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Health Education Courses:
|HED204 - Introduction to Healthful Living|
Catalog Description: Emphasizes reasons and strategies for assuming responsibility for maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Focuses on lifestyle factors and their relationships to well-being, behaviors, and disease. Includes health and wellness, stress, drug, alcohol and tobacco use and abuse, nutrition and weight control, cardiovascular health, physical fitness, healthy relationships, sexuality, birth control, sexually transmitted diseases, safety education (identifying dangerous environments, preventing child abduction, fire and arson), communication skills for productive relationships (i.e., conflict resolution), identifying and reporting suspected child abuse and maltreatment, and Safe Schools Against Violence in Education Legislation Certification.
Lecture: 3 hrs.
Course Student Learning Outcomes (CSLOs):
Based upon course examinations, class discussions, presentations, activities, and written assignments, students will be able to:
1. Identify and define the 5 dimensions of wellness and describe the relationship of these dimensions to positive lifestyle management.
2. Demonstrate knowledge of the physiological adaptations the body makes when exposed to a stressor, health implications of stress, and methods and techniques to combat stress.
3. Complete a class project to demonstrate knowledge of the influence agriculture has on nutrition, healthy living, and the economy.
4. Demonstrate knowledge of cardiovascular disease and cancer, including types, origin, risk factors, treatments, and preventive strategies.
5. Earn New York State SAVE and Child Abuse Mandated Reporter certifications.
6. Demonstrate knowledge of Highway Safety, Traffic Regulations, and School Safety Patrols, including Bicycle Safety.
7. Identify drug use, misuse, and abuse, drug terminology including effects & side effects, tolerance, synergistic & antagonistic effects, addiction, physiological dependency, and withdrawal, as well as detoxification and intervention strategies.
8. Demonstrate knowledge about alcohol and tobacco, including their chemical make-up, effects, health implications, dependency, and rehabilitation or kicking the habit.
9. Demonstrate knowledge of infectious disease, including types of pathogens, disease transmission, immune response, sexually transmitted diseases, and prevention.
10. Demonstrate knowledge about birth control including the varying types, effectiveness, side effects, costs, and use.
11. Demonstrate knowledge of spousal abuse, parenting, and forming positive interpersonal relationships.
12. *Assess one's current levels of health and wellness and develop an improvement plan in the form of a personal wellness profile addressing 6 dimensions of wellness (social, emotional, spiritual, intellectual, physical, and occupational), explaining current status, desired status, methods to improve status, and sources of help available.
*This course objective has been identified as a student learning outcome that must be formally assessed as part of the College's Comprehensive Assessment Plan. All faculty teaching this course must collect the required data (see Assessing Student Learning Outcomes form) and submit the required analysis and documentation at the conclusion of the semester to the Office of Assessment and Special Projects.
1. Dimensions of Wellness, Promoting Healthy Choices and Lifestyles
2. Stress and Psychological Health
3. Nutrition, Healthy Eating and the Influence agriculture has on Nutrition, Healthy Living, and the Economy
4. Cardiovascular Fitness, Disease, and Cancer
5. NYSED SAVE and Child Abuse Mandated Reporter Training
6. Highway Safety, Traffic Regulations and School Safety Patrols-including Bike Safety
7. Alcohol, Tobacco and other drugs: Use, Misuse and Abuse
8. Fitness and Weight Management
9. Healthy Relationships and Abusive Relationships
10. Sexuality, Birth Control, Pregnancy and Childbirth
11. Infectious Diseases, Pathogen transmission, STD's, Prevention
12. Aging, Dying and Death
Effective Term: Spring 2010