Interdisciplinary courses


  • HHS 589A: Community Based Participatory Research in Physical Activity and Health Settings in Ireland
    This course will provide an understanding of theories, principles, and strategies of community-based participatory research (CBPR) specifically with physical activity and health settings in global contexts.
  • HHS 589C: Refugee Experiences, Protection and Well-Being in Global Contexts 
    Students will learn about forced migration and population displacement issues in different world regions. Students will gain an understanding of how historical and current forces interact to produce refugees and displaced persons from a specific region (e.g., refugees from Myanmar). Students will participate in the international travel component where they will be exposed to regional agency operations (e.g., United Nations High Commission on Refugees and International Organization for Migration and International Organization for Migration, both located in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia) related to the protection and wellbeing of regional refugee groups (Burmese refugee groups) and processing for U.S. resettlement.
  • HHS 600: Qualitative Research Methods for Consumers 3
    Foundations of qualitative methodology, exploring the history, philosophy, and epistemologies of qualitative research.
  • HHS 601 Qualitative Research Methods for Producers 
    The specific focus is on the choice of methods used in the construction of qualitative research. Students will practice selecting and collecting qualitative data for research skill development.
  • HHS 625: Research Methods in the Health and Human Sciences
    Research methods and designs for the study of families and individuals across the lifespan. Focus is on application of methods to research in the health and human sciences. This course is offered each Fall semester.
  • HHS 630: Survey Design in Health and Human Sciences 
    This course introduces students to the skills and resources needed to design and conduct a high quality survey. These skills include identifying and developing specific survey objectives that will help to answer a particular research question, identifying which people to include in a study, encouraging people to complete the survey, developing reliable and valid questionnaires (which might include identifying usable questions from other surveys and /or writing your own questions), and administering the survey.
  • HHS 650: Applied Multiple Regression 
    Applied work on the iterative process of constructing meaningful research questions and hypotheses and then deriving and implementing the most informative analytical approaches to answer those questions. This course is offered each Fall semester.
  • HHS 654: Ethics in Practice, Teaching, and Research
    This course is intended for master’s and doctoral students in all HHS departments and programs. We will provide in-depth coverage of contemporary ethical issues facing practitioners, teachers, and researchers in the health and human science fields. Our focus will be on providing the tools necessary for addressing situations requiring ethical decision-making. This course is offered each Spring semester.
  • HHS/PHE 702: Professional Grant Writing for Health and Human Service Organizations in the Community 
    Theoretical and applied avenues to learning professional grant writing for health and human service organizations in the community. This course is offered each Fall semester, and is open to graduate students in HHS or with permission of the instructor.
  • HHS 703 Teaching Undergraduates in Health and Human Sciences
    Analysis and application of innovative approaches to undergraduate course design, teaching, and evaluation in Health and Human Sciences. This course is offered each Fall semester.
  • HHS 745 Cluster and Mixture Modeling 
    Theoretical underpinnings and assumptions in the application of finite mixture modeling in the study of health behavior, formulation of research questions, and strategies for reporting of results.
    Prerequisites: HHS 650 or NUR 702 or ERM 681 or permission of instructor.
  • HHS 746 Applied Longitudinal Analysis 
    Theoretical underpinnings and assumptions of statistical techniques for the analyses of data from longitudinal designs, formulation of research questions, and strategies for reporting of results.
    Prerequisites: HHS 650 or NUR 702 or ERM 681 or permission of instructor.
  • HHS 750: Professional Development Seminar 
    Preparation for academic careers, including expectations for promotion and tenure, effective writing techniques for publishing in academic journals, and planning for the academic job market, job applications, and campus interviews. This course is offered each Spring semester and is designed for advanced doctoral students in Health and Human Sciences. Students completing this course receive partial credit toward the Preparing Future Faculty Program sponsored by the Graduate School.
  • HHS 776: Higher Education Administration and Leadership in Health and Human Sciences 
    Issues of academic administration and leadership will address the major areas of responsibilities of a variety of academic administrative roles within a university, from program director and department chair/head to provost. Students will shadow an administrator within their department, or a closely related department, during this course. This course is offered every other Spring semester and is designed for doctoral students in HHS who intend to be leaders in health and wellness administration, mostly in higher education. Students must have an administrative mentor who agrees to participate in the practicum section of this course.