This course will provide an overview of quantitative and qualitative research methods that are commonly used in the field of exercise and health science. The course will focus on acquainting students with skills to identify the questions to address the research questions or real world problems, to understand and apply different study designs, to design different approaches to evaluate a real world program, and to collect, analyze, integrate, and report data.
HSC5360 Health Promotion Programs: Planning, Implementation, and Evaluation
In this course, students will learn to systematically assess and analyze the health promotion needs of a specified target population, at the individual, community and organizational levels. Students will learn to develop a holistic, theoretically based and culturally appropriate comprehensive program to address identified health needs of a population, create thorough program implementation plans and systematic methods to evaluate the effectiveness of the health promotion program. Students will also gain an understanding of effective health communication strategies used in health promotion programs with an opportunity to practice these communication skills.
HSC 5320 Foundations of Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion
This course is designed to provide the graduate student with an overview and understanding of the significant issues and trends in chronic disease. Topics include: heart disease, hypertension, stroke, diabetes, cancer, chronic lung diseases, and musculoskeletal diseases will be studied. In addition, risk factors, extent, and modern public health approaches to prevention and control of major chronic diseases will also be covered.
HSC 6500 Public Health Policy and Management
This course describes the health policy development process, including problem conceptualization, agenda setting, role of interest groups and public opinion, needs assessment, analysis of alternatives and policy selection and evaluation. Topics to be discussed include healthcare system structure, management and leadership in organizations, health policy, law and healthcare reform, issues of diversity and international policies.
GMGT5100 Management Planning and Control
Management has a number of tools at its disposal to utilize in analyzing various managerial decisions. This course introduces the student to a range of these tools. The course has four primary elements: cost behavior, relevant costs for decision making, product costing, and financial statement analysis for strategic decision making. The course will provide the student with an understanding of the use of a number of tools related to making decisions to manage and control costs in a business environment as well as an understanding of financial statement analysis from a risk perspective.