Ithaca College

School of Health Sciences and Human Performance

Health Courses

HLTH-10500 Healthy Choices LA

Promotes healthy lifestyle choices to establish and maintain high levels of wellness and contribute positively to academic and personal achievement. Topics are contemporary issues and situations that college students commonly confront such as substance abuse, weight management, eating disorders, and sexuality. Not open to students who have taken HLTH-11300. Open to first-year students only. 1 credit. (F-S,Y)

HLTH-11300 Personal Health NS LA 1

Designed to provide expert knowledge about health and health care that is available to the individual. Emphasizes wellness and health promotion in areas that concern students such as exercise, stress, nutrition, weight management, contraception, intimate relationships, HIV infection, drugs, alcohol, and others. 3 credits. (F-S,Y)

HLTH-12200 Emergency Health Care NLA

Provides emergency health care instruction in cardiopulmonary resuscitation and first aid. This course is strongly recommended for anyone interested in coaching, teaching, or camping. Successful completion of this course can result in American Red Cross certification in cardiopulmonary resuscitation and basic life support and standard first aid. 1 credit. (F-S,Y)

HLTH-12300 Community Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) NLA

Trains individuals to act in emergency situations and to recognize and care for life-threatening respiratory or cardiac emergencies in infants, children, and adults. 0.5 credit. (S,Y)

HLTH-13901 Technology for the Professional Edge LA

Integration of instructional, communication, assessment, and computer concepts and skills necessary for the use of information technology in diverse physical activity and health settings. Includes introduction to the social and ethical issues inherent in the use of computers in health and school settings. 3 credits. (F-S,Y)

HLTH-15200 Introduction to Health and Physical Education NLA

Introduces students to the related disciplines of health education and physical education in United States K-12 public schools and society from historical and contemporary perspectives. Rationales for goals, standards, and national initiatives in each field will be stressed, as well as their relationship to the coordinated school health model. Students will explore the various duties of professionals in these fields as well as the variety of available career options. 3 credits. (F-S,Y)

HLTH-20200 Human Nutrition NS LA 1

An introduction to the field of human nutrition. Includes the study of human nutritional needs and the attainment of health through an adequate diet. Topics such as obesity, sport nutrition, eating disorders, and the use of nutritional supplements are critically reviewed. Issues relating to diet, ethnicity and health, world hunger, nutrition, and disease prevention are explored. The use of a computerized diet analysis database enables students to assess the adequacy of their own diets. Prerequisites: EXSS-12000, BIOL-11900, BIOL-12100, CHEM-11100, or CHEM-12100; sophomore standing. 3 credits. (F-S,Y)

HLTH-20300 Consumer Health LA

This course prepares students to understand health care from the consumer's perspective, including understanding the role of consumer theories, health behavior models, and the attitudes and activities of consumers in the health care industry. The philosophy and language of consumerism and the social, political, and ethical implications of consumerism in health are explored. The implications for policy and practice of the use of the consumerism model in health care are examined. Attention is given to existing research and theoretical models of insurance concepts, the individual purchase of health care, and newer consumer trends such as self-diagnosing, purchasing health products via the Internet, and the whole-scale industry movement toward consumer-directed health care. 3 credits. (F,Y)

HLTH-21100 Health and Safety Needs of School-Age Children SS LA

Information about the most prevalent health and safety issues in the lives of school-age children for students who are preparing to become teaching professionals. Both the etiology of risk behaviors and factors that promote resiliency are examined through a critical multicultural lens, at the individual, classroom, school, and community levels. Skills such as early identification of problems, making a referral, and other legal and ethical responsibilities are developed. Strategies for development of a healthful classroom and school environment are discussed. Prospective teachers learn to be advocates for healthy growth and development. Prerequisites: Sophomore standing. 3 credits. (F-S,Y)

