HLT 305 : Health Promotion

Course Description

This course is designed for health science students to examine health promotion from a public health perspective. Students will identify current public health issues in a variety of settings at the local, state and national levels. Students will develop the skills to effectively implement health promotion programs by applying theory to real world practice.

Prerequisites

  • ENG 101: English Composition 1
  • ENG 102: English Composition 2

Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs)

Students who successfully complete this course will be able to:

  1. Identify the definitions, concepts, determinants and dynamic of health and wellness that influence public health.
  2. Examine how environmental, social and political determinants of health impact individuals and populations.
  3. Differentiate between theories of behavior change at the individual, interpersonal, community and group levels.
  4. Demonstrate competency in assessment, planning, implementations and evaluation of health promotion programs in different settings by analyzing different examples of health promotion programs.
  5. Design communication strategies to encourage healthy behaviors.
  6. Develop prevention strategies to reduce the risk of chronic diseases.
  7. Design a comprehensive health promotion program.

General Education Outcomes (GEOs)

Please check the applicable GEOs for this course, if any, by outcomes at GEO Category Search, or by subject area at GEO Discipline Search.

Course Activities and Grading

AssignmentsWeight

Discussions (Weeks 1-8)

45%

Quizzes (Weeks 1-8)

25%

Health Promotion Program Project (Weeks 2,3,5 & 6)

30%

Total

100%

Required Textbooks

Available through Charter Oak State College's online bookstore

  • Fertman and Allensworth. Health Promotion Programs: From Theory to Practice, 2nd ed. Jossey-Bass Publishing, 2017. ISBN-13: 9781119163336

Course Schedule

  • Readings:
  • Chapters 1 & 2
  • Healthy People 2020
  • National Health Care Disparity Report
WeekSLOsReadings and ExercisesAssignments

1

1,2

Topics: Foundation of Health Promotion Programs &Health Disparity and Equity Considerations in  Health Promotion Programs

  • Readings:
    • Chapters 1 & 2
    • Healthy People 2020
    • National Health Care Disparity Report
  • Read assigned chapters
  • Review the Lecture material
  • Review assigned websites
  • Participate in the Discussion Board
  • Complete Quiz #1

2

1,3,6,7

Topic: Theory in Health Promotion Programs
  • Readings:
    • Chapter 3
    • Healthy People 2020
  • Read assigned chapter
  • Review the Lecture material
  • Review assigned websites
  • Participate in the Discussion Board
  • Complete Quiz #2
  • Complete Health Promotion Project: Mobilize
3

2,4,7

Topic: Assessing Needs of Program Participants
  • Readings:
    • Chapter 4
  • Read assigned chapter
  • Review the lecture material
  • Review assigned websites
  • Participate in the Discussion Board
  • Complete Quiz #3
  • Complete Health Promotion Project: Assess

4

2,4,6,7

Topic: Planning Health Promotion Programs
  • Readings:
    • Chapter 5
  • Read assigned chapter
  • Review the lecture material
  • Review assigned websites
  • Participate in the Discussion Board
  • Complete Quiz #4
  • Complete Health Promotion Project: Plan

5

4,5,6,7

Topic: Implementing Health Promotion Programs

  • Readings:
    • Chapter 6
    • Chapter 7
    • Chapter 8
    • Chapter 9
  • Read assigned chapters
  • Review the lecture material
  • Review assigned websites
  • Participate in the Discussion Board
  • Complete Quiz #5
  • Complete Health Promotion Project: Implement

6

4,5,6,7

Topic: Evaluating Health Promotion Programs
  • Readings:
    • Chapter 10
    • Chapter 11
    • Chapter 12
  • Read assigned chapters
  • Review the lecture material
  • Review assigned websites
  • Participate in the Discussion Board
  • Complete Quiz #6
  • Complete Health Promotion Project: Track

7

2,4,6

Topics: Health Promotion Programs in Diverse Settings
  • Readings:
    • Chapter 13
    • Chapter 14
  • Read assigned chapters
  • Review the lecture material
  • Review assigned websites
  • Participate in the Discussion Board
  • Complete Quiz #7

8

2,4,6

Topic: Health Promotion Programs in Diverse Settings (cont...)

  • Readings:
    • Chapter 15
    • Chapter 16
  • Read assigned chapters
  • Review the lecture material
  • Review assigned websites
  • Participate in the Discussion Board
  • Complete Quiz #8
  • Complete the Course Evaluation

COSC Accessibility Statement

Charter Oak State College encourages students with disabilities, including non-visible disabilities such as chronic diseases, learning disabilities, head injury, attention deficit/hyperactive disorder, or psychiatric disabilities, to discuss appropriate accommodations with the Office of Accessibility Services at OAS@charteroak.edu.

COSC Policies, Course Policies, Academic Support Services and Resources

Students are responsible for knowing all Charter Oak State College (COSC) institutional policies, course-specific policies, procedures, and available academic support services and resources. Please see COSC Policies for COSC institutional policies, and see also specific policies related to this course. See COSC Resources for information regarding available academic support services and resources.