"Health Care for All": Public Health 129 (Gen Ed SBU) Fall 2017

Students will live together in James Hall in the Southwest residential area.

Read what instructor Tai Spargo has to say about the course:

Healthcare reform is a politically hot-topic issue, and a priority for the current administration and Congress, but how does our current system really work? We all want to maximize our health and whether it is for a routine trip to the dentist, an emergency trip to the hospital for a broken bone, or critical surgery, we will all utilize the healthcare system. This need is one reason that the healthcare sector is the single largest industry in the US. However, everyone’s experience is not the same. Inequities exist in both access and outcomes, due to money and more pervasive social and cultural barriers. This course will provide an overview of the US healthcare system including issues related to cost, quality, access, structure, and the workforce. We will compare our systems to models in other countries and discuss how key policies have impacted the system. We will also follow and discuss the on-going debates as we all try to optimize our health through the healthcare system.  

"Intro to Kinesiology": Kinesiology 100 (Gen Ed BS)    Fall 2017 

Students will live together in Emerson Hall located in the Southwest residential area.

Read what instructor Sarah Burkart has to say about the course

This course is an interdisciplinary approach to Kinesiology, the science of human movement.

The objectives of this course include

  • providing students with a rounded overview of the subfields of Kinesiology including motor control, exercise physiology, biomechanics, sports medicine, exercise neuroscience, and exercise psychology.
  • highlighting the importance of Kinesiology and how it is being used in our everyday settings.
  • introducing students to scientific research articles and evidence-based theories and practices.
  • encouraging critical thinking about how science is portrayed to the public.
  • and developing skills to maintain students' own lifetime health and wellness. 

On completion of this course, students will be able to demonstrate understanding of the following topics:

  • The goals, scope, significance and methods of the field of Kinesiology
  • The various sub-disciplines of Kinesiology
  • The multidimensional changes in human movement capability that occur with maturation and as an adaptation to physical activity 

Additionally, on successful completion of the course, students will have a suitable foundation for more detailed studies of kinesiology.

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