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12.3.4 DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH SCIENCE (HHE)
Chair: Professor David Birch, Program in Health Education and Health Promotion, Athletic Training Concentration
471 Russell Hall

Course Descriptions (HAT)

HAT 550 Research in Sports Medicine Health Care. Three hours.
An overview of current research and theories as they relate to the physically active population.

HAT 552 Seminar in Sports Medicine Health Care. Three hours.
A review of historical, philosophical, educational, and managerial issues in sports medicine health care.

HAT 554 Preventive Techniques in Sports Medicine Health Care. Three hours.
Designed to examine preventive techniques that reduce the occurrences of injury to physically active individuals.

HAT 555 Pharmacology and Pathology in Athletic Training. Three hours.
The study of acute and chronic illnesses and their response to, and impact on, physical activity. Discussion of pharmacological agents used on athletes and others engaged in physical activity.

HAT 558 Applied Research in Sports Medicine Health Care.
Three hours.
Prerequisites: HAT 550, HAT 552, HAT 554, and HAT 560.
This course is designed to assist the allied health professional in submission of scholarly research for publication, development of technology/multimedia product, or obtainment of grant.

HAT 559 Management Strategies for Allied Health Professionals. Three hours.
Designed for the entry-level allied health professional to study, review, and implement management strategies and competencies that relate to the physically active population.

HAT 560 Practicum in Sports Medicine Health Care.
Three hours.
Prerequisites: HAT 550, HAT 552, and HAT 554. Under the supervision of a qualified health care professional, the graduate student will experience scholarly activities related to job-specific tasks in a sports medicine health care setting.

HAT 570 Fellowship in Sports Medicine Health Care. Three to nine hours.
Prerequisites: HAT 550, HAT 552, HAT 554, and HAT 560.
Under the supervision of a qualified health care professional, the graduate student will experience scholarly activities related to job-specific tasks in a sports medicine health care setting.



Course Descriptions (HHE)

HHE 495:595 Workshop in Health Education. One to six hours.
Short-term, concentrated course with emphasis on selected aspects of school, work site, community, or college programs in health education.

HHE 500 Rural Environment/Occupational Health. Three hours.
Prerequisite: Standing as a Rural Medical Scholar or permission of the instructor.
The goal of the course is to help the student recognize environmental and occupational health hazards in the rural setting, the effects of exposure to these hazards, and preventive measures that should be taken to avoid them.


HHE 504 Health Counseling. Three hours.
Diagnoses of individual needs and study of typical counseling cases; includes counseling, theory, and process related to health promotion.

HHE 505 Health Education Curriculum and Instruction. Three hours.
Discussion of curriculum development. Emphasis is on evaluation of objectives, principles, methods, materials, and curriculum guides in health education.

HHE 506 Techniques of Research. Three hours.
Designed to acquaint the student with the types of research and the methods and materials necessary for scientific inquiry; includes development of a research proposal, with emphasis on form and style.

HHE 515 Advances in Health Promotion. Three hours.
Open to graduate students in all divisions of the University. Designed to provide understanding pertaining to advances in the health sciences.

HHE 520 Health Behavior. Three hours. Designed to review research literature regarding health behavior and to analyze various models developed to explain health behavior.

HHE 521 Basic Epidemiology. Three hours.
Prerequisite: CHS 425 or equivalent.
A course for students in health-related fields. The basic epidemiologic approach is developed; principles and methods are learned through readings (text and published studies), lectures, discussions, and the preparation of a research design by each student.

HHE 526 Biostatistics.
Three hours.
A course in statistical methods and concepts particularly appropriate for biomedical research and health-related subjects. Topics include descriptive statistics, probability, parametric and nonparametric procedures for one-group and two-group problems, contingency tables, and computer applications.

HHE 530 Health Promotional Techniques. Three hours.
Study of current health promotional techniques and programs, designed to facilitate health behavioral change. Emphasis on review of scientific literature concerning the development, implementation, and evaluation of health promotion schemes.

HHE 540 Stress: Theory, Disease, and Management. Three hours.
An examination of the physiological nature of stress and its interrelationships with health and disease. Emphasis is on review of scientific literature.

HHE 542 Practical Issues in Behavioral Medicine. Three hours.
Lectures and readings examine behaviors compromising overall health status, such as tobacco use, noncompliance; and behavioral aspects of medical conditions, such as heart disease, cancer, pain. Topics include bioethics, racial/ethnic disparities, and rural mental health. ONLY Rural Medical Scholars may register.

HHE 550 Minority Health Issues. Three hours.
Designed to investigate health issues as they relate to minority populations. Emphasis is on development of strategies to effectively address health problems of minorities.

HHE 566 Evaluation in Health Education. Three hours.
Formative, process, and outcome evaluation methods used to effectively evaluate health education/health promotion activities and programs in the community, school and work site are reviewed.

HHE 585 Laboratory and Field Experience. One to six hours each.
Provides for teaching laboratory, internship, and/or practicum experiences for students, according to individual needs and goals.


HHE 595 Workshop in Health Promotion. One to six hours.
Advanced study of special topics in health education and health promotion.
HHE 596 Independent Study in Health Education. One to six hours.
Designed to provide the opportunity for independent research in any area of health education.
 

HHE 596 Independent Study. One to six hours.


HHE 598 Nonthesis Research. Three hours.
Experimental or analytical investigation of health promotion problems.

HHE 599 Thesis Research. One to six hours.
Research study in a selected area of health promotion.

HHE 602 Readings in Health Education. Three hours.
An independent readings course for doctoral students.

HHE 603 Special Projects in Health Education. Three hours.
Experimental or analytical investigations of problems in health education. Arranged on an independent basis for doctoral students.

HHE 604 Seminar in Health Education. Three hours.
Critical and emerging issues in health education and health promotion.

HHE 605 Advanced Theoretical and Scientific Basis of Health and Health Promotion.
Three hours.
Examination of theoretical, scientific, historical, and philosophical issues that serve as a basis for health education and health promotion.

HHE 606 Planning and Administration of Health Education and Promotion Programs. Three hours.
A comprehensive examination of models for planning health education and health promotion programs.

HHE 607 Health Communication Research. Three hours.
An examination of theoretical tenets and practical applications of health communication initiatives.

HHE 667 Organization and Implementation of Health Education and Health Promotion Programs.
Three hours.
Study of planning and evaluation methods and procedures for health education and promotion programs; emphasis on review of current scientific literature.

HHE 685 Field Work and Laboratory Experience. One to six hours.
Arranged on an independent basis for doctoral students. Participation and research in schools, communities, or work site settings.

HHE 698 Research. Three hours.
Prerequisite: Doctoral student standing.
Experimental or analytical investigation of problems in health.

HHE 699 Dissertation Research.
Three to twelve hours.
Design, research, and/or analytical investigation of a problem in the area of health to satisfy the dissertation requirement for the doctoral degree.

 


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