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HEALTH STUDIES (HHE)

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HHE 270 Personal Health. Three hours.

A thoughtful discussion of individual, social, environmental, and political factors that influence personal health and well-being.

HHE 273 Community and Public Health. Three hours.

Prerequisite: HHE 270.

Methods and techniques by which community health workers identify and measure the scope and intensity of health problems.

HHE 370 Principles and Foundations of Health Promotion. Three hours.

Prerequisite: HHE 273.

The course examines the role of health education/health promotion and includes an orientation to the profession and consideration of current trends, problems, and issues in health education.

HHE 378 Drug Awareness/Education. Three hours.

Prerequisite: HHE 273 or permission of the department chairperson.

Introduction to topics associated with drug-taking behavior, emphasizing drug education. Physiological, psychological, and sociological aspects of drug-taking behavior are examined.

HHE 440 Stress Management. Three hours.

An examination of the psychophysiology of the stress response and indicators of excessive stress. Stress management techniques are examined and taught.

HHE 467 Design and Evaluation of Health Promotion Programs. Three hours.

Prerequisite: HHE 370 or permission of the department chairperson.

Designed to help health educators develop competencies in program design, implementation, and evaluation.

HHE 468 Practical Applications in Health Communications and Health Promotion. Three hours.

Prerequisite: HHE 370 or permission of the department chairperson.

A lecture/demonstration/discussion course designed to help health educators develop competencies in program applications, with particular attention to the needs assessment process and health communication techniques.

HHE 488 Internship in Community Health. One to twelve hours.

Directed internship in a community health agency, business, clinic, or other health-related setting; observation and on-the-job experience through direct participation.

HHE 496 Independent Study in Health Education. One to six hours.

Designed to provide the opportunity for independent work in any area of health education/health promotion.

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