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Physical Activity and Health Promotion Minor

Kinesiology, School of
College of Education and Human Development
  • Program Type: Undergraduate free-standing minor
  • Requirements for this program are current for Fall 2021
  • Required credits in this minor: 16 to 17
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The Physical Activity and Health Promotion Minor allows students from different disciplines to explore areas within the world of physical activity, personal health and wellness promotion to support their primary undergraduate program. The purpose of this minor is to provide students with a stronger understanding of how physical activity, personal wellness, and nutrition can be promoted in their professional career and integrated with their current academics. Students will utilize scientific findings to understand the effects of physical activity and health in terms of community health, individual health, and overall wellness. They will focus on the health and physical activity in the context of society and how to create and utilize programs that promote physical activity and wellness.
Program Delivery
This program is available:
  • via classroom (the majority of instruction is face-to-face)
Minor Requirements
Required courses
KIN 3001 - Lifetime Health and Wellness [SOCS] (3.0 cr)
KIN 4214 - Health Promotion (3.0 cr)
EPSY 3801 - The Science of Human Resilience and Wellbeing: Foundational Knowledge for Career and Life Success [SOCS] (3.0 cr)
Nutrition course
Take one nutrition course from the list below or consult with your program coordinator.
FSCN 1112 - Principles of Nutrition [TS] (3.0 cr)
or FSCN 3612 - Life Cycle Nutrition (3.0 cr)
or FSCN 4614W - Community Nutrition [SOCS, DSJ, WI] (3.0 cr)
Physical Activity course(s)
Students need to take 2 or more credits from the following list:
PE 1007 - Beginning Swimming (1.0 cr)
or PE 1012 - Beginning Running (1.0 cr)
or PE 1014 - Conditioning (1.0 cr)
or PE 1015 - Weight Training (1.0 cr)
or PE 1016 - Posture and Individual Exercise (1.0 cr)
or PE 1029 - Handball (1.0 cr)
or PE 1031 - Sabre Fencing (1.0 cr)
or PE 1032 - Badminton (1.0 cr)
or PE 1033 - Foil Fencing (1.0 cr)
or PE 1034 - Judo (1.0 cr)
or PE 1035 - Karate (1.0 cr)
or PE 1036 - Racquetball (1.0 cr)
or PE 1037 - Squash Racquets (1.0 cr)
or PE 1038 - Beginning Tennis (1.0 cr)
or PE 1044 - Self-Defense (1.0 cr)
or PE 1045 - Rock Climbing (1.0 cr)
or PE 1046 - Tae Kwon Do (1.0 cr)
or PE 1048 - Bowling (1.0 cr)
or PE 1053 - Ice Skating (1.0 cr)
or PE 1055 - Golf (1.0 cr)
or PE 1057 - Beginning Skiing (1.0 cr)
or PE 1058 - Snowboarding (1.0 cr)
or PE 1065 - Beginning Tumbling and Gymnastics (1.0 cr)
or PE 1067 - Basketball (1.0 cr)
or PE 1071 - Beginning Cricket (1.0 cr)
or PE 1072 - Soccer (1.0 cr)
or PE 1074 - Beginning Volleyball (1.0 cr)
or PE 1076 - Flag Football (1.0 cr)
or PE 1077 - Lacrosse (1.0 cr)
or PE 1137 - Intermediate Squash (1.0 cr)
or PE 1146 - Intermediate Tae Kwan Do (1.0 cr)
or PE 1154 - Figure Skating (1.0 cr)
or PE 1720 - Special Activities in Physical Education (1.0-3.0 cr)
or PE 1205 - Scuba and Skin Diving (1.0 cr)
or PE 1262 - Marathon Training (3.0 cr)
Elective Courses
Students must take one additional course from the designated courses. Additional electives will be available in consultation with the School of Kinesiology's health and wellness promotion minor academic advisor.
