Undergraduate Health Education Professionals Courses

Main Page Content

HLP 302 Foundations of Health Education (B). Addresses health education history and philosophy, determinants of health, the role of the health educator, key aspects related to the promotion of healthful lifestyles, professional ethics, and professional organizations and resources relevant to health educators. 3 Cr. Every Semester.

HLP 320 Health Behavior Theory (A). Explores the fundamental, theoretical foundations of social and behavioral science. Provides an introduction to behavior change models and theories, the history of the theories, and principles of ethical decision making for intervention research. Students will become familiar with the health behavior literature and research, and will develop an understanding of the theoretical and scientific basis of health education programs. Students will apply theoretical models to develop health education interventions. 3 Cr. Spring.

HLP 460 Leadership in Public Health (A). Prerequisites: HLP 302, HLS 317, HLS 488. Co-requisites: HLP 492, HLP 493. Addresses leadership skills needed in health education including recruiting, managing, training and evaluating staff and volunteers, procuring resources, team building, analyzing and changing organizational culture and developing organizational policies. Students will also learn how to develop, facilitate and maintain collaborative efforts, partnerships, and coalitions with emphasis on community organizing principles. 3 Cr. Fall.

HLP 485 Dimensions of Teaching School and Community Health (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 486, HLP 491, HLP 492 and HLP 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. Includes these discussion topics, often reinforced by guest speakers with particular expertise: 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.

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,Y). 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 Health Communication (B). Prerequisites: HLP 302, HLS 317, HLS 488. Co-requisite: HLP 493. Addresses basic principles of interpersonal communication and communication strategies, models, and theories used by health educators in the delivery of health information. Students will design educational materials to address health literacy in various populations using multiple channels of communication. 3 Cr. Fall.

HLP 493 Program Planning (B). Prerequisites: HLP 302, HLS 317, HLS 488. 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). Course fee. 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. 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). Course fee. 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. 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. 12 Cr.

Close mobile nav