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Health Courses

HLT 100 Biology of Healthy Aging - 3 credits

This course focuses on the physical changes of aging and the relationship of health-promoting behaviors to positive aging processes. The course provides an overview of the impact of the normal aging process on the human body and health conditions associated with aging. Health concepts and lifestyle changes that impact the aging process are explored. Wellness and health promotion strategies for the elderly are reviewed as keys to healthy aging.

HLT 101 Introduction to Health Professions - 1 credit

This course is an exploratory, survey course for students interested in the health professions. The goal of this course is to help students expand their knowledge of the health professions while matching their interests so that they can make viable career decisions. Both in-class activities and field experiences are utilized to develop an understanding of the academic and professional requirements to become a qualified health professional.  

HLT 102 Introduction to Public Health – 3 credits

The goal of public health is to improve the health and lives of individuals, their families, and their communities at local, regional, national, and global levels.  This course addresses topics such as: a population health approach to public health; evidence-based public health; health informatics and health communications; social and behavior sciences and public health; health law, policy, and ethics; non-communicable diseases; communicable diseases; environmental health and safety; health professionals and the health workforce; healthcare institutions; healthcare systems; public health institutions and systems; and the future of public health.

HLT 103 Introduction to Global Health – 3 credits

The health of those in other countries impacts the health of the global population; as diseases quickly spread, there are ethical aspects to allowing health issues elsewhere to continue without stepping in; global health impacts social and economic development, and global health impacts global stability.  These concepts are key to the study of global health.  This course addresses topics such as: principles and goals of global health; health determinants, measurements, and trends; health, education, poverty, and the economy; ethical and human rights concerns in global health; introduction to health systems; culture and health; the environment and health; nutrition and global health; women’s health; child health; communicable diseases; non-communicable diseases; unintentional injuries; natural disasters and complex humanitarian emergencies; working together to improve global health; science, technology, and global health; working in global health; and profiles of global health actors.

HLT 201 Health Professions II - 1 credit

This course is the second in the Health Professions sequence.  Building on HLT 101 (Introduction to Health Professions) as an exploratory survey course for students interested in the health professions, the goal of HLT 201 (Health Professions II) is to further the exploration of health fields and to assist students in credential evaluation activities. Both in-class exercises and short externship/shadowing experiences are utilized to develop an understanding of what qualifications are needed for various professional fields and to help students focus on careers that are in line with their interests and talents.
Pre-requisite HLT 101

HLT 202 Health Professions Seminar – 3 credits

This course is the professional development course for students in the Health Sciences Department.  In-class exercises and guest speakers are utilized to help students expand their knowledge of the health professions while matching their interests in order to make viable career decisions.  Students are introduced to the tools needed to create and present their credentials in pursuit of their career plans, including resumes, interviews, and professionalism skills.  Additionally, students engage in exploration and discussions relative to historical discoveries and classical writings, as well as current topics, challenges, and opportunities associated with each field within the Department of Health Sciences. 

HLT 301 Health Professions III – 1 credit

This course is the professional development course for students in the Health Sciences Department.  Students are introduced to the tools needed to create and present their credentials in pursuit of their career plans, including resumes, interviews, and professionalism skills.  Additionally, students engage in exploration and discussions relative to historical discoveries and classical writings, as well as current topics, challenges, and opportunities associated with each field within the Department of Health Sciences. 
Pre-requisite HLT 201

HLT 302 Health Sciences Capstone – 3 credits

This course is the capstone course for students in the Health Sciences Department.  Research experiences are employed to integrate the methods, tools, and approaches used in modern healthcare.  Service learning projects and externships are also incorporated.  Students will design their own projects appropriate for their individual areas of interest in the field of health sciences, culminating in both written and oral presentations, as well as dissemination beyond the classroom.  This course is to be taken during the last semester of completing the degree requirements of one of the majors in the Department of Health Sciences.
Pre-requisite HLT 201

 

 

 

 
 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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