This course explores the theories of behavior change most commonly used in nutrition and public health. Includes an examination of several individual-based, social-based, organization-based and eco-social theories, including the Health Belief Model, the Theory of Planned Behavior, the Trans-theoretical Model, Decision-Making, Social Support, Social Learning Theory, and Diffusion of Innovations. Knowledge of these theories will help inform the design of research and program interventions based on psycho-biological, social, cultural and organizational frameworks. The course emphasizes an understanding of core theory concepts and issues in measurement.
Theories of Behavioral Change and their Application in Nutrition and Public Health Interventions
This course is open only to students who are in the Online Graduate Certificate Program.
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