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Undergraduate Studies Catalog 2007-2009

Department of Health Science

23 Hartwell Hall
(585) 395-2643

Chair and Associate Professor: Douglas Scheidt, PhD, University of Buffalo; Associate Dean of Professions and Professor: Eileen L. Daniel, DEd, University of Oregon; Professor: Thomas Golaszewski, EdD, SUNY Buffalo; Associate Professors: Joseph E. Balog, PhD, University of Maryland; Linda F. Balog, PhD, University of Maryland; Priya Banerjee, PhD, Southern Illinois University-Carbondale; Gary J. Metz, MPA, SUNY Brockport; Celia Watt, PhD, University of Texas-Austin; Assistant Professors: Jennifer R. Boyle, PhD, University of Maryland; Patti A. Follansbee, PhD, Southern Illinois University-Carbondale; Gregg M. Kirchofer, PhD University of Toledo. Visiting Assistant Professor: Leonie C.R. Smith, MPH, Hunter College (PhD Candidate, Kent State University).

The Department of Health Science offers four academic tracks leading to the Bachelor of Science: (1) the professional program in health education, (2) the liberal arts program in health science*, (3) the alcohol and substance abuse studies program, and (4) health care ­administration.

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, education, 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 focusing on the human condition.
The alcohol/substance abuse studies program is designed to assist students in meeting the education and training requirements for the Credentialed Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Counselor (CASAC) issued by the New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services (OASAS).

The health care administration, this program 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.

All students considering a Department of Health Science program or concentration are invited to contact the department’s undergraduate 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 or dispositions do not adequately meet academic, professional, or ethical­standards.

*The liberal arts health science track may be pursued by students seeking certification as an elementary teacher. Early Childhood or Childhood Education Certification requires an appropriate major in an academic area, which includes health science. Elementary education students should contact both their health science advisor and the Department of Education and Human Development as early as possible when planning their program.

Professional Program in Health Education

This program is for students who wish to enter a professional program for health educators in the Department of Health Science. Initial certification as a health teacher in grades

K–12 in New York state is granted after completion of this program and of HLP 495 Practicum in School Health Education. Students enrolled in the professional program must achieve a grade of “C” or better (a grade of “C–” does not meet this requirement) in each required health science course (HLS and HLP) and each required course taken outside of the Department of Health Science for completion of this program. In addition, students must achieve a minimum 2.5 grade point average for all course work completed at SUNY Brockport as a prerequisite to enrollment in any 400-level professional course (HLP).

A. Required Health Science Liberal Arts Courses (24 credits)
Credits
HLS 303 Environmental Health
3
HLS 313 Introduction to Safety
3
HLS 311 Nutrition
3
HLS 312 Mental Health
3
HLS 314 Family Life Science
3
HLS 409 Introduction to Alcohol and Other Drugs
3
HLS 419 Human Sexuality
3
HLS 488 Applied Biostatistics and Epidemiology
3
 
Total:
24
B. Required Courses in Other Disciplines (11 credits)*
BIO 321/322 Anatomy and Physiology I and II
8
PSH 384 Child Psychology
3
EDI 413 Introduction to Special Education
3
 
Total:
14
*BIO 321 and 322 have a prerequisite requirement.
PSH 110 or 112 is a strongly recommended prerequisite for PSH 384.
C. Required Professional Health Education Courses
HLP 302 Foundations of Health Education
3
(Note: HLP 302 is normally taken during the second semester of the
sophomore year or the first semester of the junior year.)
HLP 491 Health Education Methods
3
HLP 492 Interpersonal Communication in Health Education
3
HLP 493 Health Education Program Planning and Evaluation
3
HLP 485 Dimensions of Teaching School and Community Health
3
HLP 486 Field Experience
3
(Note: HLP 491, 492, 493 485, and 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 Chair.)
HLP 495 Practicum in School Health Education
12
and/or  
HLP 496 Practicum in Community Health Education
3-12
 
Total:
30-42
(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 Chair. Students in the professional program must complete one, but may choose to complete both of these practica.)

