Courses

The faculty has approval to offer the following courses in the academic years 2019–2020 and 2020–2021; however, not all courses are taught each semester or summer session. Students should consult the Course Schedule to determine which courses and topics will be offered during a particular semester or summer session. The Course Schedule may also reflect changes made to the course inventory after the publication of this catalog.

Health Education: HED

HED 386. Research Methodologies.

Disciplines of research methods, research design, data-producing techniques, treatment and interpretation of data, reporting on research. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

Topic 1: Research Methods: Proposal Writing. Additional prerequisite: Educational Psychology 371 or an equivalent introductory statistics course with a grade of at least C.
Topic 2: Research Methods: Applied Research Techniques.

HED 395. Advanced Topical Studies.

Group and individual studies of advanced topics; critique and synthesis of research findings and of literature. The equivalent of three lecture hours a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

Topic 1: Foundations of Health Promotion.
Topic 3: Worksite Wellness & Health Promotion. Introduction of the business model approach as an evaluation and justification of worksite wellness.
Topic 4: Intervention Mapping: Health Promotion Program Development.
Topic 5: Issues in School and College Health.
Topic 6: Theories of Health Behavior.
Topic 7: Foundations of Epidemiology.
Topic 8: Theories of Substance Abuse.
Topic 11: Human Sexuality.
Topic 12: Child and Adolescent Health Psychology. Introduction to the psychological, social, and physical aspects of childhood and adolescence. Issues are addressed from a developmental-contextual perspective.
Topic 16: Organizational and Social Change for Health Promotion.
Topic 17: Mind/Body Health. The scientific basis for mind/body health; overview of clinically tested mind/body interventions in each dimension of health: emotional, psychological, physical, spiritual, intellectual, and social.
Topic 18: Adolescent Problem Behaviors: A Developmental Perspective. In-depth theoretical and empirical analysis from a developmental perspective of adolescent problem behaviors. Individual and contextual factors related to adolescent substance abuse, early sexual activity, pregnancy and childbearing, and emotional problems.
Topic 19: Public Health Communication: Case Studies. Introduction to applications of social cognitive learning theory and innovation diffusion theory in the design of campaigns to change health behaviors.
Topic 20: Adult Development, Aging, and Health. Overview of current research and theory in the study of adult development, aging, and health. Considers the interaction of biological, psychological, and social factors in health and well-being.
Topic 21: Risk and Resilience in Children and Adolescents. Introduction to the theories and methods of child and adolescent risk and resilience. Examines resilience processes in populations at elevated risk for negative outcomes and explores how empirical research contributes to the development of programs aimed at strengthening resilience in at-risk youth.
Topic 22: Politics of Health and Long-Term Care Reform.
Topic 23: Health Issues in Gerontology. An introduction to physical, psychological, and social perspectives on aging, with an emphasis on health and health care of older adults. Explores the impact of an aging society on socioeconomic, political, and health care systems.
Topic 24: Social and Behavioral Aspects of International Health. Behavioral science principles and methods of international cooperation in research and action, illustrated by case studies.
Topic 25: Politics and Policies in an Aging Population. The impact of an aging population on social institutions; the utility of different approaches to the social welfare demands of an ethnically and racially diverse population.
Topic 26: Planning Health Promotion Programs. Introduction to the processes of planning, implementing, and evaluating health promotion programs. Students develop a health promotion intervention and evaluation plan for a public health issue. Additional prerequisite: Health Education 370K (Topic 1: Foundations of Health Promotion I).
Topic 27: Physical Activity and Public Health Practice. Practice strategies for implementation of public health programming related to physical activity, approached through review of the current research literature. Topics focus on evidence-based strategies, and key approaches to program development, implementation, and evaluation.
Topic 28: Social Determinants of Health. Introduces the social factors/determinants that influence health, including: race, class, education, family, neighborhood, media, global influences, immigration, and gender. Theoretical and methodological approaches to the study of social determinants will be discussed from a social ecological perspective.

HED 196, 296, 396. Doctoral Seminar.

Individual or shared project research with reports evaluated by seminar participants and the instructor. For each semester hour of credit earned, the equivalent of one lecture hour a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit. Offered on the credit/no credit basis only. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and written consent form.

HED 296T, 396T. Directed Research in Health Education.

Investigation of assigned problems under the direction of a Graduate Studies Committee member; development and demonstration of competence in research design and execution; production of an acceptably written research report. For each semester hour of credit earned, the equivalent of one lecture hour a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and written consent form.

HED 197, 397. Research Problems.

Individual or group research in a specialized area of health education. The equivalent of one or three lecture hours a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and written consent form.

HED 397P, 697P. Graduate Internship.

Supervised practice in a professional organization or institution. The equivalent of nine or eighteen laboratory hours a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit by doctoral students. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and admission by internship committee.

HED 698. Thesis.

The equivalent of three lecture hours a week for two semesters. Offered on the credit/no credit basis only. Prerequisite: For 698A, graduate standing in health education and written consent of the graduate adviser; for 698B, Health Education 698A and written consent of the graduate adviser.

HED 398T. Teaching in Higher Education.

Provides graduate students with the knowledge and ability to teach in higher education. An overview of diverse instructional strategies, common issues in teaching and learning, short- and long-term planning, practical aspects of course design and management, as well as assessment and grading practices. Reviews historical perspectives on the research in teaching and learning. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit. Offered on the letter-grade basis only. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

HED 399W, 699W, 999W. Dissertation.

May be repeated for credit. Offered on the credit/no credit basis only. Prerequisite: Admission to candidacy for the doctoral degree.