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National College Credit Recommendation Service

Board of Regents  |  University of the State of New York

Consortium for International Studies | Evaluated Learning Experience

Principles of Health Promotion and Education HES 101


Varies; self-study. 

Various, distance learning format.

September 2018 - Present. 

Instructional delivery format: 
Hybrid course/exam
Learner Outcomes: 

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to: describe the background for athletic training and its employment opportunities; discuss the components of the pre-participation physical exam and fitness testing procedures; relate nutritional health to performance; discuss the nutritional needs of active individuals; outline varying environmental conditions; describe how the illnesses they cause can be prevented; illustrate different forms of injury prevention and the liabilities inherent in sports training; describe how preexisting medical conditions affect the trainee; and recognize clinical injuries in all parts of the body.


This is a course for students with no prior background in the subject. The course begins with a background description of the field and continues with the history of the profession, then shifts to the actual role of the health education professional. Focus is placed on ethics, responsibilities, and required certifications in the field. Students also learn about theories and planning models of health promotion. Additionally, the course teaches the setting for health education and promotion, as well as the agencies involved. 

Credit recommendation: 

In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 3 semester hours in Nutrition, Health and Wellness, Coaching, Personal Training, or Health Coach (8/18) (9/23 revalidation).