Read what Fall 2020 instructor Anna Mullany has to say about the course:
Great Challenges for Health & Health Sciences
Health is a crucial pillar of human and societal well-being that impacts every part of our lives. Public Health brings together the individual, the community, and environmental factors to say how can humans be in relationship to each other and to nature to make sure all of us can have the best health and obtain quality care when needed.
In the wake of COVID-19, with infectious disease and global public health at the forefront, there is no better time to delve into understanding the fundamentals of public health. This course is designed to give you an overview of public health, and the challenges we as a society face. As an interdisciplinary field, we will investigate how the socio-economic and political systems impact individual and population health and why some populations disproportionately suffer from disease and ill health.
Read what Fall 2020 instructor Rob Marcotte has to say about the course:
Principles of kinesiology, the science of human movement, apply to many types of individuals, including athletes, clinical populations, and you!
Kinesiology is the utility knife of the applied science fields, encompassing material related to the diverse subfields of motor control, exercise physiology, biomechanics, sports medicine, and metabolism.
Throughout this course, you will be:
On completion of this course, you will be able to demonstrate understanding of the following topics:
Additionally, on successful completion of the course, you will have a suitable foundation of skills to carry onward in your academic studies and professional careers!