Health Education (HLED)


HLED 115. WELLNESS FOR LIFE. 3 Credits.

Offers an overview of basic concepts of personal wellness from a holistic perspective. Explores behavior change, nutrition, physical activity, stress management, healthy relationships, environmental health, spiritual health, sexuality, drugs and alcohol, and intellectual health. Students assess their own wellness and develop strategies for behavioral change.

HLED 192. SPORTS SAFETY TRAINING. 3 Credits.

The purpose of the American Red Cross Sports Safety Training course is to provide participants with the necessary skills and knowledge to help provide a safe environment for participation, recognize and treat emergency situations, and understand how to apply preventative measures for health and safety of sports participants.

HLED 193. STANDARD FIRST AID AND SAFETY. 2 Credits.

The American Red Cross CPR/AED for Professional Rescuers and Health Care Providers program is to train professional-level rescuers to respond to breathing and cardiac emergencies in adults, children and infants until more advanced medical personnel take over. Students will earn the American Red Cross CPR/AED for Professional Rescuers and Health Care Providers certification good for two years from the course date.

HLED 194. EMERGENCY RESPONSE. 3 Credits.

The course provides the participant with the knowledge and skills necessary to work as a first responder. In an emergency, first responders help sustain life, reduce pain, and minimize the consequences of injury or sudden illness until more advanced medical practitioners can arrive. The course content and activities will prepare participants to make appropriate decisions about the care to provide in an emergency. The course teaches the skills a first responder needs to act as a crucial link in the Emergency Medical Services (EMS) system.

HLED 197. WORKSHOP, SHORT COURSE, CONFERENCE, SEMINAR. 1-5 Credits.

HLED 200. ADMISSION TO HEALTH AND FITNESS. 2 Credits.

This course is designed to introduce potential majors to the Health and Fitness profession as well as describe the major's expectations and requirements for being admitted into the program and becoming certified as a K-12 Health and Fitness instructor.

HLED 201. INTRODUCTION TO HEALTH AND WELLNESS. 3 Credits.

This course is designed to be an introduction to health and wellness. Foundations are laid in nutrition, physical activity and fitness, stress management, substance abuse, disease and injury prevention, sexually transmitted diseases, and environmental health issues, among others. In addition, skills are taught to enhance the student's ability to make health behavior changes.

HLED 202. INTRODUCTION TO HEALTH, WELLNESS AND SUSTAINABLE LIVING. 4 Credits.

Pre-requisites: ENGL 101, may be taken concurrently or permission of the instructor.
This course is designed as an introductory health, wellness and sustainable living class that provides a broad overview of several topics that specifically focus on living a healthy, physically active lifestyle connecting people, place and planet.

HLED 250. DRUGS, SOCIETY AND HUMAN BEHAVIOR. 3 Credits.

This course consist of a study of human behavior in the context of drug use, abuse, and addiction. There will be discussions on the physiology of drug consumption, as well as the physical, emotional, psychological, and social affects of various groups of drugs (depressants, stimulants, opiates, hallucinogenics, and narcotics). Prescription drugs, over the counter drugs, steriods, and other supplements will also be discussed.

HLED 256. MEDICAL TERMINOLOGY. 2 Credits.

This course examines the nature and function of the medical language, and the building of medical words from word roots, prefixes, suffixes, and combining forms. This course will prepare students who are entering into medical-related fields of interest.

HLED 293. CPR/AED REFRESHER COURSE. 1 Credit.

The American Red Cross CPR/AED for Professional Rescuers and Health Care Providers program is to train professional-level rescuers to respond to breathing and cardiac emergencies in adults, children and infants until more advanced medical personnel take over. Students will earn the American Red Cross CPR/AED for Professional Rescuers and Health Care Providers certification good for two years from the course date.

HLED 296. EXPERIMENTAL COURSE. 1-10 Credits.

HLED 299. SPECIAL STUDIES. 1-5 Credits.

Pre-requisites: permission of the instructor, department chair and college dean.
Special studies in health education or community health. Selected topics vary according to student and faculty interest.

HLED 300. AFTER-SCHOOL PROGRAMMING. 3 Credits.

This course engages students in how to successfully implement as well as physically be responsible for facilitating an After-School Garden-Based & Outdoor Educational program in collaboration with a local community member.

HLED 365. TEACHING METHODS IN HEALTH. 3 Credits.

Pre-requisites: PHED 365 and PHED 375.
This course covers methods and procedures of teaching health in elementary, junior and senior high schools. It provides an opportunity for practice teaching and development of teaching units for the classroom.

HLED 366. WOMEN'S HEALTH ISSUES. 4 Credits.

Cross-listed: WMST 366.
Satisfies: cultural and gender diversity university graduation requirement.
This course will explore the unique personal and social concerns regarding women’s health. Emphasis will be placed on the social and health related issues that women face throughout the life cycle. Discussion will include the effect of gender stratification in the workforce, gender roles in the family unit, female depiction in the media, substance abuse, body image, pregnancy and sexuality and other issues that affect women’s mental, physical and emotional health. Historical dimensions of women’s health will also be explored, including contributions from historically noteworthy women.

