Graduate Curriculum Committee Course Proposal Form
for Courses Numbered 5000 and Higher
Note: Before completing this form, please carefully read the accompanying instructions.
HLTH 6007 2/13/07
1. Course prefix and number: 2. Date:
3. Requested action (check only one box):
x New Course
Revision of Active Course
Revision & Unbanking of a Banked Course
Renumbering of an Existing Course from
from # to #
4. Justification (assessment or accreditation based) for new course or course revision or
The Graduate Faculty in the Department of Health Education and Promotion, in response to
an assessment of the graduate curriculum, identified the need for a course dealing with
health productivity management issues in the MA in Health Education curriculum. This
course will be an elective and provide interested students with an overview of productivity
management initiatives in worksite settings.
5. Course description exactly as it should appear in the next catalog:
6007. Employee Health and Productivity (3) P: Admission to the MA in health education
and promotion or consent of instructor. Strategies for measuring the relationship between
employee health and productivity.
6. If this is a course revision, briefly describe the requested change:
7. Graduate catalog page number from current graduate catalog: 227
8. Course credit:
Lecture Hours 3 Weekly OR Per Term Credit Hours 3 s.h.
Lab Weekly OR Per Term Credit Hours s.h.
Studio Weekly OR Per Term Credit Hours s.h.
Practicum Weekly OR Per Term Credit Hours s.h.
Internship Weekly OR Per Term Credit Hours s.h.
Other (e.g., independent study) Please explain.
Total Credit Hours 3 s.h.
9. Anticipated annual student enrollment: 20
10. Affected degrees or academic programs:
11. Overlapping or duplication with affected units or programs:
x Not Applicable
Notification & response from affected units is attached
12. Approval by the Council for Teacher Education (required for courses affecting
teacher education programs):
x Not Applicable
Applicable and CTE has given their approval.
13. Statements of support:
x Current staff is adequate
Additional Staff is needed (describe needs in the box below):
x Current facilities are adequate
Additional Facilities are needed (describe needs in the box below):
x Initial library resources are adequate
Initial resources are needed (in the box below, give a brief
explanation and an estimate for the cost of acquisition of required
d. Computer resources
x Unit computer resources are adequate
Additional unit computer resources are needed (in the box below,
give a brief explanation and an estimate for the cost of acquisition):
x ITCS Resources are not needed
The following ITCS resources are needed (put a check beside each
Mainframe computer system
Computer lab for students
Approval from the Director of ITCS attached
14. Course information: see Instructions for Completing the Graduate Curriculum
Committee Course Proposal Form for more detail.
a. Textbook(s): author(s), name, publication date, publisher, and city/state/
Leutzinger, J. and Sullivan, S. (2004). The Platinum Book: Practical
Applications of the Health and Productivity Management Model.
Scottsdale, AZ: Institute for Health and Productivity Management.
b. Course objectives student – centered behavioral objectives for the
Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:
a) Describe the correlation between employee risk factor status and
b) Explain the health and productivity management model
c) Analyze common strategic foundations used to guide health and
productivity management programs
d) Describe how health and productivity management programs add
value to a company
e) Distinguish between quantitative productivity measurement vs.
qualitative productivity measurement
f) Evaluate the direct impact of selected health and productivity
management program on corporate performance indicators
c. A course topic outline
I. Foundations of Health and Productivity Management
a. Defining Health and Productivity Management
b. History of Health and Productivity Management
c. Health and Productivity Management Research Organizations
d. Components of the Health and Productivity Management Model
e. The Business Case for Managing Health and Productivity
f. Results from IBI’s Full-Cost Benchmarking Program
g. Partnership for Prevention: Why Invest?
II. Health and Productivity Management Applications at the Worksite
a. Health and Productivity Management in Manufacturing Worksites
b. Health and Productivity Management in Service Worksites
III. Assessment and Planning Tools and Techniques
a. Health and Productivity Assessment Options
b. Challenges of Productivity Measurement
c. Identifying Employees’ and Organizational Needs
d. Establishing Goals and Objectives
IV. Establishing and Evaluating an Integrated Health Data Management
a. IHDMS Components
b. Data Acquisition and Application
V. Implementing and Evaluating Health and Productivity Management
a. Securing Essential Resources
b. Personnel Assignments
c. Process Evaluation
d. Impact Evaluation
e. Outcome Evaluation
d. A list of course assignments and weighting of each assignment and the
grading/evaluation system for determining a grade.
Module Discussion/Application Questions (100 points): Each student will
complete 5 sets of module discussion/application questions (each set
worth 20 points).
Examination (200 Points): A practical application essay exam will be
administered upon completion of the course. The exam will cover the text,
assigned readings, and course lectures.
Project (200 points): In consultation with the instructor, each student will
select a corporation in which they will conduct an analysis on the
employee health impact on productivity within the worksite. Students will
be expected to prepare a written report detailing the results and provide
recommendations to the worksite on how to improve productivity through
worksite health promotion.
Total Points = 500
450-500 = A
400-449 = B
350-399 = C
Below 350 = F