Course Descriptions

A student must have acquired 33 hours in order to graduate in both thesis and non-thesis options.

Research Methods (9-12 hours)

FNH 8563 Principles of Epidemiology and Health Science Research2
Development of skills to interpret epidemiological research. Evaluation of various study design commonly used in the field of epidemiology related to health sciences.

EPY 6214 Educational and Psychological Statistics
Four hours lecture. Three hours lecture and three hours laboratory. A course in statistics for education and educational psychology majors. Analysis, description of and inference from various types of data. (or approved transfer course)


KI 8313 Interpretation of Data in Kinesiology
Three hours lecture. Statistical interpretation of qualitative and quantitative data in the various disciplines of kinesiology.

FNH 8673 Applied Projects for CHES
(Prerequisite: Consent of instructor) Three hours directed individual study or special project. Experiential projects in health promotion program assessment, design, delivery, and evaluation. Utilization of skills of a Certified Health Education Specialist.


FNH 8000 Research/Thesis
Thesis Research/ Thesis. Hours and credits to be arranged.

Core Courses (15 hours)

FNH 8513 Theory and Practice of Health Education2
Three hours lecture. Historical perspectives and current status of health education/promotion. Fundamental constructs of the discipline in school, community, and worksite settings.

FNH 8523 Health Promotion Techniques
Three hours lecture. Examination of techniques utilized in delivery of health promotion interventions. Emphasizes uses of technology in development of activities suitable for diverse audiences and settings.

FNH 8553 Behavioral Epidemiology
Three hour lecture. Behavioral and social environmental issues related to premature morbidity and mortality patterns. Current research literature and application of epidemiological principles to health education/promotion.

FNH 8613 Design/Administration of Health Promotion Programs1
Three hours lecture. Principles of health promotion planning models applicable to school, community, and worksite programs. Investigation of existing programs and current literature.

FNH 8653 Implementation/Evaluation of Health Promotion Programs1
(Prerequisite: FNH 8613) Three hours lecture. Development and application of evaluation protocols for health promotion programs. Process, impact and outcome measures are examined.

Electives (6-9 hours)

FNH 4193/6193 Social-Cultural Aspect of Food
Three hours lecture. A study of international, regional and religious history, customs, beliefs and other impacts upon food preparation and consumption.

FNH 4293/6293 Vitamins, Minerals, and Supplements
(Prerequisite: CH 2503 or consent of instructor) Three hours lecture. Advanced human nutrition and metabolism of regulatory micronutrients.

FNH 6253 Nutritional Biochemistry of Food
(Prerequisites: CH 2503 or equivalent with instructor's consent. FNHP and BCH students only) Three hours face-to-face lecture or web-based distance instruction. In-depth study of the chemistry and functionality of macronutrients in food systems and their biochemical impact on the human body. (Same as BCH 4253/6253)

FNH 6373 Career Skills in Food Science, Nutrition and Health Promotion
Three hours lecture. Refinement of skills utilized in the delivery of food, nutrition, and health promotion careers. Emphasizes use of technology in development of activities for diverse settings.

FNH 6393 Prevention and Control of Disease
Three hours lecture. An examination of how food science, nutrition and health promotion relate to chronic diseases. Prevention, control and detection are examined.

FNH 4773/6773 Intro to Environmental Health
Three hours lecture. Examines the relationship of people to their environment, how the environment can influence physical well-being, and importance of environmental protection to overall community health.

FNH 6783 School and Community Drug Use Prevention
Three hours lecture. Evidence-based prevention programs for alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs in schools and communities. Focus on prevention through the Coordinated School Health Program.

FNH 8193 Problems in Health Education
Three hours lecture. Includes current information relating to various health problems in our society. Stresses methods of prevention and wellness at different levels of curriculum organization.

FNH 8543 Health Education for Diverse Populations
Three hours lecture. This course is designed to help students identify and develop programs to overcome the health disparities that exist in diverse populations.

FNH 8623 Current Issues in School Health
Three hours seminar. Examination of the role of the health educator in the Coordinated School Health Program. Review of current curricular approaches and issues in school health.

Other electives may be taken as approved by advisor.

1 FNH 8613 is a prerequisite for FNH 8653
2 These courses should be the first two classes taken. If these are not available in your first semester, please contact your advisor for alternatives.