The Graduate Program in Health Studies at The University of Alabama is committed to providing a high quality, student-oriented program to students with the skills to design, implement and evaluate health education and health promotion programs. The graduate programs are theory-driven and are based on related research findings.
- Birch, David
- Birch, David
- Turner, Lori
- Usdan, Stuart
- Leaver-Dunn, Deidre
- Nickelson, Jen
- Paschal, Angelia
- Ross, Levi
- Gordon, Brian
- Hibberd, Lizzie
- Knowlden, Adam
- Zemke, Jeri
- Harcrow, Andy
An in depth review of the anatomical structures associated with common orthopaedic injuries. Emphasis will be placed on cadaveric dissection and prosection review activities.
A review of historical developments in the field of athletic training with emphasis on current challenges in the profession.
Advanced clinical evaluation and diagnosis of structural and functional of soft tissue and skeletal injuries through the acquisition, application and integration of clinical skills. Focus on consideration of the entire kinetic chain in the examination and diagnostic process.
The study of pharmacologic agents used in the management of acute and chronic illnesses and their response to and impact on physical activity. Discussion of acute and chronic illnesses.
Advanced evaluation of the structure and function of soft tissues and articulations. Focus on the acquisistion and application of clinical skills in manual therapy with emphasis on the integration of manual therapy into the overall treatment plan.
A review of current theories, methods and techniques in the application of therapeutic modalities and a critical review of the evidence in support of these clinical practices.
The acquisition and application of advanced literature search and scientific literature interpretation skills. The refinement of scientific writing skills as they relate to the development and completion of a literature review paper.
A review of current organizational and educational management theories and practices for athletic trainers. Focus will be on the development of skills for the utilization of peronnel and other resources in a range of professional practice settings.
A structured field experience allowing students to focus on health and medical issues in their prospective professional practice setting. University faculty and staff will provide technical assistance.
A structured field experience allowing students to focus on health behavior and medical issues in the professional practice setting. Emphasis will be placed on the development and implementation of a theory based intervention that meets the needs of the target population. University faculty and staff will provide technical assistance.
The goal of the course is to help the student recognize environmental and occupational health hazards in the rural setting, the effects of exposure to these hazards, and preventive measures that should be taken to avoid them.
Diagnoses of individual needs and study of typical counseling cases; includes counseling, theory, and process related to health promotion.
Designed to acquaint the student with the types of research and the methods and materials necessary for scientific inquiry; includes development of a research proposal, with emphasis on form and style.
Open to graduate students in all divisions of the University. Designed to provide understanding pertaining to advances in the health sciences.
A course for students in health-related fields. The basic epidemiologic approach is developed; principles and methods are learned through readings (text and published studies), lectures, discussions, and the preparation of a research design by each student.
A course in statistical methods and concepts particularly appropriate for biomedical research and health-related subjects. Topics include descriptive statistics, probability, parametric and nonparametric procedures for one-group and two-group problems, contingency tables, and computer applications.
Study of current health promotional techniques and programs, designed to facilitate health behavioral change. Emphasis on review of scientific literature concerning the development, implementation, and evaluation of health promotion schemes.
Lectures and readings examine behaviors compromising overall health status, such as tobacco use, noncompliance; and behavioral aspects of medical conditions, such as heart disease, cancer, pain. Topics include bioethics, racial/ethnic disparities, and rural mental health. ONLY Rural Medical Scholars may register.
Study of planning and evaluation methods and procedures for health education and promotion programs; emphasis on review of current scientific literature.
Process, impact and outcome evaluation methods used to effectively evaluate health education/health promotion programs in the community, medical care, school and work site are reviewed.
Provides for teaching laboratory, internship, and/or practicum experiences for students, according to individual needs and goals.
This course provides a careful study of the physical and human environment and its influence on health and disease. The course also examines implications for environmental health promotion.
The purpose of this project is to examine a case study detailing a unique cultural view/experience of the American health system. It also serves to provide health education and promotion strategies to engage diverse populations in interventions.
Sexuality Education: Theory and Practice deals with contemporary issues in sexuality education in all settings. Issues include how sexuality education should be handled by parents, teachers, and community leaders; controversies surroundling sexuality education; pros and cons of various forms of sexuality education; and, the importance of understanding your own sexuality.
The purpose of this course is to emphasize the importance of understanding women's experiences and life circumstances when planning, implementing and evaluating health programs or interventions.
Course is designed to help students develop and/or refine skills related to the planning, implementation, and evaluation of health education programs in various settings. Completion of the course is also intended to prepare students for the Certified Health Education Specialist examination.
Advanced study of special topics in health education and health promotion.
Designed to provide the opportunity for independent research in any area of health education.
Experimental or analytical investigation of health promotion problems.
Research study in a selected area of health promotion.
An independent readings course for doctoral students.
Experimental or analytical investigations of problems in health education. Arranged on an independent basis for doctoral students.
Critical and emerging issues in health education and health promotion.
Examination of theoretical, scientific, historical, and philosophical issues that serve as a basis for health education and health promotion.
A comprehensive examination of models for planning health education and health promotion programs.
An examination of theoretical tenets and practical applications of health communication initiatives.
This course provides an indepth analysis of evaluation and measurement techniques applied in health promotion and health education programs (HPE).
Arranged on an independent basis for doctoral students. Participation and research in schools, communities, or work site settings.
Experimental or analytical investigation of problems in health.
Design, research, and/or analytical investigation of a problem in the area of health to satisfy the dissertation requirement for the doctoral degree.