Department of Health Sciences
HTH 100. Personal Wellness. 3 credits.
Emphasizes lifestyle behaviors contributing to health promotion and disease prevention. General areas affecting health status are identified and suggestions made as to how health-related behaviors, self-care and individual decisions contribute to wellness and influence dimensions of health. A one-hour weekly individual physical wellness lab is included.
HTH 151. Foundations of the Health Sciences. 3 credits.
Review of the basic competencies and foundations of the health sciences including academic planning, professionalism, writing and presentation skills, information literacy, foundational principles and the roles and responsibilities of selected health science fields. This is intended to be the first course that a student takes in the health sciences major.
**HTH 204. Emergency Health Care (2, 2). 3 credits.
A survey of various dimensions of the legal aspects of emergency care, cardiorespiratory emergencies, hemorrhage control, wounds, shock, heat injuries and other health emergencies. Selected American Red Cross and American Heart Association certifications available.
HTH 205. Prevention and Care of Athletic Injuries (2, 2). 3 credits.
Basic preventive procedures and treatment for athletic injuries. Methods of wraps and applying protective padding with wrapping and taping will be included.
HTH 252. Sexually Related Diseases. 1 credit.
Sexually transmitted diseases and other sexual systems problems (breast and testicular cancer), nonvenereal diseases, chromosomal anomalies, sexual disorders of the genitalia and urinary system problems.
HTH 270. Personal Health Promotion. 3 credits.
A survey of principles for the promotion of optimum individual, family and community health through intelligent self-direction of health behavior. Topics include the physical, mental and social dimension of health economics; disease control; human sexuality; chemical abuse; injury control; and nutrition.
HTH 278. Alcohol: Use and Abuse. 1 credit.
Survey of the drug alcohol. Topics include pharmacological effects, patterns of use, potential for abuse, treatment programs, and prevention of alcohol abuse and alcoholism.
HTH 303. Sports Medicine (2, 2). 3 credits.
The second course in the athletic training curriculum includes advanced study of athletic injuries/illnesses, musculoskeletal disorders and inflammatory conditions. Other topics include the importance of physical examinations and screening procedures and the relationships athletic trainers build with administrators, coaches and parents. Prerequisite: BIO 290 and HTH 205.
HTH 304A. Sports Medicine Laboratory. 3 credits.
Systematic evaluation and functional testing of athletic­ and exercise­induced injuries to the upper extremities, including head and neck. Other topics include management of life-threatening situations related to athletic participation, training room design and budget preparation. Prerequisite: HTH 205 and 303.
HTH 304B. Sports Medicine Laboratory. 3 credits.
Systematic evaluation and functional testing of athletic­ and exercise­induced injuries to the lower extremities. Other topics include crisis management, drug testing and the effects of anabolic steroids. Prerequisite: HTH 205 and 303.
HTH 305A. Therapeutic Exercise: Upper Extremity. (2, 2). 3 credits.
The rehabilitation process of upper extremity muscular and joint injuries related to athletic activities. Additional topics include prevention of athletic injuries and aquatic rehabilitation. Prerequisite: BIO 290.
HTH 305B. Therapeutic Exercise: Lower Extremity. (2,2). 3 credits.
The rehabilitation process of lower extremity muscular and joint injuries related to athletic activities. Additional topics include rehabilitation facility design, budget preparation and pre-season assessment. Prerequisite: HTH 305A.
HTH 306. Therapeutic Modalities (3, 2). 4 credits.
Injury and healing process, neurophysiology applied to physical activity related musculoskeletal injuries. Theory, application, and decision-making processes using therapeutic physical modalities during the rehabilitation process will be emphasized. Prerequisite: HTH 303.
HTH 323. Safety and Consumer Health Issues. 3 credits.
This course contains an in-depth study of injuries, the leading cause of death for Americans ages 1 to 44. Students will analyze all major factors that contribute to personal injury and evaluate safety interventions.
HTH 352. Environmental Health. 3 credits.
An investigation of environmental factors and their effects on the health of the individual, community and society.
HTH 354. Health Care Systems. 3 credits.
The study of the nature, extent and causes of community health problems, and consideration of the elements of public health programs and community structure in the possible solution of these problems. Field work and observations required.