HLTH-21300 Wellness: Multicultural Perspectives on
Health and Healing LA

An overview of the dynamic nature of the wellness movement. Its historical, social, political, cultural, and economic variables are critically examined. A wide range of wellness modalities, including those that fall under manual, mind-body, herbal, movement, and bioelectrical fields of practice, are included. Cross-cultural paradigms of health and healing are examined and compared. Prevention of chronic disease and health promotion are integrated into the concept of wellness, and disease etiologies and treatments are presented from multiple perspectives. The implications of and opportunities for prevention specialists in schools and communities are emphasized. Prerequisites: Sophomore standing. 3 credits. (F-S,Y)

HLTH-22400 Emergency Health Care Instructor NLA

Training for entry-level instructors of American Red Cross cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) for the professional rescuer, of community CPR, and of community first aid and safety. During the semester, students are required to complete the instructor candidate training segment that is offered at a time designated by the instructor. Includes teaching methods, materials, and practice. Prerequisites: Current American Red Cross CPR for the professional rescuer, community CPR, and community first aid and safety certificates. 2 credits. (F-S,Y)

HLTH-22500 Alcohol and Alcoholism SS LA 1

Designed to promote clear and critical thinking about the many implications of alcohol use within our society. An interdisciplinary approach is used to study a number of issues regarding the drug, alcohol, and the disease, alcoholism. Prerequisites: Sophomore standing. 3 credits. (F,Y)

HLTH-22700 Stress: Its Nature and Management LA 1

Overview of the nature and physiology of stress and techniques used to manage stress. Topics include stress physiology, social engineering, cognitive restructuring, conflict resolution, time management, self-help techniques, nutrition, exercise, and relaxation techniques such as meditation, progressive relaxation, and autogenic training. Online instruction comprises part of the course. Prerequisites: Any level-1 psychology course. 3 credits. (F-S,Y)

HLTH-22800 Human Sexuality SS LA 1

Promotes a critical perspective on contemporary issues associated with human sexuality. The importance of healthy behavioral practices and responsible decision making concerning sexuality is emphasized. Content areas include contraception and birth control, pregnancy and childbirth, sexually transmitted infections, gender and gender roles, ethnicity and sexuality, sexual anatomy and physiology, sexual response, sexual expression, sexual orientation, relationships, and sexuality over the life span. Prerequisites: Sophomore standing. 3 credits. (F-S,Y)

HLTH-22900 Disease and Lifestyle LA 1

Focuses on the leading causes of death and disability in the U.S. today, with emphasis on health promotion through awareness of risk factors associated with these diseases. Topics reviewed include symptoms, morbidity rates, mortality rates, diagnosis, treatment, prevention, and psychological and social aspects. Prerequisites: Sophomore standing. 3 credits. (S,Y)

HLTH-24000 Health Promotion and the Older Adult LA 1

Health promotion and prevention strategies that allow people to extend and improve the quality of their lives. Through an interdisciplinary approach, health-related factors that affect older persons as they age are studied. Prerequisites: HLTH-11300 or GERO-10100. 3 credits. (S,O)

HLTH-30200 Nutrition and Sport LA

A study of the nutritional needs of the athlete, including special requirements for carbohydrates, lipids, protein, fluids, vitamins, and minerals. Topics including ergogenic aids; energy and nutrient needs prior to, during, and after an athletic event; and methods of weight gain and loss. Current research in nutrition and performance are reviewed and critiqued. Prerequisites: HLTH-20200. 3 credits. (F-S,Y)

HLTH-31500 Family Health Problems SS LA

Theory and research on family composition and its dynamic nature are critically examined with research and surveillance data on youth and families. Issues of identity, gender, race, class, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, and community are related to family health. Preference is given to health education and physical education majors. Prerequisites: Major or minor; junior standing. 3 credits. (S,Y)

HLTH-31700 Community Health LA

Provides an overview of community development strategies most frequently used in health promotion and health education programs. Emphasis is placed upon the processes of community organizing and developing critical awareness/consciousness as educational methods in public health. The course is designed to provide students with theoretical foundations, methods, and skills essential to professional community health education practice. Prerequisites: HLTH-21300. 3 credits. (F,Y)

