Health 3200 – Methods in Health Education – 3 Credit Hours
Michael Olpin, PhD, CHES
Swenson Gym Office #125G
Health 3000 Foundations of Health Promotion
8:30-10:20 Stromberg PE/Health 62
Active Learning: 101 Strategies to Teach Any Subject: by Mel
Health Education Methods Books are available on loan from the instructor.
In addition the instructor maintains files on most methods used in health
education. Curriculum guides for several topics are also available from
the instructor. These can be checked out from the instructor. The
primary resource location has become the internet. You will be shown
where these places are to help you find support material.
Students will need to be able to access the online webspace (online.weber.edu)
for this class. Several things we do in the class will
involve working in there.
If you need help, contact the friendly
technical help people at 626-7777.
Students will obtain the necessary skills to plan and
implement a variety of health promotion lessons & methods in the school,
clinical, hospital, or worksite settings. Emphasis will be on facilitating
prepared units/lessons to respective target populations such as students,
employees, patients, or community members.
The course will enable the student to select methods and
develop a lesson plan in order to effectively communicate an educational
session with specific learning/behavioral objectives. Students will be
capable of creating and implementing an individualized change program
through a process of risk analysis, individualizing a behavior change
program, and counseling the client/student/patient toward success.
For the various projects, students will identify both a setting (school, clinic, government or community health setting,
worksite, etc.) and a target population in order to meet the
following learning objectives:
Objectives: At the completion of this course, each student will have the
Construct, demonstrate, and disseminate an innovative teaching method in
the form of a Method-Presentation.
Develop 2 comprehensive Content-Presentations incorporating a minimum of three (3)
separate teaching modalities. The presentations must include clearly
identified learning objectives, comprehensive content materials,
opportunity for processing the material, brief summary for closure, and
Unit Plan. Proper scope and sequence must be followed. Duplications of unit
plans from 3050 are not acceptable. Sample Unit Plans are
available inside the class webspace. The Unit Plan will also
contain an appropriately marked section for all method and
content handouts that are distributed during the semester.
Detailed instructions for creating your Unit Plan will be given
throughout the semester.
Review and rate one Health Related
Audio-Visual production using
Complete regular Peer Evaluation Instruments to assess
peer performance (for the Method and Content Presentations). Peer
evaluations, worth 5 points each, will be graded based on constructive
ratings and comments. Evaluations that do not include comments (both
positive and constructive) will be downgraded.
Complete a Bulletin Board. (Must be on a real bulletin
board. Poster Board is not acceptable.)
Demonstrate the correct usage of an audio-visual aid, e.g.,
movie projector, VCR, Elmo, overhead projector and the use of a
PC to develop overheads.
Locate and develop appropriate health education methods and materials
for use in planning and implementing programs & classes from appropriate
sources. So documentation of a review of literature is required in both the
method and content presentation).
Suggestions for Presentations
Content presentations should include at least 1 icebreaker, and at least
one, but preferably 2 or 3 of the methods that were treated in the
Guest speakers may not be used except if presented in videotape format
for a maximum of 3 minutes.
Video segments used in the content-presentation may not exceed 2
student must use at least two overheads with proper font size and clip
art for their methods presentation.
- All students should meet with the professor at least one week prior to their
presentation for a consultation.
The course is highly participatory and experiential. Class projects will
determine most of the grade. Participation is a large part of the course
and points will be awarded accordingly.
Students will receive points for participating in class. For each
content/method presentation, 5 assessment points will be awarded. If
you miss a day when a presentation is happening, you'll miss out on
those points. Excused absences
(official WSU business, major life event, etc.) must be petitioned for
a week in advance of the missed day(s). Failure to petition for
points will result in no points for that session.
Semester Schedule – Found Here:
Schedule of Daily Activities
Determining the dates that you will do your Methods and Content
The following procedures will be used to determine
assignments for the method and content presentations. The dates you will
present the method and content presentations will be determined by drawing
a number out of a hat (or something that can hold little pieces of paper).
You will be assigned the selections that you draw. The drawing will not begin
until those with special needs have been accommodated. For example, an
expectant mother or some other similar circumstance will be able to choose
her preference for the date of her presentation.
The point values for the different assignments
are listed below. Where the due date is provided, the assignment must be
turned in on the due date, not before or after. Late assignments
will NOT BE ACCEPTED unless the instructor has been notified in
advance of the due date that extenuating circumstances exist.
Evaluation of one educational media
Second Content (Team) Presentation
Peer Evaluations of Method/Content Presentations
are based on a percentage of the total possible points earned in the
The following total number of points is associated with the final grades.
93% and above A
Less than 60% E
grades scores and ongoing grade for this course are found in the webspace
designated for this class. This is accessible by following the
instructions at the top of this syllabus.
Beginning and Dismissing Class
Given the nature of the class, attendance is important. Classes will begin
ON TIME. Unless you have extenuating circumstances, please make your best
effort to be in class when it is time to begin.
Attendance/Participation points will be deducted whenever you come
in late. Also, we will dismiss
class when the class activities are finished for the day. Please refrain
from "packing up" before we are officially through. It is very rude
to hurry up the finish time of the class. If you absolutely must leave
during class, please leave in a way that does not disrupt the flow of the
Cell Phones and Other Electronic Devices
turn off, and leave in your bags, any cell phone or other electronic
device while in the classroom.
Food in the Classroom
must bring food into the classroom, be sure you bring enough food to share
with everyone (including the instructor).
If you need to carry on an extended conversation with someone else
in the room on an unrelated topic, please be courteous and leave the
room to do so.
Cheating of any kind will not be tolerated. Evidence of not doing your own
work will result in an automatic zero for that assignment on the first
infraction. Evidence of not doing your own work a second time will result
in an automatic failing grade for the class. This includes plagiarism. If
you use someone else’s work, be sure to give them credit for it. This rule
applies for all class assignments.