Health Behavior
Georgia Southwestern State University

Institution Information

Georgia Southwestern State University is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools

Course Details

Course Information: HPER 3400 01 – Undergraduate, 3 credits (semester)
Subject: Health-Related Knowledge and Skills
Enrollment: 25 
Term Registration DeadlineCourse Start Course End
Summer 2019 06/06/2019  06/04/2019  07/25/2019 

Special Attendance Requirements

Distance delivery. More than 95% of class sessions are delivered via distance education technology. This course may require that students travel to campus or other designated site to attend an orientation, take exams, or participate in other on-site experience.  

Method of Course Instruction

Check with institution.

Course Description

Upon completion of this course, the student will: 1. Distinguish between behaviors that foster and those that hinder well-being and determine which behaviors place a person at risk for health-compromising conditions. 2. Interpret physical, environmental, social, emotional, and intellectual factors that influence health behaviors and that hinder positive health behavior change and maintenance. 3. Identify appropriate data-gathering instruments that assess personal health risks and health behavior used to develop goals and objectives for an individual-level behavior change project or prescription. 4. Explore ethical issues associated with behavior change modalities. 5. Explain behavior change theories and models and how they can be applied to aid clients change behavior. 6. Summarize how behavioral counseling skills can be used to increase behavior change adherence and success. 7. Use social change theories to explain the impact of social, cultural, and environmental norms on individual, group, and community health behaviors.  

Admissions and Registration Information

Student must be admitted to the institution to enroll in this course. The admission process can be handled via the Web. Student can register for this course via the Web.  

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Estimated Tuition and Fees **

 In-State Out-of-State Electronic Rate*
Tuition: $ 648.00
Fees: $ 176.00

* The cost of an Electronic Rate course is the same regardless of residency.

** These rates are averages of tuition rate and student fees. Actual tuition costs may vary, based on number of courses taken, student level and student major. Please be sure to contact the college or university for your specific tuition and fee amounts.


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