KIN 5141 - Nutrition and Exercise for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention (3.0 cr)
or KIN 5142 - Applied Nutrition for Sport Performance and Optimal Health (3.0 cr)
or FSOS 1101 - Intimate Relationships [SOCS] (4.0 cr)
or FSOS 3102 - Family Systems and Diversity [SOCS, DSJ] (3.0 cr)
or FSOS 4101 - Sexuality and Gender in Families and Close Relationships (3.0 cr)
or FSOS 4104 - Family Psychology (3.0 cr)
or YOST 1001 - Seeing Youth, Thinking Youth: Media, Popular Media, and Scholarship [CIV] (3.0 cr)
or YOST 2101 - Urban Youth and Youth Issues [DSJ] (4.0 cr)
or CSPH 1001 - Principles of Health and Wellbeing (2.0 cr)
or CSPH 3001 - Introduction to Integrative Healing (3.0 cr)
or CSPH 3101 - Creating Ecosystems of Wellbeing (2.0 cr)
or CSPH 3201 - Introduction to Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (2.0 cr)
or CSPH 3301 - Food Choices: Healing the Earth, Healing Ourselves (3.0 cr)
or FSCN 1012 - Sports Nutrition (3.0 cr)
or HMED 3040 - Human Health, Disease, and the Environment in History [HIS] (3.0 cr)
or JOUR 3757 - Principles of Health Communication Strategy (3.0 cr)
or PSY 3206 - Introduction to Health Psychology (3.0 cr)
or PUBH 3106 - Making Sense of Health Studies (2.0 cr)
 
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KIN 3001 - Lifetime Health and Wellness (SOCS)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Overview of health/wellness. Physical, emotional, intellectual, spiritual, social, environmental, and financial health. Influence of societal changes on general health/wellness of diverse populations.
KIN 4214 - Health Promotion
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
This course is an introduction to the professional and academic field of health promotion and is designed to give students a working knowledge of health promotion concepts and methods and their application to health and health behaviors. Special emphasis will be placed on the philosophical and theoretical foundations of health promotion, specific theories of health promotion, and select health habits and the individual and environmental forces related to these behaviors. Students will also establish a foundation for developing health promotion programs for disease prevention and will focus on the process involved in developing and evaluating health promotion programs. Examples of prevention programs will be presented and evaluated including various aspects of physical activity (i.e., intrapersonal, interpersonal, community, environmental). Topics in the course focus not only on evidence-based strategies but also on key approaches to program development, implementation, and evaluation. This course is designed for declared Kinesiology B.S. and Health and Wellness Promotion Minor students in their third or fourth year of study.
EPSY 3801 - The Science of Human Resilience and Wellbeing: Foundational Knowledge for Career and Life Success (SOCS)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
This course is for any undergraduate student interested in learning about and applying the theory and practice as it relates to resilience and wellbeing. This course integrates key cross-cutting, scientific findings from a range of psychological disciplines, including positive psychology, clinical psychology, developmental psychology, neuropsychology, and social psychology. Stated simply, resilience refers to the human capacity and ability to both survive and thrive in the face of life circumstances. Students will develop a deep understanding of the theoretical concepts of stress, resilience, and wellbeing, as well as specific resilience practices scientific research has shown enable people to better manage and bounce back from stressful situations and enhance their social, emotional, and behavioral functioning in career and personal aspects of life.
