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Health Promotion I

Subject: DPT
Course Number: 7141
Credits: 2 Credits
Available Online: No
This is the first course of a two course sequence. Health is broadly defined. This course will examine the determinants of health status, and will also explore the roles of physical therapy in promoting health, how health promotion fits within APTA�s vision for the physical therapy profession, reducing health disparities, and improving quality of life across the lifespan. Students will conduct a community-based needs assessment to identify a health problem and its contributing factors, and later design a collaborative, ethical, and culturally responsive solution to the identified need within their selected community. Students will further investigate the physical therapist�s ability to screen and intervene with exercise, stress reduction, and nutrition counseling within the context of community-based health promotion programs. Throughout the course, an emphasis will be placed upon evidence-based practice, learning styles, health theories, cultura l competence, and tailored health education in order to provide effective patient education. Class activities include lecture, lab, and development of a community-based health promotion project. (Prerequisite: Successful completion fo the first two semesters of the DPT curriculum)
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