Course Descriptions

HED 130 - Foundations of Personal Health and Wellness

3 Credits

This course focuses on your personal responsibility for your health, including lifestyle factors and their relationships to well-being, behaviors, and disease. Health content areas defined by New York State Education Department are explored. Topics include nutrition, personal and community health, communication skills for productive relationships, identifying and reporting suspected child abuse/maltreatment, and Safe Schools Against Violence in Education Legislation Certification. Three class hours.

Course Learning Outcomes
1. Describe common behavior change theories.
2. Implement one health/wellness related behavior change strategy based on one theoretical model.
3. Identify among the physical, intellectual, emotional, social, environmental, and spiritual domains some of the behaviors that optimize health.
4. Identify risk factors that influence health throughout the lifespan.
5. Differentiate between primary, secondary, and tertiary forms of prevention.
6. Evaluate lifestyle choices as they relate to health and personal responsibility.
7. Describe laws for reporting child abuse and neglect including the role of a mandated reporter.
8. Find reliable sources of health information.
9. Explain how appreciation of diversity reduces the potential for violence.

Course Offered Fall and Spring

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Intersession 2017
Spring Semester 2017