Sep 27, 2022  
2021-2022 Cal State East Bay Catalog 
2021-2022 Cal State East Bay Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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HSC 350 - Health Behavior and Health Education Theory

Units: 3
Major theories explaining health behaviors, and how behaviors may be modified through health education for positive outcomes. Emphasis will be on the selection and application of appropriate theories for various individual and social behaviors.

Prerequisites: HSC 110.
Equivalent Quarter Course: HSC 3700.
Possible Instructional Methods: Entirely On-ground, or Hybrid.
Grading: A-F grading only.
Course Typically Offered: Spring ONLY

Student Learning Outcomes - Upon successful completion of this course students will be able to:
  1. Rationalize the purpose of theory to understand positive and risky health behaviors, including identification of processes governing their development and maintenance.
  2. Describe the role and purpose of theory-driven interventions in promoting changes to health behavior (including environmental influences) resulting in positive impacts on health.
  3. Distinguish the use of individual, community, and social health behavior theories to address particular public health concerns, socially and globally.
  4. Demonstrate usage of appropriate health behavior theories for planning and assessment of interventions involving health education, as well as social and environmental modifications, to improve individual and/or public health outcomes.

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