This course is all about you and the important decisions you make. It’s also about having the correct information before making those decisions. We’ll deal with real issues like nutrition, substance abuse, coping with stress, and what to do about sex.
Good health is both mental and physical. Making good decisions starts with knowing the facts, understanding the consequences, and having the confidence to choose well. A series of signposts will take you through the course providing information, direction, and a little encouragement. We’ll also offer some important tools for communicating your feelings and opinions. We’ll even talk about being a savvy consumer in a world of advertising, credit cards, and designer blue jeans.
This course comes with a long-term payoff. The good decisions you make now will set a positive direction you can follow for a lifetime.
Note: content varies depending on course version. For currently enrolled students, please refer to the syllabus located in the course information area for curriculum specifics.
Students will demonstrate an understanding of avoiding and minimizing risky behaviors by summarizing factors that influence behavior, explaining the access of information and services to enhance health, and describing disease prevention.
Students will demonstrate an understanding of creating and maintaining healthy relationships by explaining the importance of treatment of others with dignity and respect, explaining the avoidance of substance abuse, and summarizing the daily practices of health-enhancing behaviors.
Students will demonstrate an understanding of family and community health by describing the use of interpersonal communication skills to enhance health, explaining the elements of health care plans, and explaining advocacy for family and community health to avoid health risks.
Students will demonstrate an understanding of healthy eating by explaining the benefits of healthy eating habits, explaining tools for eating healthy, and summarizing strategies for healthy food choices. Ratings table Proficiency Rating Points Description for mastery level 1: MasteredMastered Points for mastery level 1: 11 Description for mastery level 2: Not MasteredNot Mastered Points for mastery level 2: 00 Mastery at: 1 points Proficiency Calculation: Achieve mastery 2 times Select outcome 4642 Managing Physical and Mental Health 4642 Managing Physical and Mental Health Students will demonstrate an understanding of managing physical and mental health by explaining the impact of healthy habits on overall wellness, explaining the body and mind connection and describing strategies for meeting health goals.
Students will demonstrate an understanding of managing physical and mental health by explaining the impact of healthy habits on overall wellness, explaining the body and mind connection and describing strategies for meeting health goals.
Besides engaging students in challenging curriculum, VLACS guides students to reflect on their learning and evaluate their progress through a variety of assessments. Assessments can be in the form of self-checks, practice lessons, multiple choice questions, writing assignments, projects, research papers, essays, labs, oral assessments, and discussions. Students are required to take CPR instruction, outside of the course. Instructors evaluate.
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