Undergraduate Studies Catalog (1999-2001)
Chairperson and Associate Professor: Eileen Daniel; Associate Professors: Linda F. Balog, Joseph E. Balog, Thomas Golaszewski, Gary J. Metz; Assistant Professors: Catherine Cardina, Patti A. Follansbee, Kathleen Hunter, Carol J. Sample, Douglas Scheidt, Celia Watt.
The Department of Health Science offers two academic majors leading to the Bachelor of Science degree: (1) the professional program in health education; and (2) the liberal arts program in health science.
The professional program in health education provides students with competencies for entry level positions as health teachers in elementary and secondary schools and as health educators in various community agencies, work sites, and patient education settings. A specific set of prerequisite courses in biology and psychology is required of students pursuing the professional program in health education. These courses are specified below under "Required Courses in Other Disciplines."
The liberal arts program in health science provides students with an extensive understanding of the knowledge, values, problems, and issues related to health and wellness, disease, disability, and premature death in human populations. The liberal arts program does not require a specific set of prerequisite courses. However, students pursuing this program are encouraged to develop a basic knowledge in several of the many disciplines which focus on the human condition. Within the broad framework of the liberal arts program, students can select from among several tracks, including: Elementary Education, General Liberal Arts Health Science, Health Care Administration, Double Major in Health Science and Recreation and Leisure Studies, and Alcohol/Substance Abuse Studies. These tracks offer liberal art students a wide course selection while providing structure and integration of health science content courses into chosen career and professional interests. This program does not prepare students to perform as professional health educators. However, these are tracks designed to enhance and supplement health science-related professional interests.
Related to the aforementioned liberal arts Alcohol/Substance Abuse Studies Track, the department offers a concentration in Alcohol/Substance Abuse Studies. This concentration may be pursued independently, or in conjunction with either of the two academic major programs described above. The Alcohol/Substance Abuse Studies concentration is designed to assist students in meeting the education and training requirements for the Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Counselor Credential (CASAC) issued by the New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services (OASAS).
For those students interested in careers in Health Care Administration, a track is available which provides generic training (not targeted for any single position or institution) leading to any number of management-related positions in the health care field, including hospitals, nursing homes, public health institutions, insurance companies, and consulting firms. Students pursue study in a broad range of subjects emphasizing both business and health systems related topics.
The Department of Health Science also offers a liberal arts double major in Health Science and Recreation and Leisure Studies. This major combines requirements and electives from the liberal arts health science program and the recreation and leisure studies program. The double major prepares students for work in community, corporate, governmental, and military settings that offer recreation and wellness programs.
Students anticipating enrollment in any of these options should develop a basic background in several scientific disciplines which comprise the foundation for study in health science/health education. Therefore, courses should be selected during the freshman and sophomore years in disciplines such as biology, anatomy and physiology, anthropology, psychology, and sociology. Additional disciplines recommended for prior study include political science, economics, philosophy, and communication. All students considering a Department of Health Science program or concentration are invited to contact the department's undergraduate advisement coordinator, chair or any member of the department faculty for further information and guidance. Each of the programmatic options offered by the department is presented in greater detail below.
The health science faculty has a professional responsibility to deny admission or continuation in any of its undergraduate or graduate programs to any student whose level of performance and/or personal characteristics do not adequately meet academic, professional, or ethical standards.
Professional Program: Major for Health Educators
A. Required Health Science Liberal Arts Courses (24 credits) Credits
B. Required Courses in Other Disciplines (11 credits)*
*These three courses all have prerequisite requirements.
C. Required Professional Health Education Courses
(Note: HLP 491, 492, 493 and 485, 486 are taken concurrently and are offered only in the fall semester. Students may enroll in these courses only after the completion of all general education requirements and all professional program requirements specified in A, B, and C above. A request for a variance from this policy must be approved by the Professional Education Program Committee and the department chairperson.)
HLP 495 Practicum in School Health Education 12
(Note: HLP 495 and 496 are taken only after the successful completion of all general education and professional program requirements. A request for a variance from this policy must be approved by the Professional Education Program Committee and the department chairperson. Students in the professional program must complete one, but may choose to complete both, of these practica.)
Liberal Arts Health Science Program (30 credits)
In addition, students must complete 24 credits of liberal arts health science courses within the tracks listed below in consultation with the HLS faculty advisor. Students must achieve a grade of "C" or better in each health science course they may wish to use in satisfaction of the requirements for this major. (A grade of C- does not meet this requirement). The liberal arts health science tracks are:
General Liberal Arts Health Science
Students are permitted to select 24 credits by advisement and, with their advisor, design an individual liberal arts program that best suits their academic needs. Listed below are health science courses that may be taken.
