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Principles of Leadership (3)
An introduction to leadership. Topics covered include developing leadership skills, creating a vision, and overcoming obstacles.
Community Gardening for Health and Wellness (3)
This course emphasizes the nutritional and social health benefits of community gardening with an added focus on developing agricultural and community leadership skills. Topics include soil, plant, and pollinator health; garden design, marketing, and financial management; human nutrition and food security; and the social implications of community gardening. Course includes hands-on field experience and field trips to gardens in the New Brunswick area.
Integrated Nutrition, Health, Environment and Agricultural Systems (3)
This course examines the movement of food from seed to table. Students will explore local food systems; sustainability; food-related issues that impact agriculture, health, and community; successful programs; and challenges to improving food system, food, and health.
Cooking Healthy, Economical Meals on a College Budget (1)
Basic principles of food safety, nutrition, meal preparation, and food choices on well-being and pocketbook; nutritional value, balanced meal plans, food handling, and cooking techniques.
Presentation Skills: Advocating for Change (3)
This course will strengthen student presentation and public speaking
skills with the leadership focus on advocating for change, participating
in civic engagement, and promoting community service.
Foundations of Program Planning (3)
Students develop the skill set to methodically design, develop, implement, and
evaluate educational programs that are effectiveness-based and impact-driven.
This course is beneficial for students pursuing careers in health care, public
health, human services, education, community development, nongovernmental
organizations (NGO), faith-based organizations, nonprofits, government (local,
state, federal), foundations, and businesses and corporations.
Building Community Partnerships (3)
This course presents key elements for building collaborative partnerships.
Students examine various coalition/community partnership frameworks and models
and develop leadership skills necessary to initiate, build, evaluate, and
sustain durable coalitions and community partnerships. This course is
beneficial for students pursuing careers in health care, public health, human
services, education, community development, nongovernmental organizations
(NGO), faith-based organizations, nonprofits, government (local, state,
federal), foundations, and business and corporations.
Community Interventions in Obesity (3)
The course examines the multifactorial aspects of obesity, maintenance of
healthy weight, the relationship of weight status and chronic disease
prevention, and provides an overview of obesity and its relationship to public
health. Traditional and novel nutrition and exercise theories as well as
current popular diet and exercise trends will also be discussed. The course
also introduces assessment of obesity, dietary habits, and physical activity and
interventions to improve health at both individual and environmental levels.
Wellness Behavior (3)
In today's world, health and wellness are
headline news. What can you do to change your behavior to ensure a long
and healthy life along with helping to improve the health of those people
around you? Getting and staying well is a worthwhile goal no matter where
you are right now. You can make positive changes for yourself and you can
be an agent for change for your family, friends, and community.
Women, Food, and Health (3)
Women have a complex relationship with food and there
are many factors that influence this relationship. In this course
students will explore the various aspects of women's relationship with
food and the impact on health. Themes that will be addressed include:
changing nutrition needs over the life span; emotional, societal, and cultural
influences on food choice; the role of nutrition in the causation, prevention,
and treatment of diseases and health conditions that are prevalent in women of
all cultures; historical trends in nutrition and food; marketing food to
women; body image and eating disorders; and the link between women, poverty,
food, and health.
Community Health Outreach Practicum (1)
Students will participate in a community health outreach experience-based practicum. Students will gain knowledge, skills, and practical hands-on experience in community health outreach.