Course Descriptions

HED 110 - Disease Prevention and Healthy Lifestyles

2 Credits

This course is designed to identify factors that contribute to the most common lifestyle diseases (cardiovascular disease, cancer, stroke, diabetes, chronic lung diseases, osteoporosis, anxiety and depression), and common infectious diseases (influenza, STI and HIV). Health promotion and disease prevention measures will be discussed with focus on nutrition, physical activity, emotional wellness, stress management, personal choices and behavior. Two class hours.

Course Learning Outcomes
1. Describe dimensions of health and concepts of wellness.
2. Identify the major physical and psychological health concerns of our nation.
3. Describe how personal decisions and behaviors affect health and impact the most common lifestyle diseases.
4. Identify basic principles of nutrition and ways to obtain/maintain a healthy body composition.
5. Describe and discuss the health related components of physical fitness and techniques for developing a personal exercise program.
6. Discuss the stress response, ways the body responds to stress, and how stressful life events can affect health and contribute to disease.
7. Identify healthy ways to cope with stress.
8. List factors related to and consequences of alcohol, tobacco, and other substances of abuse.
9. Describe the short and long term effects of alcohol, tobacco and other substances of abuse.
10. Describe the benefits and process of stopping tobacco, alcohol and other substances of abuse.

Course Offered Fall and Spring

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Fall Semester 2016