HLHED 596 Individual Studies: Enhancing Health Promotion in Your Organization

Schedule HLHED 596 Session Descriptions General Information

This course is offered in conjunction with the Keystone Health Promotion Conference, June 17-19, 2014, at Penn State Harrisburg, Middletown.

Registration Procedure

You must register for HLHED 596 separately from the conference registration. Please see our Registration Instructions for details.

Course Requirements

  • Possess an earned baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution
  • Register for and attend the Keystone Health Promotion Conference
  • Attend an orientation meeting June 17 at the conference.
  • Attend all keynote addresses, workshop sessions, the partners fair, and any other sessions assigned by the instructor.
  • Submit a scholarly paper online by June 27, 2014 through the Canvas course management system: https://canvas.psu.edu.

Scholarly Paper 

Due June 27, 2014 – 10 points will be deducted for late submissions.

The intent of the scholarly paper is to present a practical summary of your conference experiences that can be synthesized with your organization’s health promotion efforts. You should reflect upon each keynote address and workshops you attend and organize your paper using the following headings:

Keynote Address and Concurrent Session Review (30 Points): Provide a synopsis of all keynote addresses, the workshop sessions, and any other activity (i.e., partners fair) you attend. Emphasize session highlights, key insights, and new information.

Professional Development (40 Points): Describe how the keynote addresses and workshop content will enhance your professional competencies. Emphasize how you can integrate workshop content into your work or organization. Discuss how you can work with other colleagues to advance health education and health promotion.

Personal Health Reflections (15 Points): One purpose of the Keystone Health Promotion Conference is to raise awareness about healthy lifestyle behaviors. Provide a summary of overall conference experiences such as meals, exercise programs, and daily messages, and how they may impact your own health practices.

Action Plan (15 Points): Summarize specific action steps describing how health promotion activities could be implemented in your school, community organization, or worksite. List specific action steps in numerical order.

Grading: Grades will be assigned based on 100 points.

A 94-100 A- 90-93 B+ 87-89 B 84-86 B- 80-83
C+ 75-79 C 70-74 D 60-69 F < 59