Alcohol/Substance Abuse Studies
Alcohol and Substance Abuse Studies Program (ASAP)
Required Concentration (30-36 Credits) Credits
*HLS 418 is a prerequisite or corequisite for all other ASAP courses.
# PHS 110 or PSH 112 is a prerequisite for HLS 445.
Health Care Administration
Please note: HLS 301 and 306 are not required for this program as they are for other programs in Health Science in order to focus more attention on administrative issues and keep within the 30-hour framework. Students are reminded that they need to complete a contemporary issues course as part of the College General Education requirement, and HLS 306 is recommended for this purpose.
Required Health Science Courses
Required Business Courses
Double Major in Health Science and Recreation Management
HLS 303 Environmental Health
Health Science Courses
Liberal Arts Courses
HLS 210 First Aid and Community CPR for Athletics (A). Identifies the role of the coach/teacher responder and the Emergency Medical Service (EMS). Focuses on first aid management for life-threatening and non-life-threatening emergencies such as choking, respiratory cardiac arrest, bleeding, shock, temperature-related problems and injuries incurred during athletic activities. After successful completion, the student is eligible for American Red Cross Responding to Emergencies and Community CPR Certifications. (Required for NYS Teacher Certification in Physical Education and NYS Coaching Certification). 2 Cr. Every Semester.
HLS 301 Health Behaviors and Wellness (A). Explores health behaviors, health promotion and wellness concepts. Studies and analyzes specific lifestyle factors and their relationships to well-being and disease. Identifies and explores infectious and non-infectious diseases in relationship to risk factors, populations at risk, and potential for health promotion. 3 Cr. Every Semester.
HLS 303 Environmental Health (A,C). Focuses on present and future issues regarding the people resource-pollution crises. P laces specific emphasis on enhancing awareness and understanding of the environment's impact on human health. Also addresses sustainable ethics and the individual's ability to influence public policy. Examines the role of public health and education in the mitigation of environmental problems. 3 Cr. Every Semester.
HLS 304 Safety, Standard First Aid, and Community CPR (A). Discusses accident causes and counter-strategy development relating to a variety of topics including home, fire, occupational, and auto. Allows performance of safety evaluation to provide practical reinforcing experiences for safe living. Awards American Red Cross Standard First Aid and Community CPR Certifications upon successful course completion. By HLS advisement only. Required for HLS professional program. 3 Cr. Every Semester.
HLS 306 Contemporary Issues in Health (A,I). Prerequisite: Junior or senior status or instructor's permission. Provides for the identification and analysis of current critical health and health care issues in the U.S.; focuses on ethical, legal, economic, and social implications of controversial health issues; and examines the dynamics of the American health care system from the perspective of the patient, consumer, and health care provider. 3 Cr. Every Semester.
HLS 307 Consumer Issues in Health Care (A,I). Examines the dilemmas increasingly confronted by health care consumers throughout life. Explores the need to develop personal values as well as skills in critical thinking and decision making. Examines issues such as: family abuse, genetic engineering, organ transplantation, substance abuse, mass screening, life support, euthanasia, and allocation of health care resources. 3 Cr. Every Semester.
HLS 311 Nutrition (A). Explores nutrients as they relate to digestion, transport, absorption, storage, and energy metabolism. Examines energy balance, weight management, and the physical and chemical composition of foods, including dietary adequacy and needs throughout the life cycle. Also addresses current nutritional issues and consumerism with application to personal nutritional status. 3 Cr. Every Semester.
HLS 312 Mental Health (A). Explores the concept of mental health, including various models and theories of mental health; emphasizes the importance of effective interpersonal communications, self esteem, and the careful selection of a lifestyle consistent with a personŐs inner human needs; and highlights practical aspects and underlying dynamics of personal growth. Studies information relevant to particular diverse groups including the elderly and handicapped, rape and suicide prevention, wife and child abuse, maltreatment and neglect. Fulfills the Child Abuse Detection Training requirement. 3 Cr. Every Semester.
HLS 313 Introduction to Safety. Surveys the causes of accidents in our society, how they occur, and the necessary action that has to be taken to avoid them. Additional study is devoted to the impact accidents have on our economy, industry, and psychology of accident causation. 1-3 Cr. Upon Special Arrangement.
HLS 314 Family Life Science (A). Provides for the study of diverse family forms in the U.S. today. Examines cultural and social factors affecting family life, explores how family dynamics affect the health of each individual, analyzes components of successful family life, and identifies common problems within families and strategies for their resolution. 3 Cr. Every Semester.