HTH 355. AIDS and Other Sexually Transmitted Diseases. 1 credit.
Discussion includes theories of origins, statistics and characteristics of the causative pathogen, incubation, illness patterns, transmission, prevention and treatment of AIDS and other STDs. AIDS and other STDs in relation to prisons, children, schools, global concerns, health care systems and legal factors will be considered.
HTH 356. Cardiovascular Health. 1 credit.
Detailed information about the heart in health and disease to assist individuals in formulating lifestyles to reduce the future risk of cardiovascular disease.
HTH 357. Coping With Stress. 1 credit.
Identifying causes and personal symptoms associated with stress and individual methods of handling stress.
HTH 358. Health Administration. 3 credits.
A study of administrative skills as they are applied in the health care setting. Unique legal perspectives of the health care system will be considered. Prerequisite: HTH 354 or permission of the instructor.
HTH 359. Leadership in Health. 3 credits.
This course will introduce students to the concept of leadership, provide opportunities to develop leadership skills, relate leadership to ethics and personal values, and assist students in creating a bridge between leadership theory and practice.
HTH 360. Health Care Marketing. 3 credits.
This course is provides an in-depth examination of the marketing role, functions and tasks in health care organizations. Specific attention is devoted to conducting marketing analyses and preparing marketing plans in health care organizations. Prerequisite: MKTG 380 and HTH 358.
HTH 361. Funding in Health Care. 3 credits.
General financial planning and decision making are covered in terms of their health care applications. Budgeting, financial statement analysis, financial strategic planning, patient accounting and third party reimbursement are included. Prerequisite: CS 128, ACTG 241 and FIN 345.
HTH 365. Values in Health Care. 3 credits.
This course provides an overview of health law and its development. This basis is then used in discussion of topics in biomedical and managerial ethics.
HTH 366. Health Politics and Policy. 3 credits.
An introductory course intended to familiarize students with state and federal health policy and their relationships to politics. Emphasis is placed on the development and impact of government programs for financing, providing and regulating personal health services. Prerequisite: HTH 354.
HTH 367. Comparative International Health Systems. 3 credits.
This course concentrates on various approaches used to provide public and personal health services around the world. Strengths and weaknesses of different health care systems in terms of availability, accessibility, acceptability, cost effectiveness, continuity and quality of services will be considered.
HTH 368. International Health and Nutrition Studies. 3 credits.
This course involves participation with an interdisciplinary team which will travel outside of the United States to observe and experience the health care challenges in a developing nation.
HTH 370. School Health Program. 2 credits.
A study of health services and environmental factors which contribute to the promotion of health and prevention of disease, and their interrelationships with health instruction. Emphasis is given to health appraisals and scientific bases for a healthful environment. A grade of "C" or above is required in this course.
HTH 372. Sexuality of Young Adults. 3 credits.
An in-depth study of the sexuality of college students. Emphasis will be placed on the development of sexuality with attention given to the psychological, physiological and sociological implications.
HTH 375. Pregnancy Control and Abortion. 1 credit.
An in-depth study of four areas concerning the following sexual aspects of living: contraception, abortion, sterilization and fertility-enhancing methods. The biochemical, physiological, legal, cultural and ethical aspects are considered.
HTH 378. The Use and Effects of Drugs. 3 credits.
A study of the use and pharmacological properties of popular legal and illegal drugs and their effects on the health of individuals and society.
HTH 389. Practicum in Health Education. 1-3 credits.
Selected practicum experiences which provide students with supervised practicum experiences.
HTH 390. Selected Topics in Health Science. 1-3 credits.
Study of selected topics in health science. Consult Schedule of Classes for specific topics. May be repeated for credit when course content changes.
HTH 405. Organization and Administration in Athletic Training. 3 credits.
This course is an overview of current managerial issues including staffing, budgeting, purchasing and legal concerns within the athletic training profession. In addition, this course provides a variety of experiences culminating in the knowledge and skills needed to meet entry-level competencies set by the National Athletic Trainers' Association. Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor.
HTH 441. Rehabilitative Biomechanics. 3 credits.
This course is designed to introduce the student to a variety of biomechanical concepts and applications as related to the health professions. Specific attention will be given to the biomechanical aspects of the musculoskeletal system. Prerequisite: BIO 290.
