Course Index

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HPR 335 INTRODUCTION TO HEALTH PROMOTION

This course will explore the cognitive and behavioral models/techniques of human learning, behavior, and 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) will be addressed. Health promotion program planning in the three areas of exercise/physical activity, stress management and healthy eating/weight management will be emphasized.

  • Credits: 3.0

HPR 350 ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH

The course will concentrate on human population and the need to control factors that are harmful to human life. The course will emphasize methods of controlling communicable diseases, wastewater treatment, solid waste management, insect & rodent control, radiation control and environmental health hazards. The course concludes with the human impact on resources and ecosystems, management of pollution, as well as decision making regarding the positive and negative effects of the choices a person makes that affect personal health. Principles of scientific inquiry are integrated throughout the course's subject matter.

  • Credits: 3.0

HPR 375 PROGRAM PLANNING & DESIGN

This course will focus on a variety of program design models based on assessed needs, with special attention to the utilization criteria and predicted impact of each. Culturally competent programming will be addressed through the development and selection of appropriate materials and educational strategies. Techniques related to writing and implementing a business plan that unifies corporate and individual goals will be practiced.

  • Credits: 3.0
  • Prerequisites:

    HPR 380 or permission of instructor

HPR 380 NEEDS ASSESSMENT

This course will present the theory, structure, and instrumentation for assessing the health and development needs of an individual, 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. In this course, students will identify priority health promotion issues(s) for a specific target population and recommendations for future planning.

  • Credits: 3.0

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