Course Information

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Contact Information

Dr. Kathleen Phillips
1620 Lantz Building
600 Lincoln Ave.
Department of Health Studies
Charleston, IL 61920
(217) 581-6315

Portfolio Guidelines

General Directions:

  • Use the outline below to organize the Table of Contents for your Portfolio.
  • Put materials in a 3-ring binder with your name on a label on the cover.
  • Label dividers in the binder for each component of the outline, including each of the Seven Areas of Responsibilities in the Professional Competencies section. 
  • For the Professional Competencies, you must provide at least one sample for each of the Seven Areas of Responsibilities (See short list below). For a complete listing of the Professional Responsibilities, Competencies and Sub-competencies, click HERE
    • HST Syllabi for each major class will identify the assignments or activities that address a specific responsibility.
    • If you provide more than one sample under a Responsibility, label the sample according to the competency or sub-competency to which it corresponds.  These can be also be found on the syllabi
    • Example:
      • 1.3.2   - On-Line Worksheet “Depressants & Narcotics” HST xxxx Mental Health in Society
      • 4.2.2 – Evaluation Survey – HST xxxx Community Planning
  • You may use specific assignments or projects for more than one section of your Portfolio. If appropriate, make a copy of it for the other section. If not, insert an explanation of the activity and where it can be found in the Portfolio.
  • You should include evaluated or graded documents.  If you re-write or revise an assignment, be sure to include the original document with instructor comments.

Portfolio Outline:

  • Table of Contents (TOC)
    • Be as detailed as possible.
    • Avoid using page numbers since you will be adding to your Portfolio as you progress in the program and the profession.
    • Use titles of assignments or documents instead. Use the SAMPLE Table of Contents below to set up your TOC.
  • Documentation
    • Provide some for form of “evidence” for everything you list in your Table of Contents.
    • ALWAYS provide a brief description of the activity you are documenting.
    • This can be the assignment description found on the syllabus or a description your own words.
      See “Documentation” EXAMPLE below.
  • Contents
    • Department Approval Form – complete form and put inside front pocket of 3-ring binder
    • Internship Resume
    • Philosophy of Health -Use philosophy paper from in HST 2270, 3400 or HST 3700
    • Professional Competencies
      • List the assignments in the Table of Contents
      • Provide at least one form of documentation for each of the 7 Responsibilities.
      • Documentation can include but is not limited to:
        • Specific course work (assignments, activities, projects) from HST courses.
        • Always include a description of the activity or project. This can usually be found on the instructor syllabi or hand outs
        • Suggested projects and assignments are identified on individual HST course syllabi and labeled according to the Responsibilities and Competencies they meet.
    • Communication Skills
      • Evidence of BOTH written and communication skills. Must include samples of both.
      • Documentation can include but is not limited to:
        • an evaluation (rubric or grade sheet) of an oral presentation done in class
        • evaluations/comments of talks or presentations given to student groups
        • a paper written for class
        • a letter/statement from a professional commenting on communication skills either written or oral
        • a videotape or podcast of a presentation given
    • Professional Involvement
      • Participation and/or involvement in professionally related activities and professional organizations (either at EIU or other places) such as:
        • Student membership in a professional organization and/or honorary.
        • Examples include but are not limited to organizations such as:
          • Eta Sigma Gamma
          • Phi Epsilon Kappa
          • Kappa Delta Pi
          • Illinois School Health Association
          • American School Health Association
          • Illinois Society for Public Health Educators
          • Society for Public Health Educators
          • Illinois Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, & Dance,
          • American Association for Health Education
        • Attendance conferences, workshops, seminars, webinars
        • Presentations related to the health field to various groups
      • Student participation in health-related events or activities sponsored by organizations such as honoraries, fraternities, sororities, athletics, faith-based groups or other EIU recognized student organizations.
      • Involvement in service or volunteer activities/projects related to the health-field.
      • Involvement in health, safety or first aid issues as a result of a job
      • Working with a faculty member on a project
      • Documentation of professional involvement can include but is not limited to:
        • Membership verification in professional organizations (i.e. Eta Sigma Gamma, Illinois School Health Association, etc)
        • Programs, registrations, agenda minutes or notifications of meetings/conferences/seminars attended
        • Presentations given to groups
        • Faculty/peer/participant evaluations of activities/presentations
        • Reproduction of a group project/activity
        • Statement indicating role as a chair/officer in an organization/committee
        • Written commentaries acknowledging involvement in groups
        • Letters or emails of appreciation documenting service to an organization
    • Related Experiences
      • Any special certifications (First Aid, CPR…), skills (computer), awards, scholarships, recognitions (Honor Roll), etc. can go in this section.

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SAMPLE Table of Contents

 

  1. Department Approval Form                                                              Front Pocket
  2. Resume                                                                                            Section 1
  3. Philosophy                                                                                        Section 2
    Philosophy of Health – HST xxxx
  4. Professional Competencies                                                                Section 3
    1. Responsibility 1                                                        
      1. Consensus Paper (2.2) HST xxxx
      2. Article Review “Health” (3.1) HST xxxx
    2. Responsibility 2                                 
      1.  Request for Proposal (4.1; 4.2) HST xxxx
    3. Responsibility 3
      1. Community Diagnosis (3.1; 3.2; 3.3)   HST xxxx
    4. Responsibility 4
      1. Evaluation of School Health Program (4.1; 4.1) HST xxxx
    5. Responsibility 5
      1. Agency Resource Contract (4.1; 4.3) HST xxxx
    6. Responsibility 6
      1. Behavioral Change Analysis (1.1; 1.2) HST xxxx
    7. Responsibility 7
      1.  Critical Thinking Assignment (1.1) HST xxxx
  5. Communication Skills                                                                        Section 4
    1. Professional Organization Presentation
    2. Review of the Literature
  6. Professional Involvement                                                                   Section 5
    1. Eta Sigma Gamma Candidate
    2. Kick Butts Campaign Participant
    3. Attended the AAHE national conference
    4. Presented a poster session at the IAHPERD State conference
    5. Member of AAHE4Me - health education student web site sponsored by the
      American Association for Health Education (AAHE)         
  1. Related Experiences                                                                          Section 6
    1. Dean’s List     
    2. HST Scholarship Recipient – Student Achievement Award

 

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SAMPLE DOCUMENTATION FOR ACTIVITIES OR ASSIGNMENTS INCLUDED FOR EACH RESPONSIBILITY AND FOR COMMUNICATION SKILLS
Responsibility 6
Title: RESOURCES – Agencies and Prevention Models Assignment (1.2; 1.3; 1.4; 1.5)
HST 4800

  • Objectives:
    • explore, in detail, specific drug-related agencies and prevention models
    • practice the skill of summarizing, organizing, and presenting relevant information in a concise, effective manner
    • stay updated on news and concerns about drug related issues
  •  Overview:
    • Each class member will select a particular agency or prevention model from the Resource list provided, explore the model or agency, create a Fact Sheet, and prepare and deliver a brief in-class presentation

Include a copy of the actual assignments or final product with a grade or rubric

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Seven Areas of Responsibility
Area I: Assess Needs, Assets and Capacity for Health Education 
Area 2: Plan Health Education 
Area 3: Implement Health Education 
Area 4: Conduct Evaluation and Research Related to Health Education 
Area 5: Administer and Manage Health Education 
Area 6: Serve as a Health Education Resource Person 
Area 7: Communicate and Advocate for Health and Health Education