Introduction to the health promotion profession, emphasizing current issues, professional preparation and employment, as well as the philosophy and foundations of professional practice in various settings.

Course Details

Course Outline
  1. Lesson 1: Health promotion and healthcare: What’s the relationship?
  2. Lesson 2: Foundations of health promotion
  3. Lesson 3: Health behavior change models and theories
  4. Lesson 4: Exploring positive deviance: Alternative approaches at setting health promotion priorities
  5. Lesson 5: Communication skills for health promotion
  6. Lesson 6: Employment opportunities in health promotion
  7. Lesson 7: CDC’s Essential Public Health Services
  8. Lesson 8: Health promotion counseling and motivational interviewing
  9. Lesson 9: Health promotion among college age populations
  10. Lesson 10: Health promotion among adults
  11. Lesson 11: Health promotion among older adults
  12. Lesson 12: Health promotion specific to physical activity
  13. Lesson 13: Health promotion specific to dietary intake
  14. Lesson 14: Health promotion and multicultural awareness and cultural competency