FSCN 1112 - Principles of Nutrition (TS)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
This course explores fundamental concepts of nutrition, nutrient functions, human nutritional requirements, and food sources. We will learn about evaluating nutrition information and food safety, and investigate the role of nutrition in chronic disease, public policy, and the environment. Nutrition is both a science and social science. This class involves social aspects, but mainly concerns the biochemistry and physiology of how food is processed in the body. The chapters on carbohydrates, lipids, proteins, and metabolism especially built on biology and physiology. Course topics include: 1. essential nutrients (macro-and-micro-nutrients) needed from the diet; 2. major functions of nutrients and physiological changes with deficiency or excess; 3. digestion, absorption, and metabolism of nutrients; 4. weight management; 5. scientific method and nutrition; 6. life cycle issues; 7. food safety issues 8. nutrition for sports Prerequisites: High school biology and chemistry
FSCN 3612 - Life Cycle Nutrition
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
FSCN 3612 focuses on nutritional requirements and common issues during different stages of the life cycle, including pregnancy, lactation, childhood, adulthood, and aging. There are no required courses for this class; however, it is best to take a basic nutrition class beforehand, such as FSCN 1112 Principles of Nutrition or an equivalent.
FSCN 4614W - Community Nutrition (SOCS, DSJ, WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Spring
Nutrition risks associated with different age, sex, ethnic, and socioeconomic groups. Community needs assessment. Program planning and evaluation. Programs developed to address the needs and interests of people at different stages of the life cycle, ethnic or cultural backgrounds, and literacy levels.
PE 1007 - Beginning Swimming
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Grading Basis: OPT No Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Introduction to basic aquatic safety, fundamentals of swimming and hydrodynamics. Principles of hydrodynamics and stroke mechanics; five basic strokes; basic rescue techniques with use of pool equipment; hydrotherapy for disabilities and other conditions, opportunities for competitive activities, lifetime enjoyment of aquatics.
PE 1012 - Beginning Running
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Grading Basis: OPT No Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
This physically active class will expose students to the joys of running. Course topics and physical activities will explore technique, equipment, safety, etiquette, injury prevention, full-body conditioning, endurance, mobility, strength, and long-term training and goal setting. This course is designed for novices who aspire to run 5K.
PE 1014 - Conditioning
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Grading Basis: OPT No Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Fundamentals of personal fitness. Principles of fitness; health and motor skill components of fitness; principles of training/conditioning programs; nutrition; weight control; common fitness injuries; motivation and consistency in fitness programs; stress management.
PE 1015 - Weight Training
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Grading Basis: OPT No Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Introduction to weight training. Basic aspects of weight training including exercise selection and technique, charting workouts, program design, nutritional considerations, and safety.
PE 1016 - Posture and Individual Exercise
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Grading Basis: OPT No Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Good posture techniques, individual exercises, fitness concepts, and mental techniques. Specific overall sound body and mind techniques to include flexibility exercises, cardiovascular fitness, resistance training, nutrition management, weight control, stress management, and self-thought.
PE 1029 - Handball
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Grading Basis: OPT No Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Hand and eye coordination, footwork in practice and game conditions, and skills and strategies of service and rally for the court sport handball (four-wall version). Novice to intermediate levels of play accommodated.
PE 1031 - Sabre Fencing
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Grading Basis: OPT No Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Basic sabre techniques, movement, an overview of fencing as a recreational sport and an Olympic sport, and the history of fencing.
PE 1032 - Badminton
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Grading Basis: OPT No Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Fundamentals including etiquette, terminology, game rules for singles and doubles, footwork, shot selection, and strategy.
PE 1033 - Foil Fencing
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Grading Basis: OPT No Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Fending fundamentals, including basic foil techniques, movement, a general overview of fencing as a recreational sport and an Olympic sport, and the history of fencing.
PE 1034 - Judo
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Grading Basis: OPT No Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Basic skills for throwing, falling, grappling (matwork), choking, arm and neck techniques; contest judo from Jiu-Jitsu; fundamental rules and scoring of contests. Videotapes used for technique instruction and contest appreciation.
PE 1035 - Karate
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Grading Basis: OPT No Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Introduction to Traditional Japanese Shotokan Karate. Students learn to punch, block, strike, & kick with a focus on proper form, posture, & body mechanics. Students also learn a Kata (choreographed form), techniques with partners, & practical self-defense. Non-contact - no pads, hitting, or throwing.
