HLTH103 Life and Health
Department of Kinesiology and Sport Studies: Health
- I. Course Number and Title
- HLTH103 Life and Health
- II. Number of Credits
- 3 credits
- III. Number of Instructional Minutes
- IV. Prerequisites
- V. Other Pertinent Information
- This course meets the General Education requirement for Critical Thinking.
- VI. Catalog Course Description
- This course is an introduction to perplexing personal and social health problems in contemporary society, providing opinions, data, and facts that help the student investigate these problems. A synthesis of knowledge is presented from a variety of disciplines, such as medicine, psychology, physiology, sociology, sexology, and child development.
- VII. Required Course Content and Direction
Course Learning Goals
- analyze and interpret current literature on health guidelines and disease to connect ones' own lifestyle behaviors to disease prevention and treatment [Critical Thinking];
- identify personal health guidelines, based on scientifically valid data;
- demonstrate understanding that his or her health is affected by physical, mental, social, and spiritual interactions and variables;
- identify physiological, psychologicall, and epidemiological variables related to chronic diseases, transmitted diseases, diseases of addiction, and mental illnesses;
- demonstrate an understanding of humans' impact on the environment and identify ways to protect it for future generations; and
- employ stress management techniques into everyday situations.
Planned Sequence of Topics and/or Learning Activities
- Taking Charge of Your Health
- Stress: The Constant Challenge
- Mental Health
- Substance Use and Abuse: Making Responsible Decisions
- Psychoactive Drugs
- Nutrition Facts and Fallacies
- Weight Control
- Exercise for Health, Fitness, and Performance
- Cardiovascular Health
- Sexually Transmitted Diseases
- Sexual Behavior and Intimate Relationships
- Immunity and Infection
- Dying and Death
Assessment Methods for Course Learning GoalsStudents will be assessed through exams, assignments, papers and/or group projects.
Reference, Resource, or Learning Materials to be used by Student:Department-selected textbook or handouts provided. Details provided in the course syllabus created and distributed by the instructor of the course section to each student on enrollment and class attendance.
Review/Approval Date - 12/03; Core Goals/Objectives added 6/04; New Core 8/2015