MSU Billings Course Descriptions

HTH - Health

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HTH 101 Opportunities in the Health Professions

[formerly HHP 201 Core Concepts in Health]

3 cr. (F, Sp)  Provides pre-service educators with an introduction to contemporary health issues and the importance of individual responsibility for personal health care.  Reviews the health and safety issues of children and adolescents and provides an introduction to the role of the teacher as it applies to the eight component model of the comprehensive school health program.


* HTH 110 Personal Health and Wellness

[formerly HHP 101 Health Sciences]

3 cr. (F, Sp)  Covers contemporary health issues and explores individual and community based solutions.  Content areas to include:  medical self-care, culture and health behavior, alcohol, tobacco and other drugs, mental and emotional health, consumer health, nutrition, physical fitness, environmental health, human sexuality, chronic degenerative and communicable diseases, aging, violence and personal safety, health care, and death and dying.


HTH 201 Health Issues for Educators

3 cr. (F, Sp)  Provides students, including pre-service educators, with a foundation in the applied science of health and wellness.  Establishes the basis for understanding and facilitating individual, group, and community health and wellness.  Addresses health and wellness across the age span, including the role of teachers in the comprehensive school health program and citizens in community health and wellness activities.


* HTH 270 Global Health Issues

[formerly HHP 270 Global Health Issues]

3 cr. (F)  Explores the relationships between human behavior, economics, history, culture, politics, policy formation, and the environment, while investigating the impact of these elements on the quality of health within our global community.  Class sessions will focus on  the interdisciplinary nature of health issues that impact on daily human existence.  The objective of seminar based class meetings will be to study these issues, contrasting their origins, manifestations, and possible resolutions in developed and less developed nations.


HTH 391 Special Topics

[formerly HHP 320 Current Issues in Health]

3 cr. (F, Sp)  An investigation of issues facing the health educator in today’s schools.  Special focus will be given to the topics of nutrition education, physical fitness, and human sexuality.  Students will develop lesson plans in these topical areas as they pertain to either elementary or secondary education levels.


HTH 411 Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drug Prevention

[formerly HHP 411 Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drug Prevention]

3 cr. Prerequisite: Junior standing. (F, Sp, Su)  Provides information about:  alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs; the potential for abuse and addiction; and factors associated with use.  The primary focus is on the preventive aspects of drug abuse across the lifespan, and it centers on the approaches that are most effective.  (Meets State Teacher Licensure requirement for a Drug and Alcohol Abuse Class).


HTH 412 Drugs and Alcohol

[formerly HHP 412 Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drug Awareness (ATOD)]

1 cr.  Provides information about problems related to contemporary drug use, misuse, and abuse.  Due to the potential negative effects of alcohol, tobacco, and the broad category of “other drugs,” drug prevention at the school and community level is critical for addressing problems that arise from ATOD use.  The primary focus on this course is identifying which drugs are most commonly used and abused, particularly among youth and teens, and recommend effective drug prevention strategies.


HTH 425 Health and Sexuality

[formerly HHP 425 Health and Sexuality]

3 cr.  Explores contemporary issues in human sexuality and the preparation of professionals who conduct sexuality education with diverse populations in a variety of settings.  The course examines current knowledge of and attitudes toward human sexual behavior with emphasis on topics such as healthy sexuality throughout the lifecycle, sexual anatomy and physiology, gender roles, body image, interpersonal relationships, sexual orientations, birth control, sexual response, sexual dysfunction, sexual abuse, sexually transmitted infections, abortion, and pregnancy.


HTH 435 Health and Wellness across the Lifespan

3 cr. (F)  Addresses the rapidly increasing need for specialized knowledge of health and wellness across the lifespan.  Focuses on understanding issues unique to different age cohorts, e.g., childhood obesity and diseases of age, as well as issues that are equally applicable across the lifespan, e.g., exercise as medicine and diet.  Introduces strategies for promoting health and wellness across the lifespan.