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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.