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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

 

PSYC 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 351Health 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. Students may complete 30 hours for 1 credit, 60 hours for 2 credits or 90 hours for 3 credits in the field of ATOD prevention/education.