Health and Wellness (HW)

Note: Some courses listed here may run only once per academic year, or every other academic year. Not all courses are available on both campuses. The catalog is constantly changing. Visit the pace website to view the most current class schedule, class descriptions, and required or suggested prerequisites.

 

 

HW 106 Hiking (1 credit)
One classroom session and four off-campus hiking experiences dealing with equipment, safety and comfort, natural hazards, care of the trails and woodlands, and the fitness aspects of hiking. Transportation is the responsibility of the students, who will meet the instructor at the site.

HW 166 Environmental Health (3 credits)
This interdisciplinary course addresses potential environmental risks to the public health and well-being of individuals and families in selected communities in the United States and abroad. Students will be introduced to the principles of environmental epidemiology as well as appropriate strategies to assess potential environmental toxicants and contamination within a community of interest. Based on an environmental analysis, the students will identify health needs and intervention strategies that can be implemented within the selected community. Health policy issues and strategies for potential and actual environmental risks will be addressed. An integral part of the course is a field study within a community in the United States or abroad.

HW 255 Comparative Study of Public Health: A Field Study in the Netherlands (3 credits)
This course will offer Pace University students from all majors and disciplines the opportunity to have an international experience in which they critically analyze global models for public health with the anticipated outcome of positively impacting the design and implementation of international public health policies. Within a health and wellness framework, the students will compare and analyze health behaviors among Americans and residents of The Netherlands. Emphasis will be placed on global health issues such as environment safety, nutritional status, global warming, drug use and abuse, euthanasia, and abortion. Studies will analyze current public health policies in the United States as compared to public health policies in the Netherlands. The students will conduct an international field study in The Netherlands. Lecture and discussion groups will take place at Pace University and in The Netherlands.

 

 

Note: Some courses listed here may run only once per academic year, or every other academic year. Not all courses are available on both campuses. The catalog is constantly changing. Visit the pace website to view the most current class schedule, class descriptions, and required or suggested prerequisites.