HLED 370. INTRODUCTION TO COMMUNITY AND PUBLIC HEALTH. 4 Credits.

Pre-requisites: declared Major in Health and Fitness or Public Health.
This course provides the concepts, theories, terms, and resources which are related to community health issues and programs.

HLED 372. APPLIED NUTRITION AND PHYSICAL FITNESS. 3 Credits.

This course is an introduction to the field of applied nutrition. The course content brings together information from a variety of fields - biochemistry, exercise physiology, nutrition, medicine and physiology. The students apply that knowledge to understand how what we eat affects not only sport performance but also personal health.

HLED 374. INTRODUCTION TO EPIDEMIOLOGY. 3 Credits.

Pre-requisites: HLED 370 or permission of instructor.
This course examines the major communicable diseases of humans with emphasis upon prevention and control, and it provides an introduction to the modern scientific approach to control of communicable diseases and biostatistics.

HLED 375. GERONTOLOGY. 3 Credits.

Pre-requisites: HLED 201 or permission of the instructor.
This course examines anatomical, physiological, pathological, medical, psychological and sociological factors that impact individuals moving through the aging process. The topics discussed will include the major problems of degenerative and chronic diseases, and an analysis of the physical and physiological deterioration of the body and mind.

HLED 376. CONSUMER HEALTH. 3 Credits.

Consumer health has much to do with the way we live. It deals with the selection of the products and services available in the marketplace that have an impact on health. Discussion includes: advertising, methods of distribution, techniques of selling, and methods of making positive decisions about health products and services.

HLED 380. HEALTH BEHAVIOR CHANGE. 4 Credits.

Pre-requisites: HLED 370 and HLED 382 or permission of instructor.
This course will provide students with the theoretical tools to analyze health-related behaviors and the social, cultural and environmental context in which they occur. An ecological/systems approach will provide the foundation for learning and applying a variety of health behavior theories.

HLED 381. MIND-BODY HEALTH. 3 Credits.

Pre-requisites: HLED 370 or permission of instructor.
The mind-body interaction has important implications for the way we view health and the practice of health promotion. This course will explore how thoughts and emotions impact health. Stress will be considered through personal inventory and reflection as well a biological examination of the impact of stress on physical health. Positive psychology and topics related to happiness and resiliency will be explored. Students will have the opportunity to practice common mind-body techniques such as progressive muscle relaxation, meditation, and cognitive behavioral therapy. This course provides knowledge and skills for health professionals to study and apply theories of mind-body medicine and health.

HLED 382. HEALTH DISPARITIES. 4 Credits.

Pre-requisites: declared Public Health Major or permission of instructor.
This course will examine the cultural, socioeconomic, and political factors that contribute to health disparities on a local, national, and global level. Health disparities represent the most important challenge in public health. Social conditions such as poverty, social isolation, segregation, gender and race are associated with chronic diseases and causes of premature death. This course will adopt a systems lens to identify relationships and leverage points to help reduce disparities and improve health across all borders.

HLED 383. ENVIRONMENTS FOR HEALTH. 4 Credits.

Notes: taught spring quarter.
Pre-requisites: HLED 380 or permission of instructor.
This course will examine how the built & natural environment influences health behavior. Students will examine urban design features that impact physical activity such as parks, sidewalks, trails, public transit and connectivity. A key element of this course is a service learning project that allows students to apply their learning by analyzing walkability in their community. Students will also explore the concept of biophilia and how time spent in nature can buffer the effects of certain health conditions such as stress, ADHD and autism.

HLED 395. CO-OP FIELDWORK. 1-15 Credits.

HLED 396. EXPERIMENTAL COURSE. 1-5 Credits.

HLED 397. WORKSHOP, SHORT COURSE, CONFERENCE, SEMINAR. 1-5 Credits.

HLED 399. DIRECTED STUDY. 1-5 Credits.

HLED 411. EMERGENCY RESPONSE INSTRUCTOR. 2 Credits.

Pre-requisites: junior standing and HLED 194.
Teaching methods and procedures in skills as prescribed by the American Red Cross (ARC) Emergency Response Course. Those who qualify may earn the American Red Cross Emergency Response Instructor Certificate valid for 3 years, and the American Red Cross CPR for the professional rescuer certificate valid for 1 year.

HLED 412. EMERGENCY RESPONSE INSSTRUCTOR'S LABORATORY PRACTICUM. 3 Credits.

Pre-requisites: HLED 194, HLED 411.
The most current First Aid teaching and skill techniques required by the American Red Cross will be implemented in a laboratory situation. The student will teach an undergraduate level First Aid laboratory class as a student instructor. This instruction will be under supervision of a certified master teacher. Upon successful completion of all requirements the Emergency Response Instructor Certificate will be renewed for one more year.

HLED 440. HEALTH PROMOTION PROGRAM DEVELOPMENT. 4 Credits.

Pre-requisites: HLED 380 or permission of instructor.
In this course students learn how to develop a detailed and evidence-based health promotion program using planning models. Emphasis is placed on developing and understanding: needs assessments, program rationale, mission statements, and goals and objectives. Students also explore theories and models commonly used in health promotion programs and apply these principles in a service-learning project.

