Health Education (H ED)

H ED 1310. Foundations of Personal Health.

Course provides an introduction to personal health, acquainting students with the understanding that the decisions they make affect health of self, families, friends, and communities. An emphasis will be placed on health trends and health behaviors.

3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
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TCCN: PHED 1304

H ED 1320. Introduction to Health and Wellness Promotion.

This course addresses concepts essential to understanding the discipline of Health and Wellness Promotion, including competencies and career opportunities for health education specialists in school and community settings.

3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
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H ED 2338. Contemporary Issues in Drug Prevention.

This course explores the impact of drug use and abuse on society and provides students with a critical perspective of drug-related problems. Course content includes statistics and up-to-date information on current topics in drug issues and drug prevention interventions.

3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
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TCCN: PHED 1346

H ED 2340. Community Health.

This course acquaints students with issues, trends, and developments, and principles in community health. The course also provides an overview of selected topics, such as epidemiology, community organization, and program planning. Prerequisite or co-requisite: H ED 1320.

3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
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H ED 3301. Environmental Health Issues.

An examination of the ecological impact resulting from contemporary sociopolitical action and its resulting influence on human health.

3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
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H ED 3315. Statistical Analysis and Interpretation in Health and Wellness Promotion.

This course emphasizes analysis and interpretation of health-related data. Descriptive and inferential statistics (including measures of central tendency and variability, estimation, ANOVA, and regression) will be used to understand factors associated with current health-related issues. Prerequisites: “C” or better in H ED 1320, H ED 2340, and MATH 1315, MATH 2417 or MATH 2471. (WI).

3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
Course Attribute(s): Writing Intensive
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H ED 3321. Health in the School Setting.

Course offers a foundation in health methods and activities to provide resources for the elementary school teacher. Provides an overview of current school health issues: Coordinated School Health Programs, mental health, personal health, family life, substance abuse, and violence in the school setting.

3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
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H ED 3342. Adolescent and School Health Programs.

Course will provide an understanding of function and scope of the Coordinated School Health Program (CSHP) model. Students investigate how schools function in solving youths’ health problems, and focus on how child and adolescent stakeholders and communities are involved in CSHP. (WI).

3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
Course Attribute(s): Writing Intensive
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H ED 3348. Prevention of Disease.

Course provides an overview of the etiology of communicable and chronic diseases. Special emphasis will be on health promotion activities to reduce the incidence of disease in communities and society.

3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
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H ED 3350. Consumer Health.

Course focuses on consumer health and making wise decisions regarding selection of health products and services. Students will learn how to effectively evaluate health information. Special emphasis is placed on becoming a health-literate consumer, understanding legislation, and investigating products and services.

3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
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H ED 3360. Sexuality Education.

Course provides a study of sexuality education as a lifelong process of acquiring information and forming healthy attitudes, beliefs, and values regarding sexuality. Students will access information and educational resources for implementing and advocating for sexuality instruction through health courses, sexuality education courses, and programs.

3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
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H ED 3376. Worksite Health Promotion.

The purpose of this course is to introduce students to worksite health promotion. The focus of the course will be on planning, implementing, and evaluating worksite health promotion programs. The course will also address other contemporary health issues, policies, and considerations that affect worksite health promotion.

3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
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H ED 4100. Professional Development in Health and Wellness Promotion.

This one-hour seminar course provides the opportunity for students to obtain a community or clinically-based health promotion internship and to actively participate in health promotion-related professional development activities including conferences, development of resumes and interaction with health professionals. Course to be taken the semester immediately preceding H ED 4660 Internship. Prerequisites: H ED 4640 with a grade of "C" or higher and a 2.5 Overall GPA or higher.

1 Credit Hour. 1 Lecture Contact Hour. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
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H ED 4336. Theoretical Foundations of Health and Wellness Promotion.

Course offers an introduction to research and theories in health and wellness promotion. Special emphasis will be on community health interventions. Students will study theory and practice to understand successful and effective health education interventions. Prerequisites: H ED 1320 and H ED 2340 with grades of C or better, and an Overall GPA of 2.5 or higher.

3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
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H ED 4347. Independent Study in Health and Wellness Promotion.

Designed for undergraduate students who display potential for independent research in health and wellness promotion. Students work individually with faculty to develop an independent research study/project in Health and Wellness Promotion. Open on an individual basis by arrangement with the division chair. May be repeated for credit with different emphasis.

3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
Course Attribute(s): Exclude from 3-peat Processing
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H ED 4640. Community Health Program Planning and Evaluation.

Course addresses application of professional competencies in health education and promotion programs. Topics include needs assessment, data gathering techniques, instrument design, data and statistics, interpreting, reporting, and application of findings for program development. Cultural competency and communication will also be covered. Prerequisites: H ED 1320, H ED 2340, and H ED 4336 with grades of "C" or better, and an Overall GPA of 2.5 or higher. Senior classification required. (WI).

6 Credit Hours. 6 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
Course Attribute(s): Writing Intensive
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H ED 4660. Internship in Health and Wellness Promotion.

This course involves the application of health education concepts to a community health setting. Students participate in the work of a health organization/agency and complete a semester-long project (480 hours). Prerequisites: Completion of all other courses required for the degree, H ED 4100 and H ED 4640 with grades of "C" or better, an overall GPA of 2.5. In addition, ESS-HCP Concentration: Grades of "C" or better in ESS 4317 and ESS 4319. Departmental Approval required to enroll. (WI).

