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College of Health Sciences

The Faculty of Health Sciences

The DeNike Center for Human Services, Room 249

570-422-3702......www.esu.edu/hlth

About the Program

Through teaching, research and service the Department of Health Studies is dedicated to preparing exemplary practitioners who will function as leaders in our global society affecting changes to eliminate health disparities and improve societal health.

The Department of Health Studies is an active partner in the economic and community development of Northeast Pennsylvania, and a recognized regional center of academic excellence in Public Health, Health Education and Health Teacher Preparation.

The Department of Health Studies at East Stroudsburg University provides diverse opportunities for students interested in careers in both the healthcare and education sector. The coursework, as well as the hands on experiences built into the curriculum provide a solid foundation for students wishing to either start a career after graduating or going on to complete a graduate degree.

Recent graduates of our program:

  • Have careers as healthcare administrators and health educators in hospitals, nursing homes, government agencies, non-profits, schools, universities, pharmaceutical companies, or
  • Are enrolled in master or doctoral degrees programs in public health, health education, health policy and/or health administration.

The department offers three baccalaureate degree programs, one minor and one teacher certification program. These include a Bachelor of Science in Public Health with a concentration in Community Health; a Bachelor of Science in Public Health with a concentration in Health Services Administration; and a Bachelor of Science in Health Education with a concentration in School Health. An 18-credit minor in Health Services Administration is offered as well as a 33 credit Health Education teacher certification program.

The undergraduate and graduate curriculum provides students with the opportunity to apply theory with practice and to work side-by-side with both their academic faculty and field-based professionals. The programs within the department are accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) and the Council for Education of Public Health (CEPH).

The course requirements and course descriptions for these programs are listed below, followed by a suggested plan for completing the three degree(s) in eight semesters.

Bachelor of Science in Health Education - Concentration: School Health (Teacher Certification)

  • About the Program

    Through teaching, research and service the Department of Health Studies is dedicated to preparing exemplary practitioners who will function as leaders in our global society affecting changes to eliminate health disparities and improve societal health.

    The Department of Health Studies at East Stroudsburg University is an active partner in the economic and community development of Northeast Pennsylvania, and a recognized regional center of academic excellence in Public Health, Health Education and Health Teacher Preparation.

    The Department of Health Studies provides diverse opportunities for students interested in careers in both the health care and education sector. The coursework as well as the hands-on experiences built into the curriculum provide a solid foundation for students wishing to either start a career after graduating or going on to complete a graduate degree.

    Degree Options

    Bachelor of Science in Health Education - A 120 credit degree program with 42 credits that prepares candidates for a health education career as a teacher in elementary or secondary schools.

    Teacher education program requirements have been changed to reflect new certification rules for students applying for certification after December 31, 2012.

    Are you interested in...

    • Implementing units of instruction that assist children and youth to engage in positive healthy behaviors
    • Engaging in the opportunity to promote and implement a coordinated school health program
    • A program that is part of the dual certification for Health and Physical Education

    Choose Health Education at ESU

    • Qualified, experienced faculty
    • Clinical experiences/student teaching

    Is Health Education a career path for me?

    Career Potential and Settings

    • The School Health Program is designed to provide training for a health education career as a teacher in the elementary or secondary schools. The program is also advisable for careers as health coordinators for elementary or secondary schools or as health instructors in school related health centers.
    • The Health Education Teacher Certification program has been approved by the Pennsylvania Department of Education as an approved K-12 certification. Also the program has attained approval status from The American Association for Health Education (AAHE) and the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) accreditation as part of the Teacher Education Unit at ESU.

    More detailed career information is available from the department.

    44 semester hours

    For the Health and Physical Education certification requiring a dual major see Physical Education Teacher Education.

    The School Health Program is designed to provide training for a health education career as a teacher in the elementary or secondary schools. The program is also advisable for careers as health coordinators for elementary or secondary schools or as health instructors in school related health centers.

