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 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 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 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 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 320 HEALTH EDUCATION

(Cross-listed as RCP 320)

This course will provide students with the knowledge and skills necessary to communicate health-related information among groups and individuals. Topics covered include adult learning styles, strategies for promoting healthy lifestyles, the importance of providing applicable health information, mechanisms used for distribution of information and methods for discussing the relationship between diseases and health behaviors.

  • Credits: 3.0

HUM 213 INTERDISCIPLINARY HEALTHCARE ETHICS

This course introduces students to theories and practices of individual, communal and societal obligations. Moral inquiry in the course proceeds from a philosophical basis, with an emphasis on varied professional codes of ethics in healthcare disciplines. Students will explore codes of ethics and how they relate to traditional Western philosophies.

  • Credits: 3.0

HUM --- HUMANITIES ELECTIVE

*At least one of the two electives must be in the Arts or Human Connection.

See All Humanities Course Descriptions for specific course information.

  • Credits: 6.0

HUM 210 INTRODUCTION TO ETHICS

Introduction to Ethics introduces students to theories and practices of individual, communal and societal obligations.  Moral inquiry in the course proceeds from a philosophical basis.

  • Credits: 3.0
  • Prerequisites: Determined by major

HUM 205 REFLECTIVE PRACTICE

This course will engage students in reflective practice through the exploration of various models related to the skills of a reflective practitioner.  Students will explore theories of knowledge generation and then apply reflective processes to clinical experiences, thereby exploring their progress in the goals of the Educated Citizen.  Reflective practice theories and models may include: Donald Schon (reflection-in-action and reflection-on-action), Critical Incident Technique, Evidence-Based Practice, Fishbone Diagram/Ishikawa Diagram, and Critical Reflection (DEAL Model by Ash and Clayton).

  • Credits: 1.0
  • Prerequisites: HUM 150 or HUM 152