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HPE 298. Contemporary Health and Wellness Issues

Credits: 3
Department: Health and Physical Education
Description: Health promotion, communicable and non communicable diseases, personal and cultural health habits, consumerism, safety, environmental health, goals and decision making skills and techniques.
Semester Offered:
  • Fall
  • Spring
Grading Method: ABCDF

Student Learning Outcomes

1. Identify behaviors and factors that prevent or reduce the risk of accidents, sudden illness, and violent injuries
2. Explain the concepts related to health promotion and disease prevention including: a. behaviors that foster and those that hinder well-being b. physical, social, emotional, and intellectual factors that influence health
3. Explain the concepts of primary, secondary, and tertiary prevention
4. Explain how to access valid health information and health-promoting products and services including: a. selecting and evaluating the validity of sources of health education information b. identifying and accessing appropriate and cost-effective school and community health services c. identifying access valid health information and health-promoting products and services about communicable and non-communicable diseases d. identifying and evaluating appropriate lifestyle assessments and health-risk appraisals
5. Identify health-enhancing behaviors that reduce health risks including: a. the short-term and long-term consequences of positive and negative health choices b. the relationship between and among the major health determinants of genetics, environments, health care, and personal behavior c. the importance of individual responsibility for health d. the importance of individual responsibility for health e. strategies to reduce and prevent stress-related health problems
6. Explain the effects of advertising, media, technology, and social norms on health behaviors.
7. Explain how to use goal-setting and decision-making skills to enhance health including: a. age appropriate decision-making and goal-setting models b. applying decision-making and goal-setting processes to personal health choices c. applying decision-making and goal-setting processes to personal health choices as related to disease prevention
8. Apply of basic concepts, issues, and terminology of personal and community health.
9. Critically evaluate major sources of health sources of health information based on the accuracy, quality, and reliability of health data.
10. Compare and contrast the health related activities of several of governmental, private, and voluntary agencies, and assess heath care availability, cost, and delivery in this country.






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