Liberal Arts Major in Health Science*

The following curriculum is for liberal arts health science majors* and students who intend to enroll in the Department of Education and Human Development’s Early Childhood or Childhood Teacher ­Certification programs who want to major in health science. The course of study consists of three parts: a required core, one course from each of the five content areas, and two electives to be selected with advisement. Students must achieve a grade of “C” or better in each health science course. (A grade of “C–” does not meet this requirement).

Part 1.
To ensure a common foundation, all majors must take the following three core courses:

 
Credits
HLS 301 Principles of Healthful Living
3
HLS 306 Contemporary Issues in Health (D,I)
3
HLS 488 Applied Biostatistics and Epidemiology
3
    ______
 
Total:
9

Part 2.
To be certain that each student covers the breadth of health science, liberal arts majors* are required to take at least one course in each of the five content areas specified below. Only those courses listed below can be used to meet this 15-credit breadth requirement.

 
Credits
Group I Consumer and Community Health
3
HLS 303 Environmental Health  
HLS 475 Computer Applications in Health  
Group II Mental and Emotional Health
3
HLS 312 Mental Health  
HLS 471 Child and Adolescent Stress  
HLS 423 Theories of Addiction  
Group III Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drugs
3
HLS 409 Introduction to Alcohol and Other Drugs
HLS 418 Alcohol Use and Abuse
HLS 445 Psychopharmacology of Alcohol and Other Drugs
Group IV Family Living/Growth and Development
3
HLS 314 Family Life Science
HLS 419 Human Sexuality
Group V Personal Health/Disease
3
HLS 311 Nutrition
HLS 426 HIV/AIDS
   
15

Part 3.
Each student selects at least two additional health science courses with the 6
approval of a faculty advisor. Students enrolled in teacher certification programs
(e.g., childhood or physical education) are encouraged to enroll in HLP 302
Foundations of Health Education. Other students are encouraged to enroll in
HLS 317 Introduction to Public Health.

 
______
Total:
30

*For those not pursuing a professional program in health education, health administration or the alcohol and substance abuse studies tracks. Students pursuing health administration or the alcohol and substance abuse studies tracks should refer to the following sections specific to these areas:

Alcohol/Substance Abuse Studies

The Alcohol and Substance Abuse Studies Program (ASAP) may be pursued as a track in health science, as a complete set of electives to complement another major, as a complete set of courses for a non-matriculated student, or selectively as independent electives. The ASAP are designed to partially fulfill requirements for the New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services (OASAS) Credentialed Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Counselor examination. Current CASAC holders may elect to take some or all of these courses to fulfill the continuing education requirements of the credential. Students must achieve a grade of “C” or better in each health science course. (A grade of “C–” does not meet this requirement).

Students majoring in this program are required to complete the following core courses:

   
Credits
HLS 301 Principles of Healthful Living
3
HLS 488 Applied Biostatistics and Epidemiology
3
 
Total:
6
Required for ASAP Concentration (30–36 Credits) Credits
HLS 409 Introduction to Alcohol and Other Drugs  
OR  
HLS 4181 Alcohol Use and Abuse
3
HLS 421 Group Counseling for Alcohol and Other Drugs
3
HLS 422 Individual Treatment Planning for Alcohol and Other Drugs
3
HLS 423 Theories of Alcohol and Other Drugs
3
HLS 424 Counseling Diverse Populations for Alcohol and Other Drugs
3
HLS 435 Evaluation and Assessment of Alcohol and Other Drugs
3
HLS 4452 Psychopharmacology of Alcohol and Other Drugs
3
HLS 497 Intern Seminar for Alcohol and Other Drugs
3
HLP 498 Internship for Alcohol and Other Drugs
6–12
Prerequisites: All other ASAP courses — a minimum of 2.5 GPA and coordinator’s permission.
1HLS 418 or HLS 409 are prerequisites or corequisites for all ASAP courses.
3PHS 110 or PSH 112 is a prerequisite for HLS 445.
 