HLTH-32200 Nutrition for the Older Adult LA 1

Introduces various aspects of aging that involve consideration of nutrition. Emphasis is placed on the physiological and psychological changes that may alter food intake, affect nutrient utilization, and result in different nutrient requirements. Ways that the nutritional status of older adults is affected by prescription medications, chronic disease, poverty, altered mental status, social isolation, and/or physical disabilities are examined. Prerequisites: HLTH-20200. 3 credits. (F,Y)

HLTH-33000 Health Promotion in the Workplace NLA

Development of a hierarchy of program needs and objectives for worksite health promotion. Students design needs assessment instruments and develop work programs based on the needs identified by the population surveyed. The course also addresses issues surrounding program evaluation. Prerequisites: PSYC-33400, HLTH-11300, or MKTG-31200. 3 credits. (S,Y)

HLTH-33300 Development and Evaluation of Health
Programs NLA

Prepares students with background information on how to design, implement, and evaluate health education and health promotion programs. "Quality of life" issues are evaluated to establish links between social problems and specific health problems. Several methods are employed to evaluate these programs. Prerequisites: HLTH-15200; HLTH-22500, HLTH-22700, HLTH-22800, or HLTH-22900. 3 credits. (F,Y)

HLTH-34900 Fieldwork in Health NLA

Practical experiences in public, voluntary, or commercial health agencies. Provides the opportunity to become involved in various agency functions. Prerequisites: Junior standing; permission of department chair. 1-6 credits. (F-S,Y)

HLTH-35000 Psychoactive Drugs SS LA

Promotes critical thinking about many implications of the use of mind-altering drugs within our society. An interdisciplinary approach is used to study a number of issues regarding drugs, society, and human behavior. Prerequisites: Junior standing. 3 credits. (F-S,Y)

HLTH-36000 Curriculum and Materials in Health Education NLA

Examination of the philosophical, theoretical, and practical aspects of curriculum development related to health program planning. Consideration is given to curricular scope and sequence. Students demonstrate their ability to develop unit plans, block calendars, and lesson plans. Existing prepackaged curriculum models are evaluated. Prerequisites: PSYC-21010; 9 credits in HLTH-xxxxx courses. 3 credits. (F-S,Y)

HLTH-37000 Nutritional Applications of Biochemistry NLA

Study of the relationship of biochemistry to nutrition through investigation of current research topics. The emphasis in this seminar is on exploring the biochemical evidence to support or refute current theories in nutrition. Prerequisites: HLTH-20200; concurrent or prior enrollment in BIOC-21100 or BIOC-35300. 1 credit. (F,Y)

HLTH-39900-HLTH-39999 Selected Topics in Health LA/NLA

Topics of current interest to faculty and students. Experimental courses are offered under this course number and title. This course may be repeated for credit for different selected topics. Prerequisites: As appropriate to topics. 1-3 credits. (IRR)

HLTH-42000 Teaching Strategies in Health Education NLA

Designed for prospective health educators as a comprehensive background for health instruction in elementary, secondary, and community settings. Students acquire the knowledge and skills necessary to plan, deliver, and assess learning experiences and activities incorporating strategies that target multiple intelligence, learner diversity, cooperative education, curriculum integration, and skill acquisition as they relate to health education. Prerequisites: HLTH-33300 or HLTH-36000. 3 credits. (F-S,Y)

HLTH-43900 Tests and Measurement in Health Education NLA

Prepares class members to assess student learning in K-12 health education settings. Through a combination of lecture, labs, discussion, and field-based activities, opportunities are provided to understand and apply current educational testing and evaluation procedures. Course content includes study of the criteria for selection of tests, application of statistical procedures, construction and analysis of assessment tools, procedures for classification and grading of students, and program assessment techniques. Credit will not be granted for both this course and PHED-43900. Prerequisites: PHED-33200, HLTH-33300, or HLTH-36000. 3 credits. (F-S,Y)