PE 1036 - Racquetball
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Grading Basis: OPT No Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Fundamentals of racquetball, including equipment; safety and etiquette; terminology; game rules of singles, doubles, and cutthroat; grips; basic strategies; serves and shots.
PE 1037 - Squash Racquets
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Grading Basis: OPT No Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Entry-level technique, basic equipment, international dimension courts, and fitness.
PE 1038 - Beginning Tennis
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Grading Basis: OPT No Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Fundamental strokes, including forehands, backhands, volleys, lobs, overheads, and serves; introduction to doubles play; terminology, rules, and etiquette.
PE 1044 - Self-Defense
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Grading Basis: OPT No Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Physical, psychological, and de-escalation skills for acting in crisis situations. Distance, body language, and tone of voice are addressed. Physical skills include striking, kicking, shifting, blocking, releasing techniques, floor defenses, and applications to armed attackers and multiple attackers.
PE 1045 - Rock Climbing
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Grading Basis: OPT No Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Safety, knots, equipment, techniques, and anchor systems used in climbing. Course includes all necessary equipment. prereq: Good general health, no [neck or back] problems
PE 1046 - Tae Kwon Do
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Grading Basis: OPT No Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Fundamentals of Tae Kwon Do. Principles of martial arts, body mechanics of Tae Kwon Do, practical self-defense.
PE 1048 - Bowling
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Grading Basis: OPT No Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Fundamentals, including stance, approach and delivery, scoring, bowling terminology, and etiquette.
PE 1053 - Ice Skating
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Grading Basis: OPT No Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Basic turns, basic stops, balance techniques, and various other skills from both the forward and backward positions. Equipment, safety issues, ice skating terminology.
PE 1055 - Golf
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Grading Basis: OPT No Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Proper grip, stance, ball address, swing, club selection, psychological management, rules, and etiquette. Basic instruction in analyzing, assisting with, and coaching golf.
PE 1057 - Beginning Skiing
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Grading Basis: OPT No Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Alpine skiing. How to stop, turn, and use lifts. Safety, etiquette, and purchase of equipment. Class held at Highland Hills ski area in Bloomington.
PE 1058 - Snowboarding
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Grading Basis: OPT No Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Alpine snowboarding. Uses American Teaching System. Classes are split into nine skill levels, beginning through advanced. Held at Hyland Ski and Snowboard School in Bloomington. prereq: Good general health, injury free
PE 1065 - Beginning Tumbling and Gymnastics
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Grading Basis: OPT No Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Rolls, handstands, cartwheels, extensions, handsprings, tucks (flips). Spotting techniques. Skills on bars, vault, and beam.
PE 1067 - Basketball
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Grading Basis: OPT No Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Fundamental skills and rules of basketball, with emphasis on basic court movement and different offensive and defensive strategies.
PE 1071 - Beginning Cricket
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Grading Basis: OPT No Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Fundamentals of Cricket. Laws of Cricket, bowling/batting techniques, competitive/recreational Cricket opportunities.
PE 1072 - Soccer
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Grading Basis: OPT No Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Fundamentals of soccer including sporting behavior both on and off the field, game rules, soccer terminology, participation and competition drills, fundamental soccer skills, practical instruction in strategy.
PE 1074 - Beginning Volleyball
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Grading Basis: OPT No Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Basic skills, team play, rules, officiating, and strategy.
PE 1076 - Flag Football
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Grading Basis: OPT No Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Introduction to flag football, techniques, field positions, rules/regulations. Students will participate in vigorous exercise activities including running, throwing, kicking, and catching.
PE 1077 - Lacrosse
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Grading Basis: OPT No Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Introduction to lacrosse, techniques, field positions, rules, regulations. Students participate in vigorous exercise activities including running, throwing, catching, and stick handling.
