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Summer 2019

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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 successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

1. Identify and define the dimensions of wellness covered in class 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. 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. Prepare for 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. Demonstrate knowledge of and identify alcohol, tobacco and other drug use, misuse and abuse, drug terminology, including effects, side effects, tolerance, health implications, addiction, physiological dependency, withdrawal, detoxification, intervention, and "kicking the habit."
8. Demonstrate knowledge of infectious disease, including types of pathogens, disease transmission, immune response, sexually transmitted diseases, and prevention.
9. Demonstrate knowledge about birth control including the varying types, effectiveness, side effects, costs, and use.
10. Demonstrate knowledge of domestic violence and other forms of abuse, positive parenting, and forming positive interpersonal relationships.
11. Identify and define harassment, bullying and discrimination and explore strategies for effective prevention, intervention, and resolution to problems in educational or social settings.
12.Assess one's current levels of health and wellness and develop an improvement plan in the form of a personal wellness profile addressing dimensions of wellness (social, emotional, spiritual, intellectual, and physical), 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 Comprehensive Assessment Plan of the college. All faculty teaching this course must collect the required data and submit the required analysis and documentation at the conclusion of the semester to the Office of Institutional Research and Assessment.

Content Outline:
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
13. Bullying, Harassment, and Discrimination Training (DASA Training)

Effective Term: Fall 2014