Health (HLTH)


How to read course offerings

A-Z course descriptions list



1300. [PHED 1304, 1305] Patterns of Healthful Living (3). A study of patterns of mental, physical, and social development of the individual including relationships of individual and community health.

1306. Introduction to Public Health (3). Introductory principles of evidence-based public health and implementation tools, including health communications and informatics, applications of social and behavioral sciences, health policy, law, and ethics.



2302. Environmental Health and Awareness (3). Examines critical issues and relationships affecting biospheric health including personal, community, and international ecology.

2307. Understanding Death and Dying (3). Exploration of issues concerning the death and dying process, including death anxiety, bereavement, grief, and mourning. Biological, psychological, social, and cultural aspects will be addressed.

2360. Community Health (3). An introduction to community health, including an overview of the competency areas of a health education specialist and their applicability in community settings.



3301. Epidemiology (3). Principles and methods in epidemiology about the incidence, distribution, cause and control of disease in populations with applied emphasis to public health issues and practices.

3311. Communicable and Chronic Diseases (3). Examines etiology of diseases from a body-systems approach, with special emphasis on sexually transmitted diseases, cancer, and cardiovascular disease.

3312. Health Considerations of Special Populations (3). A process-oriented course addressing health needs and/or problems of various ethnic, cultural, and socioeconomic groups.

3313. Health for Preadolescents (3). Prerequisite: Junior standing. An in-depth study of health issues relating to children as well as emphasis on behaviors that would affect health for children.

3314. Health for Adolescents (3). Prerequisite: Junior standing. Studies health factors that affect the adolescent; addresses social, emotional, and physical factors of health.



4300. Individual Studies in Health (3). Prerequisite: Departmental approval. An independent study program allowing students to pursue an area of special interest under the guidance of a professor. May be repeated up to three times for credit.

4307. Health Program Planning and Evaluation (3). Principles and applications of planning and implementing health programs in a variety of school and community settings including monitoring techniques.

4308. Introduction to Biostatistics (3). Overview of various statistical methods used in public health practice and research with an emphasis on application of appropriate methods and interpretation of results.

4313. Mental Health (3). Prerequisite: Junior standing. Overview of social, behavioral and contextual factors in well-being with an emphasis on mental health from a biopsychosocial framework.

4344. Managing Stress (3). Prerequisite: Junior standing. Provides a comprehensive and holistic approach to stress and stress management.