Health - Safety Education

EDHS 1110           Personal Health and Wellness                                                                          3 cr.
A survey of content areas that affect the overall health of the individual, with particular emphasis on health promotion (wellness), decision-making, and health behavior. Content areas include emotional health, sexuality, nutrition, exercise, weight control, environmental health, chronic diseases, consumerism, aging, death, and dying. An alternate assignment will be required of Secondary Education Majors. A field experience is required.

EDHS 2700           Drug Use and Abuse                                                                                          3 cr.
Designed to provide information concerning drugs which affect the body and the action or reaction of the body to these drugs. In addition, societal as well as personal influences which contribute to drug use will be studied.

EDHS 4111           Epidemiological Principles in Health Promotion                                             3 cr.
The epidemiologic orientation to health and disease, as well as basic descriptive and analytic aspects of epidemiology, will be covered in this course designed for students in health education-related fields.

EDHS 4190           Current Problems in Health Promotion                                                            3 cr.
Prerequisite: consent of department. Topic may vary from semester to semester. This course may be repeated once for credit.

EDHS 4200           Health Promotion Ethics                                                                                   3 cr.
(EDHS 4200 and PHIL 4200 are cross-listed)  This course will examine ethical issues arising in the professional and social-policy aspects of health promotion. Coverage includes such topics as: "fact," "value," and "knowledge" regarding health; moral codes in health promotion; concepts of efficiency, fairness, autonomy, and privacy in health contexts; and special moral problems concerning sex, drugs, food, pain, aging, death, health on the job, and generational equality.

EDHS 4202           Community Health Promotion                                                                           3 cr.
This course is designed to provide participants with methods of community diagnosis and needs assessment, interagency liaison building, and creating linkages between academics sites, community based agencies and local networks. Ideally, the participant will bring to this class a background in health education theory and an understanding of the design, planning,implementation, monitoring, and evaluation of health education programs.

EDHS 4301           Methods of Health Education                                                                           3 cr.
This is a preservice/in-service course designed for health educators. Emphasis will be on current health problems and the importance of developing positive healthy behavior patterns. Current research literature will be examined for selection and use of effective teaching strategies.

EDHS 4302           Planning and Evaluating Health Promotion Programs                                   3 cr.
Health promotion rationale, program planning, implementation, monitoring, and evaluation will be covered as well as relevant competencies for Certified Health Education Specialist preparation.

EDHS 4610           Nutritional Aspects of Health and Physical Fitness                                       3 cr.
The role of nutrition in health promotion and physical fitness is considered through exploring general topics such as nutrient categories, dietary planning, and nutrition education. Also covered are specific areas such as energy balance, weight control, the role of nutrition in fitness and athletic performance, and community nutrition.

EDHS 4701           Emotional Health and Critical Issues                                                               3 cr.
A study of positive emotional health designed to enhance the student's own emotional health. Promotes the use of techniques to help self and others deal with problem areas having emotional content.

EDHS 4702           Death and Dying                                                                                                3 cr.
This course is designed to explore views toward death, dying, grief, and adjustment. Emphasis will be placed upon helping individuals confront fears and feelings related to death, dying, bereavement, and adjustment.

EDHS 4703           Stress Management for Health Promotion                                                       3 cr.
This course focuses upon the relationship between stress and health, disease and stress management techniques. Also, theory and practical applications for a variety of populations will be included.

EDHS 4704           Health Issues of Aging                                                                                      3 cr.
Focuses on strategies for developing and conducting health and fitness promotion programs for older adults. Topics include functional changes, nutrition, exercise, pharmacological aspects, and death and dying.

EDHS 4705           Gender and Health                                                                                             3 cr.
This course is designed to help break through personal and social barriers and to promote new insights about the way our gender influences each of the seven dimensions of health. As such it is a part of a process designed to help us learn more about ourselves by approaching gender and all health issues comprehensively.

EDHS 4706           Social Marketing for Health Communication                                                   3 cr.
Introduces students to the roles of social marketing and media advocacy as health promotion and disease prevention initiatives. Focus will be on audience targeting, cultural issues in message design, selection of communication channels, formative research and evaluation, and theoretical foundations of communication. Relevant competencies for Certified Health Education Specialist preparation will be covered.

EDHS 4801           Education for a Healthy Sexuality                                                                    3 cr.
A study of human sexuality as it affects and influences decisions and interactions relative to a healthy sexuality. This class promotes self-discovery and growth leading to greater personal comfort with sexuality and sexual issues.

EDHS 4900           Exercise and Mental Health                                                                              3 cr.
This class will examine the relationship between exercise and many aspects of mental health. The current knowledge base and theoretical models pertaining to the relationship between exercise and mental health will be examined. Practical application of the concepts will be emphasized. Topics will include exercise prescription, well-being, anxiety, depression, stress, self-esteem, flow, peak experiences, and exercise addiction.

EDHS 4998           Practicum in Health Promotion                                                            1 min. cr. - 6 max. cr.
Prerequisites: junior standing or higher completion of a minimum of 50 percent of the required EDHS/EDHP undergraduate courses and/or consent of department. Supervised experiences in health promotion. This course may be repeated but total credit may not exceed six semester hours. Section number will correspond with credit to be earned. Graduate students cannot receive more than nine hours of graduate credit from the combined courses of EDHS 4998 and 6990, or EDHP 4998 and/or 6990.

