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Ithaca College Undergraduate Catalog 2005-2006

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Health Courses

662-10500 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 662-11300. Open to first-year students only. 1 credit. (F-S,Y)

662-11300 Personal Health   NS LA 1

     Designed to provide expert knowledge about health and health care 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)

662-12200 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)

662-12300 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)

662-13901 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)

662-15200 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 schooling 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)

662-20200 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: 663-12000, 303-11900, 303-12100, 304-11100, or 304-121000; sophomore standing. 3 credits. (F-S,Y)

662-20300 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)

662-21100 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)

662-21300 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)

662-22400 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)

662-22500 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)

662-22700 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)

662-22800 Human Sexuality   SS LA 1

     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)

662-22900 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)

662-24000 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: 662-11300 or 780-10100. 3 credits. (S,O)

662-30200 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: 662-20200. 3 credits. (F-S,Y)

662-31500 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)

662-31700 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: 662-21300. 3 credits. (F,Y)

662-32200 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: 662-20200. 3 credits. (F,Y)

662-33000 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: 330-33400, 662-11300, or 884-31200. 3 credits. (S,Y)

662-33300 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: 662-15200; 662-22500, 662-22700, 662-22800, or 662-22900. 3 credits. (F,Y)

662-34900 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)

662-35000 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)

662-36000 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: 330-21010; 9 credits in 662-xxxxx courses. 3 credits. (F-S,Y)

662-37000 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: 662-20200; concurrent or prior enrollment in 302-21100 or 302-35300. 1 credit. (F,Y)

662-39900-662-39999 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)

662-42000 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: 662-33300 or 662-36000. 3 credits. (F-S,Y)

662-43900 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 660-43900. Prerequisites: 660-33200, 662-33300, or 662-36000. 3 credits. (F-S,Y)

662-44100 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; 330-21010; 662-42000; 795-34000. 10 credits. (F-S,Y)

662-44200 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: 662-20200; 662-30200, 662-32200, 662-33300, or 662-34900. 3 credits. (S,E)

662-44400 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: 662-31700; 640-31500. 3 credits. (S,Y)

662-44500 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; 330-21010; 662-36000; 662-42000; 795-34000. 5 credits. (F-S,Y)

662-44800 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: 662-44100 or 662-44900. 2 credits. (F-S,Y)

662-44900 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., 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)

662-45200-662-45299 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)

662-45300 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)

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