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HPE 320. Drugs and Mental Health

Credits: 3
Department: Health and Physical Education
Description: Use, abuse and misuse of mood modifying substances, drug history, regulations, classifications, effects, treatment, and prevention strategies. Mental health issues, methods to better personal health behaviors. Complies with requirements of M.S.A. 126.05.3
Semester Offered: Spring
Grading Method: ABCDF

Student Learning Outcomes

1. Understand behaviors and factors that prevent or reduce the risk of tobacco use or alcohol and other drug abuse.
2. The student will understands health-enhancing behaviors that reduce health risks including: a) Analyzing the short-term and long-term consequences of positive and negative health choices. b) Appraising the importance of individual responsibility for health.
3. Understand strategies to reduce and prevent stress-related health problems.
4. Understand the effects of advertising, media, technology, and social norms on health behaviors.
5. Understand 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.

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