PHLT 1513    Introduction to Environmental Health and Safety    3 s.h.

Provides and introduction to and overview of the key areas of environmental health, one of the core areas of public health. Using the perspectives of the population and community, the course will cover factors associated with the development of environmental health problems.
Gen Ed: Environmental Sustainability, Social and Personal Awareness.

PHLT 1531    Fundamentals of Public Health    3 s.h.

Provides an introduction to public health concepts and practice by examining the philosophy, purpose, history, organization, functions, tools, activities, and results of public health at the national, state, and community levels. Introduces the core disciplines of public health, and current events and issues in the field.
Gen Ed: Social Science, Well Being, Social and Personal Awareness.

PHLT 1568    Healthy Lifestyles    3 s.h.

Personal and consumer health issues and prevention of premature death analyzed from physical, emotional, social and spiritual perspectives. Plans for disease prevention and healthful living. Importance of health promotion to the individual, region, nation and world.
Gen Ed: Well Being, Social and Personal Awareness.

PHLT 2607    Ethical Issues in Public Health    3 s.h.

Examines practical aspects of ethics and public health. This course will help students develop the analytical skills necessary for evaluating ethical issues related to public health policy and public health prevention, treatment, and research.
Prereq.: PHLT 1531 or PHLT 1568.

PHLT 2692    Human Sexuality    3 s.h.

An interdisciplinary approach to the study of human sexuality.
Prereq.: PHLT 1568.
Cross listed with PSYC 2692.

PHLT 3702    Health Education Theory and Methods    3 s.h.

Overview of health education theory, history, ethics, and methods for the community, school, workplace and health care setting. Provides a foundation in teaching methods. Also listed as HEPE 3702.
Prereq.: PHLT 1568.

PHLT 3709    Elements of Urban Environmental Health Practices    3 s.h.

Focus on development and implementation issues of environmental and public health programs necessary for urban and rural communities to meet acceptable public health standards at the local health department level with emphasis on resources and staffing. AHLT 3708, or permission of instructor. Also listed as AHLT 3709.

PHLT 3715    Health Education for Grades PreK-6    3 s.h.

Comprehensive School Health Education curricula, methods and materials for teaching pre-kindergarten through sixth grade students. Also listed as HEPE 3715.
Prereq.: PHLT 1568, PHLT 3702 and BIOL 1545 or AHLT 1500 and AHLT 1501.

PHLT 3716    Health Education for Grades 7-12    3 s.h.

Comprehensive School Health Education curricula, methods and materials for teaching seventh through twelfth grade students.
Prereq.: PHLT 1568, PHLT 3702 and BIOL 1545 or AHLT 1500 and AHLT 1501.

PHLT 3725    Topics in Public Health    2 s.h.

Examines topics of relevance to public health. Specific topics include current issues and emerging research findings, with a focus on health behavior and health promotion, epidemiology, public health administration, environmental health, biostatistics, through analysis of public health problems, and application of principles and practices of public health.
Prereq.: PHLT 1531.

PHLT 3731    Drug Use and Abuse    3 s.h.

Alcohol, tobacco, and other drug use and their relationship to behavior and society. Emphasis on prevention, early intervention, and treatment in the behavioral medicine, health care, educational and criminal justice systems.
Prereq.: PHLT 1568.

PHLT 3757    Health and Disease    4 s.h.

Study of the major chronic and communicable diseases affecting humans. Emphasis on etiology, prevention through health education and health promotion methods, and materials.
Prereq.: PHLT 1568, BIOL 1545 or AHLT 1500 and AHLT 1501.

PHLT 3791    Community Health    3 s.h.

Study of the need for organized community health efforts: problems of chronic and communicable diseases, environmental health, world health, and the public and private agencies involved in their solutions.
Prereq.: PHLT 1568.

PHLT 4801    Field Work in Health Education    1 s.h.

Provides the health education major with a supervised teaching or agency experience. Three hours per week.
Prereq.: PHLT 3701L and PHLT 3791.

PHLT 4826    Community Health Planning and Promotion    4 s.h.

Fundamental techniques for assessing needs, planning, marketing and implementing health promotion programs in the workplace and community.
Prereq.: PHLT 3791 and AHLT 5807.

PHLT 4827    Evaluation of Health Promotion Programs    3 s.h.

Theories and methods of program evaluation for assessing the quality of health promotion programs.
Prereq.: PHLT 4826.

PHLT 4828    Grant Writing    3 s.h.

Methods and techniques for writing grant proposals related to health. Emphasis on competence in development of narrative, program plan, evaluation design, time line, identifying grant sources and managing funded projects.
Prereq.: PHLT 4826 and PHLT 4827.

PHLT 4891    Public Health Internship    8 s.h.

Supervised experience designed to provide an opportunity to enable students to apply entry-level competencies acquired in the classroom setting to public health practice through experiential activities. The student will be required to be at the internship approximately 23-24 hours per week in a 15 week semester, for a total of 350 hours.
Prereq.: senior standing and consent of instructor.

PHLT 4892    Environmental Health and Safety Internship    8 s.h.

Supervised experience designed to provide an opportunity to enable students to apply entry-level competencies acquired in the classroom setting to environmental health practice through experiential activities. The student will be required to be at the internship approximately 23-24 hours per week in a 15 week semester, for a total of 350 hours.
Prereq.: senior standing and consent of instructor.

PHLT 4898    Environmental Health and Safety Senior Seminar    3 s.h.

Synthesis of professional course work. Development of resume and professional portfolio; preparation for internship; administration of outcome assessment instruments for public health majors.
Prereq.: senior standing and consent of instructor.

PHLT 4899    Public Health Senior Seminar    3 s.h.

Synthesis of professional course work. Development of resume and professional portfolio; preparation for internship; administration of outcome assessment instruments for public health majors; preparation for the CHES certification exam.
Prereq.: Senior standing and consent of instructor.
Gen Ed: Capstone.

PHLT 5804    Multicultural Health    3 s.h.

Explore multicultural models of health, illness, and treatments or therapies to increase understanding of various approaches to prevention, health promotion, healing, and maintenance of health and well-being.
Prereq.: PHLT 1568 or PHLT 1531 and junior standing.

PHLT 5810    Agents of Mass Casualty    3 s.h.

Explorations of biological agents, chemical agents or radiological and nuclear devices, terrorism, security, emergency planning, and community and public health roles in the event of a deployment of these agents. Increase understanding through case analysis of how to apply course concepts to real world scenarios.
Prereq.: PHLT 1531 or PHLT 1568 and junior standing.

PHLT 5812    Crisis Management in Public Health    3 s.h.

Exploration of roles, thought processes and actions of public health professionals during crisis situations, by understanding the anatomy of crises. Increase knowledge through case analysis of how to apply course concepts to real world scenarios.
Prereq.: PHLT 1531 or PHLT 1568 and junior standing.

PHLT 5893    Workshop in Health Education    1-3 s.h.

Concentrated study of a selected topic related to health education. The department will select and announce the topic and determine the credit hours based on the frequency and duration of workshop meetings. May be repeated for a maximum of 6 s.h. with change in topic.
Prereq.: PHLT 3701, PHLT 3791 or permission of instructor.