Health

B.A. Degree — Health Major

In addition to the general education requirements, majors in Health must complete 42 semester hours as prescribed below:

  • BIOL1400 Fundamentals of Biological Science 3 s.h.
  • BIOL2300 Anatomy and Physiology I 3 s.h. or
          BIOL3420 Human Anatomy 4 s.h.
  • BIOL2360 Microbiology 4 s.h.
  • BIOL2560 Nutrition 3 s.h.
  • HLTH1100 First Aid or
        
    HLTH1110 First Aid for Professional Rescuer 1 s.h.
  • HLTH1300 Lifetime Health and Fitness Lab 2 s.h.
  • HLTH2200 Contemporary Issues in Health 2 s.h.
  • HLTH3200 Community Health 3 s.h.
  • HLTH3300 Theory and Practice of Safety 2 s.h.
  • HLTH3900 Advanced Topics in Health 3 s.h.
  • *HLTH4700 Internship in Health 6 s.h.
  • HMSC4900 Research I 2 s.h.
  • HMSC4910 Research II 1 s.h.
  • PHED0490 Stress Management and Relaxation 1 s.h.
  • PSYC2250 Developmental Psychology 3 s.h.
  • SOCI2320 Marriage and the Family 3 s.h.

*Waived for students completing the teacher education program.

Recommended Electives:

  • BIOL3310 Fundamentals of Genetics 4 s.h.
  • PSYC3330 Biopsychology 3 s.h.

 

Health Minor

A minor in Health consists of 18 semester hours from the following courses:

  • BIOL2300 Anatomy and Physiology I 3 s.h. or
         BIOL3420 Human Anatomy 4 s.h.
  • HLTH1100 First Aid or
  • HLTH1110 First Aid for Professional Rescuer 1 s.h.
  • HLTH1300 Lifetime Health and Fitness Lab 2 s.h.
  • HLTH2200 Contemporary Issues in Health 2 s.h.
  • HLTH3200 Community Health or
         NURS4340 Community Health Care 3 s.h.
  • PHED0490 Stress Management and Relaxation 1 s.h.
  • 6 s.h. of electives from: BIOL2310 or BIOL3440, BIOL2360, BIOL2560, HLTH2300, HLTH3300, HLTH3900, PSYC2250

Teacher Certification in Health

  1. FOR HEALTH MAJORS WHO WANT A SECONDARY ENDORSEMENT (5-12):
    Students majoring in Health who desire Iowa Teacher Certification with a Health secondary endorsement must complete the Health major requirements above and the Secondary Education Program (with HLTH3370 Methods of Teaching Health as the appropriate methods course.
  2. FOR NON-HEALTH MAJORS WHO WANT A SECONDARY HEALTH ENDORSEMENT (5-12):
    Non-Health majors desiring a secondary Health endorsement (5-12) in Iowa must complete the Secondary Education Program (with HLTH3370 Methods of Teaching Health as the appropriate methods course), a major in a secondary teaching field, and the following 24 semester hours of courses:
    • BIOL2300 Anatomy and Physiology I 3 s.h.
    • BIOL2560 Nutrition or
    • HLTH2300 Children's Health, Safety and Nutrition 3 s.h.
    • HLTH1100 First Aid or
    • HLTH1110 First Aid for Professional Rescuer 1 s.h.
    • HLTH/PHED1300 Lifetime Health and Fitness Lab 2 s.h.
    • HLTH2200 Contemporary Issues in Health 2 s.h.
    • HLTH3200 Community Health 3 s.h.
    • PHED0490 Relaxation and Stress Management 1 s.h.
    • 9 s.h. of Health electives from:
    • ATHT3100 Care and Prevention of Athletic Injuries 2 s.h.
    • BIOL2310 Anatomy and Physiology II 3 s.h.
    • BIOL2360 Microbiology 4 s.h.
    • BIOL2560 Nutrition or HLTH2300 Children's Health, Safety and Nutrition (if not counted above) 3 s.h.
    • HLTH3300 Theory and Practice of Safety 2 s.h.
    • HLTH3900 Advanced Topics in Health 3 s.h.
    • PHED3340 Anatomical and Mechanical Kinesiology 3 s.h.
    • PHED4360 Physiology of Exercise 3 s.h.
    • SOCI2320 Marriage and the Family 3 s.h.

 

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.

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.

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.

HLTH2300 Children’s Health, Safety, and Nutrition 3 s.h.
Interrelationship of health, safety, and nutrition. Emphasis on promoting good health practices and developing behaviors to prevent disease. This course meets the requirement for the Early Childhood endorsement in the Elementary Education major.

HLTH3000 Individual Study 1-3 s.h.

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 2 s.h.
General safety education in elementary and secondary schools. The emphasis will be on accident causes and prevention in the environments of home, school, recreation, work, and traffic.

HLTH3370 Methods of Teaching Health 3 s.h.
The study of the objectives, methods, techniques, materials and activities related to teaching health education, elementary through secondary levels. Prerequisite: Junior standing and seeking teacher certification.

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.