PE 1137 - Intermediate Squash
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Grading Basis: OPT No Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Stroke mechanics, shot placement, changing pace. Court movement/positioning. Fitness requirements, joint/muscle stresses. Weight training for squash. On-court etiquette. prereq: 1037 or instr consent
PE 1146 - Intermediate Tae Kwan Do
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Grading Basis: OPT No Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
Continuation of 1046. Focuses on Olympic-style intermediate skills/techniques. Self-defense techniques for men/women. prereq: 1046, previous Tae Kwon Do experience (World Tae Kwon Do Federation sanctioned), basic white Tae Kwon Do uniform
PE 1154 - Figure Skating
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Grading Basis: OPT No Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Spring
Terminology, rules. Basic moves, jumps, spins. On-/off-ice assignments. prereq: 1053 or equiv or instr consent
PE 1720 - Special Activities in Physical Education
Credits: 1.0 -3.0 [max 9.0]
Grading Basis: OPT No Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall, Spring & Summer
Activities or related opportunities not normally available through regular course offerings.
PE 1205 - Scuba and Skin Diving
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Grading Basis: OPT No Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Diving equipment, physics, physiology, decompression, emergencies, recreational dive planning, oceans, currents and aquatic life, snorkeling/SCUBA equipment usage, buoyancy control, entries, emergencies. prereq: Ability to swim 400 yds comfortably or instr consent
PE 1262 - Marathon Training
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: OPT No Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Physical challenge achieved through physiological/psychological adaptation. Goal setting that fosters adaptation in many facets of life. Marathon history. prereq: No pre-existing medical condition that would prevent finishing a marathon, instr consent
KIN 5141 - Nutrition and Exercise for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall
Requirements/physiologic roles of nutrients/physical activity in promotion of health. Assessment of energy requirements. RDAs, food composition/safety, weight management. Prevention of chronic diseases. Coronary heart disease. prereq: FScN 1112 or equiv
KIN 5142 - Applied Nutrition for Sport Performance and Optimal Health
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Spring
This course is designed for students interested in nutrition as it relates to health, exercise and athletic training. Evidenced based information is used to apply current nutrition concepts to improve health, physical and athletic performance. Case studies as well as personal data are employed throughout course to support concepts of lecture.
FSOS 1101 - Intimate Relationships (SOCS)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Couple dynamics. Overview of how to develop, maintain, and terminate an intimate relationship. Communication, conflict resolution, power, roles. Programs for marriage preparation, marriage enrichment, and marital therapy.
FSOS 3102 - Family Systems and Diversity (SOCS, DSJ)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: FSoS 3102/FSOS 5101
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Family systems/theories applied to dynamics/processes relevant to family life. Diversity issues related to gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation, and disability. Divorce, single parenthood, remarriage. Family strengths/problems. prereq: At least soph or instr consent
FSOS 4101 - Sexuality and Gender in Families and Close Relationships
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Human ecology/development as frameworks for examining sexuality in close relationships. Diversity of sexual beliefs, attitudes, behaviors within differing social contexts. Using scientific knowledge to promote sexual health among individuals, couples, families through various life stages. prereq: At least jr or instr consent
FSOS 4104 - Family Psychology
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Processes in families of origin, families of choice, and other close relationships, within diverse social contexts. Evaluating current research on family dynamics within/across generations.
YOST 1001 - Seeing Youth, Thinking Youth: Media, Popular Media, and Scholarship (CIV)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Use of life-experience, news and popular media to explore everyday realities of being a young person, as it varies by age social class, race/ethnicity, geography, time period, sexual orientation, and capacity.
YOST 2101 - Urban Youth and Youth Issues (DSJ)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
What it is like to be a young person in a city, in the United States and worldwide. prereq: 1001 or instr consent
CSPH 1001 - Principles of Health and Wellbeing
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
This course explores models of health and wellbeing, investigating the interconnection of our body, mind, and spirit, as well as our connections with other people and the environment. Students will read popular and scholarly articles and watch videos on aspects of health and wellbeing. Students will also practice short weekly wellbeing activities and apply learnings to their own and societal health and wellbeing.
