Introduction to the health promotion profession, emphasizing current issues, professional preparation and employment, as well as the philosophy and foundations of professional practice in various settings.
Course Outline: 
  1. Lesson 1: Health promotion and healthcare: What’s the relationship?
  2. Lesson 2: Foundations of health promotion
  3. Lesson 3: Health behavior change models and theories
  4. Lesson 4: Exploring positive deviance: Alternative approaches at setting health promotion priorities
  5. Lesson 5: Communication skills for health promotion
  6. Lesson 6: Employment opportunities in health promotion
  7. Lesson 7: CDC’s Essential Public Health Services
  8. Lesson 8: Health promotion counseling and motivational interviewing
  9. Lesson 9: Health promotion among college age populations
  10. Lesson 10: Health promotion among adults
  11. Lesson 11: Health promotion among older adults
  12. Lesson 12: Health promotion specific to physical activity
  13. Lesson 13: Health promotion specific to dietary intake
  14. Lesson 14: Health promotion and multicultural awareness and cultural competency