HED 130 - Foundations of Personal Health and Wellness
This course focuses on personal responsibility for health, including lifestyle factors and their relationship to well-being, behaviors, disease and the implementation of a health behavior change plan utilizing a behavior change model. Health content areas spanning the dimensions of health and wellness are addressed, as well as health-related career options. This course satisfies part of the requirements for MCC Health and Wellness Coach eligibility and also includes the opportunity for certification in Identification and Reporting of Suspected Child Abuse/Maltreatment, and Safe Schools Against Violence in Education Legislation. 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