HST 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.


Credits: 3
PED 162
3 Class Hours
Course Profile
Learning Outcomes of the Course:

Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:

  1. Identify factors to promote health/wellness for individuals and the community.
  2. Identify factors which impede health/wellness for individuals and the community.
  3. Identify steps to improve personal safety, and to prevent violence and injury.
  4. Locate and analyze current events related to community health topics.
  5. Assess their individual levels of wellness; identifying lifestyle changes they intend to make to improve their overall wellness.

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