Welcome

Professor: Kathleen Conley, PhD.


Health Education Program
School of Health Promotion and Human Performance (HPHP)
College of Health and Human Services (CHHS)

Email: kconley@emich.edu
Telephone: 734-487-7120  ext. 2701
Office: 318 V Porter Building
Office Hours:
Mon. 3-5 pm; Tues. 12:30 - 1:30, and 3:30 - 4:30 pm; and Thurs. 12:30 - 1:30 pm and 3:30 - 4 pm. Other times by appointment.
Online Office Hours:
Friday 9:30 - 11 am  (email will be monitored at regular intervals during this time)
Dr. Conley's Home Page


Catalog Description

This course offers a broad overview of several health education issues including consumer health, environmental health, intentional and unintentional injuries and emotional health. This course is intended for those entering the health education profession. Methods will include lecture, individual and small group activities, computer applications, and assigned projects.


Course Objectives


Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. Understand the health education content areas of this course as they relate to school health education.
  2. Demonstrate effective communication skills as they relate to consumer health.
  3. Demonstrate strategies used to recognize, avoid and manage health and safety risks.
  4. Identify developmentally appropriate health needs, health risks, and protective factors for young people, specifically targeted at the content areas of this course.
  5. Investigate social and personal factors influencing health behaviors of young people, as related to the content areas of this course.
  6. Select valid and current sources of information and data related to the content areas of this course.
  7. Effectively use computerized sources of information and data related to the content areas of this course.
  8. Access and review curricular models and programs, including the Michigan Model for Comprehensive School Health Education, as related to the content areas of this course.
  9. Advocate for school and community policies that foster the health, wellness and safety of young people, as related to the content areas of this course.
  10. Utilize teaching strategies that are matched to student performance indicators as related to the content areas of this course.
  11. Select effective educational resource materials for dissemination, as related to the content areas of this course.
  12. Interpret and respond to requests for health information and services, as related to the content areas of this course.

Required Textbook


Rebecca J. Donatelle, 2012. Access to Health, 12th Edition. San Francisco, CA: Pearson Education Inc. as Pearson Benjamin Cummings.


Required Software


Inspiration (Version 9): The essential tool to visualize, think, organize and learn.

Inspiration software will be used to create your health resource file.

Inspiration software is available to you in the following ways:
  1. It is installed on the computers in the Bonisteele Computer Lab 205 Porter. Please note that this lab requires that you present your EMU ID before using the computers--no exceptions. For more information on this computer lab, send email to: bonisteellab@gmail.com or call 734-487-0152.
  2. A 30-day free trial version of the software (Version 9) is available for download at http://www.inspiration.com/Freetrial
  3. The version 9.0 is also available at an educational discount online through the EMU Computer Store:  http://efollett.journeyed.com/_landingPg/ [select US, and Michigan, and Eastern Michigan University; then use the Search box to search for Inspiration.]

Please Note

This class is taught at a junior level (300 level course) and is intended for students interested in the profession of health education.



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