    The student must complete the following requirements for admission into the health education teacher certification program:

    1. Initial Requirements - Pass 60 credits including: 1) BIOL 111, BIOL 112, HLTH 210, 220, 230, 240. 2) Complete 6 credits MATH and 6 credits ENGL. 3) Pass Praxis Level I: Reading, Writing, and Math. 4) Demonstrate successful clearance of Act 34 Act 114 and Act 151. 5) Obtain membership to a health education professional organization.
    2. Interview Process for Admission - Between 45-60 Credits: 1) All Initial Requirements must be complete. 2) Participate in an interview with School Health Teacher Education faculty and present the admission criteria portfolio (including: Praxis I results, Act 34, Act 114 and Act 151, HLTH 240 certification cards, current transcript, Eligibility Checklist, Membership from professional organization).
    3. Continued Enrollment - 1) Pass Praxis II: Fundamental Subjects: Content Knowledge prior to HLTH 431. 2) Eligibility for Student Teaching (2.8 QPA, complete all GE, HLTH and PSED courses, and successful Act 34 and 151 Act 114 TB Test clearances).
    4. Certification and Graduation Standards - Pass HLTH 431 (with a grade of C or better). 2) Satisfy degree and program requirements including a 3.0 QPA in HLTH and overall. 3) Pass Praxis II: Health Content Knowledge. 4) Complete certification application and immigration form. 5) Complete Act 34, Act 114, and Act 151 Clearances for employment.

    The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania has established new requirements for all candidates in teacher preparation programs. Please refer to the section The College of Education in this catalog for specific requirements for admission into teacher education programs.

    The Pennsylvania Department of Education has made some recent changes in teacher certification requirements. Anyone applying for teacher certification after December 31, 2012 will be subject to different program and certification requirements. These requirements will be published pending approval by the Pennsylvania Department of Education and the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education.

    All teacher education students should be in frequent consultation with their academic advisers to make sure they are meeting the appropriate program and certification requirements which will vary depending on a variety of circumstances.

  • Program Curriculum Plan

    • (Subject to change by university without notice)

      Freshman Year

      Fall

      ENGL 103: English Composition

      3

      BIOL 111 GE: Human Anatomy & Physiology I

      4

      HLTH 210: Foundations of Health Science

      3

      MATH GE (100/101)

      3

      General Education Elective

      3

      Subtotal

      16

      Spring

      ENGL 1... English Literature

      3

      BIOL 112 GE: Human Anatomy & Physiology II

      4

      HLTH 220: Personal and Consumer Health

      3

      PSED 150: Introduction to Teaching All Students

      6

      Fitness Elective

      1

      Subtotal

      17

      Sophomore Year

      Fall

      HLTH 230: Community Health

      3

      PSED 250: Psychology of Learners in Diverse Communities

      3

      PSY 100 GE: General Psychology

      3

      MATH 110 GE: General Statistics

      3

      General Education Elective

      3

      Fitness Elective

      1

      Subtotal

      16

      Spring

      HLTH 240: Health Emergencies

      3

      SOC 111 GE: Introduction to Sociology

      3

      CMST 111 GE: Speech Communications

      3

      General Education Electives

      3

      Elective

      3

      Subtotal

      15

      Junior Year

      Fall

      HLTH 341: Nutrition Education

      1.5

      HLTH 356: Drug Education

      1.5

      HLTH 310: Family Health

      3

      REED 350: Teaching Reading to Diverse Communities

      3

      General Education Elective

      3

      General Education Elective

      3

      Subtotal

      15

      Spring

      HLTH 350: Promoting Emotional Well-Being

      3

      HLTH 365: School Health Program

      3

      General Education Elective

      3

      Health Electives

      5

      Electives

      3

      Subtotal

      17

      Senior Year

      Fall

      HLTH 461: Methods in Health Education

      3

      HLTH 462: Assessment in School Health Education

      3

      Elective

      3

      General Education Elective

      3

      Subtotal

      12

      Spring

      HLTH 431: Student Teaching

      12

      Subtotal

      12

      Total Credits

      120

      For more information, contact the department by calling 570-422-3702 or visit www.esu.edu/hlth

  • Health Education Teacher Certification

    • 33 semester hours

      This program is designed for the student seeking teacher certification in Health Education only.

      Teacher certification in health is built into the school health concentration of the health education degree. Students in other disciplines may enroll in this program as an adjunct to their primary area of study.

      The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania has established new requirements for all candidates in teacher preparation programs. Please refer to the section The College of Education in this catalog for specific requirements for admission into teacher education programs.

