SRJC Course Outlines

3/4/2024 2:08:32 PMHLE 5 Course Outline as of Summer 2011

Changed Course

Discipline and Nbr:  HLE 5Title:  HEALTH AND WELLNESS  
Full Title:  Personal Health and Wellness
Last Reviewed:2/6/2023

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum3.00Lecture Scheduled3.0017.5 max.Lecture Scheduled52.50
Minimum3.00Lab Scheduled08 min.Lab Scheduled0
 Contact DHR0 Contact DHR0
 Contact Total3.00 Contact Total52.50
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  105.00Total Student Learning Hours: 157.50 

Title 5 Category:  AA Degree Applicable
Grading:  Grade or P/NP
Repeatability:  00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP
Also Listed As: 
Formerly:  HLE 50

Catalog Description:
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Examination of current health issues and application of health behavior theories to every day life situations and decisions. Topics such as fitness, diet, stress, substance abuse, sexuality, as well as environmental health are explored and discussed. Focus on  student evaluation of practices and attitudes that affect their health status throughout life. (Formerly: HLE 50)


Recommended Preparation:
Eligibility for ENGL 1A or equivalent

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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Examination of current health issues and application of health behavior theories to every day life situations and decisions. Topics such as fitness, diet, stress, substance abuse, sexuality, as well as environmental health are explored and discussed. Focus on  student evaluation of practices and attitudes that affect their health status throughout life. (Formerly: HLE 50)
(Grade or P/NP)

Recommended:Eligibility for ENGL 1A or equivalent
Limits on Enrollment:
Transfer Credit:CSU;UC.
Repeatability:00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP


Associate Degree:Effective:Inactive:
CSU GE:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 ELifelong Learning and Self DevelopmentFall 1981
IGETC:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
CSU Transfer:TransferableEffective:Fall 1981Inactive:
UC Transfer:TransferableEffective:Fall 2010Inactive:

Certificate/Major Applicable: Both Certificate and Major Applicable


Outcomes and Objectives:
At the conclusion of this course, the student should be able to:
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Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:
1.      Explain health behavior theories and their application to everyday life situations and decisions.
2.      Investigate the most significant contemporary determinants of optimal health.
3.      Describe various dimensions of health.
4.      Review aspects of mental health and its impact on overall wellness.
5.      Discuss the nature of stress, stress management, and diseases related to stress.
6.      Assess personal health status and influences of lifestyle on current and future well-being.
7.      Analyze the effects of use, abuse and addiction to medications, drugs, alcohol, and tobacco on health.
8.      Demonstrate knowledge of the prevention and treatment of chronic and infectious diseases.
9.      Demonstrate knowledge of the principles of nutrition and physical fitness and their relationship to safe and effective weight control.
10.      Describe effective methods of communication and the role communication plays in relationships.
11.      Relate concepts of human sexuality to, reproductive choices, aging , health and wellness.
12.      Evaluate the relationships between environmental concerns and the future health and well being of the individual and society.

