Health Education 111

HLTH 111. Personal Health

Credit Hours: (3)

Provides students with health-related information in order to be able to make wise health decisions related to areas such as drugs (legal and illegal), nutrition, weight control, stress management, fitness, and other personal health issues.

Note(s): This course has been approved for Core Curriculum credit in Health and Wellness.

Detailed Description of Content of the Course

The emphasis of personal health is personal responsibility. This course looks at the individual as a unique personality, as well as a member of a culture. Health knowledge and awareness, decision-making and critical thinking processes are developed through coursework.

Detailed Description of Conduct of Course

Students will gain knowledge through lecture, class discussion and projects.

Goals and Objectives of the Course

At the end of the course, students shall be able to:
1. Analyze the contribution of healthy lifestyle behaviors to chronic disease risk.
2. Apply behavior change strategies to improve behaviors.
3. Describe common infectious diseases and identify ways to reduce risk.
4. Evaluate health information in the media

Assessment Measures

Student learning shall be assessed using one or more of the following methods:

1. Exams
2. Assignments
3. Projects
4. Presentations

Other Course Information

Students who have earned credit for NURS 111 may not earn credit for HLTH 111)

Review and Approval

September 2001 Reviewed Gib Darden

April 13, 2012 Revised