  • Health and Physical Education Dual Certification and Major

    • See Physical Education Teacher Education

Bachelor of Science in Public Health - Concentration: Community Health

  • About the Program

    The Department of Health Studies degree programs provide students with an innovative curriculum to pursue a variety of career paths in the health field, as well as providing the foundation needed for future graduate studies. The health field is the second largest employer in the United States.

    Community Health Educators are professionals who design, carry out and evaluate programs that help improve the quality of health within communities. The quality of health attained by communities is what in turn determines the society's overall quality of life.

    The Community Health Education program prepares students for a rewarding service career that improves the health behavior and health outcomes of residents living in local communities, counties, as well as statewide.

    The Community Health Education program also provides a solid foundation for those wishing to pursue graduate training in the public health sciences. The curriculum provides a solid foundation in assessing community needs, planning and implementing community-based health education and health promotion programs; program evaluation; and resource acquisition and development.

    Career Opportunities

    Employment opportunities in health education and promotion continue to expand due to the increasing emphasis on cost-effective approaches in early detection and prevention of maladaptive health behaviors and resulting disease.

    Employment opportunities exist working with youth, families, and the growing number of senior citizens. Typical employment settings include community medical centers and hospitals, local and state departments of health, insurance companies, pharmaceuticals, nonprofit organizations (i.e., American Cancer Society), and other public health settings.

    Are you interested in...

    • Improving the quality of health within communities
    • Preventing illness by educating communities
    • A service career in health care

    Choose Community Health Education at ESU

    • Small class size
    • Qualified, experienced faculty
    • Practical internships

    Is community health education a career path for me?

    Career Potential

    • Coordinator of community prevention programs
    • Patient educator for disease management
    • Trainers
    • Community organizers
    • Worklife-wellness specialists
    • Wellness project managers
    • Outreach workers
    • Case managers
    • Research associates
    • Public health program managers

    Career Settings

    • Hospitals and service delivery organizations
    • Local and state health departments
    • Long-term care facilities
    • Pharmaceutical firms
    • Health insurance agencies
    • Government entities (Centers for Disease Control, Health and Human Services, Departments of Health)
    • Hospice and home health agencies
    • Nonprofit organizations (American Cancer, Red Cross, United Way)
    • Graduate schools in public health

    More detailed career information is available from the department.

  • Bachelor of Science in Public Health - Concentration: Community Health

    • Program Features:

      49 semester hours

      Program Curriculum

      The curriculum prepares students to take the Certified Health Education Specialists (CHES) examination. The CHES credential indicates that a Health Educator has achieved professional competency required in many employment settings.

      The coursework prepares graduates to...

      • Determine individual, organizational and community health education needs.
      • Plan, develop, implement, manage and evaluate health education programs.
      • Communicate health education needs.
      • Develop coalitions.
      • Advocate for community health issues.
      • Train health educators.
      • Employ a variety of educational methods and materials.

      Internships

      Students in the bachelor of science program have the opportunity to complete internships with community and public health agencies located in the Poconos, Lehigh Valley, and other organizations within Pennsylvania, as well as New Jersey. Some students also obtain internships in Washington, D.C., the Center for Disease Control (CDC) in Atlanta, and other locations nationally.

  • Program Curriculum Plan

    • (Subject to change by university without notice)

