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Health and Personal Wellness

 
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Health and Personal Wellness

Recommended Grade Level: 9 - 12

This comprehensive health course provides students with essential knowledge and decision-making skills for a healthy lifestyle. Students will analyze aspects of emotional, social, and physical health and how these realms of health influence each other. Students will apply principles of health and wellness to their own lives. In addition, they will study behavior change and set goals to work on throughout the semester. Other topics of study include substance abuse, safety and injury prevention, environmental health, and consumer health.

Credit: 0.5

Prerequisites:

None

Required Materials:

Technical Requirements

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Syllabus:

Unit 1: Health Choices

  • 1 What is Health?

In this section you will be learning about health and wellness. By the end of this section you should be able to do the following:

  • Interpret the World Health Organization’s definition of health
  • Contrast the leading causes of death between the 1900s and today
  • Examine the purpose and goals of Healthy People initiative
  • Explain the difference between controllable and non-controllable risk factors
  • Demonstrate what risk factors and health habits are and how they affect the individual
  • 2 Decision-Making Skills

In this section you will be learning about stages of change, decision making, and goal setting. By the end of this section you should be able to do the following:

  • Analyze the stages of change model and explain its importance
  • Apply the decision-making model to your life
  • Compose personal goals by using the action plan model 

Unit 2: Mental Health

  • 1 Mental Health & Emotional Health

In this section you will be learning about mental and emotional health. By the end of this section you should be able to do the following:

  • Distinguish between spiritual, emotional, and intellectual wellness
  • Analyze your own personality
  • Explain Maslow’s hierarchy of needs
  • Classify mental disorders 
  • 2 Coping Skills

In this section you will be learning about healthy ways to cope. By the end of this section you should be able to do the following:

  • Distinguish between healthy and unhealthy coping mechanisms
  • Explain when and how to seek help for mental problems
  • Analyze the Stages of Grief
  • 3 Stress & Time Management

In this section you will be learning about managing your time and your stress level. By the end of this section you should be able to do the following:

  • Classify stress, stressors, and the effects of stress as positive or negative
  • Summarize the physical, emotional, mental, and behavioral stress response
  • Select effective stress management techniques
  • Assess appropriate time management techniques

Unit 3: Social Health

  • 1 Healthy Relationships

In this section you will be learning about healthy relationships. By the end of this section you should be able to do the following:

  • Distinguish between a healthy and an unhealthy relationship
  • Demonstrate the characteristics of healthy relationships with friends and family
  • Summarize the importance of marriage and the responsibilities of parenthood
  • Explain what abuse is and how to prevent and avoid it
  • Master effective refusal skills
  • 2 Communication

In this section you will be learning about effective communication. By the end of this section you should be able to do the following:

  • Demonstrate effective communication by utilizing proper speaking skills, listening skills, and body language
  • Integrate correct conflict resolution techniques into one’s life
  • Illustrate how to validate others

Unit 4: Physical Health

  • 1 Physical Wellness

In this section you will be learning about physical activity. By the end of this section you should be able to do the following:

  • Describe the benefits of physical fitness
  • Differentiate between the various components of physical fitness
  • Illustrate the Physical Fitness Pyramid
  • Formulate an exercise prescription 
  • 2 Nutrition

In this section you will be learning about nutrition. By the end of this section you should be able to do the following:

  • Determine the elements of a proper diet
  • Classify food primarily as carbohydrates, proteins, or fats
  • Illustrate proper weight management techniques
  • Recognize the warning signs of a fad diet
  • Differentiate between types of eating disorders
  • Identify various elements of food labels
  • 3 Reproductive Health

In this section you will be learning about changes that take place during adolescence and reproductive health. By the end of this section you should be able to do the following:

  • Examine the changes that occur during adolescence
  • Determine how to practice abstinence
  • Identify the organs of the male and female reproductive systems
  • Summarize the miracle of life

Unit 5: Diseases & Drugs

  • 1 Disease Transmission & Prevention

In this section you will be learning about infectious disease. By the end of this section you should be able to do the following:

  • Distinguish between the causes of infectious diseases
  • Summarize the characteristics of common STDs
  • Identify how HIV is transmitted, treated, and prevented
  • 2 Drugs & Alcohol

In this section you will be learning about drugs and alcohol. By the end of this section you should be able to do the following:

  • Identify the harmful effects of substance abuse
  • Understand the negative consequences of tobacco use
  • Classify the types and effects of drugs
  • Explain the risks of e-cigarettes

Unit 6: Health & Safety

  • 1 Consumer & Environmental Wellness

In this section you will be learning about consumer and environmental health. By the end of this section you should be able to do the following:

  • Identify the warning signs of quackery
  • Assess whether health information is valid and from a credible source
  • Differentiate between different types of health insurance
  • Develop ways to help improve the quality of the air, land, and water
  • Identify a variety of advertising techniques
  • Summarize different concerns for internet safety
  • Consider whether or not an online relationship is healthy
  • Explain how to protect your privacy while online
  • 2 Safety & Injury Prevention

In this section you will be learning how to prevent injuries and what steps to take in case of an accident. By the end of this section you should be able to do the following:

  • Identify behaviors that can help prevent accidents
  • Implement safety precautions to avoid acts of violence
  • Understand how to respond in emergencies
  • Categorize different forms of bullying
  • Develop skills to prevent bullying and help those that are being bullied

Unit 7: Health Interventions

  • 1 Health Behavior Interventions

In this section you will be learning about behavior theories and health interventions. By the end of this section you should be able to do the following:

  • Learn ways to help change health habits
  • Summarize differing venues for health habit modifications
  • Discover ways to prevent relapse
  • Evaluate a health goal

 

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