HLS 370 Drug Education for Teachers (A). Pre pares elementary and secondary teachers to under stand and increase their knowledge of educational, health, and societal issues related to the use, abuse, legal status, and addiction of alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs. Prevention of drug abuse, school-based drug education programs, and identification of drug abusers will be addressed. 1 Cr. Every Semester.
HLS 399 Independent Study in Health Science (A). To be defined in consultation with the instructor- sponsor and in accordance with the procedures of the Office of Academic Advisement prior to registration. 3 Cr. Every Semester.
HLS 402 Women's Health (A). Provides a study of women as healthy functioning human beings. Includes lecture and discussion with guest speakers (when available) to present positive information and insights on the anatomical, physiological, mental, spiritual, and emotional aspects of today's woman. 3 Cr.
HLS 409 Introduction to Psychoactive Substance Use and Abuse (A). Prerequisite: Junior or senior status or instructor's permission. Introduces students to a variety of drug problems, including alcohol and tobacco, in contemporary society. Analyzes the diverse determinants (e.g., pharmacologic, behavioral, social, economic, historic) of these problems. Discusses effective substance abuse prevention strategies. 3 Cr. Every Semester.
HLS 410 Introduction to Health Care Administration (A). Provides an overview of health systems in this country, including the personal health care and public health sectors. Presents critical factors in the history, organization, delivery, and financing of health services. Places emphasis on identifying and analyzing current trends in the health field and their implication for health care administrators. 3 Cr. Fall.
HLS 411 Health Care Management Communication (A). Provides an overview of health care communication issues essential in performing the managerial role. Includes a wide variety of topics that will enhance skill development in the areas of interpersonal, public speaking, and persuasive communication; meeting organization and management; and business letter, memo, and policy writing. Provides instruction in the use of graphics presentation software. 3 Cr. Fall.
HLS 412 Health Care Administration Planning. Investigates the planning process as applied to a health care setting. Topics include assessing need, analyzing quantitative and qualitative data, health care law and regulations, the budgeting process, and process and outcome evaluation. Involves applying the planning process towards the preparation of a proposal. 3 Cr.
HLS 413 Health Risk Management. Explores health behaviors and demand management concepts as applied to the health care system, particularly within the changing models of health care delivery. Specific lifestyle factors will be studied for their relationships to disease management, cost control, and self-care. Selected personal risk factors will also be identified and explored in relationship to individual modification. There will be an emphasis on models and theories in behavioral medicine, including environmental, organizational, and psycho-social determinants of health behavior. 3 Cr. Spring.
HLS 418 Alcohol Use and Abuse (A). Examines patterns and symptomatology of alcohol use and abuse, the Medical Model/Disease Concept of Alcoholism, the DSM III-R criteria for alcohol abuse and dependency, and other various models of alcohol use and abuse, including relapse prevention strategies. Explores theories of codependency, treatment modalities and evaluation methodologies for clinical and educational interventions. Also examines the significance of alcohol and other drugs as they impact the criminal justice, traffic safety, employee wellness, and adolescent health care systems. 3 Cr. Every Semester.
HLS 419 Human Sexuality (A,W). Cross-listed WMS 419 Prerequisite: Junior or senior status or instructor's permission. Provides each student with the opportunity to gain an awareness of him/herself and others as sexual beings. Examines sexual knowledge, attitudes and behaviors throughout the various life stages, in order to integrate human sexuality into one's total health and well-being. 3 Cr. Every Semester.
HLS 421 Group Counseling Skills for Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Counselors (A). Prerequisite: HLS 418 or program coordinator's permission. Introduces students to the basic foundations of group dynamics and group therapy. Deals with the historical development of the group process movement, stages and techniques of group therapy, curative aspects of the group process, interpersonal learning, and problems associated with group process. 3 Cr. Every Semester.
HLS 422 Individual Treatment Planning for Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Counselors (A). Prerequisite: HLS 418 or program coordinator's permission. Introduces students to the elements of individualized treatment planning; provides in-depth coverage of client goal formulation; and requires writing and evaluation of attainable client objectives. Also examines the bio-psychosocial-spiritual aspects of the individualized treatment plan and client case management. 3 Cr. Every Semester.
HLS 423 Theories on Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Addiction (A). Prerequisite: HLS 418 or program coordinator's permission. Reviews major con temporary theories on alcoholism and other addictions (disease model, psychoanalytic formulations, conditioning models, social learning analyses, family systems perspectives, and socio-cultural view points). Critically evaluates the concepts and research generated from each perspective. Analyzes the usefulness of each theory in the practice of sub stance abuse counseling. Gives special attention to family systems theory. 3 Cr. Spring.
