Health Promotion Specialization
The state of people's health and the quality of life in America today are matters of serious concern. The specialization in health promotion is designed to assist students in understanding health issues that will serve as a basis for personal and professional growth and positive lifestyle changes. The specialization is multidisciplinary with an emphasis on preparing students for possible positions dealing with primary and secondary prevention of illness and disease.
The specialization is not a Major. The Department of Kinesiology administers the specialization. Enrollment in the specialization is available to all undergraduates and participation by students from many disciplines is welcomed. You may start enrolling in the classes at any time without approval.
If this specialization is used to satisfy the cognate requirement for Kinesiology, it is highly recommended that an additional cognate such as Fitness Leadership be chosen to enhance emphasis in a career area.
To have the specialization appear on a transcript a minimum of 18 credits must be completed.
There is no enrollment process for the Health Promotion Specialization. Students take the classes any time during their undergraduate degrees.
A form must be completed BEFORE the graduating semester. The form will allow the registrar's office to place a code on the academic record. The specialization will then be added to transcript once classes have been completed.
Form completion only takes five minutes. Students must use walk in times and these times change every week. Students need to call the College Of Education, 134 Erickson Hall, 353-9680, for walk-in hours with a KIN advisor.
Students who have not signed a form and are graduating in this current semester can have the specialization added late. They will need to reapply for graduation once the form is complete and the code shows up in StuInfo.
For questions, email Jo Hartwell, Undergraduate Kinesiology Advisor: email@example.com.
(1) Both of the following courses (6 credits):
|HNF||150||Introduction to Nutrition and Food Science
HNF 260 is a substitute for HNF 150
|PSY||320||Health Psychology (replaces PSY 325)||3|
(2) One course (3) credits:
|KIN||121||The Healthy Lifestyle||3|
(3) At least 9 credits from the following courses (credits do not have to be taken from each area, and all nine credits can be taken from one area):
|ANP||270||Women and Health: Anthropological and International Perspectives||3|
|ANP||370||Culture, Health, and Illness||3|
|EEP||260||World Food, Population, and Poverty||3|
|HDFS||225||Ecology of Lifespan Human Development in the Family||3|
|FSC||421||Food Laws and Regulations||3|
|GEO||435||Geography of Health and Disease||3|
|HNF||375||Community Nutrition (Discuss with KIN adviser HNF 377 and 490)||2 - 4|
|HNF||406||Social Cultural Aspects of Food||3|
|ISS||210||Society and the Individual||4|
|PHL||344||Ethical Issues in Health Care||4|
|SW||472||Social Work in Health Care||3|
|SW||474||Substance Abuse and the Human Services||3|
|BS||110||Organisms and Populations (LB course acceptable)||4|
|FSC||211||Principles of Food Science||3|
|ISB||206H||Human Biology and Society||3|
|MMG||101||Preview of Microbiology||1|
|MMG||201||Fundamentals of Microbiology||3|
|MMG||302||Allied Health Microbiology Laboratory||1|
|CEP||260||Dynamics of Personal Adjustment||4|
|HDFS||145||The Individual, Marriage and the Family||3|
|HDFS||444||Interpersonal Relationships in the Family||3|
|KIN||125||First Aid & Personal Safety||3|
- PSY 320 for PSY 325 (no longer offered)
- HNF 260 for HNF 150
- HNF 375, taken as HNF 377 and HNF 490
- FCE courses that have become HDFS
- MMG 301
- Upper level KIN 111 or 113 aquatic, weight training, or conditioning, activity courses
- LB courses. e.g. 144
- AP courses but only if credit is given. "Waivers" have no credit
- Study abroad experiences, or independent studies where they match a course offered in the specialization list. For example, KIN 490 or 494 three credits for KIN 121 as an Olin Health Advocate