Health & Human Perfor Courses

HHPH 172 - Systems of the Human Body
Hours: 3
A study of the structure and function of selected body systems and their integration into personal health. Designed to be a foundation for other health and human performance courses.

Hours: 3
Environmental Health. Three semester hours. This course covers environmental health topics of importance to the health promotion practitioner. Environment is approached as one of the determinants of health for individuals and human populations.

Hours: 3
Emotional Health. Three semester hours. This course is designed to provide the student with principles and methods necessary for understanding emotional health and developing an emotional health plan. The concept of emotional wellness and the role stress in emotional health development are examined.

Hours: 3
Consumer Health. Three semester hours. Attention will be given to current health problems and issues dealing with consumerism. The course will involve students establishing concepts of self-protection in sales promotion of health products and services.

HHPH 331 - Nutrition
Hours: 3
Basic facts and principles of human nutrition are presented. Study includes the physiological and psychological factors of food intake and utilization with emphasis on nutrition education for dietary improvements of groups and individuals. Prerequisites: 2.5 GPA and Sophomore Standing.

HHPH 362 - Survey of Human Diseases
Hours: 3
A study of communicable and non-communicable diseases. Emphasis is placed on causative factors of various diseases, means of transmission, and prevention. Prerequisites: HHPH 172 or HHPK 172 or BSC 251, or consent of instructor. 2.5 GPA.

HHPH 382 - Healthcare and Public Health Systems
Hours: 3
Introduces students to the US health care system, both the public and private sector. Examines the structure of the health system, current topics in health care reform, the policy process, and advocacy for public health. Prerequisites: 2.5 GPA.

HHPH 385 - GLB/Current Issues in Health
Hours: 3
This course will examine emerging issues and trends relevant to health and the application of health decisions. Prerequisites: junior or senior standing. 2.5 GPA.

HHPH 410 - Planning and Organization of Health Promotion
Hours: 3
This course will involve program planning in the health promotion field, including needs assessment, missions, goals and field objectives of health promotion programs. Prerequisites: junior or senior standing. 2.5 GPA.

HHPH 415 - Global Foods
Hours: 3
Students will examine the issues and conditions that affect the availability and quality of food in the global market. This course also reviews the landscape of both food and farming, in both rich and underdeveloped countries. Nutrition circumstances differ as well, as persistent hunger is still a deadly challenge in many tropical countries, while in rich countries, particularly the United States, excessive food consumption and obesity are now a more prominent diet linked challenge to health Prerequisites: 2.5 GPA.

HHPH 416 - Epidemiology
Hours: 3
This course covers the basic principles of Epidemiology, with applications to investigations of chronic and infectious diseases. Explores various study designs appropriate for disease surveillance and studies of etiology and prevention.Prerequisites: HHPH 362.

HHPH 417 - Health Behavior
Hours: 3
This course introduces behavioral and social theories that are relevant to health promotion and disease prevention efforts. Emphasis is placed on how health behavior theory can explain health behavior and assist in program design.

HHPH 420 - Program Implementation and Evaluation of Health Promotion
Hours: 3
The course will include program implementation and evaluation in several health promotion settings. Prerequisites: HHPH 410. 2.5 GPA.

HHPH 430 - Health Disparities and Diverse Populations
Hours: 3
Examines the causes and effects of the growing disparity in the health status of minorities compared with the general population of the United States. Emphasis on Hispanic and Latino Americans, American Indian and Alaskan Natives, African Americans, Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders, and other non-ethnic populations (e.g. lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT), migrant farmworkers, etc.) Prerequisites: junior or senior standing. 2.5 GPA.

HHPH 472 - Stress Management
Hours: 3
This course includes a study of the nature and psychology of stress with particular emphasis placed on coping strategies and relaxation techniques. Conflict resolution and interpersonal relationships will also be discussed. Prerequisites: 2.5 GPA.

Hours: 1-4
Independent Study. One to four semester hours. Individualized instruction/research at an advanced level in a specialized content area under the direction of a faculty member. May be repeated when the topic varies. Prerequisite: Consent of department head.

HHPH 490 - H Honor Thesis
Hours: 3
H Honors Thesis Hours: 6 Individualized instruction/research at an advanced level in a specialized content area under the direction of a faculty member. Prerequisite Consent of head. Note May be repeated when the topic varies.

Hours: 3
H Ind Honors Readings Hours: 3 Individualized instruction/research at an advanced level in a specialized content area under the direction of a faculty member. Prerequisite Consent of head. Note May be repeated when the topic varies.

HHPH 495 - Internship and Seminar in Health Promotion
Hours: 3
This course is taken during the senior year and is designed to give students practical work experience with a health promotion or sport & recreational organization. Current job-related topics and job-hunting techniques will be discussed. Note senior standing Prerequisites: 2.5 GPA, senior standing, & instructor approval.

HHPH 497 - Special Topics
Hours: 0-4
Special Topics

HHPH 1304 - Introduction to Personal and Community Health
Hours: 3
An introduction to personal and community health, this course will acquaint students with basic principles of health. Studies include community health problems, programs, agencies, and health careers. Attention will also be given to cultural diversity in matters pertaining to health.

HHPH 1364 - Substance Use & Abuse
Hours: 3
Substance Use and Abuse. Three semester hours. An examination of the physiological, psychological, and social effects of drugs and other harmful substances. Legal and ethical implications are considered.