Health Behavior and Health Promotion: Course Descriptions

Course Number Course Title Credit Hours Description Prerequisites
PUBHHBP 3193 Individual Studies in Health Behavior and Health Promotion 1‐6 Individual studies in Health Behavior and Health Promotion focusing on applied topics. Permission of instructor.
PUBHHBP 3510 Role of Behavior in Public Health 3 Introduction to concepts of health behavior and its role in public health; social determinants of health; applications to selected community health problems and issues. none
PUBHHBP 5520 Public Health in Action 2 Directed service learning group project in partnership with a public health agency. Enrollment in Public Health, and Grad standing; or permission of instructor. Not open to students with credit for 860.
PUBHHBP 6510 Preventing Disease and Promoting Health through Behavioral Science 3 Examination of behavioral and social science concepts as the basis for public health practice; topics include transferring knowledge, motivating and aiding behavior change efforts, and working with the community. Grad standing, and enrollment in Public Health program. Not open to students with credit for 720.
PUBHHBP 6515 Advanced Preventing Disease and Promoting Health through Beahvioral Science 3 This course will address the philosophical underpinnings, health behavior theories, and strategies for effective behavioral and social change efforts in public health Enrollment in the College of Public Health graduate program with a specialization in Health Behavior and Health Promotion.
PUBHHBP 6535 Community Engagement and Collaborative Community Problem Solving 3 This class provides the opportunity to review a number of concepts critical to collaborative community problem‐solving. A broad range of literature will be reviewed and students will have the opportunity to experience several simulated processes unique to the collaborative problem‐solving process. 6510 or permission of instructor.
PUBHHBP 7193 Individual Studies in Health Behavior and Health Promotion 1‐6 Individually designed study of selected topics in health behavior and health promotion. Permission of the instructor.
PUBHHBP 7520 Community Health Assessment 2 Models of community health assessment; skills in identifying, analyzing and integrating information concerning community resources and needs. Enrollment in Public Health, and Grad standing; or permission of instructor.
PUBHHBP 7522 Program Planning and Implementation 3 Planning and implementation of programs to address public health issues in defined populations; development of a health promotion program for a specific community partner. Enrollment in Public Health, or Grad standing; or permission of instructor. Not open to students with credit for 827.
PUBHHBP 7528 Foundations of Professional Practice in Health Promotion 2 Professional practice settings and expectations for health promotion; application of health promotion theories and perspectives to community problems. Enrollment in Public Health, and Grad standing; or permission of instructor
PUBHHBP 7532 Program Evaluation in Public Health 3 Examination of evaluation models for public health programs; exploration of philosophical and scientific issues in evaluation; and skill building in both qualitative and quantitative evaluation methods. Enrollment in Public Health, and Grad standing; or permission of instructor.
PUBHHBP 7534 Research Methods in Health Behavior and Health Promotion 3 Social science research methods emphasizing methods used to assess the dimensions of health‐relevant behaviors and community‐based prevention research. Enrollment in Public Health, and Grad standing; or permission of instructor.
PUBHHBP 7542 Settings and Special Populations in Health Promotion 3 Critical characteristics of principal settings in which health promotion interventions occur and populations to which they apply such as youth, elderly, racial and ethnic minorities. Enrollment in Public Health, and Grad standing; or permission of instructor. Not open to students with credit for 822
PUBHHBP 7544 Fundamental Determinants of Population Health and Implications for Public Health 3 Presents the ideas that population health is determined by factors outside of health care and individual behavior occurs within a social context. Enrollment in Public Health, and Grad standing; or permission of instructor. Not open to students with credit for 830.
PUBHHBP 7550 Special Topics in Health Behavior and Health Promotion 1‐6 Regular class on topics that are relevant to students enrolled in programs in the Division of Health Behavior and Health Promotion. Grad standing.
PUBHHBP 7552 Substance Abuse Prevention 2 History of substance abuse prevention efforts; theoretical foundations and elements of successful programs. Enrollment in Public Health, and Grad standing; or permission of instructor. Not open to students with credit for 826.
PUBHHBP 7554 Cancer Behavioral Science 2 Overview of behavioral issues associated with cancer at the individual and community levels. Enrollment in Public Health, and Grad standing; or permission of instructor. Not open to students with credit for 828.
PUBHHBP 7558 Social‐Ecological Strategies in Prevention 2 Community health promotion strategies using policy, systems, and environmental change perspectives. Enrollment in Public Health, and Grad standing; or permission of instructor. Not open to students with credit for 858.
PUBHHBP 7562 Theoretical Approaches to Health Behavior Change in Public Health Applications 2 Major theories drawn from social and behavioral science literature, pertinent to understanding and addressing problems in health behavior. Enrollment in Public Health, and Grad standing; or permission of instructor.
PUBHHBP 7564 A Public Health Approach to Adolescent Health 2 Focuses on the health of adolescents in the United States. Emphasis is on none
PUBHHBP 7570 Obesity, A Multidisciplinary Approach 2 This course examines the context, causes, and consequences of obesity in the United States today. We will begin with an examination of trends in obesity and a description of the scope of the program. Next, the course will examine physiological, psychological, sociological, and economic factors that contribute to the obesity problem. Cross listed in HDFS
PUBHHBP 7899.01 Seminar: Culminating Project I 1 The purpose of the culminating project is to provide students with the opportunity to integrate and synthesize knowledge and experience obtained during their academic course of study. Most culminating projects focus on: (A) Community assessment; (B) Program planning and implementation; (C) Program evaluation or (D) Other projects as approved by your advisor. Open only to MPH Health Behavior Health Promotion students preparing for their culminating project.
PUBHHBP 7899.02 Seminar: Culminating Project II 1 The purpose of the culminating project is to provide students with the opportunity to integrate and synthesize knowledge and experience obtained during their academic course of study. Most culminating projects focus on: (A) Community assessment; (B) Program planning and implementation; (C) Program evaluation or (D) Other projects as approved by your advisor. Open only to MPH Health Behavior Health Promotion students preparing for their culminating project.
PUBHHBP 8562 Advanced Theory of Health Behavior Change in Public Health Applications 2 In‐depth examination of theories pertinent to health behavior including history and critique of theoretical approaches. Prereq or concur: 7562.
PUBHHBP 8899.01 First Year Doctoral Seminar in HBHP 1 Seminar concerning academic and professional development topics for Ph.D. students, with a focus on selecting research topics, reviewing research, course development, and other topics. Enrollment in Health Behavior and Health Promotion Ph.D. Program.
PUBHHBP 8899.02 Second Year Doctoral Seminar in HBHP 1 A seminar for Ph.D. students in Health Behavior and Health Promotion emphasizing the selection and development of research projects including proposing preparation and funding sources. Enrollment in PUBHHBP Ph.D. Program.