Area of Emphasis: Health Promotion
To receive an emphasis in Health Promotion, the student
must complete 12 credit hours from the Department of Health and Human Performance.
A sample of courses might include but are not limited to:
HHP 200 Personal Wellness (3)
This course provides a survey of health and fitness concepts and practices
related to the dynamic nature of positive wellness knowledge and behavior.
HHP 210 Introduction to Health and Human Performance
Provides prospective physical educators with an insight into physical education
and sport so they may obtain a basic understanding of the profession.
HHP 220 Responding to Emergencies (3)
This course meets the requirements for the American Red Cross Certificates:
Responding to Emergencies and Community CPR.
HHP 230 Principles of Nutrition (3)
Essential nutrients for health, body process, food fads, and fallacies with
emphasis on the scientific basis of nutrition.
HHP 312 Fitness Leadership (2)
Concepts and skills of planning, delivering, and evaluating physical fitness
programs will be developed. Class leadership skills and applications of educational
principles will be emphasized.
HHP 617 Nutrition and Aging (2)
The study of nutrition and how it relates to the process of aging and the health
status of the aging population. The course focuses on the six nutrients, cultural
aspects related to food intake, and the relationship between nutrition and
health as we age, and research in nutrition related to the aging process. Requisites:
Sophomore standing or higher.
HHP 619 Exercise Testing and Prescription
for the Elderly (2)
This course provides a basis for understanding the process of planning and
implementing exercise programs to improve health and functional capacity of
elderly individuals. Implications of exercise related research with elderly
populations will be emphasized. Requisites: PR, sophomore standing or higher.
Health Education courses
HHP 310 Consumer Health (2)
This course deals with critical analysis and evaluation of health appraisal
techniques; federal and state legislation affecting consumer health.
HHP 314 Issues in Health Education (2)
A review of sensitive and controversial issues relevant to health education.
Students will be instructed in topics associated with health education issues,
as related to nutrition, individual health, community health and STD's, that
are important to the family and the individual.
HHP 320 Communicable and Emergent Diseases (2)
Principles and practices in the cause, symptoms, transmission, prevention,
and control of various diseases of man in the community.
HHP 400 Safety Education (2)
This course examines theories of accident causation and various methods of
preventing accidents in schools, work, home, and recreational settings.