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Principles of Health

Emphasis on health science as it pertains to personal and community living.



Pedagogical Approach

Lecture/PowerPoint/Videos/Overhead Presentations
Discussion (small groups- entire class)
Collaborative learning experiences
Role Playing and problem-solving
Internet-based activities

Learning Outcomes

1. Examine the concept of shaping general health.
2. Become aware of stress, nutrition, diet and lifestyle.
3. Become aware of disease prevention, such as cardiovascular, cancer, and
infectious diseases.
4. Become aware of drug abuse prevention, addiction and the decision making process.
5. Discuss structure and function of the reproductive system.
6. Becoming informed health-care consumers and protecting safety.



Formative and Summative assessment

Weekly activities

Class discussions

Other Information


Students will be able to:
1. Demonstrate a knowledge of your health by:
a. Describing the multiple dimensions of health and wellness
b. Recognize how the delivery of health care influences the definition of health.
c. Identify the developmental tasks of adulthood and assess your current or past level of progress in mastering them.
d. Identify the characteristics of psychological healthy people.
e. Explain Maslow’s hierarchy of needs and how it can apply to your daily activities.
2. Demonstrate a knowledge of stress and how it affects our life by:
a. Defining stress, stressors, the stress response, and chronic stress
b. Identify the flight or fight syndrome and the physical responses to stress.
c. Recognized the five major categories of stress that college students encounter.
d. Identify the physical, social, and environmental aspects of stress management.
3. Demonstrate a knowledge of physical fitness and nutrition by:
a. Recognizing the definitions associated with improving physical fitness.
b. Identifying the principals associated with improving fitness.
c. Recognizing terms and factors associated with weight management.
d. Identifying nutritional requirements and components of a healthy diet.
4. Demonstrate a knowledge of substance use and abuse by:
a. Identifying the different categories of drugs ad their influence on
human behavior.


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