HLTH-44100 Student Teaching in Health Education NLA

Observation and supervised student teaching. Assignment to approved cooperating schools full-time for one semester in the senior year. Required of all students preparing to teach health education in elementary or secondary schools. Prerequisites: Current American Red Cross CPR and first aid card; PSYC-21010; HLTH-42000; TCED-34000. 10 credits. (F-S,Y)

HLTH-44200 Critical Assessment of Nutrition Programs NLA

Assessment of nutrition programs in different settings - worksites, food assistance programs, supermarkets, community weight control programs, national education programs - as well as assessment of nutrition programs for the individual. Emphasis is placed on the development and implementation of tools useful for assessment throughout the life cycle. Prerequisites: HLTH-20200; HLTH-30200, HLTH-32200, HLTH-33300, or HLTH-34900. 3 credits. (S,E)

HLTH-44400 Professional Leadership in Health NLA

Study of the science of leadership and its application in a variety of health settings. Ethical, supervisory, and strategic issues are explored alongside methods for their application in health agencies. Effective practices and principles are taught to demonstrate how a leader influences others to accomplish a mission, task, or objective, and directs a health organization or agency in a way that makes it cohesive and value focused. Emphasis on motivating and leading teams of allied health professionals. The Internet and other digital tools are used to develop and demonstrate innovative leadership skills. Prerequisites: HLTH-31700; HPS-31500. 3 credits. (S,Y)

HLTH-44500 Student Teaching in Health Education (dual major) NLA

Observation and supervised student teaching. Assignment to approved public schools full-time for a half semester in the senior year. Experience in structured observation, classroom assisting, and direct instruction; additional experience in planning, conferencing, and related school duties outside regular class periods. Individual conferences are held with Ithaca College supervisors of field experiences. Required of all dual health education and physical education majors. Prerequisites: Current American Red Cross CPR and first aid card; PSYC-21010; HLTH-36000; HLTH-42000; TCED-34000. 5 credits. (F-S,Y)

HLTH-44800 Seminar in Health Education NLA

An opportunity for student teachers or internship participants to analyze and discuss individual and general problems related to their experiences. Current trends and issues confronting the prospective health education professional, such as issues regarding changes in the profession, teaching credentials, and job opportunities, are also addressed. Corequisites: HLTH-44100 or HLTH-44900. 2 credits. (F-S,Y)

HLTH-44900 Internship in Health NLA

Supervised, full-time experience in a health agency during the summer or regular academic semester. Content of internship should reflect the student's concentration area (i.e., aging studies, substance abuse services, worksite health promotion, nutrition, or PIC). Prerequisites: Current American Red Cross CPR and first aid card; junior or senior standing; permission of department chair. 6-12 credits. (F-S,Y)

HLTH-45200-HLTH-45299 Independent Study in Health LA

An individual study program for the investigation of special problems in the field of health. A written report is required. Prerequisites: Senior standing; permission of instructor and department chair. 1-3 credits. (F-S,Y)

HLTH-45300 Supervised Research NLA

Empirical research on a health topic selected in consultation with instructor. A written report is required. Course may be repeated for up to 6 credits. Prerequisites: At least three courses in health; permission of instructor and department chair. 1-3 credits. (F-S,Y)

B.A. in Health Policy Studies

Health policy studies is a multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary program that offers the opportunity to study policy and cultural issues related to health and health care at the regional, national, and international levels. The major is a broad-based, liberal, and interconnected course of study involving social, political, economic, and cultural research and analyses.

In addition to the required and elective courses in this degree program, students must complete a minor or double major of their choice and an eight-week internship in a health policy setting, usually during the summer following the junior year. Graduates of this program are well prepared to serve as policy analysts with government agencies, lobby groups, legislative offices, health facilities, private corporations, international health agencies, health activist organizations, and health policy institutes.

