Course Index

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HPM 528 HEALTH INTERVENTION PLANNING & DESIGN

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

HPM 525 HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT

This course presents an overview of the human resources function and the economic and legal environments in which the human resources manager's duties are performed. Emphasis will be placed on work-life quality issues and the integration of health promotion into the employer-employee relationship. Business management including management of technologies, facilities and equipment, insurance, and business ethics is also addressed. The student will also learn the theoretical framework for, and practical administration of all major areas of human resources (HR) management including policy and procedures, staffing (including training and performance evaluation) budgeting and strategic plan development. Students will ensure that decisions and actions are in compliance with federal, state, and local laws and regulations.

  • Credits: 3.0

HPM 518 ORGANIZATIONAL DIAGNOSIS AND NEEDS ASSESSMENT

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 515 ORGANIZATIONAL CHANGE AND WELLBEING

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

HPM 508 THEORIES & TRENDS IN 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 505 STRATEGIC MANAGEMENT FOR WELLNESS PROFESSIONALS

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

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

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 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 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