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Courses at the 500-level

HED 500: Introduction to Health Education and Health Promotion

Focus is on the basic principles of health education and health promotion in school and nonschool settings. Included are the philosophy, ethics, responsibilities, and practice of health education.
3 credit hours

Prerequisites:
  • Graduate status
HED 501: Curriculum Design in Health Education

The development of curriculum in health education programs is considered with regard to individual and social needs.
3 credit hours

Prerequisites:
  • HED 500 or consent of instructor
HED 505: Principles of Program Development in Health Education

Focus is on techniques, processes, and models of developing health education programs in schools, communities, and work sites. Emphasis is on planning, implementation, and evaluation strategies.
3 credit hours

Prerequisites:
  • Graduate status or consent of instructor
HED 507: Epidemiology and Biostatistics

Topics covered include statistical concepts, evaluation of health research literature, outcome measurements, health surveillance, and determinants of health. Students cannot receive credit for both HED 507 and NURS 507.
3 credit hours

Prerequisites:
  • Graduate status or consent of instructor
HED 519: Professional Development for Cooperating Teachers

Cooperating teachers gain knowledge, tools, and experience that help them prepare teacher candidates to meet professional requirements in health education. This course may be repeated after four years. Hybrid course.
3 credit hours

Prerequisites:
  • graduate status and currently serving as a cooperating teacher
  • or consent of department chair
HED 530: Family Life and Sexuality Education

Human sexuality issues and sexuality education principles are studied. Students develop those skills necessary for implementing school-based sexuality education programs.
3 credit hours

Prerequisites:
  • Graduate status or consent of department chair
  • or consent of the department chair
HED 531: Methods and Procedures for School Nurse Teachers

Students examine the scope, principles, and practices required of certified school nurse teachers in an educational setting. This course meets state certification requirements for school nurse teachers.
3 credit hours

Prerequisites:
  • Registered nurse
  • B.S. Degree
HED 562: Seminar in Health Education

Focus is on research in health education. This is a capstone experience for graduate students in health education and should be among the last 6 credit hours taken in the program.
3 credit hours

Prerequisites:
  • HED 500
  • HED 501
  • HED 505
  • HED 507
HED 563: Professional Ethics and Social Health Issues

Current social health issues and the ethical codes of the profession are investigated and discussed. Sensitive, diverse, global issues are analyzed from the school and community health education perspective.
3 credit hours

Prerequisites:
  • Graduate status or consent of instructor
HED 590: Directed Study in Health Education

Under faculty supervision, students initiate a formal inquiry into a significant health issue or problem.
3 credit hours

Prerequisites:
  • HED 562
  • Consent of advisor
  • Consent of dean
  • Consent of department chair
HED 591: Directed Reading in Health Education

Under faculty supervision, students engage in intensive reading on a specific health issue.
3 credit hours

Prerequisites:
  • HED 500
  • HED 501
  • Consent of advisor
  • Consent of dean
  • Consent of department chair
PED 507: Teaching Sports through a Tactical Perspective

Various sports are explored using student-centered, guided discovery, instructional models. Games for understanding theory and curriculum are introduced. Emphasis is on developing cognitive off-the-ball and on-the-ball tactics.
3 credit hours

Prerequisites:
  • undergraduate degree in physical education or consent of department chair.
PED 508: Psycho-Social Aspects of Human Movement

Psychological and sociological constructs related to human movement and sport are analyzed. Topics include athletic leadership, coaching behavior, and individual and societalcultural factors related to human movement.
3 credit hours

Prerequisites:
  • undergraduate degree in physical education or consent of department chair.
PED 512: Curriculum Construction in Physical Education

Discussion of curricular models provide a foundation in designing a curriculum. Conceptual frameworks are used to guide decision-making processes in curriculum design.
3 credit hours

Prerequisites:
  • undergraduate degree in physical education or consent of department chair.
PED 519: Professional Development for Cooperating Teachers

Cooperating teachers gain knowledge, tools, and experience that help them prepare teacher candidates to meet professional requirements in physical education. This course may be repeated after four years. Hybrid course.
3 credit hours

Prerequisites:
  • graduate status and currently serving as a cooperating teacher
  • or consent of department chair
PED 522: Current Issues in Physical Education

Current issues and how they relate to the fields of physical education, recreation, and sport are examined. Particular attention is given to professional issues pertinent to class members.
3 credit hours

Prerequisites:
  • undergraduate degree in physical education or consent of department chair.
PED 523: Adventure Education

Students are prepared for adventure education content knowledge and introduced to the principles of curriculum development for prekindergarten through grade twelve. Students analyze and integrate adventure education into instruction.
3 credit hours

Prerequisites:
  • undergraduate degree in physical education or consent of department chair.

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