Health Education Graduate Courses

HLTH 605 - Health Research Methods

  • In Person
  • Credits: Three (3) lecture hours
  • Designing and conducting health education and health promotion research including survey design, sampling, data collection, management and analysis.
  • Prerequisites: Graduate classification.

 
HLTH 607 - International Health

  • In Person
  • Credits: Three (3) lecture hours
  • Health and health care delivery around the world; how various organizations are addressing global health concerns; includes emerging diseases, eradication of disease, global nutrition, family planning; emphasis on providing health information in a cross-cultural environment.
  • Prerequisite: Graduate classification.

 
HLTH 609 - Applied Epidemiology

  • In Person
  • Credits: Three (3) lecture hours
  • Principles and methods of epidemiology; epidemiologic investigation and research are discussed with emphasis on application of epidemiological methods to health promotion and disease prevention.
  • Prerequisites: Graduate classification.

 
HLTH 610 - Health Assessment

  • In Person
  • Credits: Three (3) lecture hours
  • Concepts and procedures of health assessment, interpretation of health appraisal instruments; the function of health assessment in health education, health promotion, and wellness programs.
  • Prerequisites: HLTH 425 or course in statistics.

 
HLTH 611 - Organization and Administration of Health

  • In Person, Web Distance
  • Credits: Three (3) lecture hours
  • Organizing and management of public health education and health promotion programs; public health administration issues and management skills emphasized.
  • Prerequisites: Graduate classification.

 
HLTH 622 - Issues and Trends in Health Education

  • Not currently offered
  • Credits: Three (3) lecture hours
  • Background and development of health education as an applied science; current issues and trends in health education and their implications for health education.

 
HLTH 629 - Environmental Health

  • Not currently offered
  • Credits: Three (3) lecture hours
  • Examination of environments that threaten health and implications for human health and community health planning; emphasis on planning and implementing health education and promotion strategies to promote a healthy environment.
  • Prerequisites: Graduate classification.

 
HLTH 630 - Health Program Planning

  • In Person, Online-on-Campus, Web Distance (Mini-mesters and Summers)
  • Credits: Three (3) lecture hours
  • Public health education and promotion program planning including educational diagnosis, selection of educational strategies, program implementation and evaluation; using planning models.
  • Prerequisites: Graduate classification.

 
HLTH 631 - Community and Public Health

  • Not currently offered
  • In Person, Online-on-Campus, Web Distance (Mini-mesters and Summers)
  • Credits: Three (3) lecture hours
  • Community health problems; public health laws; national, state and local health agencies.

 
HLTH 632 - Health Program Evaluation

  • In Person
  • Credits: Three (3) lecture hours Evaluation of public health education and promotion programs; overview of the theory of program evaluation, methodology and application.
  • Prerequisites: Graduate classification.

 
HLTH 634 - Women's Health

  • In Person, Online-on-Campus, Web Distance
  • Credits: Three (3) lecture hours
  • Health and health care concerns of women; emphasis on importance of women's health issues to public health; identification of special concerns for planning and implementation of women's health programs.
  • Prerequisites: Graduate classification.

 
HLTH 635 - Race, Ethnicity and Health

  • In Person, Online-on-Campus, Web Distance
  • Credits: Three (3) lecture hours
  • Explore racial, ethnic, and cultural dimensions that underlie health and health disparities; special attention to culture, social economic status, and governmental policies as they influence the adaptations of health practices.
  • Prerequisites: Graduate classification.

 
HLTH 639 - Behavioral Foundations of Health Education

  • In Person 
  • Credits: Three (3) lecture hours
  • Theoretical and historical foundations of health behavior research: emphasis placed on understanding and predicting behavior, as well as facilitating behavior change programs through health education.

 
HLTH 640 - Health Intervention and Wellness

  • In Person, Online-on-Campus, Web Distance
  • Credits: Three (3) lecture hours
  • Wellness as a concept and a process; systematic planning, implementation and evaluation of wellness programs and review of research relating to the efficacy of wellness programs and methods.
  • Prerequisites: HLTH 415 or equivalent.

 
HLTH 641 - Foundations in Health Education

  • Online-on-Campus, Web Distance
  • Credits: Three (3) lecture hours
  • Introduction to the profession of Health Education; basic history, philosophy, theory, and standards; responsibilities and competencies of the health educator; methods of practice.
  • Prerequisites: Graduate classification; admission to E-Master's program in Health Education.

 
HLTH 642 - Health Education Ethics

  • Online-on-Campus, Web Distance
  • Credits: One (1) lecture hour
  • Basic concepts in health education ethics; ethical dilemmas faced by health educators; articulated ethics framework; includes fairness, justice, and the reduction of unjust disparities in the health education practice.
  • Prerequisites: Graduate classification; admission to E-Master's program in Health Education.

