IND 201-A Nutrition and Health Behavior

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Course Details

  • Online
  • 8 Weeks | May 29 – July 20
  • 3 Credits | Cost: $1425.00
  • Online myHill Registration | April 9 – May 22
  • Online Payment is Due at Time of Registration

Course Description

This introductory course will explore the concepts of health behavior and general nutrition as it applies to helping individuals adopt healthy lifestyles. Theories of health behavior will be introduced to help explain how and why decisions are made regarding preventative health behaviors. We will discuss topics such as healthy diets, stress management, physical activity, eating disorders, mental health issues and tobacco and learn how to address these behaviors through current theories and research.

Additional Information

  • Faculty will contact all students after the May 22nd registration deadline with course instructions. Students should expect to dedicate approximately 17 hours of course related work per week.

Course Instructor

Jessica T. Greene

Health and Wellness Educator

Jessica Greene has been an adjunct faculty member since 2008. She graduated from URI with an dual degree in Dietetics and Human Development and Family Studies. From there she worked as a nutritionist for Women Infants and Children in Newport, RI for two years. She continued her education at Southern Connecticut State University, receiving a Masters of Public Health degree with a concentration in Community Health Education. She has been a Certified Health Education Specialist (C.H.E.S.) since 2006. Before coming to Stonehill, she worked at Texas A&M University in College Station Texas as a Health Educator. Jessica came to Stonehill College in 2007 as a Health and Wellness Educator. Over the years she has received valuable training's and certifications to help enhance the breadth and depth of knowledge in wellness areas. Jessica is a certified Q.P.R. Gatekeeper Training Instructor, a certified R.A.D. Self Defense Instructor, an active Bystander Intervention Training and One Love: Dating Violence Prevention facilitator. She has been trained in Brief Motivational Interviewing skills and BASICS for alcohol education and prevention and currently helps to implement the BASICS program in conjunction with other campus offices. She sits on various committees and meets regularly with students to discuss wellness related issues.