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Term: 4th term
Credits: 3 credits
Contact: Andrea Gielen
Academic Year: 2014 - 2015

Provides an overview of the breadth of programs and diversity of settings in the field of health education in health promotion, and an opportunity to develop skills in program planning. Explains the importance of health behavior as a contributor to current public health problems and the role of health education and health promotion programs in addressing them, drawing examples from the literature on community-based health education, patient education, school health, and work-site health promotion. Also discusses issues of ethical standards and quality assurance in health education and health promotion.

Learning Objective(s):
Upon successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
Explain the importance of health behavior as a contributor to current public health problems
Describe the elements of at least two behavior change theories and their applicability to developing health education/health promotion programs
Describe at least three intervention methods and their applicability to successful health education/health promotion programs
Demonstrate skills in planning a health behavior change program by successfully completing a written needs assessment

Methods of Assessment: Student evaluation based on class participation and a needs assessment and program plan.
Location: Internet
Enrollment Minimum: 10
Instructor Consent: No consent required

Introduction to Online Learning is required prior to participating in any of the School's Internet-based courses..

Auditors Allowed: Yes, with instructor consent
Grading Restriction: Letter Grade or Pass/Fail