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Biobehavioral Health (BB H)

BB H 316 Foundations and Principles of Health Promotion (3) Basic exposure and skills development in theory and practice in health promotion.

BB H 316 Foundations and Principles of Health Promotion (3)

BB H 316, Foundations and Principles of Health Promotion, is a 3-credit course required of all BB H majors and available to other students interested in developing a basic knowledge in health promotion interventions. The course is designed to provide students with the conceptual foundation necessary to develop health promotion programs and interventions. It will involve information on both theory and practice. The educational objectives are that students will be able to: 1) define the concepts and levels of health, health promotion, and prevention; 2) describe the variety of settings in which health promotion and preventive services exist 3) identify levels of intervention in planning health education and health promotion programs; 4) describe a rationale for health promotion programs; 5) address the role of culture, environment, and policy in health behavior; 6) explain why different levels of health promotion interventions should be planned using theoretical frameworks. Students fulfill the educational requirement of the course by attending class, completing reading and class assignments and small group project, viewing video tapes, and participating in class discussions.
General Education: None
Diversity: None
Bachelor of Arts: None
Effective: Fall 2002
Prerequisite: BB H 101

Note : Class size, frequency of offering, and evaluation methods will vary by location and instructor. For these details check the specific course syllabus.


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