Health

Teacher Certification in Health

  1. FOR HEALTH AND MOVEMENT SCIENCE MAJORS EARNING K-12 ENDORSEMENTS:
    Students majoring in Health and Movement Science who desire Iowa Teacher Certification with elementary and secondary Health endorsements must also complete the Secondary Education Program (with HLTH2410 Children's Health and Development - K-8 Health and Physical Education Methods Lab and PHED3333 Methods and Assessment of Teaching 5-12 Health and Physical Education as the appropriate methods courses).
  2. FOR NON-HEALTH AND MOVEMENTS SCIENCE MAJORS WHO WANT A SECONDARY HEALTH ENDORSEMENT (5-12):
    Non-Health and Movement Science majors desiring a Health secondary endorsement (5-12) in Iowa must complete the Secondary Education Program (with PHED3333 Methods and Assessment of Teaching 5-12 Health and Physical Education as the appropriate methods course), a major in a secondary teaching field, and the following courses:

Courses in Health

HLTH1100 First Aid 1 s.h.
The development of practical skills in the emergency treatment of the injured. Some attention will be given to the prevention of injuries. The content to be covered will include the Standard and Advanced levels of the First Aid program sponsored by the National Red Cross. Students holding current, equivalent certifications will receive an automatic waiver for the class. This is to be verified by the instructor of the class or the Health and Movement Science Division Chair. Additional fee required.

HLTH1110 First Aid for Professional Rescuer 1 s.h.
Provide the professional responder with the knowledge and skills necessary to recognize and provide care for injuries, sudden illnesses, breathing and cardiac emergencies to help sustain life, reduce pain, and minimize the consequences of injury or sudden illness until more advanced medical personnel arrive and take over. Meets emergency cardiac care (ECC) standards and includes skill in adult and pediatric CPR, airway obstruction, 2nd rescuer CPR, AED and barrier devices. Recommended for student in health-related fields. Students holding current, equivalent certifications will receive an automatic waiver for the class. This is to be verified by the instructor of the class or the Health and Movement Science Division Chair. Additional fee required.

HLTH1300 Lifetime Health and Fitness Lab 2 s.h.
The basic knowledge, understanding, components, and values of fitness and health as they relate to optimal healthful living. Theory and practical application of the basic concepts related to overall fitness and health will be provided by classroom and laboratory experiences (physical activity required). Goal 3F

HLTH2000 Individual Study 1-3 s.h.

HLTH2200 Contemporary Issues in Health 2 s.h.
An in-depth study of nutrition, drugs, consumer health, and other areas of current concern.

HLTH2400 Children's Health and Development 3 s.h.
Course will focus on the lifelong development of the human from infancy and continuing through adulthood. It will explore the ways of development and learning within physical, cognitive, emotional, and social health, including family environment.

HLTH2410 Children's Health and Development - K-8 Health and Physical Education Methods Lab 1 s.h.
Methods and development of teaching competence for prospective K-8 teachers in the health education classroom and physical education classroom and early childhood classroom. Intended for early childhood and education majors (including Health Education and Physical Education). To be taken concurrently with HLTH2400 Children’s Health and Development.

HLTH3000 Individual Study 1-3 s.h.

HLTH3100 Drugs Education and Behavior 3 s.h.
This course will prepare the student to become an effective drug educator with emphasis on historical and current drug use and trends and its effects on society and human behavior. (Goal is for students to make positive decisions to protect their own health but also higher understanding of effects to social health/life when others use or abuse drugs.)

HLTH3120 Human Sexuality 3 s.h.
Discussion of sexual biology, psychology, and sociocultural dimension of human sexual health and behavior.

HLTH3200 Community Health 3 s.h.
This course is designed to acquaint students with various aspects of health as implemented in community settings. The nature and structure of official government health programs, voluntary health agencies, professional health groups and individual efforts in improving health practices will be explored.

HLTH3300 Theory and Practice of Safety 3 s.h.
General safety education through the life span with emphasis on prevention and intervention for home, school, recreation, occupation, and traffic.

HLTH3900 Advanced Topics in Health 3 s.h.
A study of selected topics in health to be announced prior to the semester when the course is offered. Probable topics to be addressed include: human diseases, environmental health, human sexuality, substance abuse, death education, aging, and etc. May be repeated for credit as topics change.

HLTH4700 Internship in Health 3-6 s.h.
Laboratory internship experience providing for practical application of knowledge and theory in a professional setting. Student acquires experience in all phases of the operation with highly qualified personnel in a selected health agency. Six weeks of involvement preferably taken consecutively. Waived for student completing teacher education program. Repeatable to a maximum of six hours.

Support Courses for Health Endorsement

BIOL2300 Anatomy and Physiology I (2-2) 3 s.h.
The study of structure and function of the human body on the cellular, tissue, organ, and organ-system level. All organ systems are discussed. Emphasis is on the anatomy of the musculoskeletal, cardiovascular, and digestive systems. Laboratory includes both gross and microscopic structure and function. (One year each of high school biology and chemistry or the equivalent strongly recommended.) Additional fee required. Goal 1A

BIOL2560 Nutrition 3 s.h.
Study of the principles upon which the science of nutrition is based and the analysis of the principles of nutrition as related to health and disease. Goal 1A

BIOL3420 Human Anatomy (3-2) 4 s.h.
A study of gross human anatomy utilizing charts, three dimensional models, computer simulations, and dissection of mammalian animals. The course will discuss regional and surface anatomy to establish the relationships of the various organ systems of the body. Additional fee required. Prerequisites: BIOL1400 or BIOL2100. Goal 1A

BIOL3440 Human Physiology (3-2) 4 s.h.
A systems oriented study of the function of the human body on the cellular, tissue, organ, and organ-system levels with an emphasis on medical physiology. Laboratory includes computer simulations and use of Biopac equipment. Additional fee required. Prerequisites: BIOL3420 (grade of C or better strongly recommended) and one semester of chemistry. Goal 1A

PHED0610 Life Guard Training 1 s.h.
Additional fee required.

PHED3333 Methods and Assessment of Teaching 5-12 Health and Physical Education 4 s.h.
Theory and development of teaching competence for prospective teachers of health and physical education at 5-12 levels. Implementation of assessment and evaluation techniques through classroom and practical experiences. .

+ SOCI2320 Marriage and the Family 3 s.h.
Sociological study of the family institution. Topics include dating, marital roles and interaction patterns, socialization, divorce, and others. Goal 1C