Elements Of Health And Wellness – sci163 (3 credits)
This course reinforces the concept that learning effectively and living well involves both the mind and body. It presents the fundamentals of wellness and preventive health including strategic planning to attain and maintain personal optimal health. In addition, physical and mental diseases are discussed along with the dangers of environmental pollution, stress, addiction, and other negative factors that can affect personal health.
Infectious Diseases and Environmental Effects on Health
Explain the immune system’s role in protecting the body from disease.
Identify pathogens that cause infectious diseases.
Explain ways the environment affects human health and wellness.
Nutrition and Health Management
Define essential nutrients.
Explain environmental, economic, and psychosocial effects of eating behaviors.
Explain methods to determine the nutritional values of food.
Preventing and Treating Chronic Diseases
Describe risk factors for common chronic diseases.
Identify reliable community and web resources for individuals with chronic diseases.
Healthy Living Choices
Discuss guidelines for making wise health care decisions.
Identify complementary and alternative health care options.
Healthy Balance of Mind and Body
Define health and wellness.
Identify resources that support psychosocial health.
The Rewards of Physical Fitness
Identify the five components of health related fitness.
Explain the health benefits of regular physical activity.
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