2020-2021 Catalog 
    Oct 03, 2022  
2020-2021 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Health and Human Kinetics, Health Promotion Concentration, Major

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Professor Martin
Associate Professor Fink 
Assistant Professors Busch, Nix

The World Health Organization defines Health Promotion as “… the process of enabling people to increase control over their health and its determinants, and thereby improve their health.” Therefore, courses in this concentration are organized around key content areas in HHK, Nutrition, Psychology, Human Physiology, and Communication, as these are core areas for developing Health Promotion outcomes. The Health Promotion concentration prepares students for advanced study and work in areas such as public health, health program planning, health policy, wellness programs, and community health, among others.

Learning Objectives

Students in HHK will demonstrate increased competency in the following areas as they progress across the departmental curriculum.

1.  Students will demonstrate a competency in current, evidence-based content in the field.

2.  Students will demonstrate the ability to apply this content to their own health, movement, nutrition, and/or sport practices.

3.  Students will effectively use content and theoretical foundations to predict and plan experiences for a range of populations in health, movement, nutrition, and/or sport.

4.  Students will effectively integrate theoretical foundations and applied experiences in health, movement, nutrition, and/or sport to take a critical stand on pertinent issues in the field.

5.  Students will demonstrate an ability to apply content, theory, and experiences in a complex and varying environment, to assess outcomes, and then reflect on and improve their practices in these environments. 

6.  Students will use their growth in the field in leadership positions where they connect with and serve a range of communities.

7.  Students will demonstrate an ability to critically reflect on their growth across the HHK curriculum.

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