Health 1

Course Description

In health education, students acquire the health information and skills necessary to become healthy adults and learn about behaviors in which they should and should not participate. To achieve that goal, students will understand the following: students should first seek guidance in the area of health from their parents; personal behaviors can increase or reduce health risks throughout the lifespan; health is influenced by a variety of factors; students can recognize and utilize health information and products; and personal/interpersonal skills are needed to promote individual, family, and community health.

In Health 1, students develop skills that will make them health-literate adults. Students gain a deeper understanding of the knowledge and behaviors they use to safeguard their health, particularly pertaining to health risks. Students are taught how to access accurate information that they can use to promote health for themselves and others. Students use problem-solving, research, goal-setting and communication skills to protect their health and that of the community.

Course Objectives

Upon completing this course you will be able to understand:

  • health information
  • health behaviors
  • influencing factors
  • personal and interpersonal skills
  • healthy bodies including:
    • physical health
    • personal health
    • nutrition
    • healthy eating habits
  • healthy minds including:
    • mental and emotional health
    • managing stress
    • mental and emotional problems
  • healthy lifestyles including:
    • building health skills
    • decision-making
    • goal setting
    • relationships
    • family relationships
    • relationship skills
  • healthy societies
  • health risks
  • healthy adults
  • healthy parenting

Required Course Materials

  • Internet Access
  • Adobe Reader

Note: This course does not require a textbook.

Course Organization

Each semester contains 8 units and one final exam that must be taken in person.

Each Unit contains:

  • 2–5 Self-assessments to help you check your own understanding of the material covered in each lesson. You must complete these assessments in order to advance in the course.
  • 1–2 graded assignments

Final Examination

The final examination is comprehensive; it covers the material from all units. To pass the course, you must receive a grade of 70 percent or better. You can apply to take the Final Exam after 100 percent of your graded assignments have been submitted, and at least 70 percent have been graded and returned to you.

Format: 100 multiple-choice questions
Time Allowed: 3 hours
Materials Allowed: #2 pencils

Semester Topics

Topic 1: Healthy Bodies
Topic 2: Healthy Minds
Topic 3: Healthy Lifestyles
Topic 4: Healthy Societies
Topic 5: Health Risks
Topic 6: Healthy Adults
Topic 7: Healthy Parenting