At the conclusion of this course, the student should be able to:
1. Describe the six dimensions of wellness (physical, emotional intellectual, social, spiritual, and environmental) and their interrelationship.
2. Distinguish the difference between personal health and public health.
3, Apply the dietary recommendations to diet planning throughout the lifecycle and in the promotion of fitness/physical activity, weight management, and disease prevention.
4. Identify fitness principles and exercise program components to improve cardiorespiratory.
5. Describe the role of stress and mental health in health promotion and disease prevention.
6. Recognize the stimulus leading to violence and be able to minimize its occurrence.
7. Describe the role of substance use and abuse in our society and its impact on the individual, the community, the economy, and the social structure.
8. Analyze personal and family health as it relates to human sexuality, relationships, sexual orientation, and parenthood.
9. Identify and discuss specific preventative measures to reduce the risk of various diseases and infections, unintended pregnancies, violence, and addiction.
10. Examine the physiological, emotional, psychological, and sexual aspects of aging.
11. Describe the inter-relationship between human beings and their environment.
12. Identify common practices and attitudes that contribute to accidents on a personal and community level and strategies that would reduce their occurrence.
13. Analyze the health care delivery system, including inequities and discrepancies
14. Interpret and evaluate health and medical information from general and subject specific library and web sources.
15. Communicate orally and in writing in the scientific language of the discipline.
16. Analyze personal lifestyle from a wellness perspective. In response, areas of personal behavior change will be identified and ideally, health-enhancing behaviors adopted.
I. Dimensions of Health and Wellness
A. Dimensions of wellness
B. Health disparities
C. Influences of personal behaviors, environment, family history, and access to health care
D. Evidence-based behavior change strategies and motivation
E. Health and medical information from general and subject-specific libraries and web sources
F. Determining credibility of health and wellness sources
G. Personal and public health distinction
II. Stress Management
A. Definition and causes of stress
B. Physical, cognitive, and psychological responses to stressors
C. Men, women, and stress
D. Stress management and coping strategies and techniques
III. Psychological and Mental Health
A. Positive psychology
B. Healthy self-esteem
C. Defense mechanisms
D. Psychological disorders
E. Treatment and models of therapeutic change
F. Getting help
A. Sleep biology and changes across the lifespan
B. Relationship to health and good sleep habits
C. Sleep disorders
V. Intimate Relationships and Communication
A. Developing interpersonal relationships
B. Effective communication
C. Pairing, singlehood, marriage, and family life
VI. Sexuality, Pregnancy, and Childbirth
A. Sexual anatomy
B. Gender roles, sexual orientation, and sexual behavior
C. Fertility and infertility
D. Pregnancy, fetal development, and prenatal care
E. Complications of pregnancy
VII. Contraception and Abortion
A. How contraceptives work
B. Short-acting and long-acting reversible contraception
C. Emergency contraception
D. Permanent contraception
E. Abortion history, laws, methods, and statistics
F. Abortion legal restrictions and public debate
VIII. Drug Use and Addiction
B. Risks associated with use and misuse
C. Physical, Psychological, and Cognitive factors on the body
D. Types of psychoactive drugs
E. Preventing drug related problems
IX. Alcohol and Tobacco
A. Alcohol content in beverages, metabolism, absorption, and excretion
B. Alcohol intake levels and blood alcohol concentration
C. Alcohol immediate and long-term effects
D. Why people use tobacco
E. Health hazards of tobacco use
G. Regulation and smoking cessation strategies and options
A. Components of a healthy diet
B. Nutritional guidelines and planning
C. Food labels
D. Dietary supplements
E. Organic foods
F. Additives and food biotechnology
G. Food allergies and intolerances
H. Food safety and foodborne illnesses
B. Components of physical fitness and an active lifestyle
C. Exercise program design
D. Getting started and staying on track
XII. Weight Management
A. Evaluating body composition and impact on wellness
B. Factors contributing to excess body fat
C. Healthy lifestyle changes for successful weight management
D. Approaches to weight loss
E. Body image and eating disorders
XIII. Cardiovascular Health and Cancer
A. Major forms of cardiovascular disease
B. Risk factors and prevention for cardiovascular disease
C. Cancer facts and causes
D. Preventing, detecting, diagnosing, and treating cancer
E. Common types of cancer
XIV. Immunity and Infection
A. Our body's defense system
B. Spread of disease
C. Pathogens, diseases, and treatments
D. Immune system
E. Major STIs, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention
XV. Environmental Health
A. Environmental impacts of energy use and production
B. Air, water, chemical, radiation, noise, and solid waste pollution
C. Climate change
D. Environmental hazards and safety
XVI. Conventional and Complementary Medicine
A. Self-care and professional care
B. Conventional medical care
C. Integrative medicine
D. Health care delivery system
E. Health inequities and disparities
F. Personal versus public health
XVII. Personal Safety
C. Intentional and unintentional injuries
D. Emergency care
A. Social, physical, and psychological changes
B. Issues and challenges facing older adults
C. Healthy strategies