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Health Education (HLED)

1000 Level | 2000 Level | 3000 Level | 4000 Level | 5000 Level

USP Codes are listed in brackets by the 1991 USP code followed by the 2003 USP code (i.e. [M2<>QB]).

1006. Personal Health. 3. Acquaints students with a variety of personal health issues: from the importance of physical activity and exercise, to how to manage stress and social pressures. Students learn how to better care for their bodies and change and modify health behaviors that could be detrimental. Students also learn how to improve their current state of overall health and well being.

1221. Standard First Aid and Personal Safety. 1-2 (Max. 2). Studies accident prevention, examination procedures and first aid care for victims of accidents or sudden illness before medical assistance is available. Presents new Red Cross content and CPR. CPR is incorporated in the sections offered for 2 credit hours.

2006. Health for Elementary Educators. 1. Acquaints students to the Wyoming Health Standards and Benchmarks, techniques/instruments for assessing they Wyoming Health Standards and Benchmarks, sample health curriculum models/approaches for elementary school K-6, lesson plans in health education for elementary learners, and health integration in language arts curricula. Prerequisite: elementary education majors with sophomore standing.

2221. Instructor's Course in First Aid/CPR. 2. Designed to certify the student to teach the following American Red Cross courses: CPR for the professional rescuer and First Aid: responding to emergencies. Prerequisite: current certification in First Aid/CPR.

2900. Topics In:__. 1-3 (Max. 3). Course Topics could include Peer Health Education, Current Issues in Health, etc. Prerequisite: sophomore standing.

3000. Foundations of Health Promotion and Health Education. 3. Introduces basic concepts and theories that form the foundation of the health promotion and education profession. Stresses experiences that are designed to acquaint students with the fundamentals of professional practice and to serve as a basis for future health promotion and education study. Prerequisites: HLED 1006, junior class standing, 2.5 GPA.

3020 [4050]. Community and Public Health Promotion. 3. Increase student knowledge of community development processes and their application in addressing factors that affect the health of the U.S. population. Unique assets, needs, and health issues of specific populations will be highlighted. Emphasis given to program development processes related to protecting or improving the health of given populations. Prerequisites: HLED 1006; sophomore or junior standing; admission to K&HP or K&HP-AT professional program or minimum 3.00 cumulative UW GPA.

4004. Needs Assessment and Program Planning. 3. Focuses on needs assessment and program planning in the health education process. Extensive time is spent learning, analyzing, and applying a variety of needs assessment methods. The impact of extensive community needs assessment on planning effective community programs and interventions are examined. Additional emphasis is placed on the methods necessary for planning effective health promotion programs. Dual listed with HLED 5004. Prerequisites: HLED 3000 and 2.5 GPA.

4010. Program Evaluation and Grant Writing. 3. Provides students with an in-depth examination of program evaluation techniques and methodology as they apply to the evaluation of health promotion programs. Students gain an understanding of how to identify funding opportunities (grants) and how to prepare grant proposals. Dual listed with HLED 5010. Prerequisites: HLED 4004.

4015. Internship Experience in Health. 1-12 (Max. 12). An internship experience in health education/promotion for health majors. May take from 1-12 credits at a time for a required cumulative maximum of 12 credits. S/U only. Cross listed with KIN 4015. Prerequisites: minimum 2.50 GPA; junior or senior status.

4020. Food, Health, and Justice. 3. Maps ways our dominant national and global food systems affect health and equity in health, largely though not only negatively. Students will critically assess practiced and potential strategies for creating alternative food systems that support health and equity, particularly at the U.S. community level.  Dual listed with HLED 5020.  Prerequisites: admission to a professional program in K&HP.

4016. Research Experience in Kinesiology and Health. 1-6 (Max. 6). Offered to students who wish to gain a research experience in Kinesiology and Health. Meant for students who are interested in pursuing an advanced degree. Students may choose to complete KIN/HLED 4016 instead of KIN/HLED 4015. Cross listed with KIN 4016. Prerequisites: minimum junior standing; completed KIN 3021; minimum 2.50 GPA.

4025. Teaching Sensitive Issues In Human Sexuality. 3. Prepares educators and other helping professionals whose work involves promoting healthy sexuality in children, young people, and adults. It also provides detailed investigation into important aspects of teaching sensitive issues related to human sexuality. Students practice, critique, develop, and evaluate sexuality education processes and resources. Dual listed with HLED 5025. Prerequisites: junior class standing, 2.5 GPA, and SOC 2200.

