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(HHS 325) Prevention and Management of Disease

This course will expose students to current scientific evidence and other reference material that demonstrates how lifestyle choices affect certain diseases. Students will learn what a healthy lifestyle is and how an unhealthy lifestyle can cause cardiovascular disease, cancer, diabetes and other illnesses. Throughout the course, information and assignments will be presented related to specific knowledge that can be used by individuals, parents, wellness professionals, health educators, and health promotion practitioners in pursuit of a healthy lifestyle.

Credit Hours 3.0 Lecture
Prerequisites None
Offered Fall, Winter
Programs Health and Human Science (BS), Health and Human Performance Minor

Course Learning Outcomes

Each student who passes this course will be able to do the following:

  1. Healthy Lifestyle
    Develop an awareness of what constitutes a healthy lifestyle.
  2. Interpretation of Statistical Findings
    Understand and interpret statistical findings used in scientific papers reporting on health and lifestyle.
  3. Scientific Literature
    Become familiar with the scientific literature that supports healthy living and lifestyle.
  4. Gaining Knowledge to Help Others
    Gain knowledge needed to help others adopt and maintain a healthy lifestyle.