PHED 4501 Contemporary Health Issues 3/0/3

This course focuses on current issues in disease prevention and health promotion. Topics include health-related fitness; obesity, nutrition, and dieting; chronic and communicable diseases (i.e., diabetes, cardiovascular disease, etc.); and environmental health. In addition, the course focuses on the behavioral, social, economic, and community factors that influence health. Students examine the influences of the family, school, and culture on an individual’s health and well-being. Emphasis is on current family health issues, relationships, communication, safety, consumer health, social-emotional needs, and gender issues. The course also includes teaching strategies and peer teaching experiences. Finally, the course will significantly explore the myriad opportunities for a career in the allied health professions.