Health Sciences (HSCI)
This course includes attitudes and life-style practices as they influence healthy lifestyles. Personal health issues, such as personal health practices, fitness, nutrition, saftety and emergency measures, mental health, sexuality and familiy living, will be addressed. Also, aging and wellness will be included.
This course will better equip students to evaluate and personalize nutrition information. Emphasis is placed on examining one's food choices and choosing diet and lifestyle patterns that promote health and meet personal nutritional needs. The course relates essential science foundational concepts to special topics in nutrition, explores the major functions of nutrients in the body and the role of nutrients in maintaining health. Additional topics include diabetes, eating disorders, choosing nutritional supplements, fitness and sports and the role of faith in health promotion.
This graduate level course is designed to increase the school health professional's knowledge of curriculum development in health education and promotion. Content will include an overview of health education, learning, and teaching strategies inclusive of the special population and the diverse learner. Course emphasis will be placed on cultural awareness and development towards cultural competency.
The primary focus is on issues related to disease prevention, individually, in the community and the nation. Mental and spiritual health, substance abuse, and consumer and environmental issues will be analyzed.
World Health Issues will explore global health problems that affect the developed and the developing world. Understanding international health care needs and issues will better equip health care planners, educators and providers to deliver culturally competent care in diverse populations. Health, disease and wholeness will be examined in relationship to the culture and the biblical perspective. Specific diseases and their impact in various regions of the world will be studied with analysis of incidence, prevention, control and health program planning.