CHHS-Community Health and Human Services Courses

Courses

CHHS 140. First Aid. 3 Hours.

Knowledge and skills needed to perform basic first aid and CPR procedures.

CHHS 141. Personal Health. 3 Hours.

Knowledge and skills that support a healthy lifestyle. Stress management, cardiovascular health, nutrition, and fitness.

CHHS 223. Introduction to Disease Prevention in Health Education/Promotion. 3 Hours.

Disease etiology, incidence, prevalence, prevention, and control. Impact of various diseases on society.
Prerequisites: (CHHS 141 [Min Grade: C] or HE 141 [Min Grade: C]) and (KIN 222 [Min Grade: C] or HE 222 [Min Grade: C] or HPE 200 [Min Grade: C])

CHHS 300. Ethics in Policy and Health Promotion. 3 Hours.

The candidate is introduced to professional ethics and policy implication in the helping professions. This course focuses on the knowledge, skills and values essential for ethical decision-making in responsible practice. Case studies through integrated learning will be utilized for discussion, self-exploration and skill building for problem solving of ethical issues and dilemmas.

CHHS 305. Social & Cultural Diversity. 3 Hours.

This course promotes the knowledge and skills needed to explore issues of diversity in a productive, professional and ethical manner. Topics span the discipline of public health and integrate materials, concepts, and frameworks from numerous fields in public health, health promotion, environmental health and health policy.

CHHS 342. Introduction to Health Education/Promotion. 3 Hours.

Foundations of health education and health promotion. Key concepts, definitions, models, theories, and skills.
Prerequisites: HE 141 [Min Grade: C] or CHHS 141 [Min Grade: C] or KIN 222 [Min Grade: C] or HPE 200 [Min Grade: C]

CHHS 343. Behavioral Theory in Health Education/Promotion. 3 Hours.

Application of health education theories and methods to assist individuals and groups with planned behavior change. Basic steps of program planning and implementation. Multiple assignments to reinforce ethics and civic responsibility in the profession. Ethics and Civic Responsibility are significant components of this course.
Prerequisites: (HE 141 [Min Grade: C] or CHHS 141 [Min Grade: C]) and (HE 223 [Min Grade: C] or CHHS 223 [Min Grade: C]) and (HE 342 [Min Grade: C] or CHHS 342 [Min Grade: C])

CHHS 350. Introduction to Human Services. 4 Hours.

This course is an introductory course in studying the field of human services. Content will include learning about what “human services” is, the helping process, and the roles and duties of those calling themselves “human service” providers. Coverage will also include learning about a broad range of services, jobs, functions, and roles human service professionals provide in everyday life. Basic principles, concepts, and theory in the helping field will be covered.

CHHS 402. Mental Health and Stress Management. 3 Hours.

Stress process and its relationship to individual wellness and total health. Physical and psychological effects of stressors and individual appraisals using theoretical models and practical examples. How to identify and manage stress. Effective skills to reduce deleterious effects of stressful events.

CHHS 404. Global Trends in Health Education/Promotion. 3 Hours.

The goal of this course is to introduce students to the many and varied health education priorities around the world. New and ongoing health issues will be discussed. The contributions of health educators, both actual and potential, will be explored. Additionally, the course will look at how health educators can effectively work with other health professionals to reduce the risk of health threats on the personal, community, national and international levels.

CHHS 408. Drug Abuse Prevention and Education. 3 Hours.

Concept, manifestation, and causes of addiction. Major drug classifications and their effects. Potential of drug education as preventative mechanism.

CHHS 415. Case Management in Human Services. 3 Hours.

This course is an introductory course in studying the field of human services. Content will include learning about what “human services” is, the helping process, and the roles and duties of those calling themselves “human service” providers. Coverage will also include learning about a broad range of services, jobs, functions, and roles human service professionals provide in everyday life. Basic principles, concepts, and theory in the helping field will be covered.
Prerequisites: EPR 350 [Min Grade: C] or CHHS 350 [Min Grade: C]

CHHS 420. Helping Skills in Human Services. 3-4 Hours.

This course promotes skills appropriate for selected health problems, problem solving, and referrals. It also promotes skills to enhance communication with clients, peers, and community members at large.

CHHS 421. Health Communications & Health Coaching. 3 Hours.

Skills appropriate for selected health problems, problem solving, and referrals. Skills to enhance communication with clients, peers, and community members at large. Health-related theories, communication theories, and marketing strategies.
Prerequisites: (CHHS 141 [Min Grade: C] or HE 141 [Min Grade: C] or HPE 200 [Min Grade: C] or HE 222 or KIN 222 [Min Grade: C]) and (CHHS 342 [Min Grade: C] or HE 342 [Min Grade: C])

CHHS 423. Human Sexuality. 3 Hours.