Topics and Scope
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I.        Health and Wellness:
    A. The six dimensions of health
    B. Health disparities
     C. Health care decisions
    D. Behavior change theories and application
    E. Health Profile
II.      Emotional and Spiritual Health:
   A. Characteristics of emotionally healthy persons
   B. Emotional intelligence
   C. Understanding needs and feelings
   D. Clarifying values
   E. Coping mechanisms
   F. Self-esteem
   G. Dealing with anxiety, guilt, depression, shyness, loneliness,
       anger, and sleep problems
   H. Spiritual health
III.      Stress Management:
   A. The nature of stress and stressors
   B. Reacting to and coping with stress
   C. Stress and physical health
   D. Stress and psychological health
    E. Time management  
IV.        Mental Health:
   A. Mental disorders
   B. Depressive disorders
   C. Suicide
   D. Attention disorders
   E. Schizophrenia
   F. Anxiety disorders
   G. Seeking help
   H. Types of therapy
V.        Nutrition:
   A. Six essential nutrients
    B. Eating guidelines
   C. Planning for optimal nutrition
    D. Nutrition and the consumer
   E. Food Safety
VI.        Weight Management:
   A. Causes of obesity
   B. Body image
   C. Successful weight management techniques
   D. Undesirable weight control techniques
    E. Psychology of losing weight
    F. Eating disorders and unhealthy eating behaviors
VII.        Physical Fitness:
   A. Health benefits
   B. Principles of exercise
    C. Muscular fitness
   D. Cardio respiratory fitness
   E. Flexibility
   F. Body composition
    G. Evaluating fitness and nutrition programs and products
    H. Exercise precautions, risks, and injuries
    I. Risks of performance drugs and supplements
VIII.      Communication and Relationships:
    A. Verbal and non-verbal communication
   B. Gender differences
    C. Forming relationships
   D. Healthy relationships
    E. Living arrangements and families
   F. Dysfunctional relationships
IX.      Sexuality:
   A. Sexual development and gender identity
   B. Human sexual response, behavior, and diversity
   C. Male and female reproductive systems and health
   D. Sexual preferences
    E. Sexual dysfunction
   F. Atypical sexual behavior and therapy
   G. Responsibility, risks , and consequences
X.      Addiction:       
    A. Gambling
   B. Drugs and their effects
   C. Treating substance abuse and dependence
   D. Abuse of over the counter medication and prescription drugs
    E. Illicit drugs
XI.       Alcohol:
   A. Use and misuse
   B. Alcohol and the physical body
   C. Alcohol, gender and race
   D. Alcoholism treatments
   E. Impact on relationships
XII.      Tobacco:
   A. Use and health effects
   B. Why people start
   C. Ways of quitting
   D. Environmental smoke
XIII.      Preventing Major Disease:
   A. Risk factors and family history
    B. Cancer
    C. Diabetes
    D. Hypertension
    E. Cardiovascular disease
   F. Other major illnesses
XiV.      Infectious Diseases:
   A. Agents of infection
   B. Immune response
   C. Common infectious diseases
   D. Prevention and treatment
XV.      Sexually Transmitted Infections:
   A. Risk factors
   B. Common diseases and  infections
    C. Safe sex
XVI.       Traditional and Nontraditional Health Care:
   A. Personalizing your health care
   B. Medical rights
   C. Elective treatments
    D. Quality nontraditional health care
   E. Health care system
XVII.       Personal Safety:
   A. Unintentional injury
   B. Work and home safety
   C. Intimate partner and family violence
XVIII.      Environmental Health:
    A. Climate change
    B. Pollution
    C. Sustainability
    D. Water quality
     E. Indoor pollutants
     F. Chemical and electromagnetic risks
    G. Hearing health
XIX.        Aging:
     A. Challenges of age
     B. Preparation for medical crisis and the end of life
     C. Death and Dying
      D. Suicide
     E. Grief

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l.   Read an average of 50-100 pages per week.
2.  Individual and group presentations on health topics such as mental health, fitness, or nutrition.
3.  Personal health profile analysis and four to six surveys.    
4.  Written health behavior change contract, plan,  activity log, and two to three updates.
5.  Computer analysis of  nutritional status and  personal plan  for improvement of nutritional choices.
6.  One research report on a community or personal health issue.
7.  Two to three exams, including final exam.

Methods of Evaluation/Basis of Grade.
Writing: Assessment tools that demonstrate writing skill and/or require students to select, organize and explain ideas in writing.Writing
20 - 30%
One to two page written homework assignments, five to eight page research paper
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
10 - 20%
Personal health profile and surveys, computer analysis of nutritional status and personal improvement plan.
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
0 - 0%
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
40 - 60%
Two to three exams consisting of Multiple choice, True/false, Matching items, Completion, Short essay questions.
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
5 - 10%
Attendance and participation, oral presentations.

Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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 An Invitation to Health,  Dianne Hales. Cengage Learning  2011 (14th edition)

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