PED 162 - Personal and Community Health
An examination of health issues and problems related to individuals and communities. Included is an exploration of wellness/health promotion; factors which impact health such as culture, heritage and socioeconomic level; chronic and communicable disease, including HIV/AIDS; nutrition, weight management and fitness, safety education, including such areas as fire and arson prevention, child abduction, abusive or dangerous environments and violence prevention/intervention; aging and death; relationships, sexuality, reproduction and birth control; stress management; health care delivery; and alcohol, tobacco and other drug prevention/intervention.
3 Class Hours
Learning Outcomes of the Course:
Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:
1. Identify and analyze selected health issues such as nutrition, fitness, mental and emotional health, and wellness and health promotion.
2. Identify and evaluate all levels of fitness.
3. Identify and evaluate favorable and unfavorable ecological variables that effect health and longevity, such as culture and heritage, socio-economic status, and environmental and personal factors.
4. Identify reliable sources of health information and evaluate health information, products, and services.
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