Biological, sociological, psychological, and ethical aspects of human sexuality. Biological overview, behavioral variations, research in sexuality, social issues, sexual decision making, sexuality of special populations, and sexual complications.

CHHS 425. Community Resources/Identification/Mobilization in Human Services. 3 Hours.

This course provides an overview of community change, and it discusses theoretical issues and principles that promote change. Further, it introduces models of community change, provision of services, change agents, identification of resources, and community mobilization.

CHHS 426. Student Health & Wellness Center Peer Education. 3 Hours.

The intent of this course is to provide students will the skills to facilitate group presentations on health related content to their peers. Students will complete the Certified Peer Education Training a comprehensive, interactive, and skills-based training. Students will learn about the programs and services offered at the UAB Student Health and Wellness Center and be able to articulate this to new student users. Students will learn basic alcohol and other drug information in preparation for presentation to their peers.

CHHS 427. SHAPE Peer Education. 3 Hours.

This course is designed to provide students with the knowledge and skills needed to effectively communicate accurate information related to sexual health and decision-making. The concept of total health and the effects of lifestyle and decision-making on the quality of life will be emphasized. Students will learn decision-making and other skills that will enable them to make healthy choices and engage in healthy activities to improve and maintain an ideal level of quality of life. By the end of this course the student will be able to facilitate workshops on Sexual Decision Making, HIV Awareness, and Healthy Relationships.

CHHS 431. Planning and Implementing Health Education/Promotion Programs. 3 Hours.

Content and process planning, implementing, and evaluating programs in health education and health promotion. Sociological, psychological, and epidemiological foundations of health promotion programs. Development of practical skills for school, occupational, clinical, and community settings. A comprehensive program planning assessment will reinforce quantitative literacy in the profession. Quantitative Literacy is a significant component of this course.
Prerequisites: (CHHS 141 [Min Grade: C] or HE 141 [Min Grade: C] or HPE 200 [Min Grade: C] or KIN 222 [Min Grade: C] or HE 222 [Min Grade: C]) and (CHHS 342 [Min Grade: C] or HE 342 [Min Grade: C]) and (CHHS 343 [Min Grade: C] or HE 343 [Min Grade: C])

CHHS 432. Administration of Health Education/Promotion Programs. 3 Hours.

Administrative theory and practice related to health and fitness programs in various settings. Management issues, professional issues, and personal professionalism. Writing is a significant component of this course.
Prerequisites: (CHHS 141 [Min Grade: C] or HE 141 [Min Grade: C] or HPE 200 [Min Grade: C] or KIN 222 [Min Grade: C] or HE 222 [Min Grade: C]) and (CHHS 342 [Min Grade: C] or HE 342 [Min Grade: C])

CHHS 452. Evaluation and Grantsmanship. 3 Hours.

Evaluation of health education programs and curricula. Current thought and practice related to evaluation and the grant writing process.
Prerequisites: (CHHS 342 [Min Grade: C] or HE 342 [Min Grade: C])

CHHS 455. Fund Raising in Human Services. 3 Hours.

This course introduces students to the area of fund raising, development, special events, annual fund, major gifts, capital campaigns, and basic finance in the nonprofit sector. It is also appropriate for students working in other areas of Human Services as well as other majors who plan to work with nonprofits or governmental agencies. . The course will also give students the foundation and tools needed to implement these plans into action. By the end of the course students will have developed at least one major fundraising plan focusing on one area.

CHHS 460. Leadership in Non-Profit Administration. 3 Hours.

This course provides the opportunity for study of administrative practices as related to health/fitness programs in various settings. Emphasis is on program administration and management. Consideration is also given to health/fitness professional issues.

CHHS 489. Intervention Strategies for Health Education/Promotion. 3 Hours.

Methods and materials; media used in professional health education practice. Nature of effective helping relationships. Selection, development, and critique resources for health instruction; Development of lesson plans. Barriers and ethical issues related to planned health behavior change.
Prerequisites: (CHHS 342 [Min Grade: C] or HE 342 [Min Grade: C]) and (CHHS 343 [Min Grade: C] or HE 343 [Min Grade: C])

CHHS 490. Special Projects in Health Education. 1-6 Hour.

Exploration of health-related topic via professional literature or research project.

CHHS 491. Problems in Health Education. 1-6 Hour.

Controversial topics in health education or topics identified as state or national priority.

CHHS 498. Lifespan Dimensions in Women's Health and Nutrition. 3 Hours.

Highlights will include health issues specific to women, chronic diseases, body image and eating disorders, health promotion and disease prevention, pregnancy, childbirth and lactation, weight loss/maintenance, menopause and ageing, fitness management and stress management.

CHHS 499. Community Health & Human Services Internship. 3-9 Hours.

Supervised work experience in a pre-approved community agency/organization.
Prerequisites: CHHS 431 [Min Grade: C] or HE 431 [Min Grade: C]