      Freshman Year

      Fall

      HLTH 210: Foundations of Health Science

      3

      CPSC 100 GE: Personal Computers and Their Uses

      3

      MATH 110 GE: General Statistics

      3

      CMST 111 GE: Speech Communications

      3

      BIOL 111 GE: Human Anatomy & Physiology I

      4

      Subtotal

      16

      Spring

      HLTH 230: Community Health

      3

      BIOL 112 GE: Human Anatomy & Physiology II

      4

      PSY 100 GE: General Psychology

      3

      SOC 111 GE: Introduction to Sociology

      3

      General Education Elective

      3

      Subtotal

      16

      Sophomore Year

      Fall

      MCOM 262: Educational Communication and Technology

      3

      Health Elective 1

      6

      General Education Elective

      3

      General Education Elective

      3

      General Education Elective

      3

      Subtotal

      15

      Spring

      HLTH 260: Foundations of Epidemiology

      1.5

      HLTH 270: Environmental Determinants of Community Health

      1.5

      HLTH 280: Fundamentals of Health Administration

      3

      General Education Elective

      3

      General Education Elective

      3

      General Education Elective

      3

      Subtotal

      18

      Junior Year

      Fall

      HLTH 386: Pre-Practicum in Public Health Practice

      3

      HLTH 409: Health Counseling

      1

      HLTH 470: International Health Science

      3

      General Education Elective

      3

      General Education Elective

      3

      General Education Elective

      3

      Subtotal

      16

      Spring

      HLTH 370: Planning & Evaluation for Public Health Practice

      3

      HLTH 440: Modifying Health Behaviors

      3

      Health Elective 2

      3

      Health Elective 3

      3

      General Education Elective

      3

      Subtotal

      15

      Senior Year

      Fall

      HLTH 460: Community Health Organization

      3

      Health Elective 4

      3

      General Education Elective

      3

      General Education Elective

      3

      Subtotal

      12

      Spring

      HLTH 486: Field Experience & Internship

      12

      Subtotal

      12

      Total Credits

      120

      For more information, contact the department by calling 570-422-3702 or visit www.esu.edu/hlth

Bachelor of Science in Public Health - Concentration: Health Services Administration

  • About the Program

    If you are interested in a rewarding career that allows you to improve the lives of others while working in a rapidly changing field, you should consider a career in health administration.

    The Health Department at East Stroudsburg University provides diverse opportunities for students interested in health administration. The curriculum and experiences also provide a solid foundation for students wishing to pursue graduate school training.

    At ESU, students receive innovative academic preparation, with an emphasis on public health practice, public administration and management theory and extensive applied experiences within professional settings. The Public Health degree with a concentration in Health Services Administration provides broad exposure to the health sciences, as well as the natural and social sciences.

    Upon completion of the degree programs, students are prepared to assess community needs, and design, implement and manage health and medical programs that promote health and prevent disease. The curriculum provides students with the opportunity to network with practicing professionals.

    Degree Options:

    The Health Services Administration program is designed to prepare students for administrative careers in an expanding healthcare field. The program is interdisciplinary, so students take courses in three departments: Health, Political Science, and Economics.

    • Bachelor of Science in Public Health with a concentration in Health Services Administration –
      A 44-credit interdisciplinary major that provides students with the educational foundation for careers in health administration, delivery, and policy.
    • Health Administration Minor – An 18-credit program that provides students enrolled in other majors with a general understanding of health administration.

    Are you interested in...

    • Planning, coordinating, directing, and supervising healthcare delivery
    • Managing a medical facility/clinical department
    • Improving the quality of care and efficiency in healthcare facilities

    Choose Health Services Administration at ESU

    • Small class size
    • Qualified, experienced faculty
    • Practical internships

    Is health services administration a career path for me?

    Career Potential

    • Students who graduate with training in health services administration can find career opportunities in administration or resource development in the public or private sectors of health service delivery, and can specialize in planning, organization, policy formation and analysis, finance, economics, and marketing. Health service administrators play a leadership role in regional, state, national, and international agencies and organizations. Students who graduate from our programs can enjoy successful careers in a variety of settings.

    Career Settings

    • Ambulatory clinics
    • Hospital inpatient and outpatient departments
    • Managed care organizations
    • Insurance and pharmaceutical companies
    • Administrators in training for long-term care
    • Consulting firms
    • Government agencies
    • Nonprofit agencies
    • Pharmaceutical companies

    More detailed career information is available from the department.

  • Bachelor of Science in Public Health - Concentration: Health Services Administration

    • 54 semester hours

      The Health Service Administration concentration is an interdisciplinary program that provides the educational foundation for careers in health services administration, delivery and policy.

      The program prepares students to work in the challenging healthcare sector in the administration of health services. The program prepares students for careers that make a significant contribution to improving the health of communities. The program consists of courses from the Economics Department, the Political Science Department, and the Health Department.

      The program is designed to prepare students to enter careers in healthcare delivery settings (hospitals, clinics, home health agencies), public health settings (county and state health departments or community-based organizations), in other allied health settings (nursing homes) or in the insurance segment (insurance companies and HMOs).

  • Health Services Administration Minor

    • 18 semester hours

      This minor is designed for students planning to enter public health careers. Enrollment in a major related to public health is strongly recommended. Some of these courses offered by other departments are scheduled on an every other year basis.