EDHS 5111           Epidemiological Principles in Health Promotion                                             3 cr.
The epidemiologic orientation to health and disease, as well as basic descriptive and analytic aspects of epidemiology, will be covered in this course designed for students in health education-related fields.

EDHS 5190           Current Problems in Health Promotion                                                            3 cr.
Prerequisite: consent of department. Topic may vary from semester to semester. This course may be repeated once for credit.

EDHS 5200           Health Promotion Ethics                                                                                   3 cr.
(EDHS 4200 and PHIL 4200 are cross-listed)  This course will examine ethical issues arising in the professional and social-policy aspects of health promotion. Coverage includes such topics as: "fact," "value," and "knowledge" regarding health; moral codes in health promotion; concepts of efficiency, fairness, autonomy, and privacy in health contexts; and special moral problems concerning sex, drugs, food, pain, aging, death, health on the job, and generational equality.

EDHS 5202           Community Health Promotion                                                                           3 cr.
This course is designed to provide participants with methods of community diagnosis and needs assessment, interagency liaison building, and creating linkages between academics sites, community based agencies and local networks. Ideally, the participant will bring to this class a background in health education theory and an understanding of the design, planning,implementation, monitoring, and evaluation of health education programs.

EDHS 5301           Methods of Health Education                                                                           3 cr.
This is a preservice/in-service course designed for health educators. Emphasis will be on current health problems and the importance of developing positive healthy behavior patterns. Current research literature will be examined for selection and use of effective teaching strategies.

EDHS 5302           Planning and Evaluating Health Promotion Programs                                   3 cr.
Health promotion rationale, program planning, implementation, monitoring, and evaluation will be covered as well as relevant competencies for Certified Health Education Specialist preparation.

EDHS 5610           Nutritional Aspects of Health and Physical Fitness                                      3 cr.
The role of nutrition in health promotion and physical fitness is considered through exploring general topics such as nutrient categories, dietary planning, and nutrition education. Also covered are specific areas such as energy balance, weight control, the role of nutrition in fitness and athletic performance, and community nutrition.

EDHS 5701           Emotional Health and Critical Issues                                                               3 cr.
A study of positive emotional health designed to enhance the student's own emotional health. Promotes the use of techniques to help self and others deal with problem areas having emotional content.

EDHS 5702           Death and Dying                                                                                                 3 cr.
This course is designed to explore views toward death, dying, grief, and adjustment. Emphasis will be placed upon helping individuals confront fears and feelings related to death, dying, bereavement, and adjustment.

EDHS 5703           Stress Management for Health Promotion                                                       3 cr.
This course focuses upon the relationship between stress and health, disease and stress management techniques. Also, theory and practical applications for a variety of populations will be included.

EDHS 5704           Health Issues of Aging                                                                                      3 cr.
Focuses on strategies for developing and conducting health and fitness promotion programs for older adults. Topics include functional changes, nutrition, exercise, pharmacological aspects, and death and dying.

EDHS 5705           Gender and Health                                                                                             3 cr.
This course is designed to help break through personal and social barriers and to promote new insights about the way our gender influences each of the seven dimensions of health. As such it is a part of a process designed to help us learn more about ourselves by approaching gender and all health issues comprehensively.

EDHS 5706           Social Marketing for Health Communication                                                   3 cr.
Introduces students to the roles of social marketing and media advocacy as health promotion and disease prevention initiatives. Focus will be on audience targeting, cultural issues in message design, selection of communication channels, formative research and evaluation, and theoretical foundations of communication. Relevant competencies for Certified Health Education Specialist preparation will be covered.

EDHS 5801           Education for a Healthy Sexuality                                                                    3 cr.
A study of human sexuality as it affects and influences decisions and interactions relative to a healthy sexuality. This class promotes self-discovery and growth leading to greater personal comfort with sexuality and sexual issues.

EDHS 5900           Exercise and Mental Health                                                                               3 cr.
This class will examine the relationship between exercise and many aspects of mental health. The current knowledge base and theoretical models pertaining to the relationship between exercise and mental health will be examined. Practical application of the concepts will be emphasized. Topics will include exercise prescription, well-being, anxiety, depression, stress, self-esteem, flow, peak experiences, and exercise addiction.

EDHS 5998           Practicum in Health Promotion                                                             1 min. cr. - 6 max. cr.
Prerequisites: junior standing or higher completion of a minimum of 50 percent of the required EDHS/EDHP undergraduate courses and/or consent of department. Supervised experiences in health promotion. This course may be repeated but total credit may not exceed six semester hours. Section number will correspond with credit to be earned. Graduate students cannot receive more than nine hours of graduate credit from the combined courses of EDHS 4998 and 6990, or EDHP 4998 and/or 6990.

EDHS 6998           Internship in Health Promotion                                                             1 min. cr. - 6 max. cr.
Prerequisite: consent of department. Provides a supervised experience in one of the professional domains of health promotion. Examples of intern settings include: university student health services, health/community agencies, corporate worksites, and schools.