Requirements for the Major in Health Policy Studies - B.A.
Specific requirements

HPS-21500

Introduction to Health Policy and Policy Making

3

HPS-30400

Economics of Health Care

3

HPS-33510

Legal and Ethical Issues in Health Policy

3

HPS-39000

Health Policy Internship

4

HPS-41500

Health Policy Seminar

3

Total, specific requirements

16

Restricted electives - Select two of the following:

HPS-11000

War, Hunger, and Genocide: An International Health Perspective (3)

HLTH-20300

Consumer Health (3)

HPS-13000

Healthy Viewings: Media and Health (3)

HPS-14000

Cyborgs, Clones, and Policy: New Technologies in Health and Medicine (3)

Total, restricted electives

6

Health promotion core

HLTH-13901

Technology for the Professional Edge

3

HPS-20500

Critical Health Issues

3

HLTH-21300

Wellness: Multicultural Perspectives on Health and Healing

3

HLTH-31700

Community Health

3

HPS-31500

Health Research and Analysis

3

HLTH-44400

Professional Leadership in Health

3

Total, health promotion core

18

Health policy electives -

Select two of the following courses (6 credits); no more than one may be at the 100 level.

BIOL-10400

Environmental Biology (3)

BIOL-10600

Plants, People, and Food Production (3)

BIOL-10700

Human Genetics (3)

BIOL-10800

The Human Organism (3)

BIOL-10900

Life in the Ocean (3)

BIOL-27800

Environmental Health and Medicine (3)

BIOL-36100

Social Welfare (3)

POLT-36200

Theory and Politics of Public Policy (3)

POLT-36400

Law and Public Policy (3)

POLT-36500

The Politics of Health (3)

POLT-36600

Environmental Politics (3)

POLT-37000

Selected Topics in Public Policy (3)

PHIL-2xxxx

Philosophy elective (200 level or higher) (3)

SPCM-22500

Health Communication (3) or

HPS-22500

Health Communication (3)

HPS-32600

Health Planning and Administration (3)

HPS-36000

Front-Page Public Health: Policy and Epidemiology (3)

SOCI-21500

Introduction to Contemporary Mental Health Issues (3)

SOCI-31400

Sociology of Health and Medicine (3)

SOCI-31600

Women and Health (3)

SOCI-37600

Poverty (3)

ANTH-38000

Medical Anthropology (3)

HLTH-22500

Alcohol and Alcoholism (3)

HLTH-22900

Disease and Lifestyle (3)

Total, health policy electives

6

Requirements outside major department -

In the School of Humanities and Sciences

ECON-12200

Principles of Microeconomics

3

POLT-10100

U.S. Politics (3) or

POLT-10300

U.S. and the World (3)

3

POLT-12900

Introduction to Global Studies (3) or

ANTH-12900

Introduction to Global Studies (3) or

HPS-12900

Introduction to Global Studies (3)

3

POLT-14100

Power: Race, Sex, and Class (3) or

POLT-14200

Ideas and Ideologies (3)

3

MATH-15500

Basic Statistical Reasoning (3) or

MATH-24300

Statistics (3)

3

PHIL-21200

Introduction to Ethics (3) or

PHIL-23000

Bioethics (3)

3

SOCI-10100

Introduction to Sociology (3) or

ANTH-10400

Cultural Anthropology (3)

3

WRTG-10600

Academic Writing I (3) or

WRTG-11100

Academic Writing II (3)

3

WRTG-20100

Persuasive Argument

3

WRTG-20500

Personal Essay

3

In the Gerontology Institute

GERO-10100

Introduction to Aging Studies

3

GERO-31900

Aging and Social Policy

3

Total, requirements outside department

36

Summary

Specific requirements

16

Restricted electives

6

Health promotion core

18

Health policy electives

6

Required minor

15-24

Requirements outside department

36

Free electives

18-27

Total, B.A. in health policy studies

124

B.S. in Health Care Management

The health care management degree program is designed to prepare students to manage the sustainable delivery of clinical health care within a framework that seeks to reduce and manage errors, costs, and demands on the supply chain. The program in health care management produces professionals who understand not only the financial transactions in the health care market but also the public policy, government, science and technology, and culture behind the institution of health care. Graduates of this program are well prepared to serve as administrators in health care organizations, insurance companies, and health care consulting firms.

