Health Courses

HLTH 125 Nutrition I

2 hours

An introductory course emphasizing the fundamental and practical aspects of nutrition. This course will include discussion of carbohydrates, fats, proteins, vitamins, minerals, and fluids. Special topics such as sport nutrition, supplements, energy balance, weight loss, and food safety will also be examined. Students will complete a diet analysis, caloric expenditure, and label assignment. (NWNL when combined with HLTH 126).

HLTH 126 Nutrition II

2 hours

This course explores the application of introductory concepts to the nutritional aspects of health, fitness, and human physical performance. The course will include discussion of food and society, dietary plans, food production and sources, malnutrition in the United States and the world, gastrointestinal disorders and their effects on nutrition. Students will implement knowledge of nutrition into dietary planning and prescription for specific situations. Prerequisite: HLTH 125. (NWNL when combined with HLTH 125)

HLTH 139, 239, 339, 439 Special Topics

Credit arr.

HLTH 185 First-Year Seminar

4 hours

A variety of seminars for first-year students offered each January Term.

HLTH 201 Foundations of Health Education

2 hours

This is an introductory course for health majors. It provides students with the scope and practice of health educators historically, philosophically, theoretically, and ethically. This course examines the roles and responsibilities of health educators and the settings where they are employed, professional ethics, selected theories, and future directions.

HLTH 233 Mental/Emotional Health: Stress Management

4 hours

This course approaches stress management from a holistic perspective. Causes of stress, signs and symptoms produced by stress, and modalities for dealing with stress are emphasized. Students will gain stress management knowledge, techniques, and responsible applications in daily lives.

HLTH 234 Family Life Education

2 hours

Family Life Education is designed to help students develop an understanding of various aspects of human relationships with emphasis placed on the unique needs and interests of individuals and families. Topics covered in this course include approaches to sexuality education, education for relationships and marriage, and parenting education.

HLTH 249 Personal and Community Health

4 hours

Course objectives include dissemination of current health and healthcare information, experiential learning opportunities, holistic health, and investigation of cultural differences in wellness programs. (W)

HLTH 285/295 Directed Study

2, 4 hours

An opportunity to pursue individualized or experiential learning with a faculty member, at the sophomore level or above, either within or outside the major. HLTH 285 can be taken only during January Term, HLTH 295 can be taken during the fall, spring, or summer terms.

HLTH 343 Health Education Content, Methods, and Assessment I

2 hours

This course will provide pre-service teachers with the knowledge and understanding required to develop quality K–12 Health Education programs. Coordinated school health education programs emphasizing comprehensive school health education will be examined. Preservice teachers will acquire knowledge needed to select developmentally appropriate health education content in accordance with National Health Education Standards. Assessment and evaluation procedures, classroom management, and teaching methodologies will be covered. Prerequisites: EDUC 185/215, admission to the Teacher Education Program (TEP), and HLTH 201.

HLTH 344 Health Education Content, Methods, and Assessment II

2 hours

Continued development of health content, assessment, and teaching methodologies needed to implement K–12 comprehensive school health education at appropriate grade levels will be covered. Emphasis is placed upon developing age-appropriate curricula; organizing, designing, and implementing course unit and lesson plans; and assessment and evaluation. This course builds on the content of HLTH 343 and the clinical appointment in EDUC 366 and must be taken prior to EDUC 486. Prerequisites: Admission to the Teacher Education Program (TEP), HLTH 343 and EDUC 366.

HLTH 352 Consumer Health and Safety Education

2 hours

Instruction in factors involved in the selection and evaluation of health services and products. Consumer laws and organizations will also be examined. An overview of approaches to safety education and injury reduction will be addressed. Prerequisite: HLTH 201.

HLTH 358 Substance Abuse Education

4 hours

An introduction to social, psychological, pharmacological, and cultural aspects of substance use and abuse. An overview of resources, materials, and instructional strategies available to the substance abuse educators will be presented. Methods of identifying substance abuse problems and substance abuse prevention theories will also be discussed. Prerequisite: HLTH 201.

HLTH 372 Administration and Management of Fitness Programs

2 hours

Administrative and management issues confronting professionals in the fitness industry will be explored. An overview of organizational issues, scheduling, facilities, personnel, fiscal management, and marketing will be examined. Students will also discuss organizational and management operations as they apply to the fitness professional. Prerequisite: HLTH 201.

HLTH 380 Internship

Credit arr.

Supervised on- or off-campus work situations in public or private organizations.

HLTH 395 Independent Study

1, 2, or 4 hours

HLTH 465 Current Issues in Health

2 hours

This course affords students the opportunity to examine local, national, and international health issues. Students will actively participate in selecting course topics, work collaboratively with others in developing and implementing course objectives, and will research, write, and present information on selected course topics. Preqrequisite: HLTH 201.

HLTH 485 Seminar

Credit arr.

HLTH 490 Senior Project

1, 2, or 4 hours

HLTH 493 Senior Honors Project

4 hours

A yearlong independent research project. Applications are completed on the Honors Program form available at the registrar's office, requiring the signatures of a faculty supervisor, the department head, the honors program director, and the registrar. Interdisciplinary projects require the signatures of two faculty supervisors. The project must be completed by the due date for senior projects. The completed project is evaluated by a review committee consisting of the faculty supervisor, another faculty member from the major department, and a faculty member from outside the major department. All projects must be presented publicly. Only projects awarded an "A-" or "A" qualify for "department honors" designation. The honors project fulfills the all-college senior project requirement.