Total:
30–36

Health Care Administration

In keeping with the needs of the expected job positions, education is geared to both business and health science-related skills. All courses in this 30-credit program are three credits and most are offered at SUNY Brockport MetroCenter in downtown Rochester, either Saturdays or evenings. (Courses marked with an asterisk below are only offered at the MetroCenter.) Courses designated with “F” or “S” are fall or spring only. Students must achieve a grade of “C” or better in each health science and required business and accounting course. (A grade of “C–” does not meet this requirement).

Please note: HLS 301 and 306 are not required for this program as they are for other programs in health science in order for students to focus more attention on administrative issues and keep within the 30-credit framework. Students are reminded that they need to complete a contemporary issues course as part of the College General Education requirements and HLS 306 is recommended for this purpose.

Required Health Science Courses
HLS 410* Introduction to Health Care Administration (F)
HLS 411* Management Communications (F)
HLS 412* Health Care Administration Planning (S)
HLS 413* Risk Management (S)
HLS 488 Applied Biostatistics and Epidemiology (S)
HLS 496 Internship (offered spring and summer)  
*Offered only at SUNY Brockport MetroCenter.
Required Business Courses
ACC 280 Principles of Accounting  
BUS 335 Principles of Marketing  
BUS 365 Principles of Management  
BUS 465 Human Resource Management  
Suggested Electives
BUS 317 Introduction to Management Information Systems  
CMC 316 Interpersonal Communications in Business and the
Professions
 
CMC 332 Public Relations Principles and Practices  
ECN 333 Health Economics (S)
PSH 397 Health Psychology
Prerequisites
 
HLS 411 Requires proficiency in word processing  
MTH 111 or higher Prerequisite for ACC 280
BUS 317 and 365 Prerequisites for BUS 465
AND
PSH 110 or 112 Prerequisites for PSH 397

Health Science 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.

HLS 301 Principles of Healthful Living (A). Focuses on lifestyle factors and their relationships to well-being, behaviors, and disease. Explores health content areas, defined by NYS Education Department. Includes these topics: drug use and abuse, nutrition, personal and community health, safety education (identifying dangerous environments, prevention of child abduction, fire, and arson), communication skills for productive relationships (i.e. conflict resolution), identifying and reporting suspected child abuse/maltreatment, and SAFE Schools Against Violence Education Legislation Certification. 3 Cr. Every Semester

HLS 303 Environmental Health (A). Focuses on present and future issues regarding the people resource-pollution crises. Places 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 306 Contemporary Issues in Health (A,D,I). Provides for the identification and analysis of current critical health and health care issues in the US; 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.

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.

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 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.

HLS 313 Introduction to Safety (A). Surveys the causes of accidents in our society, how they occur, and the necessary action that has to be taken to avoid them. Devotes additional study to the impact accidents have on our economy, industry, and the psychology of accident causation. 3 Cr.

HLS 314 Family Life Science (A). Provides for the study of diverse family forms in the US 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.

HLS 317 Introduction to Public Health (A). An introduction to the theory and practice of public health. Topics include the history and future of public health, law, government and politics as they pertain to the discipline, science and analytical methods fundamental to the field, and the determinants of health. The public health workforce and the settings of public health practice also will be examined. 3 Cr.

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. 1-6 Cr.

HLS 402 Women’s Health (A,W). Cross-listed as WMS 402. 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 contemporary women. 3 Cr.

HLS 409 Introduction to Alcohol and Other Drugs (A). 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 and treatment strategies. 3 Cr.

