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HED 130 - Foundations of Health and Wellness

3 Credits

This course focuses on social determinants and personal responsibility for health, including data-driven risk and protective factors and their relationship to individual and societal well-being, behaviors, economics, and disease, with application of a health behavior change plan utilizing evidence-based data and models. The course emphasizes research methodology in the social sciences, information literacy, and critical reasoning to address content areas spanning the dimensions of health, as well as health-related career options. This course satisfies part of the requirements for MCC Health and Wellness Coach Certification 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.

New SUNY General Education:
SUNY - Critical Thinking and Reasoning Competency
SUNY - Social Sciences

MCC General Education: MCC-HW - Health and Wellness (MHW), MCC-VE - Values and Ethics (MVE)

Course Learning Outcomes
1. Demonstrate a comprehensive knowledge of health behavior theories and models.
2. Implement a minimum of one health/wellness-related behavior change strategy based on evidence-based data via one theoretical model.
3. Demonstrate an in-depth understanding of the scientific method/the research process used in social sciences as it applies to health and behavior across diverse populations, including limitations such as perspective and bias.
4. Utilize critical thinking with evidence-based research to analyze risk and protective factor data within physical, intellectual, emotional, social, environmental, or spiritual domains, across diverse populations.
5. Examine the influence of the social determinants of health on primary, secondary, or tertiary levels of prevention.
6. Utilize models/theories to assess scenarios to determine the appropriate and legal course of action related to child abuse and neglect.
7. Effectively evaluate how data related to career options in health and social science fields applies to individual characteristics and preferences in developing a well-reasoned career choice.
8. Utilize models/theories to outline strategies for reducing the potential for violence in scenarios stemming from issues related to gender, race, class, ethnicity, sexual orientation, religion, or disability in American society.
9. Locate valid information related to health/social science that was created by reliable sources with ethical use and distribution.

Course Offered Fall, Spring

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Fall Semester 2023