CSPH 3001 - Introduction to Integrative Healing
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
This course provides an overview of the current US healthcare system and US cultural views of health and wellness. Within this context it also provides students with an introduction to various complementary and alternative medical systems (also known as complementary and integrative approaches) that might be integrated into the current way of thinking about health and wellness and treatment of illness/disease. Examples include: whole systems of thinking about health such as traditional Chinese medicine or Native American healing; manual therapies like spinal manipulation and massage therapy; energy therapies like reiki and qigong; mind body therapies like yoga and meditation; and biologically based therapies like botanicals and aromatherapy. prereq: Junior or senior undergraduates (60+ credits), or instructor consent.
CSPH 3101 - Creating Ecosystems of Wellbeing
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
This course focuses on information, practices, and tools that enable individuals and communities to build capacity for wellbeing. Students will examine factors and ecosystems that contribute to health, happiness, and wellbeing and will develop a personal plan for health and wellbeing, a critique of an existing ecosystem and ideas for a community yet to be developed. Prereq sophomore, junior or senior undergraduates (30+ credits) or instructor consent
CSPH 3201 - Introduction to Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
The class will introduce students to a variety of techniques by which the stress endemic in a fast-paced competitive culture can be both reduced and worked with constructively. Students will practice and apply experiential techniques of stress-reduction through ?mindfulness? ? the steady, intentional gathering of a non-judgmental awareness into the present moment in various activities ? and examine medical / scientific literature on physiological and psychological elements in the stress response.
CSPH 3301 - Food Choices: Healing the Earth, Healing Ourselves
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: CSPH 3301/FScN 3301
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Food production in our current industrial system feeds the world, but at a cost to the environment. In nutrition, we often talk about a healthy diet, but only occasionally do we link our food and diet choices to agricultural practices and the health of the planet. This class will link the concepts of human health and planetary health in terms of food. Starting with the framework of complexity theory and gentle action, we will cover human food/nutrition needs and food security, how food is produced from farm to fork, labor, equity and race issues within agriculture and the food system, food choices and the earth?s bio-diversity, land and water use, climate change, organic and sustainable agriculture, marketing, processing and distribution, fair trade, and economic policies. Prereq junior or senior undergraduates (60+ credits) or instructor consent
FSCN 1012 - Sports Nutrition
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Physiological function and metabolic fate of all six classes of nutritients ingested by active individuals to improve athletic performance. Impact on physiology of ergogenic aids and various dietary supplements. Overview of these components in fulfilling energy/recovery needs for continual/progressive athletic performance. Web-based course.
HMED 3040 - Human Health, Disease, and the Environment in History (HIS)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring & Summer
Introduction to historical relationship of human health and the environment. How natural/human-induced environmental changes have, over time, altered our experiences with disease and our prospects for health.
JOUR 3757 - Principles of Health Communication Strategy
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Health information is in the news, nearly every corner of the internet, on your favorite television show, and advertising campaigns. Using principles of mass communication, public health, sociology, and psychology this course explores how mediated health content impacts students' lives at both micro- and macro-levels. We will explore questions such as: how do individuals use media to achieve health-related goals? What role does media and health literacy play in achieving these goals? What effect does health information in entertainment media or strategic public health campaigns, for example, effect your own health-related beliefs and behaviors? To what extent do media portrayals of health and illness impact society?s understanding of complex health issues such as mental health, substance use disorder, or cancers? What influence does news coverage of health issues have on health policy and health reform?
PSY 3206 - Introduction to Health Psychology
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: Madr 3206/Psy 3206
Typically offered: Every Spring
Theories/research in health psychology. Bi-directional relationships between psychological factors and physical health. Stress/coping, adjustment to chronic illness. Psychological factors in etiology/course of disease. Health behavior change. prereq: 1001
PUBH 3106 - Making Sense of Health Studies
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Course Equivalencies: PubH 3106/PubH 6106
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
How to critically evaluate health news (and the health research reports on which they are based) to make good, well informed decisions about your health and well-being.