May 25, 2020
PED 162 - Personal and Community Health
This elective course introduces the student to the health issues and problems related to individuals and communities. This course explores aspects of wellness/health promotion and factors which impede wellness/health. Throughout the course, the student will explore various topics, including, but not limited to: mental health, stress, nutrition, physical activity, body image, drug and alcohol use, social relationships, sexuality, reproductive choices, communicable diseases including sexually transmitted diseases, chronic diseases, aging, personal safety, and violence/injury prevention. An exploration of current events related to community health topics assists the student to develop an understanding of issues related to wellness/health racing consumers. This course will allow students to gain a better understanding of their physical, emotional, and social needs and to develop strategies to promote their overall health and well-being.
3 Class Hours
Learning Outcomes of the Course:
Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:
- Identify factors to promote health/wellness for individuals and the community.
- Identify factors which impede health/wellness for individuals and the community.
- Identify steps to improve personal safety, and to prevent violence and injury.
- Locate and analyze current events related to community health topics.
- Assess their individual levels of wellness; identifying lifestyle changes they intend to make to improve their overall wellness.
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