2011-2013 Undergraduate Catalog

Course Descriptions

Community Health
Health & Human Performance
(406) 657-2370

CHTH 262 Community Health
[formerly HHP 211 Community Health]
3 cr. (F)  Promotes an understanding of the spread and control of communicable diseases.  Explores the epidemiology and prevention of chronic degenerative diseases.  Provides practical experience in planning and carrying out a selected community health program.

CHTH 317 Health Behavior Theories
[formerly HHP 330 Health Behavior Theories]
3 cr. Prerequisite: Junior level status. (F, Sp)  Provides an overview of the various behavior change theories with specific attention given to individual health behavior, interpersonal health behavior, and group intervention models of health behavior change.  Behavior change theories are discussed in terms of their application to curriculum development and program planning models.

CHTH 355 Theory and Practice of Community Health Education
[formerly HHP 265 Foundations of Health Promotion]
3 cr. (F)  Explores the historical, philosophical, theoretical, and ethical foundations of the health education and health promotion profession.  Students will learn about the process of health promotion through the examination of school, community, worksite, and hospital health education settings.

CHTH 355 Theory and Practice of Community Health Education
[formerly HHP 335 Methods of Health Promotion]
3 cr. (F)  Focuses on the planning and implementation of health promotion programs by health promotion specialists in a variety of settings.  Students explore the “What,” “When,” “Where,” and “Why” of health promotion.

CHTH 410 High Level Wellness Through Decision Making
[formerly HHP 433 High Level Wellness Through Decision Making]
3 cr. (even F)  Introduces the concept of wellness and presents strategies for adoption of a wellness life-style.

CHTH 435 Human Response to Stress
[formerly HHP 436 Stress Management and Emotional Health]
3 cr. (Sp)  Examines the interrelationship of human stress and emotions on health and performance.  Explores theories, research and strategies to enhance human performance and manage stress.

CHTH 450 Worksite Health Promotion
[formerly HHP 450 Worksite Health Promotion]
3 cr. (odd Sp)  Provides students with an overview of the theory and practice of occupational health promotion.  It is assumed that the students have some background in health promotion and may be interested in pursuing a career as a health promotion specialist.

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