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HLTH-101 - The Science & Theory of HealthAnd Wellness
Science and Theory of Health and Wellness is the study of essential health practices as recommended by current public health and preventive medicine guidelines. In the pursuit of a wellness lifestyle, this course investigates the latest scientific findings relevant to chronic disease prevention, self-responsibility and personal development. Topics include wellness, stress management, mental health, nutrition, physical fitness, weight management, substance abuse and addiction, human sexuality, heart disease, cancer and the behavior change process. Prerequisite: eligibility for ENGL-101. Three hours lecture each week. Three credits. Three billable hours. GENERAL EDUCATION
Academic Level:
Health, Gen Ed Institution Requirement, General Education Elective
Please see course description for all prerequisites.
Course Objectives: 1. Explain the wellness dimensions. (GE1, PG3) 2. Express determinants of positive physical and mental health. (GE1, GE7, PG3) 3. Interpret wellness assessment data to develop goals and strategies. (GE3, GE7, PG1, PG2, PG5) 4. Assess nutritional behaviors and patterns.(GE7, PG2, PG5) 5. Evaluate methods of contraception including their efficacy rates, usage and risks. (GE3, GE7, PG3) 6. Examine the consequences of sexually transmitted infections and diseases. (GE3, GE7, PG1) 7. Investigate behaviors for management of chronic disease. (GE3, GE7, PG1, PG3, PG5) 8. Assess the implications of substance use, abuse, misuse and addiction. (GE3, GE7, PG2, PG3) 9. Write a research-based paper on a health-related topic following APA documentation style. (GE1, GE3, GE4, GE5, GE7, PG4) 10. Evaluate a wellness event and its impact on personal health. (GE1, GE7, PG3, PG5)ess topic. (GE2,4)
The Science & Theory of HealthAnd Wellness
Course: HLTH-101 - The Science & Theory of HealthAnd Wellness