Title

HLSC 330

Authors

Document Type

Course Change

Alternate Date

2007 - 2008

Abstract

KEENE STATE COLLEGE 2007-2008 COURSE PROPOSAL FORM DATE: 9.19.07 SPONSORING PROGRAM AND CHAIR: DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH SCIENCE, REBECCA DUNN 8-2423, rdunn@keene.edu & REBECCA BROWN 8-2817, rbrown@keene.edu PROPOSAL SPONSOR: Rebecca Brown, rbrown@keene.edu TITLE SUMMARY: Prerequisite Change: HLSC 330: Psychology of Health & Physical Activity PROPOSED ACTION: Prerequisite change EXISTING (OLD) DATA: HLSC 330 PSYCHOLOGY OF HEALTH AND PHYSICAL ACTIVITY Biopsychosocial examination of the factors underlying health and disease. Students explore mind/body interactions, psychosocial risk, and protective factors in health. Emphasis is on physical activity adherence and other health behaviors such as eating and smoking. Prerequisite: PSYC 101, HLSC major, or permission of instructor. Fall. PROPOSED (NEW) COURSE TITLE: n/a PROPOSED (NEW) COURSE DESCRIPTION: HLSC 330 PSYCHOLOGY OF HEALTH AND PHYSICAL ACTIVITY Biopsychosocial examination of the factors underlying health and disease. Students explore mind/body interactions, psychosocial risk, and protective factors in health. Emphasis is on physical activity adherence and other health behaviors such as eating and smoking. Prerequisite: PSYC 101, HLSC 285, HLSC major, or permission of instructor. Fall. LEARNING OUTCOMES: (no change from previous learning outcomes) Upon completion of the course, the student will: 1. Explain the complex interactions between one’s physical well-being and a variety of biological, psychological, and social factors. 2. Describe how psychological research methods, theories, and principles can be applied to enhance biopsychosocial approaches for promoting health and treating illnesses. 3. Discuss the nature of the stress response and its impact in the cause and severity of many health problems. 4. Describe how behavioral and cognitive methods can help individuals cope with stress and improve health and performance. 5. Discuss how psychological factors influence involvement and performance in physical activity and in adopting and adhering to “healthy” behaviors. 6. Explain how participation in sport, exercise, or physical activity influences the psychological well-being of individuals. 7. Design programs to enhance health behaviors for individuals and groups. RATIONALE: This class builds its content on writing and critical thinking skills that are developed in HLSC 285. Students who currently take this course during their second year/prior to HLSC 285 are at a significant disadvantage. RESOURCES: No additional resources are necessary; course already exists and student learning outcomes remain the same. ADVISORY OPINIONS: n/a

Source

Senate Curriculum Committee

Language

English

Publisher

Keene State College

HLSC 330

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