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Principles of Health Promotion and Education (HSC-203)
Various: distance learning format

Varies (self-study; self-paced)

January 2015 - Present.

Subject Area:
Exercise Science

Number of Credits:

Learner Outcomes:
Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: describe the background for athletic training and its employment opportunities; discuss the components of the pre-participation physical exam and fitness testing procedures; relate nutritional health to performance and discuss the nutritional needs of the active individual; outline varying environmental conditions and describe how the illnesses they cause can be prevented; illustrate different forms of injury prevention and the liabilities inherent in sports training; describe how preexisting medical conditions affect the trainee and be able to recognize clinical injuries in all parts of the body; detect certain emergency situations and describe the role and responsibilities of EMS professionals; relate rehabilitation, healing, and drugs to therapeutic exercise and synthesize different treatment plans; and describe financial and human resource management strategies for personal trainers.

This is a self-study course that is assessed by a final examination. This is a course for students with no prior background in the subject. The course begins with a background description of the field and continues with the history of the profession, then shifts to the actual role of the health education professional.  Focus is placed on the ethics, responsibilities, and required certifications one is required to have in the field. Students also learn about theories and planning models of health promotion. Additionally, the course teaches the setting for health education and promotion, as well as the agencies involved. Finally, the course covers the future of this growing field.

Credit Recommendation:
In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 3 semester hours in Education, Exercise Science, or Physical Education (1/15).