Health (HEA)

College of Health Sciences

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HEA 100. Dimensions of Wellness. 3 Credits.

Fundamental concepts of health and wellness exploring several health-related areas with an opportunity for personal lifestyle change conducive to better health.
Distance education offering may be available.
Typically offered in Fall, Spring & Summer.

HEA 101. Principles of Health Education. 3 Credits.

The purpose of this course is to introduce the core concepts of health education for students K-12. This course is designed to increase the student's knowledge about high- risk health behaviors that impact learning and academic success. In addition, students will develop school community resources and prevention strategies designed to reduce risky behaviors among adolescent youth.
Pre / Co requisites: HEA 101 requires prerequisite of field clearances.
Typically offered in Spring.

HEA 103. Drugs and Society. 3 Credits.

Provide knowledge regarding the use and abuse of substances in our society and the impact on the individual, family, and community. Teaching strategies also will be incorporated.
Typically offered in Fall, Spring & Summer.

HEA 104. Human Sexuality. 3 Credits.

Study of sexuality as it relates to self; the interrelationships with people.
Typically offered in Fall, Spring & Summer.

HEA 106. Death and Dying. 3 Credits.

Current controversial issues concerning death and dying. How involved persons cope with death.
Typically offered in Fall & Spring.

HEA 109. Health Issues of Women. 3 Credits.

The needs and concerns of women as consumers in our present health care system. Various biological, psychological, and social topics will be discussed.
Gen Ed Attribute: Diversity Requirement.

HEA 110. Transcultural Health: Principles and Practice. 3 Credits.

This course examines the health beliefs and practices of a variety of subcultural groups in the United States. Emphasis is placed on the application of multicultural health beliefs and practices. It utilizes the cross-cultural approach in meeting the health needs of clients and families. It is open to all University students, regardless of major.
Gen Ed Attribute: Diversity Requirement.
Typically offered in Fall, Spring & Summer.

HEA 206. Human Development. 3 Credits.

A lifespan approach to the study of human development in the physical, cognitive, and psychosocial domains.
Distance education offering may be available.
Typically offered in Fall, Spring & Summer.

HEA 208. Leadership/Lifeskills for Student Athletes. 3 Credits.

This course will enable students to have a better understanding of skills necessary for effective leadership. It is also designed to provide opportunities for first year student athletes to receive instruction in goal-setting, decision-making, academic planning, and exploration to promote a healthy lifestyle.
Typically offered in Fall & Spring.

HEA 210. Introduction to Allied Health. 3 Credits.

Study of Allied Health and the role Allied Health professionals play in the health care system. This course is open to non-Respiratory Care majors.
Typically offered in Fall & Spring.

HEA 220. Field Experience in Health. 1 Credit.

Opportunities for observation and field experience in health science settings.
Typically offered in Fall & Spring.

HEA 230. Health Issues of School-Aged Youth. 3 Credits.

This course investigates current health issues relevant to students K-12 such as drug, alcohol and tobacco use, diseases and mental emotional health.
Typically offered in Fall & Spring.

HEA 240. Foundations of Health Education. 3 Credits.

Introductory course for undergraduate students in health promotion/education. Primary emphasis on the philosophical, historical, and theoretical foundations of the profession.
Distance education offering may be available.
Typically offered in Fall & Spring.

HEA 242. Introduction to Public and Community Health. 3 Credits.

This course is intended to provide the student with an overview of public and community health concepts in the United States.
Distance education offering may be available.
Typically offered in Fall & Spring.

HEA 300. Profession/Ethics & Health Professions. 3 Credits.

This course examines ethical issues relevant to the professional roles of health professionals. Students will examine ethical principles and apply a model of ethical decision making to case studies. Other areas addressed include professional codes of ethics, ethical concerns in health behavior change, health communications, and health education research.
Typically offered in Fall & Spring.

HEA 301. Health for the Elementary Grades. 3 Credits.

Provides basic health content and instructional methodology for preservice elementary teachers.
Pre / Co requisites: HEA 301 requires formal admission into teacher education.

HEA 302. Health and Young Children. 3 Credits.

The purpose of this course is to investigate current health issues relevant to children in preschool environments and primary grades and identity educational strategies to increase health knowledge, foster positive health attitudes and promote healthy behaviors such as nutrition and physical activity.