  • Health Services Administration Internships

    • Students in the Bachelor of Science program have the opportunity to complete internships with major health care facilities throughout the northeast. Student internship sites include:

      • Government agencies: federal, state and local health departments;
      • Medical centers, hospitals and other health care institutions;
      • Community coalitions and health improvement programs;
      • Not-for-profit organizations (i.e., American Cancer Society, American Red Cross); and
      • Worksite wellness and health promotion programs for employees.
  • Program Curriculum Plan

    • (Subject to change by university without notice)

      Freshman Year

      Fall

      HLTH 210: Foundations of Health Science

      3

      CPSC 100 GE: Personal Computers and Their Uses

      3

      MATH 110 GE: General Statistics

      3

      BIOL 111 GE: Human Anatomy & Physiology I

      4

      Elective

      3

      Subtotal

      16

      Spring

      HLTH 230: Community Health

      3

      BIOL 112 GE: Human Anatomy & Physiology II

      4

      ECON 112 GE: Principles of Microeconomics

      3

      POLS 211 GE: American Government

      3

      General Education Elective

      3

      Subtotal

      16

      Sophomore Year

      Fall

      CMST 111 GE: Speech Communication

      3

      EMGT 200: Principles of Management

      3

      EMGT 211: Financial Accounting Fundamentals

      3

      General Education Elective

      3

      Elective

      3

      Subtotal

      15

      Spring

      HLTH 280: Fundamentals of Health Administration

      3

      HLTH 260: Foundations in Epidemiology

      1.5

      HLTH 270: Environmental Determinants

      1.5

      POLS 293: Public Policy & Administration

      3

      General Education Electives

      3

      General Education Elective

      4

      Subtotal

      16

      Junior Year

      Fall

      HLTH 381: Health Economics & Financing

      3

      Corequisite coursework (EMGT or POLS)

      3

      General Education Elective

      3

      General Education Elective

      3

      General Education Elective

      3

      Subtotal

      15

      Spring

      HLTH 380: Health Project and Grant Development

      3

      HLTH 370: Planning & Evaluation

      3

      HLTH 382: Health Law and Ethics

      3

      HLTH 440: Modifying Health Behaviors

      3

      General Education Electives

      3

      Subtotal

      15

      Senior Year

      Fall

      HLTH 386: Pre-Practicum & Public Health Practices

      3

      HLTH 460: Community Health Organization

      3

      HLTH 470: International Health Science

      3

      Corequisite coursework (EMGT or POLS)

      3

      Elective

      3

      Subtotal

      15

      Spring

      HLTH 486: Field Experience and Internship

      12

      Subtotal

      12

      Total Credits

      120

      For more information, contact the department by calling 570-422-3702 or visit www.esu.edu/hlth

Faculty

Course Descriptions

  • HLTH 210 Foundations of Health Science (3)

    • The historical and philosophical perspectives of the development of health science will be discussed in this course. A comparison will be made of the major concepts and theories of health and characteristics of health education programs in schools and communities. For those interested in the Health major only.

  • HLTH 220 Personal and Consumer Health (3)

    • This course deals with the identification of individual capability and responsibility for the development of attitudes and patterns of health behavior leading to a full and satisfying life. In addition, the course investigates the factors to be considered by a consumer purchasing products and services, including a study of the agencies and programs designed for consumer protection.

  • HLTH 230 Community Health (3)

    • This course consists of an exploration of the current major community health problems, the programs for preventing and controlling health problems, and the various community organizations which deal with these problems.

  • HLTH 240 Health Emergencies (3)

    • This course deals with training in life saving measures for all types of emergency situations with the opportunity to become certified in First Aid instruction and Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (heart-lung resuscitation).

  • HLTH 250 Human Sexuality for Healthful Living (3)

    • This course examines the current knowledge and attitudes of human sexual behavior with emphasis on topics ranging from the sex act, orgasm, childbirth, birth control, sexual dysfunction, masturbation, to homosexuality.

  • HLTH 260 Foundations of Epidemiology in Public Health (1.5)

    • This course is a study of the basic principles and methods of epidemiological investigations for human health problems. An overview of the nature of epidemiological research will be provided. Special emphasis will be placed on the use of epidemiology in health services administration, and public health practice, including the planning of health promotion and health education programs in the community.

