Paradigms Of Health –

sci100

(3 credits)

This course provides an overview of the key components of comprehensive wellness. Based on a preventive model, the course will allow learners to explore choices that promote wellness with goals of living longer and better.
This undergraduate-level course is 5 weeks. This course is available to take individually or as part of a degree or certificate program. To enroll, speak with an Enrollment Representative.

The Dimensions of Health

  • Explain how the six dimensions of health affect personal health.
  • Explain personal choices and habits that promote health.
  • Analyze behavior change techniques.

Psychosocial Health and Stress Management

  • Describe how the four components of psychosocial health affect personal well-being.
  • Analyze stress management techniques.

Physical Fitness and Nutrition

  • Identify lifestyle practices that contribute to healthy weight.
  • Explain health risks associated with obesity.
  • Describe the relationship between nutrition and health.
  • Analyze components of a sound fitness program.

Major Diseases

  • Describe common cardiovascular disorders.
  • Compare methods of cancer detection and treatment.
  • Describe specific actions to reduce the risk of heart disease and cancer.
  • Describe measures to prevent infection and strengthen the immune system.

Global Healthcare Issues

  • Determine how environmental issues impact global health.
  • Describe issues facing today's healthcare system.

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