4040. Stress Management. 3. The stress process and its relationship to the concept of total health. The physical and psychological effects of stressors and individual appraisals will be explained using theoretical models and practical examples. Students learn how to personally identify and manage stress in a healthy manner. Emphasis is placed on learning effective skills to reduce harmful effects of stress. Prerequisites: junior class standing for HLED 4040 and graduate standing for HLED 5040.

4074. Field Studies in _____. 1‑5 (Max. 12). Offered only through extension services. Broad and flexible and can be utilized in numerous situations to meet local needs. (Credit in this course is not applicable toward advanced degrees.) Cross listed with KIN 4074. Offered for S/U grade only.

4097. Individual Problems. 1-9 (Max 9). Provides flexible credit for students who wish to undertake intensive study and/or experiential activities in health education. Offered for S/U grade only. Prerequisite: consent of instructor.

4110. Teaching Health in Schools K-12. 3. Presented appropriate knowledge and skills to become health literate. Explore ways to teach health skills and knowledge and use assessment strategies for health education. Prerequisite: KIN 3015. (Offered fall semester)

4120. Assessment in Health. 3. Provide students with an understanding of components of a balanced assessment system in school health education. Students review the basics of standards-based health education and explore innovations in assessment that provide teachers and students with a more complete and authentic picture of student learning. Prerequisites: HLED 2006, HLED 4110, or certified teacher with experience teaching health in schools; undergraduates must be concurrently enrolled in KIN 4099, Student Teaching; certified teachers must have access to K-12 students.

4130. Management of Coordinated School Health Programs. 3. Reviews the coordinated school health program (CSHP) model and identifies research that supports the eight components of the model. Prepares students to advocate for CSHP and to develop the school infrastructure necessary to carry out such a program. Also prepares individuals to work with school from job settings outside the school. Dual listed with HLED 5130. Prerequisites: HLED 1006 and 3010, junior standing and 2.5 GPA. (Offered fall semester)

4900. Topics in:___. 1-3 (Max. 9). Integrates kinesiology and/or health concepts necessary for graduates in multiple professions. Provides experiential learning and training for success in allied healthcare fields. Students may develop and present projects that relate their education and training to a hypothetical work-place environment. Prerequisite: KIN 3021.

4970. Field Experience in Health Education. 1 - 12 (Max. 12). Offered as practical health education experience for senior level health education majors. Students may take from 1 -12 credits at a time for a required cumulative maximum of 12 credits. Broad and flexible and can be utilized in numerous situations to meet local needs. (Credit in this course is not applicable toward advanced degrees.) For S/U grade only. Prerequisites: senior standing and consent of instructor.

5004. Needs Assessment and Program Planning. 3. Focuses on needs assessment and program planning in the health education process. Extensive time will be spent learning, analyzing, and applying a variety of needs assessment methods. The impact of extensive community needs assessment on planning effective community programs and interventions will be examined. Additional emphasis will be placed o the methods necessary for planning effective health promotion programs. Dual listed with HLED 4004. Prerequisite: HLED 3000 or graduate status and a graduate course in research methods.

5010. Program Evaluation and Grant Writing. 3. Provides students with an in-depth examination of health promotion programs, evaluation techniques and methodology. Students will also gain an understanding of how to identify funding opportunities (grants) and how to prepare grant proposals.  Dual listed with HLED 4010. Prerequisite: HLED 4004 or HLED 5004 and graduate standing.

5013. Spectrum of Teaching Styles. 3. Explores the range of teaching styles and the appropriateness of their uses. Cross listed with KIN 5013. Prerequisite: graduate status.

5016. Analysis and Supervision of Teaching Physical Education. 3. Students are introduced to various evaluative and supervisory techniques which are designed to improve teaching effectiveness and student learning. Emphasis is be placed on utilizing various strategies of evaluation in instructional settings. Prerequisite: graduate standing.

5017. Research on Teaching Physical and Health Education. 3. Survey of techniques, paradigms, and findings of research on teaching. Cross listed with KIN 5017. Prerequisite: graduate standing.

5020. Food, Health, and Justice. 3. Maps ways our dominant national and global food systems affect health and equity in health, largely though not only negatively. Students will critically assess practiced and potential strategies for creating alternative food systems that support health and equity, particularly at the U.S. community level.  Dual listed with HLED 4020.  Prerequisites: admission to a professional program in K&HP.