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 Management Communications in Health Care Administration (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 (A). Investigates the planning process as applied to a health care setting. Includes these topics: 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 toward the preparation of a proposal. 3 Cr. Spring

HLS 413 Risk Management (A). Identifies the risks within health care institutions in order to protect the assets of organizations, agencies and individual providers. Risk management will be explored as part of an organizational strategic response. Areas of risk will be identified, discussed and strategies developed to eliminate, mitigate, prevent and defend against errors. Course topics will include health care operations, regulations, corporate compliance, employer risks, patient communication and financing. 3 Cr.

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 IV 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.

HLS 419 Human Sexuality (A,W). Cross-listed as WMS 419. 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.

HLS 421 Group Counseling Skills for Alcohol and Other Drugs (B). Prerequisite/corequisite: HLS 418 or HLS 409 (may be taken concurrently). 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.

HLS 422 Individual Treatment Planning for Alcohol and Other Drugs (B). Prerequisites/corequisites: either HLS 418 or HLS 409 (may be taken concurrently). 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.

HLS 423 Theories of Alcohol and Other Drugs (A). Prerequisite/corequisite: either HLS 418 or HLS 409 (may be taken concurrently). Reviews major contemporary theories on alcoholism and other addictions (disease model, psychoanalytic formulations, conditioning models, social learning analyses, family systems perspectives, socio-cultural view points, transtheoretical model (stages of change) and harm reduction. Critically evaluates the concepts and research generated from each perspective. Analyzes the usefulness of each theory in the practice of substance abuse prevention and counseling. 3 Cr.

HLS 424 Counseling Diverse Populations for Alcohol and Other Drugs (A,D,W). Prerequisites/corequisites: either HLS 418 or HLS 409 (may be taken concurrently). Prepares students for working in a counseling setting with alcohol/substance abusers having multiple emotional and developmental disabilities, criminal justice clients, and individuals from diverse population groups including Native Americans, Latinos, people of color, women, and gays/lesbians. 3 Cr.

HLS 425 Women and Safety (A,W). 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.

HLS 426 HIV/AIDS: Issues and Implications (A,C,D,W). Examines HIV/AIDS issues and implications facing the United States and the world today; provides an understanding 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.

HLS 428 Substance Abuse and 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.

HLS 435 Evaluation and Assessment of Alcohol and Other Drugs (B). Prerequisites/corequisites: HLS 418 or HLS 409 (may be taken concurrently). 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: clinical interviews, structured interviews, and standardized instruments. Reviews instruments used in screening, diagnosis, treatment planning and neuropsychological evaluation. Also covers documentation, report writing and the ethics of assessment. Employs extensive use of clinical materials to illustrate uses and limitations of various techniques. 3 Cr.

HLS 445 Psychopharmacology of Alcohol and Other Drugs (A). Cross-listed as PSH 445. Prerequisite/corequisite: HLS 409 or HLS 418 (may be taken concurrently). Covers the effects of alcohol, sedatives, stimulants, opiates, hallucinogens and other drugs, especially their effects on the central nervous system, behavior and mood. Relates the pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics to intoxication tolerance, withdrawal, abuse and dependence of each drug. Includes the learning and motivational components of drug tolerance and addiction. 3 Cr.

HLS 470 Health Implications of Stress (A). Involves a 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.

HLS 475 Computer Applications in Health Education (A). 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.

HLS 488 Applied Biostatistics and Epidemiology (A). Provides an overview of descriptive and inferential statistics using computer software. Includes 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 allows the student to better interpret the medical literature. 3 Cr.

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.

HLS 496 Internship in Health Care Administration (A). Course fee. Prerequisites: HLS 410, HLS 411, HLS 412, HLS 413, HLS 488, BUS 335, BUS 365 and BUS 465 and a 2.5 GPA for all courses completed at SUNY Brockport. 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. 1-9 Cr.

