HLT4310 Biblical Health & Nutrition Education in a Secular World

Course Overview

Educational Level: Upper undergraduate, Bachelor
Credit Hours: 3 Credits
Instructor: Dr. Lorna Shepherd Hylledig

Course Description:

Individuals derive health beliefs and nutrition practices from the family of origin and community. Field experience and readings provide key principles, current methods, and basic tools for providing health and nutrition education in various settings. Students will apply course content to develop a relevant, biblically-based health or nutrition education workshop.

How This Course Benefits Students:

Health beliefs and nutrition practices are communicated from generation to generation within the family and community of origin. Students will learn about conducting a nutritional learning needs assessment, program planning, and evaluation. Readings and course content provide theory and research findings. Students will explore barriers and opportunities for biblically-based nutrition education by observing secular events.

Why This Course Is Important:

Course examines nutrition education and its wide-ranging implications for health and/or nutrition ministries. Students gains experience by partnering with a local health or food-related organization to create education materials and provide nutrition education. This course is designed to assist the lay person interested in creating and/or assisting with food and/or health related ministry in various settings.