HPM 405 Health Behavior-Understanding & Effecting Change • 3 Cr.


Explores the various models and theories of health behavior. Factors that influence health behavior at individual, family, community and national/societal levels are investigated. Prerequisite: Admission to the Health Promotion and Management program, or permission of the Program Chair.


After completing this class, students should be able to:

  • Identify basic theories and models of health and illness behavior as they related to the debate in health promotion.
  • Explain the merits of social and behavioral science interventions and policies for health promotion efforts •
  • Plan procedures for assessing and evaluating health behavior.
  • Apply behavioral change principles and procedures to case studies and real-life health situations.
  • Discuss factors that contribute to successful health counseling for a positive lifestyle change.
  • Apply evidence-based approaches in the development and evaluation of interventions.
  • Using research and course concepts to discuss the role of the health care delivery system in affecting health behavior.