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Health is designed to study and explore various topics associated with the health and welfare of the students and others around them. The course introduces and discusses positive and negative aspects of hygiene, stress, fitness, drugs, alcohol, tobacco, nutrition, disease and first aid through lecture and class discussion. 
The varied offerings of the department are grouped within these categories:
• Personal Health and Wellness
• Fitness/Cardiovascular Activities
• Health Education Courses
• Disease (mental and physical)
• Relationships
• Alcohol and Drugs
• CPR and First Aid

Program Student Learning Outcomes

1. Articulate their individual health and wellness.
2. Recognize the potential for improving one’s health and wellness. 
3. Describe the role of wellness in their own lives and be able to develop an individual plan towards improving their health
4. Demonstrate knowledge of negative influences that exist and could impact their health
5. Recognize how health and wellness impact others

Freshman and Sophomore Core Curriculum

Chapter Topics (2014 Edition)
1 & 14 Making Healthy Decisions & Personal Care
2 Personality, Self-Esteem, & Emotions
3 Managing Stress
4 Mental Disorders & Suicide
5 Family Relationships
7 Preventing Violence
8 Food & Nutrition
9 Making Healthy Food Choices
13 Excercise & Lifelong Fitness
15,16, & 17 Alcohol, Tobacco, & Preventing Drug Abuse
21 & 23 Infectious Disease, Chronic Disease, & Disabilities

Preventing Injuries First Aid Appendix

CPR & First Aid Training

  1. First Aid Basics
  2. Medical Emergencies
  3. Injury Emergencies
  4. Enviromental Emergencies


Optional Course Cirriculum

Chapter Topics (2014 Edition)
6 Building Healthy Relationships
11 Movement & Coordination
12 Cardiovascular & Respiratory Health
20 Adolescence and Adulthood
24 & 25 Safeguarding the Public, a Healthy Community & Enviroment
Erin Power

Erin Power

Department Chair

ext. 145


Physical Education and Health Departments