  • HLTH 270 The Environmental Determinants of Community Health (1.5)

    • This course is a study of the basic principles and methods of epidemiological investigations for human health problems. An overview of the nature of epidemiological research will be provided. Special emphasis will be placed on the use of epidemiology in health services administration, and public health practice, including the planning of health promotion and health education programs in the community.

  • HLTH 280: Fundamentals of Health Administration (3)

    • This course is designed to acquaint students with fundamental concepts and methods of modern management in health care settings. Various administrative practices among private for-profit, not-for-profit, and public health agencies are covered with particular focus on common integral principles and responsibilities of administration.

  • HLTH 290 Special Topics (Semester hours arranged)

    • These courses are designed to meet specific needs of groups of students or are offered on a trial basis in order to determine the demand for them as a part of the curriculum.

  • HLTH 303 Elementary School Health (3)

    • This course develops a health education curriculum designed for K-6 including an investigation of methods, materials, and evaluative techniques.

  • HLTH 310 Family Health Education (3)

    • The course examines human sexual behavior from a historical and socio-psychological perspective. It also includes biological and psychosocial development from infancy to adulthood, sexual response, and sexual dysfunction. The goals of sex education and the need for discussing sexuality in the schools will be stressed. Curriculum development, content and implementation will be included. Prerequisite: Advanced standing of 60 semester hours or HLTH 220 or 230.

  • HLTH 340 Nutrition for Healthful Living (3)

    • This course is an overview of the principles of nutrition and how nutrition applies during the critical periods throughout the life cycle. Special attention will be given to the planning of diets for a better quality of health. Prerequisite: Advanced standing of 60 credits.

  • HLTH 341 Nutrition Education (1.5)

    • This course is designed to prepare students in the health and physical education teacher certification program to teach the principles of nutrition in the school setting. Emphasis will be placed upon methods and materials necessary for the teaching of nutrition in grades K-12. Prerequisite: HLTH 220 or 230.

  • HLTH 350 Promoting Emotional Well-Being (3)

    • This course focuses on emotional health and its relationship to all school-aged children. Primary emphases will be placed on recognizing factors influencing emotional well-being and development. In addition, considering all school-aged learners, recognition, development, and facilitation of methods related to constructive responses, positive personal and social skills, and emotional aspects of mental health will be examined. Prerequisite: Advanced standing of 60 credits.

  • HLTH 355 Drug Abuse Education (3)

    • This course is designed to prepare teachers who can organize and administer a drug education program in the school and community. Prerequisite: Advanced standing of 60 credits.

  • HLTH 356 Drug and Alcohol Teacher Preparation (1.5)

    • This course provides future teachers with the understanding, information, attitudes, and skills for use in the application of primary prevention programs for drug abuse. Special emphasis will be placed on decision-making skills, coping behaviors, and interpersonal growth. Prerequisite: HLTH 220 or 230.

  • HLTH 365 School Health Programs (3)

    • This course deals with building leadership and collaboration skills to support a Coordinated School Health Program. (CSHP) that will meet the needs of all children/adolescents in a school setting. Candidates will become familiar with national and state standards, nation at risk statistics, community resources, technology, health literacy, and communication skills to encourage healthy children/adolescents. Prerequisite: Admission to the PH-CERT or HL-CTSH.

  • HLTH 370 Planning and Evaluation in Public Health Practice (3)

    • The course serves as an introduction to the means of assessing the need for health education, the planning of health education, and the evaluation of the effects of health education. It includes selection and development of appropriate instruments of assessment/evaluation of both Community and School Health, and the theoretical foundations and practical applications of planning for health education. Prerequisite: HLTH 220 or 230.

  • HLTH 380 Health Project and Grant Development (3)

    • By the end of the course students will know how and where to collect qualitative and quantitative community data to plan needed health services, and a rational paradigm of community health project planning. Students will have practical experience with laboratory exercises with community-based organizations. Prerequisites: HLTH 230 & 280.

  • HLTH 381 Health Economics and Finance (3)

    • Students are acquainted with socioeconomic factors influencing the health care industry and the ways these factors influence health services development and health policy, regulation, and law. Students learn the history of health care financing in the United States and study comparative health systems and the effects of changing social and economic factors on the financing of health care. Prerequisite ECON 111, 112 or equivalent; EMGT 211, 212; and HLTH 230, 280.

