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(HHS 420) Physical Activity in Public Health

A course examining the study of public health and physical activity, the health effects of exercise and physical activity, and strategies for effective physical activity promotion. Students with an interest in diverse health-related employment settings (e.g., public health, health care, business, nonprofit, wellness, medicine) can learn how to contribute to the promotion of physical activity in public health at the national, state, or local levels.

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

Course Learning Outcomes

Upon completing this course, students will be able to:

  • Better understand the important health benefits of physical activity/exercise, developing attitudes to promote a healthy lifestyle.
  • Gain a foundation of public health knowledge, understanding how to better assess, analyze, and communicate in the public health sector.
  • Understand how to plan, promote, implement and evaluate physical activity health promotion programs in public health.