by the student during this course resulting in the identification of a priority health promotion issues(s) for a specific target population and recommendations for future planning.

  • Credits: 3.0

HPM 528

PROGRAM DESIGN & EVALUATION

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This course focuses on a variety of program design models based on needs, with special attention to the utilization criteria and predicted impact of each. Skills for program provision using an integrated management approach as well as program marketing and promotion strategies can be applied. Culturally competent programming will be addressed through the development and selection of appropriate materials and educational strategies. Each model will also be examined with the focus of setting up comprehensive formative and summative evaluation plans during the planning phase. Techniques related to writing and implementing a business plan that unifies corporate and individual goals will be practiced.

  • Credits: 3.0