CNS 340: This course provides an overview of Health and Human Services including: historical and theoretical perspectives, professional roles/standards/ethics, basic helping skills, populations/special needs served, organizational structures, and credentialing. Preventative services, advocacy, public policy processes, and contemporary issues also are considered. Course content, discussion, and assignments will aid students who, through their professional and personal lives, seek to improve quality of life and facilitate positive changes for individuals and communities. Related career paths include, but are not limited to, counseling, social work, medicine, dentistry, health policy, allied medical sciences, athletic training, physical therapy, and health promotion. Course delivery may involve lecture, group discussion, library and internet research, videos, individual assignments, presentations, and a final exam.
By the end of the summer, you will be able to:
- Identify populations in need, factors that influence the range of need and accessibility to service(s), and related professional fields.
- Recognize and describe career specific Health and Human Services professional identity practices, roles, and responsibilities
- Synthesize the various responsibilities and perspectives of Health and Human Services Professionals to apply towards a personal career plan