In addition to the required and elective courses in this degree program, students must complete a minor in the School of Business, in either management or business. Students who choose the management minor are prepared to apply to Ithaca College's M.B.A. program upon graduation. Long-term care emphasis is an option for students seeking to work in health facilities providing care to the aging population.

Requirements for the Major in Health Care Management - B.S.
General requirements (LA)

WRTG-10600

Academic Writing I (3) or

WRTG-11100

Academic Writing II (3)

3

GERO-10100

Introduction to Aging Studies

3

PHIL-21200

Introduction to Ethics (3) or

PHIL-23000

Bioethics (3)

3

Math elective - A total of 4 credits selected from the following:

MATH-10700

Fundamentals of Applied Calculus (4)

MATH-10800

Calculus for Decision Making (4)

MATH-11100

Calculus I (4)

4

Statistics elective - A total of 4 credits selected from the following:

MATH-14400

Business Statistics (4)

MATH-24400

Statistics with Probability (4)

4

Communication elective - A total of 3 credits selected from the following:

SPCM-11000

Public Communication (3)

SPCM-11500

Business and Professional Communication (3)

3

Economics

ECON-12100

Macroeconomics

3

ECON-12200

Microeconomics

3

Total, economics

6

Diversity elective - A total of 3 credits selected from the following:

POLT-14100

Power: Race, Sex, and Class (3)

SOCI-11600

Introduction to Multicultural Studies (3)

SOCI-20700

Race and Ethnicity (3)

ANTH-10400

Cultural Anthropology (3_

TRLS-12500

Understanding Disability: Characteristics, Causes, Services (3)

3

Total, general requirements

29

Health promotion core

HPS-20500

Critical Health Issues (LA)

3

HPS-31500

Health Research and Analysis (LA)

3

HLTH-13901

Technology for the Professional Edge (LA)

3

HLTH-21300

Wellness: Multicultural Perspectives on Health and Healing (LA)

3

HLTH-31700

Community Health (LA)

3

HLTH-44400

Professional Leadership in Health (NLA)

3

Total, health promotion core

18

Health care management core

HPS-10200

Medical Terminology (NLA)

3

HPS-21500

Introduction to Health Policy (LA)

3

HPS-22500

Health Communication (LA)

3

HPS-32100

Financial Aspects of Health Care Management (NLA)

3

HPS-32600

Health Planning and Administration (NLA)

3

HPS-33510

Legal and Ethical Issues in Health (LA)

3

HLTH-20300

Consumer Health (LA

3

Total, health care management core

21

Professional Practicum - A total of 6 credits selected from the following:

HLTH-34900

Fieldwork in Health

.5-6

HLTH-44900

Internship in Health

6-12

HLTH-45300

Supervised Research

.5-3

Total, practicum

6

Free electives - A total of 4-28 credits; 4-6 credits must be LA designation, with the prefixes HLTH, HPS, OR HPEG
Business minor - A total of 18 credits selected from the following:

ACCT-22500

Financial Accounting (3)

ACCT-22600

Management Accounting (3)

INTB-26500

International Business Opportunities (3)

MGMT-20600

Organizational Behavior and Management (3)

FINA-31100

Business Finance (3)

MKTG-31200

Principles of Marketing (3)

HRM-30200

Applied Ethical Issues in Management (3)

PROD-34500

Operations Management (3)

GBUS-20300

Legal Environment of Business (3)

MGMT-26000

Business Systems and Technology (3)

Total, business minor

18

or

Management minor:

