Jun 01, 2020
ABE 032 - ABE High School Health Science 3 Credits
Provides students with an understanding of the importance of lifestyle choices in preventing disease and improving quality of life. The knowledge and skills learned in this class will enable students to make informed personal health decisions and encourage them to take responsibility for their own health. This course fulfills .5 credits of health science for a high school diploma.
Instructor Permission Required Yes
Designed to Serve This course is designed to serve high school completion students.
Active Date 2014-09-02
Grading System Decimal Grade
Class Limit 35
Contact Hours: Lecture 33 Lab 0 Worksite 0 Clinical 0 Other 0
Total Contact Hours 33
I. Dimensions of Health
II. Behavior Change
III. Psychosocial Health
V. Healthy Relationships
VI. Fertility Management
VIII. Licit and Illicit Drug Use
IX. Alcohol, Tobacco, and Caffeine Use
X. Cardiovascular Disease
XII. Infectious and Noninfectious Diseases
XIV. Weight Management
XV. Personal Fitness
Student Learning Outcomes
1. Students will be able to define the terms health and wellness, and describe various components.
2. Students will be familiar with techniques for making behavior changes.
3. Students will understand the importance of psychosocial health and how it affects relationships with others.
4. Students will be aware of sources of stress and methods for managing stress.
5. Students will be familiar with the characteristics of healthy relationships.
6. Student will be familiar with methods of managing fertility.
7. Students will have an understanding of the importance of nutrition and physical activity, and how it relates to managing a healthy body weight.
8. Students will understand the process of addiction and be familiar with the most commonly abused substances.
9. Students will be familiar with the processes of cardiovascular disease and cancer and how to reduce the risk of developing these diseases.
10. Students will be able to identify the most common infectious and noninfectious diseases, and techniques for managing the risk of developing these diseases.
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