HEA 304. Family Life and Sex Education. 3 Credits.

The purpose of this course is to prepare the health professional to develop and teach appropriate K-12 family life education curricula.
Typically offered in Fall.

HEA 306. Curriculum and Instruction. 3 Credits.

This course provides the knowledge and skills for the development, implementation, and evaluation of K-12 comprehensive school health curriculums.
Pre / Co requisites: HEA 306 requires a prerequisite of HEA 101.
Gen Ed Attribute: Writing Emphasis.
Typically offered in Fall & Spring.

HEA 310. Love and Marriage. 3 Credits.

Defines love and marriage for the student and teaches the skills essential to fulfilling those needs.
Gen Ed Attribute: Writing Emphasis.
Typically offered in Fall & Spring.

HEA 315. Mind, Body, and Health. 3 Credits.

Theories and practice of health and healing through the mind/body connection. Emphasis on learning/practicing techniques for health promotion.
Gen Ed Attribute: Writing Emphasis.
Typically offered in Fall & Spring.

HEA 316. ATOD Prevention Education. 3 Credits.

This course is designed to provide health education students with the knowledge, attitudes, and skills for the development, implementation and evaluation of K - 12 Alcohol, Tobacco, and Other Drug (ATOD) prevention education instruction and curricula.
Pre / Co requisites: HEA 316 requires a prerequisite of HEA 101. For Health and Physical Education Majors only.
Typically offered in Fall.

HEA 320. Positive Aspects of Aging. 3 Credits.

Describes past, present, and projected information concerning the aging process in normal human development.
Typically offered in Fall.

HEA 325. Stress Management. 3 Credits.

Comprehensive survey of stress concepts, theories, and management techniques. Emphasis is placed on personal application.
Typically offered in Fall & Spring.

HEA 330. Health Behavior. 3 Credits.

Individual and group health behavior of children and adults at different levels of wellness and in various settings. Past and current theories of health behavior with methods of application by health professionals will be included.
Typically offered in Fall & Spring.

HEA 333. Alternative and Complementary Medicine. 3 Credits.

Exploration of alternative, complementary, and/or integrative medical systems and healing practices, such as homeopathy, Chinese medicine, herbal medicine, therapeutic touch, from a consumer and personal viewpoint.
Typically offered in Fall & Spring.

HEA 335. Botanical Medicines and Functional Foods. 3 Credits.

A comprehensive, evidence-based assessment of botanical medicines in health promotion, disease prevention and symptom management.

HEA 341. Chronic and Communicable Diseases. 3 Credits.

A study of the disease process, including causes, effects, and control of selected diseases with an emphasis on disease prevention and health promotion.
Typically offered in Fall & Spring.

HEA 342. Program Planning and Evaluation. 3 Credits.

Provides an in-depth study of the program planning process and evaluation methods. Needed skills are developed and experience given in writing programs from assessment through evaluation with both hypothetical and real populations.
Pre / Co requisites: HEA 342 requires prerequisites of HEA 240, HEA 242, HEA 341 and formal admission into teacher education.
Gen Ed Attribute: Writing Emphasis.
Typically offered in Spring.

HEA 348. Population Health: Analysis, Surveillance, and Intervention. 3 Credits.

This course will introduce students to the concepts of population health, and the basic processes, approaches, and interventions that identify and address the major health-related needs and concerns of populations. Emphasis will be placed on the role of data in surveillance and analysis of health problems of populations, as well as in developing and implementing population-level interventions.
Pre / Co requisites: HEA 348 requires a prerequisite of HEA 242.
Typically offered in Fall & Spring.

HEA 370. Medical Terminology. 1 Credit.

An introduction to medical terminology using a programmed instruction, self-learning technique. Includes chart format, word parts, pulmonary terminology abbreviations, and an overview of respiratory anatomy. This course is open to non-Respiratory Care majors.
Distance education offering may be available.
Typically offered in Fall, Spring & Summer.

HEA 371. Aspects of Respiratory Therapy I. 2 Credits.

A discussion of topics essential to the provision of comprehensive respiratory therapy. Topics include patient care, CPR, and psychosocial issues.
Typically offered in Fall.

