Joe Balog - SUNY Brockport

Professor: Joe Balog
Department: Health Science
College: SUNY Brockport
Rating # 1
Overview:
  • Course: HLS602
  • Grade Received: A-
  • Overall Rating: 1.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: No
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: No
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
No knowledgable of course material. Talks down to his students. Poor communication skills with students. I am not sure to as why he is a professor. Would not recommend.
Rating # 2
Overview:
  • Course: PBH488
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 1.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: No
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
He spends more time going on random tangents than actually teaching. He acted like we already knew the material and everything was review, until about 1.5 months into the semester, then he was actually teaching us the material. Class is all about quizzes and attendance. Don't take a class this Balog if you need to boost your GPA.
Rating # 3
Overview:
  • Course: HLS488
  • Grade Received: A
  • Overall Rating: 2.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: No
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Dr. Balog is not a great professor - he likes to spend more time telling stories and reprimanding students than actually teaching the subject. His tone can be condescending and he doesn't create a very welcoming environment. I would not recommend him.
Rating # 4
Overview:
  • Course: HLS488
  • Grade Received: A
  • Overall Rating: 3.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
The material is EASY yet he makes it complicated by asking critical thinking/reading comprehension questions. It is very difficult to get an A in this class because he bases your grade solely off of 6 quizzes 20 pts each. He tests you on your ability to think and conceptualize problems rather than the actual material. If you need a 4.0 avoid him.
Rating # 5
Overview:
  • Course: HLS488
  • Grade Received: C
  • Overall Rating: 1.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
worst professor I have ever had. he doesn't care about anyone in his classes and expects you to teach the material yourself out of the textbook even though his material doesn't match the textbook exactly. do not recommend if you need this professor for this class.
Rating # 6
Overview:
  • Course: HLS488
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 3.5
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
This class is based solely on 7 quizzes (he drops the lowest one) and 10 participation points. He doesnt give extra credit at all so if you dont test well, find another prof to take this class with. The topics themselves in my opinion werent hard though. I think he does a pretty decent job at explaining what needs to be done. SPSS book isnt needed
Rating # 7
Overview:
  • Course: HL288
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 1.5
  • Course Difficulty: 5.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
He is not a great teacher in my view. He does not teaches the class just hand in paper or assigment without fully explaining it. I hate this class.
Rating # 8
Overview:
  • Course: BIOSTATS
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 1.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
He was awful. tells unfunny jokes, isn't clear about what he's teaching. Takes forever to get to the actual coursework and likes to go off talking about whatever he feels like. Doesn't offer any extra credit.
Rating # 9
Overview:
  • Course: HLS488
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 2.5
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
If you have to take this course take it with this guy. He doesn't have the greatest personality but I hardly put in any effort and got a better grade than a C. Don't challenge or question him though. Book use was minimal.
Rating # 10
Overview:
  • Course: HLS488
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 4.5
  • Course Difficulty: 1.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Good guy who likes to have fun in class. The material he expects you to know is not that much and he does a great job of conveying information to the class. If you do 2 hours a week of study time in the book outside of class you'll easily get an A.
Rating # 11
Overview:
  • Course: HLS488
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 2.5
  • Course Difficulty: 1.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Professor Balog is a really nice guy, he's super into the material and makes it interesting. The class is pretty easy. I'd recommend taking it with him.
Rating # 12
Overview:
  • Course: HLS600
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 1.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Reason I left Brockport. I transferred as a grad student and am now in a health program that I love, and understand. Philosophy made no sense to me and he couldn't be bothered to help out. Likes to debate in class, then shoots down all your ideas. isn't clear about criteria for papers, etc. he's all over the place.
Rating # 13
Overview:
  • Course: HLS488
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 4.5
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Great teacher. He made stats easy for me. As long as you pay attention go to class and participate you will get a good grade. quizzes are very easy as long as you know whats going on. I recommend stats with him
Rating # 14
Overview:
  • Course: HLS488
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 4.0
  • Course Difficulty: 1.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
good and easy class. made stats easy and comprehensible as well as using the spss program. really glad I took it with him. I passed and it wasn't too excruciating.
Rating # 15
Overview:
  • Course: HLSSTAT
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 4.0
  • Course Difficulty: 1.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
he mixes philosophy into his stats class because he was a philosophy major as well as a statistics major in college. speak up in class and just be generally nice to him and it will definitley work to your benefit throughout the class.
Rating # 16
Overview:
  • Course: HLSSTAT
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 1.0
  • Course Difficulty: 2.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Worst teacher ever!! Incredibly obnoxious and annoying.
Rating # 17
Overview:
  • Course: HLS602
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 1.5
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
This professor was the worst. He took the time to thoroughly embarrass me during one class so bad that the other students had to ask him to stop making fun of my ideas. He is the reason I left Brockport.
Rating # 18
Overview:
  • Course: HLS488
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 4.5
  • Course Difficulty: 1.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Great teacher. He tries to get to know his student which makes it more comfortable to be in his class. His quizzes are extremely easy if you just pay attention.
Rating # 19
Overview:
  • Course: HLS488
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 1.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
EASY! And he has a great personality, very helpful. There were only 7 quizzes and a small project. MUCH better than Psych Stats.
Rating # 20
Overview:
  • Course: HLS312
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 2.0
  • Course Difficulty: 5.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
nice
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