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National College Credit Recommendation Service

Board of Regents  |  University of the State of New York

Coopersmith Career Consulting | Evaluated Learning Experience

Principles of Health Promotion and Education (HSC-203)


Version 1 and 2: Varies (self study; self-paced).

Various; distance learning format

Version 1: January 2015 -  December 2019. Version 2: January 2020 - Present.

Instructional delivery format: 
Online/distance learning
Learner Outcomes: 

Version 1 and 2: Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to: describe the background for athletic training and related employment opportunities; discuss the components of the pre-participation physical exam and fitness testing procedures; relate nutritional health to performance and discuss the nutritional needs of active individuals; outline varying environmental conditions and describe how the illnesses they cause can be prevented; illustrate different forms of injury prevention and the liabilities inherent in sports training; describe how pre-existing medical conditions affect the trainee and recognize clinical injuries in all parts of the body; detect certain emergency situations and describe the role and responsibilities of EMS professionals; relate rehabilitation, healing, and drugs to therapeutic exercise and synthesize different treatment plans; and describe financial and human resource management strategies for personal trainers.


Version 1 and 2: This self-study course is assessed by a final examination and is geared for students with no prior background in the subject. Major topics include: background description of the field, the history of the profession, and the actual role of the health education professional, ethics, responsibilities, and certifications required in the field, theories and planning models of health promotion, and the setting for health education and promotion, as well as the agencies involved and the future of Health Education. 

Credit recommendation: 

Version 1: In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 3 semester hours in Education, Exercise Science, or Physical Education (1/15). Version 2: In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category OR in the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 3 semester hours in Education, Exercise Science, or Physical Education (1/20 revalidation).