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HPE 438. Methods of 5-12 Health

Credits: 3
Department: Health and Physical Education
Description: Study and application of effective teaching and learning in the Health Education classroom.
Prerequisites: HPE 310, HPE 320, HPE 375, HPE 420
Corequisites: HPE 439
Semester Offered:
  • Fall
  • Spring
Grading Method: ABCDF
Additional Information: Majors Only

Student Learning Outcomes

1. Understands behaviors and factors that: Prevent or reduce the risk of HIV infection and AIDS, sexually transmitted diseases, and unintentional pregnancy.
2. Analysis and synthesize through application the concepts related to health promotion and disease prevention including: a) The need for and role of a philosophy of health, health education, and health promotion. b) Components of comprehensive school health programs and interrelationships among components. c) Behaviors that foster and those that hinder well-being.
3. Understands how to access valid health information and health-promoting products and services including: a) Using or developing appropriate data gathering instruments to include national, state, or district level morbidity, mortality, behavioral risk, and needs assessment data. b) Articulating research and public policy regarding health issues.
4. Analyze how to use interpersonal communication skills to enhance health including: a) Models and strategies for teaching communication skills for expressing needs, wants, and feelings; communicating, care, consideration, and respect of self and others; conflict resolution; and refusal skills. b) Strategies for facilitating dialogue related to controversial health issues.
5. Analyze and synthesize through application on how to use goal-setting and decision-making skills to enhance health including: a) Age appropriate decision-making and goal-setting models.
6. Analyze and synthesize through application the teaching of health that integrates understanding of health with the understanding of pedagogy, students, learning, classroom management, and professional development including: a) Educational principles relevant to the physical, social, emotional, moral, and cognitive development of preadolescents and adolescents. b) Research base for and the best practices of middle and high school education.

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