HLS 424 Alcoholism/Substance Abuse Counseling for Diverse Populations (A). Prepares students for working in a counseling setting with alcohol/sub stance abusers having multiple emotional and developmental disabilities, criminal justice clients, and individuals from diverse population groups including Native American, Latinos, people of color, women, and gays/lesbians. 3 Cr. Fall.
HLS 425 Women and Safety (A,W). Cross-listed as WMS 425. Examines issues of violent crime and personal victimization, especially for women, and the implications for personal crime prevention. Includes an in-depth examination of these violent crimes (e.g.: sexual assault, relationship violence), followed by a focus on individual strategies for maintaining personal safety and reducing crime risks. Considers crime prevention for children and other special populations. 3 Cr. Spring.
HLS 426 HIV/AIDS: Issues and Implications (A,C). Examines HIV/AIDS issues and implications facing the United States today; provides an under standing of the disease, its perceived causes, pathways for transmission, and prevention strategies; and explores the development of educational strategies for schools and community agencies. 3 Cr. Every Semester.
HLS 428 Alcohol and Substance Abuse in the Criminal Justice System (A). Introduces students to the impact of alcohol and illicit substances on the criminal justice system. Discusses drug identification, administration, the psychopharmacology theories of alcohol and substance abuse, and investigation techniques. Also addresses the role of alcohol and substance abuse in the criminal justice system and law enforcement community. 3 Cr. Summer.
HLS 435 Alcohol and Substance Abuse Evaluation and Assessment (B). Prerequisite: HLS 418 or program coordinator's permission. Covers the theory and methodology of measurement, assessment and evaluation in alcohol and substance abuse and alcoholism and dependence. Studies the more widely researched and utilized methods of assessment: interviews, structured tests, behavioral assessments, objective techniques, projective techniques, neuropsychological evaluation and clinical reports. Employs extensive use of clinical materials to illustrate uses and limitations of various techniques. 3 Cr. Fall.
HLS 470 Health Implications of Stress (A). Involves comprehensive study of research, theory, and empirical knowledge of the psychosomatic implications of stress on health and disease. Examines the nature of stress, and the effects of stress on the human organism, including an examination of physiological, psychological, and behavioral symptoms and changes. Also examines the causes of stress during various stages of life, as well as occupational and family sources of stress; and studies and allows for the practice of behavioral interventions and specific techniques. 3 Cr.
HLS 471 Childhood and Adolescent Stress (A). Provides an overview of stress and its effects on children and adolescents in today's society; the nature, symptoms, and causes of stress in children and adolescents; positive and negative ways children and adolescents manage stress; useful techniques for controlling and reducing stress in a healthful manner; and how parents, teachers, and health professionals can help young people manage stress. 3 Cr. Spring.
HLS 475 Computer Applications in Health Education (A,T). Provides students with an introduction to the potential issues of microcomputers in the field of health education. Covers a range of hardware and examines general and specific software applications of microcomputer technology to the practice of health education. Explores important social, educational, legal, and ethical issues related to the use of technology in health education. 3 Cr. Spring.
HLS 488 Applied Biostatistics and Epidemiology. Provides an overview of descriptive and inferential statistics using computer software. Topics such as hypothesis testing and interpretation of data from health science and epidemiologic research, including the calculation of rates, sampling theory, and types of studies; and allow the student to better interpret the medical literature. 3 Cr. Spring.
HLS 490 Selected Topics in Health Science (A). To be defined by the instructor in accordance with the specific topic to be covered that semester. May be repeated, but under another topic area in health science. Additional information may be obtained from the department. 1-6 Cr. Every Semester.
HLS 496 Internship in Health Care Administration. Prerequisites: HLS 410, HLS 411, HLS 412, HLS 413, HLS 488, BUS 280, BUS 335, BUS 365, and BUS 465. Minimum grade of "C" for all required HLS and BUS courses and 2.5 GPA for all courses completed at SUNY Brockport or permission of coordinator. Provides an administrative field work experience at a health care setting. Allows the student to apply course work knowledge and skills to a health care administrative problem. Involves completion of a major, negotiated project at the targeted organization. 3 Cr. Spring, Summer.
HLS 497 Alcohol and Substance Abuse Internship Seminar. Prerequisites: HLS 418, 421, 422, 423, 424, 435, and 445. Minimum grade of "C" for all required ASAP courses and 2.5 GPA for all courses completed at SUNY Brockport or permission of the seminar faculty. Designed to be taken concurrently with HLS 497 and HLP 498. Students will process their experience in the field in a clinical group supervision format. Issues which present themselves within the internship setting will be addressed, including situations with clients, peers, and supervisors. Ethics, confidentiality, and diversity issues will be covered. 3 Cr. Spring, Fall.