HTH 442. Chronic Diseases. 3 credits.
This course examines the pathophysiological effects of chronic diseases on health and well-being. Discussions include health promotion strategies which improve the functional status and health of individuals at risk. Prerequisite: KIN 302.
HTH 450. Epidemiology. 3 credits.
A study of the causation and prevention of the major diseases that affect the quality of an individual's life. Practical skills utilized by practicing epidemiologists are emphasized.
HTH 451. Strategies for Health Change. 3 credits.
Factors which influence health behavior and characteristics of these individuals and groups. Analysis of previous programs designed to change these behaviors and the formulation of new health modification programs are included. Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor.
HTH 452. Hospital Organization and Administration. 3 credits.
An in-depth study of hospital organization and management practices including basic administrative skills. Prerequisite: HTH 358 or permission of the instructor.
HTH 453. Community Health Science Theory and Techniques. 3 credits.
The study of theoretical approaches in public health education and its application to functioning programs. Specific functions, work methods and techniques of health educators used in the planning and implementation of health education programs will be explored.
HTH 454. Field Work in Health Organizations. 3 credits.
Full-time directed field experience in a health organization. Opportunity provided to work in an appropriate setting. Student furnishes off-campus living and traveling expenses. Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor and a 2.5 grade point average.
HTH 455. Long Term Care Organization and Administration. 3 credits.
This course provides an in-depth examination of the organization and administration of long term care programs: nursing homes, home health services and hospice. This course is recommended for students planning careers in this area and/or intending to become licensed nursing home administrators. Prerequisite: HTH 358 and GERN 280 or permission of the instructor.
HTH 456. Ambulatory Care Services: Organization and Administration. 3 credits.
This course provides an in-depth examination of the staffing, organization, budgeting and administration of ambulatory services including the medical group practice, community- and hospital-based clinics, adult day care services, and ambulatory surgery. Administration of health maintenance organizations, ambulatory care services and other managed care systems will also be discussed. Prerequisite: HTH 358 or permission of the instructor.
HTH 457. Health Status in Developing Countries. 3 credits.
An investigation of the common diseases and conditions present in individuals and communities in developing countries around the world. Emphasis is given to specific disease conditions and current trends in prevention.
HTH 458. Health Program Planning (2, 2). 3 credits.
An in-depth study of the techniques employed to assess community health organizations, plan and evaluate health programs, and identify and utilize community health resources and structure in health program implementation.
HTH 459. Multicultural Health Promotion. 3 credits.
This course will examine the relationship of culture on health behaviors, health statistics and program planning. The focus is to assist health professionals to develop the attitudes and skills for designing and implementing culturally sensitive health promotion strategies.
HTH 460. Health Economics. 3 credits.
This course covers how economic forces affect the health services sector and how economic tools can be used to improve health industry performance through public policy and managerial applications. Prerequisite: ECON 131 or equivalent.
HTH 462. Managed Care. 3 credits.
The growing influence of managed health care on the organization and delivery of health services in the United States is addressed in this course. Structural and operational characteristics of managed care organizations and plans, including HMOs, PPOs and other plans are explored, as are the implications of managed care plans for the management of hospitals and other health care organizations. Prerequisite: HTH 358 or permission of the instructor.
HTH/SEED 470. Clinical Techniques­ Health Education Methods. 3 credits.
Specific techniques and methods for students in health sciences. Competencies to be developed will include daily and unit planning, instructional methods, evaluation of student learning, micro-teaching experiences and others.
HTH 471. Health Aspects of Gerontology. 3 credits.
Promotion of health in the aged; physiological aspects of the aging process; community, state and federal health programs and services for the aged.
HTH 480. Health Assessment Techniques. 2 credits.
The development of skills and techniques useful for the assessment of current health status.
HTH 490. Special Studies in Health Education. 1-3 credits each semester.
Designed to give the superior student in health education an opportunity to complete independent study and/or research under faculty supervision. Prerequisite: Permission of the department head.
HTH 499. Honors. 6 credits. Year course.

** The American Red Cross registration fees: HTH 204 -- $6.

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1996-97 Undergraduate Catalog
Last reviewed: 30 November 1996
Information Publisher: Division of Academic Affairs
James Madison University