HLED 450. HEALTH PROMOTION PROGRAM IMPLEMENTATION AND EVALUATION. 4 Credits.

Pre-requisites: HLED 440 with a grade ≥2.5.
In this course students learn how to implement and evaluate effective health promotion programs. Emphasis is placed on implementation strategies, advocacy plans, targeted marketing strategies, program budgets and evaluation plans. Students explore effective health communication strategies and ethical guidelines established by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing.

HLED 475. HUMAN SEXUALITY. 3 Credits.

Pre-requisites: declared major in Health and Fitness or Public Health.
This course is an overview of the anatomical, physiological, psychological, behavioral and social/cultural aspects of human sexuality.

HLED 482. GRANT WRITING IN PUBLIC HEALTH. 3 Credits.

Pre-requisites: HLED 440 or permission of instructor.
This class will teach students the skills necessary to write grants in the health field. It is an applied class where the students are expected to go through the grant writing process. The skills developed will prepare the students to search and apply for funding from a variety of sources.

HLED 483. ADOLESCENT HEALTH ISSUES. 3 Credits.

Enables parents, teachers and professional staff to identify factors that cause adolescent health problems. Focuses on identifying risk factors and steps to improve adolescent health.

HLED 484. FACTS ABOUT HIV/AIDS. 3 Credits.

Provides basic information about HIV/AIDS, covering areas of concern for lay individuals and working professionals. Students will gain knowledge about transmission and treatment of HIV/AIDS and related issues such as its relationship to children, CPR, first aid, aquatics and impact on society.

HLED 485. MANAGING STRESS. 3 Credits.

Provides valuable information on how stress affects health and teaches students how to manage stress effectively.

HLED 486. PREVENT DISEASE TRANSMISSION. 3 Credits.

Provides basic information about types of infectious diseases with focus on the transmission and prevention of blood-borne pathogens. Students will learn about OSHA regulations and how to protect themselves in the workplace.

HLED 487. TIME MANAGEMENT. 3 Credits.

Provides valuable time management skills for real life applications. Students select from time management options to analyze, strategize, and attack their individual time management concerns.

HLED 488. SERVICE LEARNING IN PUBLIC HEALTH. 6-12 Credits.

Notes: Must obtain prior approval of the Public Health Program Director. This class will require 20-40 hours depending on the number of registered credits.
Pre-requisites: permission of instructor.
The Service Learning experience should occur in the final quarter after the student has completed all required course work. Service Learning, by definition, requires an intentional balance between students providing service to the community while engaging in meaningful work experience. A core component of service learning is reflection which will occur throughout the field experience. This immersive community-based field experience celebrates the beginning of the student’s transition from Eastern Washington University to the “real world” of work.

HLED 490. SENIOR CAPSTONE IN PUBLIC HEALTH. 4 Credits.

Pre-requisites: HLED 450 with a grade ≥2.5.
Satisfies: senior capstone university graduation requirement.
This course is designated as the capstone course for those students majoring in Public Health within the Department of Physical Education, Health and Recreation. An end-of-program assessment will be completed. The course will focus on the major issues, requirements and problems facing health professionals as they enter the field. Using group problem solving techniques, lecture and a final project developed to encompass past knowledge and skills, the students will present a course plan complete with all necessary components to function. A major focus will be for the students to develop their understanding of the group process as it relates to being a member of the team as well as the ability to effectively assess populations and create and implement a curriculum specific to a population. This course is based on the Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES) competencies.

HLED 495. INTERNSHIP. 1-15 Credits.

Pre-requisites: permission of the instructor, department chair and college dean.

HLED 496. EXPERIMENTAL COURSE. 1-5 Credits.

Provides the opportunity to experience limited on-the-job training within health agencies.

HLED 497. WORKSHOP, SHORT COURSE, CONFERENCE, SEMINAR. 1-5 Credits.

Workshops dealing with specific aspects of health education, conducted either during the summer or by extension. These workshops are designed for experienced teachers with interests in health education.

HLED 498. SEMINAR. 1-5 Credits.

Seminars dealing with various aspects of health and health education; designed for advanced students in para-medical sciences and/or experienced teachers.

HLED 499. DIRECTED STUDY. 1-15 Credits.

Pre-requisites: junior standing or permission of the instructor, department chair and college dean.

HLED 505. SOCIAL AND BEHAVIORAL TRENDS IN PUBLIC HEALTH. 4 Credits.

This course focuses on current trends and issues in public health in the United States. Emphasis is placed on how social determinants (individual behaviors, physical environment, and economic environment) are linked to current health outcomes. The course also examines: current initiatives, disease control practices, health disparities, and national health improvement priorities.

HLED 552. CULTURE, PUBLIC HEALTH PRACTICE AND ELIMINATING HEALTH DISPARITIES. 4 Credits.

This course focuses on the examination of the cultural factors that influence health outcomes. Emphasis will be placed on using targeted interventions in public health to address specific health concerns. The course will also provide a opportunity to critically examine current public health interventions for their efficacy in improving health outcomes.