HLS 499 Independent Study in Health Science (A). To be defined in consultation with the instructor-sponsor. 3 Cr. Every Semester.
Health Education Professional Courses
HLP 302 Foundations of Health Education (B). Prerequisite: Health science major. Covers health education philosophy; history; present status and future projections related to the promotion of healthy lifestyles; appropriate response to human health needs; and principles of learning, goal setting, behavioral objectives, teaching methodologies, evaluation, professional ethics, and legislation. 3 Cr. Every Semester.
HLP 485 Dimensions of Teaching School and Community Health. Prerequisites: Completion of all required courses in General Education and in the professional program in health education, and minimum 2.5 GPA for all courses taken at SUNY Brockport; taken concurrently with HLP 486, 491, 492, and 493. Focuses on the practice of strategies and methodologies needed for effectively teaching health education in school and community settings. Includes the process of analyzing and discussing field placement experience (HLP 486) to reinforce theoretical content. Discussion topics, often reinforced by guest speakers with particular expertise, include: elements of effective instruction, classroom management, learning disabilities, controversial issues, school law, health education standards in New York state, and health education programming in community settings. 3 Cr. Fall.
HLP 486 Experiential Health Education. Prerequisites: Same as HLP 485; taken concurrently with HLP 485, 491, 492, and 493. Provides a field experience in a school/community site requiring a mini mum of two days per week for each six-week placement. Begin to demonstrate health education planning, teaching, and evaluation skills plus complementary responsibilities in community and school sites. 3 Cr. Fall.
HLP 491 Health Education Methods (B). Prerequisites: Same as HLP 485; taken concurrently with HLP 485, 486, 492, and 493. Enables students to develop, implement, and evaluate a variety of health education programs for school, community, and work site settings and audiences; and to utilize appropriate instructional methodologies such as discussion, lecture, problem solving, demonstration, experiment, role play, gaming, newsletter, brochure, television, radio, and computer assisted instruction. 3 Cr. Fall.
HLP 492 Interpersonal Communication in Health Education (B). Prerequisites: Same as HLP 491; taken concurrently with HLP 485, 486, 491, and 493. Designed to enable students to learn basic counseling skills in school and community settings, and to conduct thorough problem assessments which will enable students to take action in cases involving potential suicide, major substance abuse problems, and problems involving family violence, abuse, sexual abuse, or neglect. Students will learn how to develop relationships with appropriate community referral sources and to develop sensitivity to issues involving diversity. 3 Cr. Fall.
HLP 493 Health Education Program Planning and E valuation (B). Prerequisites: Same as HLP 491; taken concurrently with HLP 485, 486, 491, and 492. Examines contemporary health problems in the United States and investigates the role of health education in solving these problems. Examines theories, methods, strategies, and techniques of health education program planning, implementation, and evaluation. Uses computer applications for data and information gathering and assessment, program planning, and evaluation. 3 Cr. Fall.
HLP 495 Practicum in School Health Education (B). Prerequisites: HLP 485, 486, 491, 492, and 493, and minimum 2.5 GPA for all courses completed at SUNY Brockport. Enables students to plan, teach, and evaluate their effectiveness in utilizing eight methodologies of school health education; deter mine student needs and engage in student-teacher planning; and apply health education knowledge and skills to promote health services. Requires students to teach at elementary and secondary levels. (Pass/Fail grading) 12 Cr. Every Semester.
HLP 496 Practicum in Community Health Education (B). Prerequisites: HLP 485, 486, 491, 492, and 493, and minimum 2.5 GPA for all courses completed at SUNY Brockport. Enables students to plan, teach, implement, and evaluate health education programs in a community setting utilizing a variety of teaching techniques as appropriate for the audience while functioning as a full-time health educator. (Pass/Fail grading) 3-12 Cr. Spring.
HLP 498 Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Program Internship (B). Prerequisites: HLS 418, 421, 422, 423, 424, 435, and 445, 2.5 GPA or program coordinator's permission. Provides an internship in an alcoholism and substance abuse treatment facility. Requires students to apply knowledge from course work in a variety of settings with people in varying stages of alcohol and substance abuse and dependence; and to gain experience in assessment, treatment planning, evaluation, making referrals, counseling, therapeutic treatment, and professional ethics. (Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory) 6-12 Cr. Fall, Spring.
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