Health Courses

Only want to take one class with a focus on sustainability rather than a minor or major? You can still take a variety of courses within the curriculum that also count towards General Education Credit, Issues credit, or may be required within your major.

For updated information of course listings and descriptions visit the Course Catalog

Public Health

PH 500 - Introduction to Public Health

Introduction to the history, philosophy, current concepts, practice, and administration of public health in the United States.

PH 505 - Social/Behavior Public Health

This course examines the broad foundation in public health theory and tools for its application within the larger scope of public health research and practice. The course will provide an understanding of how both social and behavioral theory is essential in the creation of effective intervention approaches. Course offered winter semester. Prerequisite: Admission to the MPH program.
3.000 Credit hours

PH 520 - Environmental and Occupational Health

Presents basic concepts of environmental health and occupational health. Students will explore the biological, chemical, and physical factors from the environment (community and occupational) that impact the health of the public at a global and local
level. Topics covered include air and water quality and industrial hygiene. Course offered winter semester. Prerequisite: Admission to the master of public health program.
3.000 Credit hours

PH 540 - Public Health Law and Ethics

This course investigates elements of legal and ethical theories in public health. Students will use a case study approach to scrutinize ethical and legal issues in public practice, administration, and research. Course offered spring/summer semester.
Prerequisite: Admission to the master of public health program. 3.000 Credit hours

PH 630 - Health and Disease Disparities

Presents patterns, causes, and possible solutions to health disparities. The course will identify the role of race, ethnicity, and socioeconomic status in health research and access and utilization of health services. Course offered winter semester.
Prerequisite: Admission to the master of public health program.
3.000 Credit hours

Physician Assistant Studies

PAS 554 - Community Service Learning Project/Phys Asst Prof Issues II

These workshops provide students with timely, interesting, and diverse content that complements learning in their graduate courses and exposes them with the topics, trends and thought leadership currently engaging the Johnson Center for Philanthropy. Through the workshops, students have the opportunity to interact with both local and visiting practitioners and thought leaders.

PAS 620 - Community Service Learning Project/Clinical Rotations II

Second course to transition students from didactic to clinical training. Students will be assigned to a combination of clinical rotations selected from: family practice, internal medicine, OB/GYN, geriatric medicine, pediatrics, psychiatric medicine, emergency medicine, surgery, rural medicine, underserved medicine, and clinical electives.

Physical Education

PED 376 - Sport Facility and Event Management

This course examines the principles of facility operations and event management in the industry of Sport Management. This class provides students with an in-depth investigation of the unique challenges and opportunities that are routinely faced by a business manager in the context of events at sport and entertainment venues. Course offered fall semester.
3.000 Credit hours

PED 380 - Facility and Event Management

Study of special problems in physical education upon consultation with advisor and approval of department chair.

Occupational Safety and Health


OSH 300 - Introduction to Occupational Safety and Health

An overview of safety and health concepts (accidents, legal accountability, hazard recognition/remediation, countermeasures, and risk) as they apply in a variety of occupational settings.

OSH 310 - Hazard Recognition and Control

A study of general and mechanical hazards found in the workplace and methods of controlling them to limit employee exposure.

OSH 316 - Health and Safety Techniques

Laboratory experience designed to expose students to various monitoring tools used in the development and maintenance of a comprehensive safety program in an occupational setting.

OSH 326 - Principles of Industrial Hygiene

A study of industrial hygiene methods, measurement, and equipment.

OSH 350 - Behavioral Aspects of Safety

An examination of various pathways in psychology, their impact on the individual, on safety, and the application of basic psychological principles in the safety profession.

OSH 410 - Ergonomic Safety Engineering

An examination of various ergonomic engineering and human factors engineering methods used by safety specialists to reduce injury producing work conditions. Topics covered include systems safety analysis, fault tree analysis, MORT, as these tools relate to an effective ergonomic program.

OSH 414 - Environmental Safety and Health Regulations

A study of laws addressing environmental pollution and hazardous waste management. (3-0-0) 3 cr

OSH 416 - Advanced Industrial Hygiene

A study of laws addressing environmental pollution and hazardous waste management.

OSH 440 - Safety and Health Program Development

An examination of the concepts and tools used in safety program development and implementation for a variety of work settings

OSH 495 - Safety and Health Administration

An integrative exploration of the administrative function of a comprehensive safety program with emphasis on operations analysis, design, implementation, and evaluation.

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