This purpose of this course is to introduce the student to the different disciplines of Health Education and to obtain an understanding of the various health principles influencing society today. The class will consist of lectures, class discussions, videos, overhead transparencies, stations, current event articles, worksheets and various small group work.
I have attempted to design portions of this course to prepare students for the various pressures and trends that may be presented to them at the teenager and high school level.
Each student must complete the course requirements to obtain a passing grade.
1. Notebook: 50 points each quarter.
MANDATORY to have!!!
A neat, well developed and organized 1” binder is necessary. Include dated lecture notes and all handouts. It is recommended to use dividers in your 3-ring binder for easy access to sections. We use many handouts and worksheets in this class!!
2. Homework/Preparation: 20-60 points each.
Homework is handed in on time and neat. Homework will be given occasionally and normally should take only 10-15 minutes each night. Readings
should be done before the topic is discussed in class to insure active participation and better understanding of class discussions. Some newspaper/magazine articles will be done for class and consist of one detailed paragraph describing a health related topic.
A weekly log book will be required for this course. “The Log Book” or “Journal”
will consist of a one subject spiral notebook that you will discuss 1 full page
of any of your personal health concepts(physical, mental, emotional and social health) and/or themes or subjects from class this past week and relate it to how it affects your overall health and wellness. Incorporate your health triangle at the end of each writing on the last 7 lines or spaces. A “reference” handout will be distributed to assist in your journal entries. This is an important and large part of your health grade that is due the day you return from the weekend.
3. Quizzes: 10-25 points.
Quizzes may be given at any time, so be up to date on all assignments and readings. This is to insure that students are up to date on readings and class work.
4. Tests: 30-100 points
Student must be present the day of the test or a pre-arrangement must be made.
5. Final Exam: 100 points
There will be an accumulative multiple choice and essay exam at the end of the semester.
6. Attendance: 2 points for each class.
Each student is expected to be at every class, if a class is missed it is the responsibility of that student to obtain the work from a fellow student or see me personally. Please see me following your return from an absence so I may be able to inform you of topics covered during your absence and to regain the 2 points that you missed during your absence. Students are expected to be to class on time and prepared for the learning process.
7. Behavior/Class Participation: Deduct points from class participation points.
A positive, productive attitude and effort by each student to add to class discussion is necessary. It is expected that students will allow the learning process to take place for all students. Those not permitting this process to take place will be discussed with individually. Respect for the teacher and others is expected!
“Friday Health Labs”:
New this year will be a Friday Health Lab. We will be utilizing the pool, weight room or class time to swim, exercise, complete class work or walk for our overall fitness level. Your intelligent input will also be considered for this exercise.
To figure out your grade throughout the year, each student must add the points earned and divide that amount from the total potential points for an overall grade.
The final grade for the course is determined by the students’ first quarter, second quarter and final exam grade totaled together and then divided by 300. Any questions please ask.
Schedule of Topics Covered:
(Topics may change during the semester or vary in sequence)
Unit I. Intro to Health and Wellness: Course
Unit II. Health and Wellness:
Health Triangle, Goals, Self-Concept
Unit III. Nutrition: My Pyramid, Food Groups, Nutrients
Unit IV. Fitness: FIT, THRZ, P.A., Fitness, Exercise
Unit V. Social Health: Communication, Bullying, Peer Pressure
Unit VI. Safety: Internet Awareness: Safety Issues, “Missing”, Computer Safety
Unit VII. Personal Health: Caring for Yourself, Personal Hygiene
Unit VIII. Stress:
Stress Relief Techniques
Unit IX. Growth and Development:
Male/ Female Reproduction, “In the “Womb”
Unit X. Miscellaneous/ Review:
Final Exam, Grades
The student will be able to:
- Understand the onset and development of health education principles as they relate to the acquisition of healthy trends.
- Apply the philosophy and principles of health education to their lives to obtain an improved healthy lifestyle.
- Observe and analyze healthy lifestyles and their environment.