HEA 372. Respiratory Anatomy and Physiology. 3 Credits.

An in-depth study of breathing mechanics, pulmonary circulation, ventilation/perfusion ratios, regulation of ventilation, and gas transport.
Typically offered in Fall.

HEA 373. Bronchopulmonary Hygiene. 3 Credits.

An in-depth study of respiratory care modalities utilized in the maintenance of bronchopulmonary hygiene, including humidity and aerosol therapy, sustained maximal inspiration, IPPB therapy, chest physical therapy, and airway maintenance.
Typically offered in Fall.

HEA 374. Oxygen Therapy. 2 Credits.

An overview of basic science relevant to respiratory therapy is followed by the study of the manufacture, storage, and transport of medical gases, regulators, and metering devices, oxygen therapy, and oxygen analysis.
Typically offered in Fall.

HEA 375. Cardiopulmonary Disease. 3 Credits.

A comprehensive study of cardiopulmonary diseases and treatment. Includes pulmonary diagnostic procedures.
Typically offered in Spring.

HEA 376. Aspects of Respiratory Therapy II. 2 Credits.

A continuation of HEA 253. Topics include rehabilitation, home care, administration and organization, respiratory pharmacology, and infection-control techniques.
Typically offered in Spring.

HEA 377. Pharmacology. 2 Credits.

An in-depth study of various drug categories including drug-dose response and principles of absorption, distribution, metabolism, and excretion.
Typically offered in Spring.

HEA 378. Respiratory Technology. 3 Credits.

Study of the equipment utilized in the delivery of respiratory care.
Typically offered in Spring.

HEA 379. Hemodynamics I. 3 Credits.

An in-depth study of monitoring and evaluation, techniques including modules on cardiopulmonary physiology, electrocardiographic monitoring, and hemodynamic monitoring. Interpretation and application data is emphasized. Appropriate lab experience is included.
Typically offered in Spring.

HEA 380. Clinical Practice I. 6 Credits.

An introduction to clinical respiratory care consisting of rotations through patient care areas followed by discussion of experiences and correlation to didactic work.
Typically offered in Summer.

HEA 410. Mental Health. 3 Credits.

Designed to aid persons in improving their understanding of themselves and others. Emphasis on ways to recognize mental health problems.

HEA 418. Preparation for Internship and for Professional Practice Seminar. 3 Credits.

The purpose of this course is to prepare students for the public health internship experience and implementation of major project at the practice site. This preparation will include a comprehensive and integrated application of the BS-PH/HP curriculum in the development of the major project plan that will be completed during the HEA421 Public Health Internship.
Typically offered in Fall.

HEA 419. Research Methods in Health. 3 Credits.

This course will give students an introduction to research issues in the health professions. Students will gain an understanding of the reasons for research, designing research studies, research techniques, principles of instrumentation, data interpretation, and data presentation.
Typically offered in Spring.

HEA 420. Health Marketing and Communications. 3 Credits.

The purpose of this course is to prepare students for work experiences as a health educator. Major emphasis will be placed on marketing and health communication strategies.
Pre / Co requisites: HEA 420 requires prerequisites of HEA 342 and HEA 306.
Gen Ed Attribute: Writing Emphasis.
Typically offered in Fall.

HEA 421. Public Health Internship. 3-12 Credits.

A practical, full-time work experience in a hospital, public health agency, or company, jointly supervised by an on-site supervisor and a public health faculty member.
Pre / Co requisites: HEA 421 requires prerequisites of HEA 420 and HEA 343 and HEA 419.
Typically offered in Spring & Summer.
Repeatable for Credit.

HEA 425. Independent Study. 1-3 Credits.

Contact department for more information about this course.
Repeatable for Credit.

HEA 433. Preparation For Internship. 1 Credit.

Contact department for more information about this course.

HEA 434. Health Law, Economics, Ethics, and Policy. 3 Credits.

This course explores major topics in the study of public health care policy, law, ethics, and economics in the United States. We will discuss the role of health care policy and law in public health. We will define and apply ethical principles in health care policy and law. We will describe economic and financial considerations in public health policy. We will examine the aforementioned themes using a multidisciplinary approach that employs sociological, political, economic and ethical perspectives on health and disease and the health care system.
Pre / Co requisites: HEA 434 requires prerequisites of HEA 242 and HEA 436.
Gen Ed Attribute: Writing Emphasis.
Typically offered in Fall & Spring.

