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HLTH 225. Theory and Foundation of Community Health

Credits: 3
Department: Kinesiology
Description: Health behavior theories and models used in planning, implementing, and evaluating community-based initiatives and personal health behaviors.
Semester Offered: DEMAND
Grading Method: ABCDF
Lab: Lab

Student Learning Outcomes

1. Distinguish the theoretical bases and models for health promotion and education.
2. Evaluate theories in public health education and community health.
3. Design theory-based public health education and health behavior assessment tools.
4. Analyze settings and target audiences for health education and health promotion.
5. Synthesize health behavior theory and planning models for intervention/implementation.
6. Contrast culturally appropriate, theory-driven individual and community-based behavior change interventions.
7. Evaluate the history of the health education/community health profession and its current and future implications for professional practice.
8. Assess research and literature applying health behavior theory and planning models within existing health promotion programs.
9. Appraise appropriate qualitative and quantitative research methods.

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