 
HLTH 643 - Introduction to Epidemiology

  • Online-on-Campus, Web Distance
  • Credits: Two (2) lecture hours
  • Principles and methods of epidemiology; epidemiologic investigations and research; emphasis on application of epidemiological methods for health promotion and disease prevention.
  • Prerequisites: Graduate classification; admission to E-Master's program in Health Education.

 
HLTH 644 - Health Education Theory

  • Online-on-Campus, Web Distance
  • Credits: Three (3) lecture hours
  • Theory in the practice of Health Education; selected theories and their structure, function, and value to health professionals.
  • Prerequisites: Graduate classification; admission to E-Master’s program in Health Education.

 
HLTH 645 - Health Education Research and Program Evaluation

  • Online-on-Campus, Web Distance
  • Credits: Three (3) lecture hours
  • Design and conduct health education and health promotion research and evaluation; provide an overview of program evaluation and research theory, methodology, and application.
  • Prerequisites: Graduate classification; admission to E-Master's program in Health Education.

 
HLTH 646 - Health Education Training. 

  • Online-on-Campus, Web Distance
  • Credits: Three (3) lecture hours
  • Designing, implementing, and evaluating workforce training for professional health educators; emphasis on evidence-based workforce training.
  • Prerequisites: Graduate classification; admission to E-Master's program in Health Education.

 
HLTH 649 - Advanced Health Behavior Theory.

  • In Person
  • Credits: Three (3) lecture hours
  • Examine the nature of theoretical thinking and its application to health research design, analysis, and program development; explore new theoretical trends in health education sciences research and education; exposed to an informed critique of current health behavior theories and their uses.
  • Prerequisites: HLTH 639 or approval of instructor.

 
HLTH 659 - Writing for Health Educators

  • In Person
  • Credits: Three (3) lecture hours
  • Practical application activities to enhance writing appropriate for entry level Ph.D. trained professionals in their field; taught in a seminar format.
  • Prerequisites: Graduate classification.

 
HLTH 660 - Health Issues in Aging, Dying and Death

  • Not currently offered
  • Credits: Three (3) lecture hours
  • Health issues related to aging, dying and death including: health problems of aging individuals; community response to health problems of aging individuals; issues regarding definitions of death; bereavement, grief and mourning and educational implications of aging, dying and death.
  • Prerequisites: Approval of instructor.

 
HLTH 669 - Professional Skills Development for Health Educators

  • In Person
  • Credits: Three (3) lecture hours
  • Provides the tools necessary to become an effective heath education professional; issues will be discussed that will be critical to the success of a future university faculty member.
  • Prerequisites: Graduate classification.

 
HLTH 671 - Interdisciplinary Seminar in Prevention Science

  • In Person
  • Credits: One (1) lecture hour
  • Contemporary research programs that represent interdisciplinary field of prevention science; strengths and limitations of diverse theoretical and conceptual bases of research in prevention science, application of research findings to issues related to the prevention of mental, emotional, and physical health problems and the promotion of well-being. May be taken 3 times for credit.
  • Prerequisites: Graduate classification and enrollment in the interdisciplinary graduate certificate in prevention science or approval of instructor. Cross-listed with COMM 671, RPTS 620 and SPSY 620.

 
HLTH 681 - Seminar

  • In Person, Web Distance
  • Credits: One (1) lecture hour
  • Course Attributes:3peat Exclusion

 
HLTH 684 - Professional Internship

  • Instructor Supervised
  • Credits: One (1) to six (6) lecture hours
  • Designed to permit students the opportunity for on-the-job training with professionals in schools and public and institutional health agencies.
  • Prerequisites: Twelve (12) semester hours of selected graduate work; approval of department head.

 
HLTH 685 - Directed Studies

  • Instructor Choice
  • Credits: One (1) to twelve (12) hours each semester
  • Directed study of selected problems within the discipline. May be repeated for credit.
  • Prerequisite: Approval of department head.

 
HLTH 689 - Special Topics in...

  • Instructor Choice
  • Credits: One (1) to four (4) hours
  • Selected topics in an identified area of the discipline. May be repeated for credit.
  • Prerequisites: Approval of department head.

 
HLTH 690 - Theory of Research in the Discipline

  • In Person
  • Credits: Three (3) lecture hours
  • Theory and design of research problems and experiments in various subfields of the discipline; communication of research proposals and results; evaluation of current research of faculty and students and review of current literature. May be repeated for credit.
  • Cross-listed with KINE 690.

 
HLTH 691 - Research

  • Instructor Supervised
  • Credits: One (1) or more hours each semester
  • Research for thesis or dissertation.
  • Prerequisites: Approval of committee chair.