IHLT - I-Health

IHLT Class Schedule


IHLT 101   Introduction to i-Health   credit: 1 Hour.

Introduction to the interdisciplinary major in Health. The course is designed to familiarize students with the concepts of interdisciplinary health, campus resources, academic policies, and program requirements.

IHLT 102   Survey of Interdisc Health   credit: 1 Hour.

Introduction to topics in interdisciplinary health with particular emphasis on the five dimensions of health: physical, emotional, social, intellectual and spiritual. Students will explore their personal health beliefs and patterns and discuss the benefits of studying health within an interdisciplinary curriculum.

IHLT 230   Leadership in Health   credit: 3 Hours.

Develops a framework to understand practices of exemplary leadership. Topics include: 1) Modeling behavior, 2) Inspiring a shared vision, 3) Challenging processes, 4) Enabling others to act, and 5) Encouraging passionate leadership. Case studies of individuals who are recognized leaders in health and well –being at local, regional, national and global levels will be explored. Through various assignments, students identify their own leadership style and understand the important role they can play as leaders to address local and global health challenges.
This course satisfies the General Education Criteria for:
Social & Beh Sci - Soc Sci

IHLT 232   Health Equity in the United States   credit: 3 Hours.

Introduces students to the field of health equity in the United States, including the existence and magnitude of health disparities related to historically underrepresented groups of diverse racial/ethnic backgrounds, immigrant and rural populations, gender, age, veteran status, and ability level. The course will examine relevant issues, frameworks, theories, and solutions.
This course satisfies the General Education Criteria for:
Cultural Studies - US Minority

IHLT 240   Aging and Health Policy   credit: 3 Hours.

Provides an understanding of the policies that affect service delivery to older adults including key historical and current policies such as the Older Americans Act, Medicare, Medicaid, and Social Security. Theories of public policy and involvement of older adults in the political process will be introduced. Challenges of issues such as chronic disease prevention, housing, transportation, nutrition, and elder abuse will also be explored.
This course satisfies the General Education Criteria for:
Social & Beh Sci - Beh Sci

IHLT 375   Interdis Collab in Health Serv   credit: 4 Hours.

Provides scholarly knowledge and field experiences for interdisciplinary collaboration in the health services. Topic include health service delivery systems, vulnerable populations, models of health and health promotion, communication, policy and ethics in health care. Emphasis on introducing students to the importance of working with individuals from a variety of health disciplines to best address issues of health in society.

IHLT 385   Experience in Interdisciplinary Health Research   credit: 1 to 3 Hours.

Supervised laboratory experiences in health research; individual work under the supervision of members of the faculty in their respective fields. The student assists with data collection, processing, and analysis for research in progress. Approved for Letter and S/U grading. May be repeated up to a maximum of 12 hours in separate semesters. Prerequisite: Consent of the instructor.

IHLT 391   Special Project-Problems   credit: 1 to 3 Hours.

Special projects in research and independent investigation in any phase of health, kinesiology, physical education, and related areas selected by the students. Approved for Letter and S/U grading. May be repeated to a maximum of 6 hours in separate semesters. Prerequisite: Grade-point average of 2.5; consent of instructor.

IHLT 395   Honors Thesis   credit: 3 Hours.

Planning, researching and writing of an honors thesis, under supervision of a faculty member, on a problem of appropriate scope and character. Thesis will be presented at a suitable meeting and/or seminar. May be repeated to a maximum of 6 hours. Prerequisite: Senior standing when enrolling; minimum grade point average of 3.25; a minimum of one full year (2 semesters) remaining at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign campus; and submission of a written proposal.

IHLT 474   Pre-Field Experience in Health   credit: 1 Hour.

This is an independent study course that expands student's knowledge of health professions and prepares them for field work in an applied setting with a variety of health professionals. 1 undergraduate hour. 1 graduate hour.

IHLT 475   Field Experience in i-Health   credit: 4 Hours.

Designed to emphasize field/research experiences that facilitate working with individuals from a variety of health disciplines. Field experience/research placements will be selected to best prepare students address issues of health within their concentrations areas. In class sessions will focus on interdisciplinary collaboration, professionalism and important global health issues. Serves as the capstone course for i-Health majors. 4 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours. Prerequisite: Restricted to senior i-Health majors.

IHLT 498   Interdisciplinary Health Study Abroad   credit: 1 to 6 Hours.

An advanced-level study abroad experience where students complete assigned scholarly readings; participate in facilitated discussions prior to, during, and/or after the trip; and write a final paper. The on-campus and abroad activities are supervised and facilitated by campus faculty. 1 to 6 undergraduate hours. No graduate credit. May be repeated in separate terms for a total of 12 undergraduate hours, if the countries differ between terms. Prerequisite: Social & Behavioral Sciences General Education requirement fulfilled, and sophomore or higher standing.