Health is a complex and dynamic subject. It is almost impossible to stay abreast of current research and topics, even in the digital age, where medical and health information can come from both reliable and unreliable sources. As educators, it is our responsibility to provide our students with the most current and reliable health information available and to teach skills that will help students determine which information is fact and which is fiction. This course offers the latest thinking on a variety of contemporary health issues, from promoting healthy behavior change to nutritional health to the medical effects of exercise. Other topics include stress and mental health, weight management, drugs and health, sexuality and relationships, preventing and fighting disease, and contemporary health hazards.
a. Become familiar with up-to-date information by presenting current topics of information based on scientific evidence.
b. Become familiar with healthy behavior change.
c. Become familiar with how stress affects physical and mental health.
d. Recognize contemporary health issues.
e. Understand information regarding prevention of disease.
f. Understand issues relating to the healthcare system and consumer health.
g. Understand the special challenges of obesity and weight loss.
a. Promoting healthy behavior change
b. Stress and mental health
c. Nutritional health
d. Exercise and weight management
e. Drugs and health
f. Sexuality and relationships
g. Preventing and fighting disease
h. Health care and the health care system
i. Consumer health
j. Contemporary health hazards
This course is applicable towards the following certificate(s):
*Health and Human Development
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