Health Promotion, Education, and Behavior


HPEB 300  - Introduction to Health Promotion, Education, and Behavior  (3 Credits)  
The historical and philosophical basis, current problems, career opportunities, and literature in the health promotion, education, and behavior change professions.
HPEB 301  - Practicum in Health Promotion  (1-6 Credits)  
Practical experience in applying health promotion principles in the community or organization.
Prerequisites: HPEB 300.
Graduation with Leadership Distinction: GLD: Professional and Civic Engagement Internships
HPEB 321  - Personal and Community Health  (3 Credits)  
Psychosocial health, stress management, leading infectious and noninfectious diseases, nutrition, physical fitness, sexuality, consumer health and health care access, environmental health, aging, and death.
Graduation with Leadership Distinction: GLD: Diversity and Social Advocacy
HPEB 331  - Health Education for the Elementary School  (3 Credits)  
Methods and materials for elementary schools. Integration and correlation of materials with school subjects. Sample content developed for primary, intermediate, and upper grades.
HPEB 335  - First Aid and Emergency Preparedness  (3 Credits)  
Emphasis upon preparing school personnel to act responsibly in emergency situations. Includes the American National Red Cross standard and advanced first aid instruction.
Graduation with Leadership Distinction: GLD: Community Service
HPEB 399  - Independent Study  (1-3 Credits)  
Enrollment and topic to be approved in advance by advisor and instructor. Open to sophomores and above.
Graduation with Leadership Distinction: GLD: Research
HPEB 434  - Health Education  (3 Credits)  
Methods of teaching health in school and community settings; techniques and strategies.
Prerequisites: HPEB 221, HPEB 223, and HPEB 224.
HPEB 468  - Safety and Safety Education  (3 Credits)  
Place of safety in modern life. Contributing factors to accidents, developing an awareness of the potential accident situation with special emphasis upon school setting, planning for and conduct of a safety education program.
HPEB 470  - Principles of Global Health  (3 Credits)  
Examination of major global health topics and approaches used by governmental, non-governmental, international institutions and donor agencies to improve health in low and middle income countries. Critical analysis and generation of intervention strategies to combat health issues in various country settings.
Graduation with Leadership Distinction: GLD: Global Learning
HPEB 471  - Social Determinants of Health  (3 Credits)  
The social, cultural, economic, and political factors that influence health and its distribution within and between populations. How society helps shape our health beliefs, behaviors, and status.
HPEB 488  - Food Systems  (3 Credits)  
Multiple dimensions of food systems along multiple dimensions of theory and practice. Restricted to Junior or Senior level standing.
HPEB 489  - Food Systems Capstone Seminar  (3 Credits)  
Synthesis and application of content and competencies of the minor in nutrition and food systems in a practical setting with emphasis on student identified areas for professional growth. Restricted to Senior level standing.
HPEB 492  - Special Topics in Health Promotion, Education, and Behavior  (3 Credits)  
A study of special topics in health promotion, education, and behavior. Individual topics to be announced in master schedule by title.
HPEB 501  - Human Sexuality Education  (3 Credits)  
Planning, implementation and evaluation of effective sexuality education programs. Includes strategies for educating about a variety of sexuality topics (e.g., reproductive biology, relationships, HIV/AIDS, sexual orientation, pregnancy, childbirth, and parenting).
HPEB 502  - Applied Aspects of Human Nutrition  (3 Credits)  
Application of nutrition principles including functions of food and nutrients in health and disease prevention throughout the life cycle. Applied topics include weight management, food safety, and other contemporary issues.
Graduation with Leadership Distinction: GLD: Community Service
HPEB 511  - Health Promotion in a Changing Society  (3 Credits)  
Promoting individual and community health in an ever-changing society with a focus on prevention.
Graduation with Leadership Distinction: GLD: Community Service, GLD: Diversity and Social Advocacy
HPEB 512  - Southern Discomfort: Public Health in the American South  (3 Credits)  
Investigation of the unique health and disease profile of the American South, including regional disparities that remain unresolved despite a public health revolution. Topics range from endemic diseases of the antebellum period to the current HIV/AIDS crisis, and ethics of research.
Cross-listed course: SOST 512
HPEB 513  - Race, Ethnicity, and Health: Examining Health Inequalities  (3 Credits)  
A comprehensive overview of race/ethnicity and health. Class discussions will focus on comparing health status and health outcomes of different racial/ethnic groups in the U.S. and discussing possible explanations for inequalities from a behavioral science perspective.
Graduation with Leadership Distinction: GLD: Diversity and Social Advocacy
HPEB 521  - The Total School Health Program  (3 Credits)  
A course designed to acquaint the student with the various facets of the modern school health program. Includes school responsibilities for health and safety instruction, school health services, school environmental health problems, school and community relationships, resources for health, and evaluation of programs.
HPEB 540  - Drug Prevention  (3 Credits)  
Nature of drug actions, motivational factors that influence the use and abuse of drugs, and examination and evaluation of procedures to provide effective drug prevention efforts.
