Course Index

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HPR 415 PROGRAM EVALUATION

This course will provide students with a fundamental understanding of the purpose and importance of evaluation within the context of health promotion programming. Students will build on the project they completed in the Program Planning & Design course by moving forward with the focus of setting up comprehensive formative and summative evaluation plans.

  • Credits: 3.0
  • Prerequisites:

    HPR 375 or permission of instructor

HPR 427 HEALTH BEHAVIOR & DISEASE PREVENTION IN CHILDHOOD & ADOLESCENCE

This course will cover health-related issues often experienced in childhood and adolescence. Topics will include physical activity, nutrition, childhood obesity, type II diabetes, substance abuse and sexual behavior. This course will provide information regarding the ways in which common risk factors relate to disease. Strategies for prevention of disease in these areas will also be covered.

  • Credits: 3.0

HPR 437 HEALTH BEHAVIOR & DISEASE PREVENTION IN ADULTS

This course covers health-related issues often faced in adulthood. Topics will include heart disease, cancer, nutrition, physical activity, weight management, mental health, stress and the effects of aging. This course will provide information regarding the ways in which common risk factors relate to disease. Strategies for prevention of disease in these areas will also be covered.

  • Credits: 3.0

HPR 448 MOTIVATION & MARKETING IN HEALTH PROMOTION

This course will focus on promoting health-related change among individuals and within organizations. Students will study theories and strategies related to marketing health promotion program offerings. Additional topics covered will include assessing and utilizing individual motivation, accountability and incentives when promoting health-related behavior change.

  • Credits: 3.0

HPR 475 WORKSITE HEALTH PROMOTION

Many adults spend a significant amount of time at work each week. Therefore, the work setting can be an ideal place to provide health education and promote healthy behaviors. This course will provide students with an overview of the typical components of a worksite wellness program. Students will also learn the importance of obtaining support from company leaders when rolling out employee wellness initiatives.

  • Credits: 3.0

HPR 476 HEALTH PROMOTION IN THE SCHOOL SETTING

This course will provide students with an overview of health promotion in a school setting. Students will discuss the challenges related to promoting health in the school setting, as well as services that are available and strategies that can be used to educate and engage adults and children in this environment.

  • Credits: 3.0

HPR 477 COMMUNITY HEALTH PROMOTION

Students will obtain the knowledge and skills necessary to promote health at the community level by gaining an understanding of the multiple facets of a community. Non-profit organizations and community coalitions will be discussed; students will become aware of the efforts of these organizations in the areas of goal setting, research, health education and programming.

  • Credits: 3.0

HPM 505 STRATEGIC MANAGEMENT

Effective strategic planning and management is vital to an organization's success and involves employees in every area of operation. Understanding the processes involved in strategic planning, including assessment, creating alliances/collaboration within and outside of the organization, synchronizing business planning with emerging trends, and using market research data to guide strategic planning are fundamental concepts addressed in this course.

  • Credits: 3.0

HPM 508 THEORIES & PRINCIPLES OF HEALTH PROMOTION

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 515 CHANGE MANAGEMENT

This course focuses on effectively managing change at an organizational level. Students examine and develop strategies to facilitate change as a positive and dynamic force. Specific areas include effective communication and communication tools, transition planning, understanding the dynamics of group culture and organizational behavior, supportive cultural environments and understanding the human element of change, including resistance to and acceptance of change.

  • Credits: 3.0