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Health Promotion and Behavior Change


This course will explore innovative health promotion strategies to enhance positive health behaviors. Current global health issues and their relevance to health promotion and the field of public health are examined through analysis and application of best practice principles including assessments for effectiveness. Topics will include community organization, coalition building, curriculum development, communication theory and technology, social marketing, mass media and ecological models. Students focus on social determinants and a multi-faceted approach to promoting health through research, practice, policy, and advocacy.

Learning Outcomes

  • Summarize the functions of the neurological system;

  • Compare and contrast how nutrients affect the nervous system;

  • Determine and describe how nutrition and lifestyle impact learning and behavior disorders;

  • Illustrate how lifestyle and nutrition affect common illnesses and diseases of the neurological system;

  • Develop a health protocol to provide wellness support for a client with a neurological condition.

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Required Course Pack:

  • Online Materials and Library Resources (OMLR)

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Admissions Requirements:

Candidates must possess a baccalaureate degree or higher from an institution accredited by an agency recognized by the US Department of Education. Candidates must submit official transcripts directly from the issuing institution along with one professional letter of recommendation. All applicants must be recommended for admission by the ACHS Admissions Committee.

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