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.
- ENG 101: English Composition 1
- ENG 102: English Composition 2
Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs)
Students who successfully complete this course will be able to:
- Identify the definitions, concepts, determinants and dynamic of health and wellness that influence public health.
- Examine how environmental, social and political determinants of health impact individuals and populations.
- Differentiate between theories of behavior change at the individual, interpersonal, community and group levels.
- Demonstrate competency in assessment, planning, implementations and evaluation of health promotion programs in different settings by analyzing different examples of health promotion programs.
- Design communication strategies to encourage healthy behaviors.
- Develop prevention strategies to reduce the risk of chronic diseases.
- Design a comprehensive health promotion program.
General Education Outcomes (GEOs)
Course Activities and Grading
Discussions (Weeks 1-8)
Quizzes (Weeks 1-8)
Health Promotion Program Project (Weeks 2,3,5 & 6)
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
- Chapters 1 & 2
- Healthy People 2020
- National Health Care Disparity Report
|Week||SLOs||Readings and Exercises||Assignments|
Topics: Foundation of Health Promotion Programs &Health Disparity and Equity Considerations in Health Promotion Programs
|Topic: Theory in Health Promotion Programs|
|Topic: Assessing Needs of Program Participants|
|Topic: Planning Health Promotion Programs|
Topic: Implementing Health Promotion Programs
|Topic: Evaluating Health Promotion Programs|
|Topics: Health Promotion Programs in Diverse Settings|
Topic: Health Promotion Programs in Diverse Settings (cont...)
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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.
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