Course descriptions

Required Courses:

HS 200 HEALTHY LIFESTYLES (3) 

Physical, mental, and social health as it relates to the individual. Students must receive a B or better in this course before proceeding to other HS coursework.

HS 300 HUMAN DISEASES (3) 

Overview of acute and chronic diseases, how these diseases affect the human body, and actions one might take to reduce the risk. Prerequisite or Corequisite HS 200 with a grade greater than or equal to B.

HS 301 SPECIAL TOPICS IN HEALTH PROMOTION (1-3) 

Studies selected health promotion-related issues that are of current interest in community and school health. May be repeated for credit with different content for up to 9 hours.

HS 404 PRINCIPLES OF EPIDEMIOLOGY (3) 

Concepts and methods for analyzing the spread and control of disease: trends in solving community health problems. Prerequisite: HS 300 with a grade greater than or equal to C.

HS 410 ORGANIZATION & ADMINISTRATION OF HEALTH SERVICES (3) 

Studies the organization and administration of health services; roles of international, federal, state, and local health organizations; barriers to health services delivery. Prerequisite: HS 200 with a grade greater than or equal to B or HS 300 with a grade greater than or equal to C.

HS 408C FIELDWORK EXPERIENCE (Capstone) (3) 

Supervised fieldwork experience in a professional community health-promotion setting. Requires 45 hours for each credit earned. Pass-fail only. Prerequisite: application for fieldwork approved by the department at least three months before starting the fieldwork.

HHS 300W APPLIED ETHICS IN HEALTH CARE (Junior Level Writing Requirement) (3) 

This course examines health care practices from a moral point of view using philosophical argument techniques. Prerequisites: Junior or senior standing, or permission of the instructor.

Some Elective Options:

HS 305 THEORIES OF HEALTH BEHAVIORS (3) 

Study of behavioral change theories and their applications to health-education intervention strategies and practices. Prerequisite: ENG 105 or ENG 101 or 102 with a grade greater than or equal to B. HS 200 with a grade greater than or equal to B and HS 300 with a grade greater than or equal to C.

HS 403 PLANNING, IMPLEMENTING & EVALUATING HEALTH PROMOTION PROGRAMS (3) 

Concepts of community health-promotion program planning, design, and evaluation. Prerequisite: HS 300 with a grade greater than or equal to C and HS 305 with a grade greater than or equal to C.

HS 471 HEALTH ISSUES OF THE SOUTHWEST (US Ethnic Requirement) (3) 

Provides an overview of health care issues in the southwestern United States, with a particular focus on primary care and public health services to vulnerable populations. Prerequisite: HS 200 with a grade greater than or equal to B or HS 300 with a grade greater than or equal to C.