Principles of Health Education and Behaviour Change
Area of Study
Behavioral Science, Health Administration, Health and Exercise Science, Health Science
Taught In English
Course Level Recommendations
ISA offers course level recommendations in an effort to facilitate the determination of course levels by credential evaluators.We advice each institution to have their own credentials evaluator make the final decision regrading course levels.
Recommended U.S. Semester Credits3 - 4
Recommended U.S. Quarter Units4 - 6
Hours & Credits
OverviewThis is a six-unit general education course. It is designed to provide students from a range of disciplines with: (1) an understanding of theories and models of behaviour change; and (2) the opportunity to practice skills and strategies that impact health behavioural change. Particular emphasis is placed on improving competency in communication and decision-making to assist self and others with health concerns. With progressthrough the course, students will develop a more sophisticated level of knowledge, attitudes, values, and skills to address health issues and play an active role in enhancing their own health and that of their community. More specifically, students will gain the social, problem-solving, and communication skills necessary to manage their own health in a variety of situations. This course is action-oriented; as such, students will be encouraged to implement and evaluate their own lifestyle choices and inspire others to optimise their wellbeing. Classes will combine lecture, discussion of the readings, case studies, real-life scenarios, presentations, small group exercises, and audiovisual materials.
Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.
Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.