Substance Abuse Prevention

 

This cross disciplinary substance abuse prevention minor provides the student with the foundational knowledge and skills necessary to assist communities in designing science–based prevention programs to encourage healthy attitudes and behaviors towards alcohol, tobacco and other drugs. Course work in this minor will help prepare the student for the Certified Prevention Professionals–ATOD exam, which they can take after one year of prevention–related paid work experience and additional prevention–specific training.

 

Required Courses Credit Hours
One of the following (foundational knowledge): 3
HTH 230. Community Health  
GPSYC 160. Life Span Human Development  
FAM/GERN/NPS/SOWK 375. Grant Writing for Agencies  
HHS 415. Ethical Decision-Making in Healthcare: An Interprofessional Approach  
One of the following (education and skill development): 3
PSYC 308. Health Psychology  
HTH 451. Health Behavior Change  
One of the following (alcohol, tobacco and other drug-specific): 3
PSYC 285. Drugs and Behavior  
HTH 378. The Use and Effects of Drugs  
One of the following (public policy-specific): 3
PPA 359. Policy Analysis  
PPA 462. Social Welfare and Local Policy  
SOWK 335. Social Policy (SOWK majors only)  
One of the following (population-specific): 3
PSYC 250. Introduction to Abnormal Psychology  
PSYC 335. Abnormal Psychology  
SOWK 386. Youth Empowerment Strategies  
SOWK 387. Working with Teenagers  
Required Capstone Course 3
HTH 458. Program Planning and Evaluation  
HTH 389. Practicum/Internship (Optional) 1 1-3

  18-21

 

1 This course is required for students whose major does not have a practicum or internship. A minimum of 100 hours must be completed in the field of ATOD prevention.