  • HLTH 382 Health Ethics and Law (3)

    • The student learns how professional ethics and health law interrelate and how both influence the development and delivery of health services by governments and the private sector. Prerequisites: HLTH 230, 280

  • HLTH 386 Pre-Practicum in Public Health Practice (3)

    • This guided early field experience is designed to introduce students to the application of health education skills in a supervised setting. This practicum provides an introduction to the various roles and competencies for health education in applied settings. Prerequisite: HLTH 210, 230 and two additional health courses.

  • HLTH 405 Non-Medical Healing Arts (1)

    • This course examines the role of Osteopathy, Acupuncture, Faith Healing, and other health services which deviate from or compete with "Medicine" in relation to health education. The social and legal issues concerning these services, reliability of sources of information about the services, and the role of health education in utilization of these services are studied. Focus of the course will be on the development of guidelines for utilization of these services. Prerequisite: Advanced standing of 90 credits.

  • HLTH 406 Analysis of Health Information (1)

    • This course is an overview of the use and misuse of statistics, the manipulation of human needs and drives, and the provision of false and misleading information by providers and suppliers of health products and services. All major sources of information related to consumer health will be examined for inherent biases and common forms of misinformation. Prerequisite: Advanced standing of 90 credits.

  • HLTH 407 Trends in Dieting (1)

    • This course is a study of the issues surrounding popular health foods and diets. The desirable and undesirable qualities of "natural" and "organic" foods, "exotic" foods, and nutrient enriched foods are examined. The advantages and disadvantages of diets emphasizing specific nutrients or types of foods, crash diets, drug aided diets, and diets for specific purposes are also studied. Focus of the course is on development of guidelines for evaluating information and sources of information. Prerequisite: Advanced standing of 90 credits.

  • HLTH 408 Women's Health Concerns (3)

    • This course is designed to address the unique health concerns of women in today's society. Specific topics such as alcoholism, anorexia nervosa, premenstrual syndrome (PMS), domestic violence, child abuse, rape, menopause and many others will be included. Prerequisite: Advanced standing of 90 credits.

  • HLTH 409 Health Counseling (1)

    • The purpose of this course is to provide health professionals with an introduction to counseling theory and the skills of counseling techniques. The course emphasis is on the use of counseling techniques to improve the quality of health care, facilitate health-related decision-making and enhance the relationships between client and the health professional. Health behavior theory will also be addressed. Prerequisite: HLTH 461; PSY 225.

  • HLTH 420 Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation Instructor's Training (1)

    • This is an instructor's training course in cardiopulmonary resuscitation. This course is designed to train the student in proper techniques and procedures in emergency measures in cardiopulmonary resuscitation. The course is recognized by the American Heart Association and the American Red Cross. Offered on demand. Prerequisites: Advanced standing of 90 credits, HLTH 240.

  • HLTH 421 Advanced Emergency Care (3)

    • The course will consist of advanced emergency procedures including CPR during transportation, shallow water rescue and emergency measures in cervical (neck) and back injuries, extrication from an automobile, and proper procedures in the administration of oxygen to a victim of an accident or sudden illness. There is also the opportunity to become certified in advanced emergency care and as an emergency medical technician. Prerequisites: Advanced standing of 90 credits, HLTH 240.

  • HLTH 430 Professional Practicum in Health Education (2)

    • This course is designed to develop insight during field experiences of student teachers. It includes the study of typical problems encountered in student teaching, analysis of materials and methods being used, management of health promotion activities, consideration of current priorities in the field, and orientation to professional and legal responsibilities in the field. Prerequisites: Advanced standing of 96 credits; department approval; HLTH 461, 220, or 230.

  • HLTH 431 Student Teaching in Health Education (5-12)

    • This experience consists of a semester of guided teaching experience in school health education both in an elementary and secondary placement. This field experience is designed to provide the candidate with the opportunity to develop and refine knowledge, skills and dispositions needed in a PK-12 setting. This experience focuses on candidates implementing units of instruction that are developmentally appropriate and provide a positive and effective learning experience for all learners. Prerequisites: Admission to HP-CTPE or HL-CTSH, Passed Praxis II: Fundamental Subjects-Content Knowledge; All required HLTH courses with a "C" or better, PSED 150, 250 and REED 350; ACT 34 and/or FBI Clearance and ACT 151; Minimum 2.8 QPA overall and Health Students must have a 3.0 or higher GPA prior to graduation from East Stroudsburg University to be certified in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

  • HLTH 432 Death and Dying-Implications for Health (3)

    • This course investigates the phenomenon of death and dying with the focus on the development of reinforcement of healthy attitudes, values, and behaviors. Prerequisite: Advanced standing of 60 credits.

