Course Index

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HPM 560 LIFESTYLE MEDICINE & HEALTH BEHAVIOR THEORIES

This course examines evidence-based lifestyle medicine recommendations and interventions to prevent, treat, and possibly reverse chronic diseases. Students analyze the key components of health behavior change theories and their application in research and practice in support of adopting healthy behaviors. Students will apply motivational interviewing techniques to assist clients/patients in strengthening motivation and readiness to change. Recommendations and interventions focus on nutrition, exercise, stress management, sleep, tobacco & alcohol addictions, and healthy relationships.

  • Credits: 3.0

HPM 550 HEARTSET, MINDSET, & SKILLSET OF COACHING

This course utilizes the evidence-based psychology of coaching to provide students with the heartset, mindset, and skillset to facilitate coaching sessions that support healthy lifestyle changes which may prevent, treat, and/or reverse chronic conditions and enhance wellbeing. The course also examines techniques for utilizing coaching principles as a leadership tool for success.

  • Credits: 3.0

HPM 538 CRITICAL ANALYSIS OF RESEARCH

Evidence-based practice in planning and implementation of effective health promotion initiatives, interventions and comprehensive programs includes the development of skills in applied statistics and research. Students will learn to critically examine research and determine best-practices that can be applied to specific issues or questions.

  • Credits: 3.0

HPM 525 HUMAN RESOURCE & STRATEGIC MANAGEMENT

This course presents an overview of the human resource and strategic management functions and the economic and legal environments in which manager's duties are performed. The theoretical framework for, and practical administration of human resource and strategic management areas covered will include policy and procedures, staffing, recruitment and retention, compensation, staff development, performance evaluation, disciplinary action, cultural competence, diversity, budgeting, strategic planning, business plan development, and ensuring that actions are in compliance with federal, state, and local laws and regulations.

  • Credits: 3.0

HPM 519 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 issue(s) for a specific target population and recommendations for future planning.

  • Credits: 2.0

HPM 500 WELLNESS & HEALTH PROMOTION MANAGEMENT ORIENTATION

This course provides the Master of Science in Wellness & Health Promotion Management program orientation for Nebraska Methodist College. Emphasis will be placed on program expectations, student resources, and scholarly writing.

  • Credits: 0.0
  • Prerequisites:

    Admission to the WHPM Program

HPS 100 INTRODUCTION TO HEALTH PROFESSIONS I

This course will serve as an overview for all members of the healthcare delivery team. Focus will be placed on: the basic skills needed to perform quality patient care, relationships with other healthcare team members, patient safety, and scope of practice for each profession, vital signs, HIPAA, infection control, invasive procedures, and self-care.

  • Credits: 1.0

HUM 299 INDEPENDENT STUDY

Independent study allows students the opportunity to complete a course of study in an area that is of special interest. A maximum of six credit hours may be earned through independent study.

  • Credits: 1.0 - 6.0

HUM 298 DIRECTED STUDY

Directed study credit can be earned for professional and arts and sciences coursework. Directed study allows students the opportunity to complete a course of study when there is a deficiency in course requirements; it is determined by the Program Director of the department in which a student is majoring. Arts and sciences course work is determined by faculty responsible for each course and approved by the Dean of the Division of Arts and Sciences.

  • Credits: 1.0 - 6.0

HUM 270-279 THE WORLD OF IDEAS: HUMAN CONNECTION

HUM 270-279

Students use the modes of inquiry unique to philosophy, religion, ecology, and anthropology to develop sensitivity to life's interconnections. Selected fields of study provide unique lenses through which to study inner connections among mind, body, and spirit, as well as connections between oneself and a world of ideas, perspectives, and both living and non-living things.

HUM 270        SPIRITUALITY/SOUL JOURNEYS

This course is designed to examine the spirituality and human well-being from many perspectives: theoretical, historical, philosophical, and psychological. Using the lens of stress management theory and holistic health practices, this course will reveal ageless wisdom, current research, practical skills, and vast resources to support mind/body/spirit well-being on life's journey. Major topics to be discussed include: coping strategies, relaxation techniques, the connection between stress and disease, stress and personality, and stress and emotions.

  • Credits: 3.0

HUM 271        EXPLORING WORLD RELIGIONS

In this course students begin to understand and appreciate the major themes, sacred text, ritual and symbols, cultural expressions and historical developments of six religious traditions. Through assigned readings, discussion groups, online research, field trips (optional) and video clips, students will begin to recognize the commonalities and differences among these religious traditions. This will also help to better understand some of the important religious issues that can lead to conflicts in the world today. This course is meant to help you understand these religions, rather than evaluate according to your own particular religious belief or culture.

  • Credits: 3.0
  • Prerequisites: Determined by major

HUM 272        COMPLEMENTARY AND ALTERNATIVE MEDICINE

This course begins with a major focus on an introduction to the field of complementary and alternative medicine, discussing the history, characteristics, translation, and issues in alternative and integrative medicine. These concepts serve as a foundation for the course of descriptions in the development and key concepts of the most prevalent complementary and alternative therapies being used in the United States. In addition to providing comprehensive overviews of the traditional medicines of China, India, Africa and native America, this course takes broader approaches which have tremendous value in understanding the aspects of medical practice and healthcare that are compelled, or chosen, and those that represent true alternatives on a global basis. American medicine is an eclectic pursuit where a number of competing ideas and approaches thrive; the students taking this course must be willing to explore any ethical approaches or treatments that have been proven to work in their future professions.

  • Credits: 3.0
  • Prerequisites: Determined by major