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 1 LA NS

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, and alcohol.. 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. A student may receive credit for only one of the following courses: COMP 11000, RLS 13900, EXSS 13900, HLTH 13901. 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 U.S.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 1 LA NS

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 121000; 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 LA SS

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 1 LA SS

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 1 LA

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 1 LA SS

Promotes a critical perspective of 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 1 LA

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 1 LA

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 is reviewed and critiqued. Prerequisites: HLTH 20200. 3 credits. (F-S,Y)

HLTH 31500 - Family Health Problems LA SS

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 Adults 1 LA

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
HLTH 34901 - 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 LA SS

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 SS

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 - Selected Topics in Health LA NLA
HLTH 39901 - Selected Topics in Health LA NLA
HLTH 39902 - Selected Topics in Health LA NLA
HLTH 39903 - 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 intelligences, 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
HLTH 44901 - 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., gerontology, 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 - Independent Study in Health LA
HLTH 45201 - Independent Study in Health LA
HLTH 45202 - Independent Study in Health LA
HLTH 45203 - 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)