  • HLTH 440 Modifying Health Behaviors (3)

    • This course is an overview of the major theoretical models used in public health for modifying health behaviors. This course examines efficacy of interventions in relation to current practices in public health. Best practices and applications of theory-driven health behavior change are studied within the context of community-based settings. The focus of the class is to identify the critical factors necessary to create health behavior changes in order to address the Center for Disease Control and Prevention revised "Healthy People" goals and objectives. Prerequisite: HLTH 461, 220, or 230.

  • HLTH 442 HIV and AIDS Prevention and Education (3)

    • This course is designed to provide a comprehensive overview of HIV/AIDS infection in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and other states. The course will provide information about recent research on modes of HIV transmission and risk reduction strategies. Particular emphasis will be placed on the design and evaluation of HIV prevention and education programs geared towards high-risk populations.

  • HLTH 444 Health Promotion Programs and Aging (3)

    • This course will emphasize health promotion programming for elderly populations. Social and demographic factors will be addressed in regard to health education's role in the aging process. Healthful aging will be examined and discussed from a public health and school health perspective with a primary focus on developing and implementing programs that enhance the health of the elderly.

  • HLTH 460 Community Health Organizations (3)

    • This course is designed to investigate the theories, principles, and practices of community organizations for health, techniques of group work, current research in community organizations, and examination of programs of community health agencies. Prerequisites: Advanced standing of 90 credits; HLTH 230.

  • HLTH 461 Methods in Health Education (3)

    • This course is designed to prepare the future teacher in methods for presenting health concepts to the elementary and secondary student. It focuses on using standard-based instructional framework in order to provide developmentally appropriate instruction and assessments for all learners. Prerequisite: Admission to HP-CTPE or HL-CTSH and taken concurrently with HLTH 462, semester prior to HLTH 431.

  • HLTH 462 Assessment in School Health Education (3)

    • This course is designed to provide the school health education candidate with the knowledge, dispositions and skills to assess the impact of health education on PK-12 student learning. Various types and methods of student assessment will be explored and practiced to create a learning environment that is supportive for all student success. The candidate will be provided the opportunity to participate in a professional development school experience to demonstrate assessment skills. Prerequisite: Admission to HP-CTPE or HL-CTSH and taken concurrently with HLTH 461, semester prior to HLTH 431.

  • HLTH 470 International Health Science (3)

    • The course is designed to familiarize the student with international health problems and the social, physical, emotional, and spiritual complexities related to changing health status. Emphasis is placed on how change instituted for improvement of physical health may positively or negatively affect the total well being of people. Examination of international health organizations and programs is included. Prerequisites: HLTH 230; advanced standing of 90 credits.

  • HLTH 482 Health Leadership and Strategic Management (3)

    • This course familiarizes students with theories of personnel supervision, leadership style, and the application of behavioral sciences and techniques of strategic planning in organizational development and work group behavior, and different modes of administrative decision making. Pre-requisite(s): Advanced standing of 90 credits.

  • HLTH 485 Independent Study (Semester hours arranged)

    • With the guidance of a faculty member of the Health Department, the student pursues a pattern of readings, study, and research related to professional knowledge and understanding in health science. Topics should be established prior to enrollment. Prerequisites: Department approval; advanced standing of 90 credits.

  • HLTH 486 Field Experiences and Internships (Semester hours arranged)

    • Prerequisites: Department approval; 2.50 overall QPA, 2.50 QPA in major, completion of all requisite and corequisite courses, and advanced standing of 90 credits.

  • HLTH 499 School Health Education Internship (1)

    • This course is designed to provide the candidate with an opportunity to work with a Health Education Content Specialist during the student teaching experience. The course will enhance the candidate's ability to understand and maximize the relationship between the disciplinary subject matter and pedagogy. The candidate will implement units of instruction that are supportive of all students Prerequisites: Concurrent with HLTH 431 and PETE 440.