Center for International Education

 

Holloway Hall

Health Education Module (Sample Coursework)

Health Education Program

Fall Semester

110. FOUNDATIONS OF HEALTH EDUCATION
3 hours credit
Examines the concepts that form the foundation of standards based comprehensive school health education. Review of the National Health Education Standards (NHES) for Pre-K-12, the Access and Equity Principles, Unified Code of Ethics for Health Professionals, and the areas of responsibility for entry level health educators as identified in the Competency Update Project (CUP). Gain experience in designing rubrics to assess pre-K-12 students’ mastery of the NHES.

Spring Semester
Choose any three courses below. Not all courses are available each year.

120. CONSUMER HEALTH AND SAFETY
3 hours credit
Overview of the health marketplace and safety procedures. Examination of strategies essential for analyzing health products, health services and maintaining safety. Emphasis placed on information and concepts required as foundation knowledge for school health educators.

225. HEALTH BEHAVIOR
3 hours credit
Examination of health behavior theories and models of behavior change. Reviews the major theories of health behavior and strategies used to implement health interventions
for individuals and organizations.

230. CHRONIC AND COMMUNICABLE DISEASES
3 hours credit
Overview of chronic and communicable diseases. Examination of the processes used in modern society to assist in identification, prevention and control of disease. Emphasis placed on information and concepts required as foundation knowledge for school health educators.

401. COMMUNITY HEALTH
3 hours credit
Study of the community dynamics as it affects the health status of community residents. Examine the role that various agencies’ policies and practices have in maintaining optimal
health and well-being of community members. Emphasis planed on information and concepts required as foundation knowledge for school and community health educators.