HPEB 542  - Tobacco Prevention and Control in Public Health  (3 Credits)  
Examines policies and practices for tobacco prevention and control in public health.
HPEB 547  - Consumer Health in Contemporary Society  (3 Credits)  
An analysis and appraisal of issues related to the production and distribution of products and services as these activities affect consumer health.
HPEB 550  - Behavioral Concepts and Processes for the Health Professional  (3 Credits)  
The development of interpersonal skills in dealing with health clients in various settings.
HPEB 551  - Medical Anthropology: Field Work  (3 Credits)  
Application of observation techniques, field notes, informant interviewing, and secondary data analysis to interpreting differential perceptions of health problem solving in the community and clinic.
HPEB 552  - Medical Anthropology  (3 Credits)  
Socio-cultural factors in health, illness, healing, and in medical systems. Cross-cultural and ethnographic evidence for public health research and program applications.
Cross-listed course: ANTH 552
Graduation with Leadership Distinction: GLD: Research
HPEB 553  - Community Health  (3 Credits)  
Identification and analysis of major community health problems, their causes, the roles of individuals, community agencies, and government in affecting their solutions. Emphasis upon personal involvement and the responsibility for community health.
Graduation with Leadership Distinction: GLD: Community Service
HPEB 555  - Managing Stress  (3 Credits)  
Conceptualizing the nature of the stress; psychological, emotional, and spiritual aspects of stress; competency in the active management of stress and mobilizing support.
HPEB 560  - Cooking Up a Storm: Food, Globalization, Localization, and Health in the South  (3 Credits)  
The role of food in defining our relationships to our family, community, nation, and world. How food underlies much of the political, economic, and social struggles throughout the world.
HPEB 620  - Nutrition Through the Life Cycle  (3 Credits)  
Examination of nutritional concerns, requirements, and metabolism from pre-conception through the aging process; analysis of cultural, environmental, psychosocial, physical, and economic factors affecting nutritional status through the life cycle; and methods for assuring adequate nutrition through dietary selection, promotion of healthy eating throughout the life cycle and nutritional assessment for each state of the life cycle.
HPEB 621  - Maternal and Child Health  (3 Credits)  
Public health issues, social and behavioral science, policies, programs, and services related to maternal and child health in the United States and other countries.
Cross-listed course: WGST 621
Graduation with Leadership Distinction: GLD: Professional and Civic Engagement Leadership Experiences
HPEB 627  - Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) Health  (3 Credits)  
Health status and concerns of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender communities. Includes an examination of measurement issues and methodological considerations in research, as well as intervention efforts targeting LGBT populations.
Graduation with Leadership Distinction: GLD: Diversity and Social Advocacy
HPEB 631  - Health Promotion for Elementary and Middle School Teachers  (3 Credits)  
A multimedia course emphasizing health education strategies for major S.C. health problems, risk factors, and concepts of positive health behavior.
HPEB 640  - Behavioral Economics in Public Health  (3 Credits)  
The ways behavioral economics can help achieve goals in public health and health care. How behavioral insights can be applied to reach promotion aims ranging from achieving weight loss to medication adherence to appointment attendance.
HPEB 653  - Nutrition Assessment and Counseling  (3 Credits)  
Assessment of nutritional outcomes and work with research participants/patients. Methods for collection of dietary data, anthropometry, and body composition, including the use of new technologies. Nutrition counseling and interviewing techniques useful in gathering nutrition information.
HPEB 654  - Maternal and Child Nutrition  (3 Credits)  
A survey of current concepts in clinical and public health nutrition which are unique to infants, children, and pregnant and lactating women.
HPEB 674  - Social Networks, Social Capital, and Health  (3 Credits)  
Examination of health sciences and sociological research on social networks, social capital, and health. Theoretical and methodological foundations for network analysis of social relationships and health, design of public health interventions, and use of online social networks to promote health. Key constructs include social support, social capital, and social diffusion.
HPEB 679  - Addressing Childhood Obesity through Community Approaches  (2 Credits)  
Approaches for prevention of childhood obesity, using perspectives from public health, social work, exercise science, pharmacy, medicine, and behavioral nutrition. Training to teach diet/physical activity lessons in elementary school settings.
Cross-listed course: SOWK 679
HPEB 680  - Laboratory Techniques in Physiological Measurement  (3 Credits)  
Practical laboratory skills and theoretical bases of measurements in human physiology; bioelectrical potentials, respiratory physiology, energy expenditure, body composition, temperature regulation, and biochemical assays.
HPEB 683  - Contemporary Topics in Sexual Health  (3 Credits)  
Comprehensive overview of contemporary topics in sexual health.
HPEB 684  - HIV/STI Prevention  (3 Credits)  
The role of effective behavioral interventions in preventing the spread of the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and other sexually transmitted infections (STI) among diverse populations.
Graduation with Leadership Distinction: GLD: Diversity and Social Advocacy, GLD: Research
HPEB 690  - Independent Study  (1-6 Credits)  
Topics to be assigned and approved by advisor and department head.