Course Abstract Details

HLTH-101, The Science and Theory of Health and Wellness

Credits: 3

This is a General Education Course

Course Description

HLTH-101, Science and Theory of Health and Wellness, is the study of essential health practices as they relate to current concepts of preventive medicine. In the pursuit of a wellness lifestyle, this course investigates the latest scientific findings germane to the major diseases and causes of premature death in the U.S. The importance of self-responsibility and personal development within a wellness lifestyle is a major focus. Emphasis on wellness, stress management, mental health, nutrition, physical fitness, substance abuse, human sexuality, heart disease, cancer and complementary medicine will hopefully motivate the student to take the initiative to enhance her or his quality of life. Prerequisite: exemption/completion READ-099. Three hours lecture each week. Three credits. Three billable hours.GENERAL EDUCATION

Course Objectives and Grading Information

MAJOR COURSE OBJECTIVES:  Upon completion of this course, you will: 

1. Identify terminology and apply concepts as they relate to a wellness lifestyles, stress management, mental health, death, and dying. (PG1,GE2,7, Ex 1) 

2. Identify terminology and apply concepts as they relate to achieving optimal nutrition and physical fitness. (PG1,GE2,7, Ex 2) 

3. Identify terminology and apply concepts as they relate to healthy relationships, sexual anatomy and behavior, contraception, and sexually transmitted infections. (PG1,GE2,7, Ex 3) 

4. Identify terminology and apply concepts as they relate to the prevention of chronic illnesses associated with alcohol, drugs, and tobacco use. (PG1, GE2,7, Ex 4) 

5. Identify terminology and apply concepts as they relate to the prevention and treatment of cardiovascular disease and cancer. (PG1, GE2,7, Ex 5) 

6. Collect and interpret personal wellness data to formulate effective goals and strategies. (PG1,GE1,2,3,7, Health Assessments, Behavior Change Contract) 

7. Participate in and critique two wellness activities that connect you to a larger college wide or community environment. (PG2, GE1,6,7, Campus Event Report ) 

8. Conduct research on a specific wellness topic. (PG1,4,GE1,2,4, Annotated Bib) 

9. Communicate research findings on a specific wellness topic using visual media. (PG4,GE1,2,4, Oral Report) 

10. Identify health behaviors, discuss their impact and make specific recommendations for improving personal wellness. (PG5,GE1,2, Health Behavior Analysis)    

Learning Goals

The abbreviations in parentheses represent Learning Goals which have been identified for this course and program of study:

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