ACCT-22500

Financial Accounting

3

ACCT-22600

Management Accounting

3

MGMT-20600

Organizational Behavior and Management

3

MGMT-26000

Business Systems and Technology

3

FINA-31100

Business Finance

3

MKTG-31200

Principles of Marketing

3

PROD-34500

Operations Management

3

GBUS-20300

Legal Environment of Business

3

Total, management minor

24

Long-term care emphasis (elective credits - not required for major)

HLTH-24000

Health Promotion for the Older Adult (LA)

3

GERO-22000

Sociology of Aging (LA)

3

GERO-31900

Aging and Social Policies (LA)

3

GERO-32500

The Long-Term Care System (LA)

3

GERO-39900

Selected Topics in Social Gerontology (LA)

3

Total, long-term care emphasis

15

Summary

General requirements

29

Health promotion core

18

Health care management core

21

Practicum

6

Free and restricted electives

4-28

Business or management minor

18-24

Total, B.S. in health care management

120

Health Communication Minor

The interdisciplinary minor in health communication is administered by the Department of Speech Communication and the Health Communication Steering Committee, which consists of one faculty member from each of the following departments: health promotion and physical education; communication management and design; and speech communication. It involves coursework from three schools of the College and is designed to allow any student the opportunity to learn more about the complexities of communication in health care and health promotion.

For more information on this minor, see the following:
Division of Interdisciplinary and International Studies

Health Services Administration Minor

Open to students majoring in all disciplines except health services administration. This minor includes coursework in both health services administration and business. It is designed for students interested in a focused set of courses that will introduce them to the management issues and skills in health-related organizations. The minor includes a practical field experience in a local health organization and an elective for pursuing a specialized area of interest.

Curriculum
Requirements

HPS-20500

Critical Health Issues

3

HPS-32600

Health Planning and Administration

3

HPS-39600

Fieldwork in Health Services Administration

3

HPS-43500

Health Care Law

3

MGMT-22000

Principles of Management

3

GBUS-20300

Legal Environment of Business

3

Total

18

Choose one of the following:

HPS-34000

Managed Health Care (3)

HPS-35000

Communication in Health Service Organizations (3)

HPS-36000

Front-Page Public Health: Policy and Epidemiology (3)

GERO-41400

Long-Term Care Administration (3)

3

Total, health services administration minor

21

Integrative Health Studies Minor

An interdisciplinary minor open to all students. Courses offered by multiple departments across campus are designed to facilitate the study of complementary and alternative health modalities and their history, theory, cultural contexts, economics, and uses to promote wellness and prevent disease. The minor complements the study of any allied health field, and enriches the perspective of any student interested in his or her own well-being and health and medicine as they interact with culture, economics, politics, and science.

Curriculum
Requirements
Introductory course (choose one)

HLTH-21300

Wellness: Multicultural Perspectives on Health and Healing (3) or

ANTH-28300

Integrative Health Care in America (3)

3

Core Area

EXSS-36400

Contemporary and Alternative Therapies

3

Political, economic, and policy issues

At least 3 credits from the following:

HPS-20500

Critical Health Issues (3) or

HPS-25000

International Health Issues (3) or

ECON- or HPS-30400

Economics of Health Care (3) or

SPCH- or HPS-22500

Health Communication (3)

3

Cultural and historical foundations

At least 3 credits from the following:

ANTH-38000

Medical Anthropology (3) or

SOCI-31400

Sociology of Health and Medicine (3) or

SOCI-31600

Women and Health (3)

3

Electives - At least 3 credits selected from the following:

RLST-22100

Religion and Depth Psychology (3) or

HLTH-22700

Stress: Its Nature and Management (3) or

RLST-25200

Introduction to Mysticism (3) or

MUMC-41000

Feldenkrais (1)

3

Capstone experience - At least 3 credits selected from the following:

xxxx-xxxxx

Independent Study (3) or

xxxx-xxxxx

Fieldwork/Internship (3) and

3 credits to be selected from any of the above areas

3-6

Total, integrative health studies minor

21

Clinical Affiliations

A list of approved sites may be obtained through the Office of Experiential Learning (oel@ithaca.edu).