Why Take This Course?
Most health classes focus on developing and maintaining a healthy body through proper rest, safety, nutrition, and exercise. Although we believe these are fundamental aspects of health, we believe that true health is a reflection of a healthy body, mind and spirit. Therefore, this class also focuses on healthy communication and relationship skills involving parents, friendships, dating and the proper use of technology. We discuss the power of taking personal responsibility, living in gratitude and developing and maintaining a positive mindset. This course arms students with the tools they need to live a healthy and empowered life.
|Unit 1||Unit 2||Unit 3||Unit 4|
|How can I balance physical, mental, and social health?||How can I balance physical, mental, and social health (continued)?||How can I live in greater safety?||How can I develop and cultivate healthier interpersonal relationships?|
|What is the difference between wellness and health?||What are the six essential nutrients and how can I ensure that I am getting these nutrients daily?||What effect does drug, alcohol, and tobacco abuse have on the individual, the family and the community?||How can I create and maintain healthy relationships?|
|How does our self concept influence our interactions with others?||How can the USDA "My Plate" enhance nutritional choices?||What are the effects of communicable and noncommunicable diseases on society and myself?||How can understanding vulnerability and shame help me build healthier relationships?|
|Why is emotional intelligence an important part of a person's overall health?||What physical and mental benefits are a byproduct of regular exercise?||How can I be safe while participating in an active lifestyle?||How can I manage inappropriate or harmful comments and advances from others? And how can I respond when those comments are directed at others?|
|What are different strategies you can use to minimize stress?||How can I achieve caloric balance?||Why is CPR so important and how can I use my knowledge to help others?||What are examples of positive and negative peer pressure and how should I respond?|
|What are different ways that a person's mental health can affect the individual, their family and society as a whole?||How can I be safe on the internet?||How can I have healthy and positive dating during my teen years?|
- Recommended Grade: 12th (Senior)
- Prerequisites: None
- Versions & Estimated Weekly Hours: 4
- Format: Self-paced
- Credits: 0.5