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Course Descriptions

Please see course rotation schedule.

Research Methods (9-12 hours)

  • FNH 8563 Principles of Epidemiology and Health Science Research2 Development of skills to interpret epidemiological research. Evaluation of various study design commonly used in the field of epidemiology related to health sciences. Sample Syllabus
  • EPY 6214 Educational and Psychological Statistics Four hours lecture. Three hours lecture and three hours laboratory. A course in statistics for education and educational psychology majors. Analysis, description of and inference from various types of data. (or approved transfer course)
  • -OR-

  • KI 8313 Interpretation of Data in Kinesiology Three hours lecture. Statistical interpretation of qualitative and quantitative data in the various disciplines of kinesiology.
  • FNH 8673 Applied Projects for CHES (Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.) Three hours directed individual study or special project. Experiential projects in health promotion program assessment, design, delivery, and evaluation. Utilization of skills of a Certified Health Education Specialist.
  • -OR-

  • FNH 8000 Research/Thesis - Thesis Research/ Thesis. Hours and credits to be arranged.

Core Courses (15 hours)

  • FNH 8513 Theory and Practice of Health Education2 Three hours lecture. Historical perspectives and current status of health education/promotion. Fundamental constructs of the discipline in school, community, and worksite settings. Sample Syllabus
  • FNH 8523 Health Promotion Techniques Three hours lecture. Examination of techniques utilized in delivery of health promotion interventions. Emphasizes uses of technology in development of activities suitable for diverse audiences and settings. Sample Syllabus
  • FNH 8553 Behavioral Epidemiology Three hour lecture. Behavioral and social environmental issues related to premature morbidity and mortality patterns. Current research literature and application of epidemiological principles to health education/promotion. Sample Syllabus
  • FNH 8613 Design/Administration of Health Promotion Programs1 Three hours lecture. Principles of health promotion planning models applicable to school, community, and worksite programs. Investigation of existing programs and current literature. Sample Syllabus
  • FNH 8653 Implementation/Evaluation of Health Promotion Programs1 (Prerequisite: FNH 8613) Three hours lecture. Development and application of evaluation protocols for health promotion programs. Process, impact and outcome measures are examined. Sample Syllabus

Electives (6-9 hours)

  • FNH 4193/6193 Social-Cultural Aspect of Food Three hours lecture. A study of international, regional and religious history, customs, beliefs and other impacts upon food preparation and consumption.
  • FNH 4293/6293 Vitamins, Minerals, and Supplements (Prerequisite: CH 2503 or consent of instructor). Three hours lecture. Advanced human nutrition and metabolism of regulatory micronutrients. Sample Syllabus
  • FNH 6253 Nutritional Biochemistry of Food (Prerequisites: CH 2503 or equivalent with instructor’s consent. FNHP and BCH students only).Three hours face-to-face lecture or web-based distance instruction. In-depth study of the chemistry and functionality of macronutrients in food systems and their biochemical impact on the human body. (Same as BCH 4253/6253) Sample Syllabus
  • FNH 6373 Career Skills in Food Science, Nutrition and Health Promotion Three hours lecture. Refinement of skills utilized in the delivery of food, nutrition, and health promotion careers. Emphasizes use of technology in development of activities for diverse settings.
  • FNH 6393 Prevention and Control of Disease Three hours lecture. An examination of how food science, nutrition and health promotion relate to chronic diseases. Prevention, control and detection are examined.
  • FNH 4773/6773 Intro to Environmental Health Three hours lecture. Examines the relationship of people to their environment, how the environment can influence physical well-being, and importance of environmental protection to overall community health.
  • FNH 6783 School and Community Drug Use Prevention Three hours lecture. Evidence-based prevention programs for alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs in schools and communities. Focus on prevention through the Coordinated School Health Program.
  • FNH 8193 Problems in Health Education Three hours lecture. Includes current information relating to various health problems in our society. Stresses methods of prevention and wellness at different levels of curriculum organization. Sample Syllabus
  • FNH 8543 Health Education for Diverse Populations Three hours lecture. This course is designed to help students identify and develop programs to overcome the health disparities that exist in diverse populations. Sample Syllabus
  • FNH 8623 Current Issues in School Health Three hours seminar. Examination of the role of the health educator in the Coordinated School Health Program. Review of current curricular approaches and issues in school health. Sample Syllabus
Other electives may be taken as approved by advisor.
A student must have acquired 33 hours in order to graduate in both thesis and non-thesis options.
1 FNH 8613 is a prerequisite for FNH 8653.
2 These courses should be the first two classes taken. If these are not available in your first semester, please contact your advisor for alternatives.