5025. Teaching Sensitive Issues in Human Sexuality. 3. Prepares educators and helping professionals whose work involves promoting healthy sexuality in children, young people and adults. Also provides detailed investigation into important aspects of teaching sensitive issues related to human sexuality. Students practice, critique, develop, and evaluate sexuality education processes and resources. Dual listed with HLED 4025. Prerequisite: junior class status, GPA of 2.5 and SOC 2200.

5035. Theories in Health Promotion. 3. Explores the variety of theories related to health education/promotion, comparing and contrasting them when necessary, synthesizing them when appropriate. An additional purpose will be to apply these theories to either a research problem/question or a practice setting. Prerequisite: graduate standing.

5040. Stress Management. 3. The stress process and its relationship to the concept of total health. The physical and psychological effects of stressors and individual appraisals are explained using theoretical models and practical examples. Students learn how to personally identify and manage stress in a healthy manner. Emphasis is placed on learning effective skills to reduce harmful effects of stress. Dual listed with HLED 4040. Prerequisite: graduate standing.

5050. Community and Public Health Promotion. 3. Identifying, understanding, and working with unique needs and assets of communities is emphasized, including ethnic, religious, and social structures. Planning and implementation of community health programs is stressed. Open but not limited to students interested in the following areas: healthcare, health promotion, public health, the schools. Dual listed with HLED 4050. Prerequisite: a minimum of 6 hours of coursework within the College of Health Sciences or min. of 9 hours of coursework within selected major.

5080. Investigations in Kinesiology and Health. 1-3 (Max. 3). Designed to develop master of science level graduate students into critical consumers of research.  An additional purpose is to develop research skills to the level necessary to complete a master of science Plan B paper. Dual listed with KIN 5080. Prerequisite: graduate standing.

5085. Research Methods in Health Education. 3. Focuses on methods and techniques for evaluating and conducting research. Potential and completed research problems are analyzed and evaluated. Research processes are reviewed with emphasis on application. Standards for writing literature reviews and research proposals are also emphasized. Cross listed with KIN 5085. Prerequisite: admission to the UW Division of Kinesiology and Health's graduate program.

5097. Individual Problems. 1-3 (Max. 6). Provides flexible credit for students who wish to undertake intensive study of a special problem identified in a regular class. Cross listed with KIN 5097. Prerequisite: graduate standing.

5115. Interdisciplinary Early Childhood Seminar. 3. Advanced professional course for students interested in current trends and issues in early childhood development. Interdisciplinary in nature, drawing from research in communication disorders, kinesiology and health, elementary and early childhood education and special education, child and family studies, nursing, and psychology. Cross listed with FCSC, EDEC, NURS, PSYC, SPPA 5115. Prerequisite: graduate standing.

5130. Management of Coordinated School Health Programs. 3. Reviews the coordinated program (CSHP) model and identifies research that supports the eight components of the model. Prepares students to advocate for CSHP and to develop the school infrastructure necessary to carry out such a program.  Also prepares individuals to work with school from job settings outside the school. Dual listed with HLED 4130. Prerequisites: HLED 1006 and 3110, junior standing and 2.50 GPA.

5586. Seminar in Health Education. 1-6 (Max. 8). Graduate students in kinesiology and health work intensively on current issues and problems, and may pursue specific areas of emphasis. Although a total of 8 hours is permitted under this number, only 6 hours are allowed by the Division of Kinesiology and Health toward a student's graduate program. Cross listed with KIN 5586. Prerequisite: graduate standing.

5587. Special Problems. 1-6 (Max. 9). Provides a broad perspective through selected reading material and/or experiential activities. All work is done independently under the direction of a faculty member. As many conferences are held as necessary to assure successful completion of the project. Prerequisite: consent of instructor and graduate standing.

5900. Practicum in College Teaching. 1-3 (Max. 3). Work in classroom with a major professor. Expected to give some lectures and gain classroom experience. Prerequisite: graduate standing.

5920. Continuing Registration: On Campus. 1-2 (Max. 16). Prerequisite: advanced degree candidacy.

5940. Continuing Registration: Off Campus. 1-2 (Max. 16). Prerequisite: advanced degree candidacy.

5959. Enrichment Studies. 1-3 (Max. 99). Designed to provide an enrichment experience in a variety of topics. Note: credit in this course may not be included in a graduate program of study for degree purposes.

5960. Thesis Research. 1-12 (Max. 24). Designed for students who are involved in research for their thesis project. Also used for students whose coursework is complete and are writing their thesis.  Prerequisite: enrollment in a graduate degree program.

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