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Summer 2022

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HED204 - Introduction to Healthful Living

Credits: 3

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 Learning Outcomes (CLOs):
Upon the successful completion of this course, a student will be able to:
1. Identify key terms related to stress management.
2. Identify infectious and chronic diseases which may include: communicable and non-communicable, types, origin, risk factors, treatments or preventive strategies.
3. Identify key terms related to addiction and dependency which may include: substance use, misuse and abuse, effects, side effects, tolerance, health implications, physiological dependency and addiction, withdrawal, detoxification, intervention or "kicking the habit."
4. Describe the different the aspects of relationships which may include: forming and maintaining positive interpersonal relationships, positive parenting and recognition of negative relationships, including domestic violence or other forms of abuse.
5. Assess one's current levels of health and wellness.
6. Develop an improvement plan in the form of a personal wellness profile addressing dimensions of wellness.

Effective Term: Fall 2019