Course: Health Behavior Modification (HWC 650)
Length: 8 weeks (3 credits)
This course studies behavior modification theories and techniques that can be applied to affect human behavior. Students explore methods, terminology and procedures used, as well as the development and history of behavior modification. Students evaluate and research papers that are based on behavior modification practices and procedures. An emphasis is placed on effective interpersonal communication with others that can lead to positive health outcomes.
Badges and Certificates
Health Behavior Modification is one of the courses that lead to the Lifestyle Medicine badge. It is also one of the courses that can lead to the Lifestyle Medicine Graduate Certificate.
By the end of this course, students will be able to:
- Identify basic theories, concepts and models from a range of social and behavioral disciplines that are used in health behavior change research and practice.
- Describe steps and procedures for the planning, implementation and evaluation of health behavior change programs and wellness Initiatives.
- Analyze the causes of social, behavioral, of psychosocial factors that affect the health of individuals and populations.
- Combine health behavior change theories and health coaching practices to support client health goals.