HEA 435. Health Workshop. 1-6 Credits.

Special workshops on contemporary health problems and issues. Topics announced at time of offering.
Typically offered in Spring & Summer.
Repeatable for Credit.

HEA 436. Health Care Delivery - Trends; Challenges. 3 Credits.

This course will provide an overview of the organization and financing of the current U.S. health care system, the need for reform, and initiatives to meet the health needs of all Americans.
Typically offered in Spring.

HEA 438. Understanding AIDS/HIV Infection. 3 Credits.

Students will learn basic information about the disease process, transmission and risk behaviors, treatment options, and legal and ethical issues surrounding HIV infection. Primary emphasis will address the impact of AIDS/HIV on those with the disease, as well as the psychosocial factors influencing partners, family members, and health care professionals. Societal responses to the AIDS/HIV epidemic also will be interwoven throughout the topics. Course format will include lecture and discussions, viewing of videos, interaction with guest speakers, and individual areas of interest. No prerequisites needed. Open to all majors.
Typically offered in Fall.

HEA 440. School Health Programs. 3 Credits.

This course provides an overview of comprehensive school health programs. Specific focus is on program development, implementation, and evaluation.
Pre / Co requisites: HEA 440 requires a prerequisite of HEA 101 for Health and Physical Education majors only.
Gen Ed Attribute: Writing Emphasis.
Typically offered in Fall.

HEA 445. Health Education Practicum. 3 Credits.

In this course students will a) examine best instructional practices, b) study developmentally appropriate content, c) analyze and reflect upon own and other's teaching and d) apply pedagogical content knowledge by planning, implementing, assessing and reflecting upon teaching experiences in the health education setting. The ultimate goal of this course is to effectively implement these strategies through the successful completion of planned instruction. This is one of two field-based health and physical education pedagogy courses.
Pre / Co requisites: HEA 445 requires prerequisites of HEA 101, HEA 304, HEA 306, and HEA 316; formal admission to teacher education (FATE); and field clearances.
Typically offered in Spring.

HEA 472. Mechanical Ventilation. 3 Credits.

A comprehensive study of mechanical ventilation, including the physiology of positive pressure breathing, techniques of ventilation, characteristics of commonly used ventilators, and monitoring of the ventilator-patient system.
Gen Ed Attribute: Writing Emphasis.
Typically offered in Fall.

HEA 473. Life Support Systems. 3 Credits.

An in-depth comprehensive study of mechanical ventilators and other life support systems.
Typically offered in Fall.

HEA 474. Pulmonary Function Evaluation. 2 Credits.

A comprehensive study of various pulmonary function evaluation techniques. Includes bronchoscopy and arterial blood gas analysis.
Typically offered in Fall.

HEA 475. Pediatric/Neonatal Respiratory Care. 2 Credits.

A comprehensive study of neonatal and pediatric respiratory care, including fetal lung development, pathophysiology of the neonate and pediatric patient, and related respiratory care procedures.
Typically offered in Fall.

HEA 476. Respiratory Care Clinical II. 2 Credits.

An introduction to critical and specialized respiratory care areas followed by discussions and correlation to didactic work.
Typically offered in Fall.

HEA 477. Hemodynamics II. 3 Credits.

An advanced continuation of HEA 379 Hemodynamics I.
Typically offered in Fall.

HEA 478. Respiratory Therapy Seminar I. 3 Credits.

Includes critical, written analysis, and discussion of pertinent respiratory care literature as well as elements of research relevant to the respiratory care profession. The students culminate their study of respiratory care by designing and implementing a miniresearch project.
Gen Ed Attribute: Writing Emphasis.
Typically offered in Spring.

HEA 479. Respiratory Care Clinical Practice III. 8 Credits.

An intensive exposure to critical care and specialized areas of respiratory care. Performance evaluation of therapies and procedures to include mechanical ventilator set-up, and evaluation, neonatal ventilator set-up, pulmonary function assessment, arterial line set-up, and arterial line blood withdrawal.
Typically offered in Spring.