MFA2120 Foundations of Veteran & Military Health

Course Overview

Educational Level: Lower undergraduate, Associate
Credit Hours: 3 Credits
Instructor: Dr. Hal Scott

Course Description:

This course will examine resiliency and vulnerabilities in stressors frequently associated with many service members and veterans. What is it like to be separated from ones family, to go to war, to kill an enemy combatant, witness trauma, or face moral injury? Where and how service members and veterans can receive care for these issues will be explored in the course.

How This Course Benefits Students:

Students need to be aware of the aspects of military lifestyle which are not as common in the general population. Without an understanding of these stressors, a missional ministry would not meet the needs of the target audience.

Why This Course Is Important:

Some issues with regard to military and veteran health are unique to the military culture and experience. Without this understanding, students will be limited in their ability to assist them.