HLS 497 Intern Seminar for Alcohol and Other Drugs (A). Prerequisites: either HLS 418 or HLS 409; HLS 421, HLS 422, HLS 423, HLS 424, HLS 435 and HLS 445; 2.5 GPA for all courses completed at SUNY Brockport and instructor’s permission. Designed to be taken concurrently with HLS 497 and HLP 498. Allows students to process their experience in the field in a clinical group supervision format. Addresses issues which present themselves within the internship setting, including situations with clients, peers, and supervisors. Covers ethics, confidentiality, and diversity issues. Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory Grading. 3 Cr.

HLS 499 Independent Study in Health Science (A). To be defined in consultation with the instructor-sponsor and procedures of the Office of Academic Advisement. 1-6 Cr.

HLP 302 Foundations of Health Education (B). 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. HLP 485 Dimensions of Teaching S

HLP 486 Field Experience (B). Cross-listed as HLP 494. Prerequisites: Same as HLP 485; taken concurrently with HLP 485, HLP 491, HLP 492 and HLP 493. Provides a field experience in a school/community site requiring a minimum of two days per week for each six-week placement. Allows students to begin to demonstrate health education planning, teaching, and evaluation skills plus complementary responsibilities in community and school sites. 3 Cr.

HLP 491 Methods for Health Education (B). Prerequisites: Same as HLP 485; taken concurrently with HLP 485, HLP 486, HLP 492 and HLP 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.

HLP 492 Interpersonal Communication in Health Education (B). 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 485, HLP 486, HLP 491 and HLP 493. Enables students to learn basic communication skills and techniques applicable in school and community settings, including counseling, conflict management, small group management, and organizational communication. Teaches students problem assessment, identify and tackle problems involving potential suicide, major substance abuse, family violence, abuse, sexual abuse, or neglect. Also teaches students how to develop relationships with appropriate community referral sources and to develop sensitivity to issues involving diversity. 3 Cr. Fall

HLP 493 Health Eduction Program Planning and Evaluation (B). 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 485, HLP 486, HLP 491 and HLP 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.

HLP 495 Practicum in School Health Education (B). Prerequisites: HLP 485, HLP 486, HLP 491, HLP 492 and HLP 493 and a minimum 2.5 GPA for all courses completed at SUNY Brockport. Course fee. Provides students with the opportunity to use all of their knowledge, attitude, and behavior skills on a full-time basis in an elementary school site and in a secondary school site under the supervision of an elementary teacher and a health educator respectively. Also provides students with the opportunity to become proficient in delivering content related to the implementation of the three New York State Learning Standards for Health, Physical Education, and Family and Consumer Sciences. Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory grading. 1-12 Cr.

HLP 496 Practicum in Community Health Education (B). Prerequisites: HLP 485, HLP 486, HLP 491, HLP 492 and HLP 493; and minimum 2.5 GPA for all courses completed at SUNY Brockport. Provides students with the opportunity to function as full-time health educators in community, hospital, or work-site settings under the supervision of a health education professional. Allows students to develop, implement, and evaluate health education programs as appropriate for the setting. Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory Grading. 1-15 Cr.

HLP 498 Internship for Alcohol and Other Drugs (B). Prerequisites: HLS 409 or HLS 418, HLS 421, HLS 422, HLS 423, HLS 424, HLS 435 and HLS 445; 2.5 GPA; and program coordinator’s permission. Course fee. 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 Grading. 1-12 Cr.


The information in this publication was current as of June 2007 when the text was compiled. Changes, including but not restricted to, tuition and fees, course descriptions, degree and program requirements, policies, and financial aid availability may have occurred since that time. Whether or not a specific course is scheduled for a given term is contingent on enrollment, budget and staffing. The college reserves the right to make any changes it finds necessary and may announce such changes for student notification in publications other than the College catalogs. For the purpose of degree and program completion, students are bound by the requirements in effect as stated in the printed catalog at the time of their matriculation at SUNY Brockport. Inquiries on the current status of requirements can be addressed to the appropriate College department of office. Also refer to the Brockport Web site home page at www.brockport.edu for current information.

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