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Public Health

ISPH101 Health and Wellness

An interdisciplinary course exploring the health dimensions of wellness including physical, social, psychological, and environmental aspects. Focus on self-assessment, development of critical thinking and behavior change skills to facilitate personal awareness and well-being. Fall/Spring

INPH175 Essentials of Nutrition Science

An introduction to basic nutrition science concepts including nutrition guidelines, micro and macronutrients, anatomy and physiology of digestion and absorption of nutrients, energy balance, and health and wellness. The course will integrate course content, technology and quantitative reasoning using hands-on investigative activities to interpret and evaluate nutritional needs. Fall, Spring.

ISPH285 Health in Society

An introduction to the social determinants that impact health, such as socioeconomic status, education, culture, and health policy. Topics of social justice and ethics will be explored. Prerequisite: ITW 101. Fall, Spring.

IIPH330 Resiliency for Well-Being

A multi-disciplinary course that explores the sociological, psychological, biological and spiritual components of resiliency. Includes discussion, contemplation, self-reflection and active practice of strategies that cultivate resiliency such as: meditation, ecotherapy, communication skills, conflict resolution, cognitive restructuring, forgiveness, art, yoga, and time management. Prerequisites: 24 credits ISP, including ITW 101 and QL.

IIPH350 Women and Health

A survey of women's health from the biological, social, economic, and political perspectives, drawing from the interdisciplinary field of public health. Prerequisite: 24 credits in ISP, including ITW 101 and a QL course. Fall, odd years.

IIPH445 Human Sexuality

An interdisciplinary examination of human sexual development and behavior, including reproduction, sexual anatomy, psychosexual development, sexual socialization, values, and various forms of sexual expression. This course will explore human sexuality from biological, cultural, legal, and political perspectives. Prerequisite: 24 credits in ISP, including ITW 101 and a QL course. Summer.