6 Credit Hours. 0 Lecture Contact Hours. 18 Lab Contact Hours.
Course Attribute(s): Exclude from 3-peat Processing|Writing Intensive
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H ED 5199B. Thesis.

This course represents a student’s continuing thesis enrollments. The student continues to enroll in this course until the thesis is submitted for binding.

1 Credit Hour. 1 Lecture Contact Hour. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
Grade Mode: Credit/No Credit

H ED 5299B. Thesis.

This course represents a student’s continuing thesis enrollments. The student continues to enroll in this course until the thesis is submitted for binding.

2 Credit Hours. 2 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
Grade Mode: Credit/No Credit

H ED 5310. History and Philosophy of Health Education.

Intensive study of historical and philosophical contributions to health promotion program development. Current political issues, public health issues, and influential cultural changes are examined.

3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
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H ED 5312. Reading, Writing, and Understanding Research in Health and Wellness Promotion.

This course provides practical experience in technical and professional writing skills. In addition, techniques to read and understand research in health and wellness promotion will be presented. Understanding application of research in school, community, and public health programs will be emphasized.

3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
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H ED 5315. Application of Quantitative Data Analysis in Health and Wellness Promotion (Research II).

This course focuses on the study of introductory and intermediate statistics and procedures. Emphasis will be placed on the application level of statistics rather than the theoretical and will highlight a) how to apply statistical models, b) how to perform the analyses with social science software, and c) how to interpret findings.

3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
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H ED 5320. Foundation of Public Health.

In-depth study of past and current public health programs. Department of Health Services personnel will be utilized as guest consultants to familiarize students with various existing health programs for Texas residents.

3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
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H ED 5321. Theoretical Foundations of Health Education.

This course focuses on the presentation and critical analysis of the role of theory in health education, the description of different theories being utilized in health education research and interventions, and the application of these theories to interventions and research.

3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
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H ED 5325. Ethical Principles in Health Education.

This course provides an in-depth analysis of ethical standards, principles, and behaviors related to the field of health education. Students will explore how to apply, monitor, and model ethical standards in the profession.

3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
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H ED 5335. Health Education Leadership.

Structured experiences for developing administrative leadership for health education programs. Included are leadership philosophy, staffing, programming, budgeting, public relations, facilities, and evaluations.

3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
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H ED 5340. Community Health Program Planning and Evaluation.

Course addresses application of professional competencies in health education and promotion programs. Topics include needs assessment, data gathering techniques, instrument design, data and statistics, interpreting, reporting, and application of findings for program development. Cultural competency and communication will also be covered.

3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
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H ED 5345. Issues in Human Sexuality Education.

This course provides for in depth study of sexuality education as a lifelong process of acquiring information and forming healthy attitudes, beliefs, and values regarding sexuality. Students will analyze information and educational resources for implementing and advocating for sexuality instruction through health courses, sexuality education courses, and programs.

3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
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H ED 5346. Literature and Research in Health and Wellness Promotion (Research I).

This course focuses on research models commonly used in health and wellness promotion. Students will learn how to design research studies using accepted research methods in the social sciences. In addition, students will write the introduction, literature review, and methods sections common in health and wellness promotion research.

3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
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H ED 5347. Independent Study in Health Education Problems.

Allows for independent study of one or more problems in health education that hold special interest or offer opportunity for professional improvement and growth. Open on an individual basis by special arrangement with the Division Coordinator. Repeatable once with a different emphasis. Prerequisite: H ED 5346.

3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
Grade Mode: Credit/No Credit

H ED 5360. Internship in Health Education.

As an essential element in the preparation of health education specialists, this 240-hour internship provides students with professionally related experience. Students may work with diverse target audiences in health education settings. Internship is approved and supervised by health education graduate coordinator.

3 Credit Hours. 0 Lecture Contact Hours. 20 Lab Contact Hours.
Grade Mode: Credit/No Credit

H ED 5374. Interprofessional Service Learning in Global Health.

This advanced course focuses on principles of international health and wellness promotion with global populations. Emphasis is placed on assessing, planning, implementing, and evaluating prevention strategies. Students explore roles of health educators collaborating with providers of health services to diverse populations. The course may be repeated for credit.

3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
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H ED 5399A. Thesis.

This course represents a student’s initial thesis enrollment. No thesis credit is awarded until student has completed the thesis in H ED 5399B. Prerequisite: H ED 5346.

3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
Grade Mode: Credit/No Credit

H ED 5399B. Thesis.

This course represents a student’s continuing thesis enrollments. The student continues to enroll in this course until the thesis is submitted for binding.

3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
Grade Mode: Credit/No Credit

H ED 5599B. Thesis.

This course represents a student’s continuing thesis enrollments. The student continues to enroll in this course until the thesis is submitted for binding.

5 Credit Hours. 5 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
Grade Mode: Credit/No Credit

H ED 5999B. Thesis.

This course represents a student’s continuing thesis enrollments. The student continues to enroll in this course until the thesis is submitted for binding.

9 Credit Hours. 9 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
Grade Mode: Credit/No Credit