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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.
Faculty and students/learners will be held responsible for understanding and adhering to all policies contained within the following two documents:
University policies: You must be logged into the student website to view this document. Instructor policies: This document is posted in the Course Materials forum.
University policies are subject to change. Be sure to read the policies at the beginning of each class. Policies may be slightly different depending on the modality in which you attend class. If you have recently changed modalities, read the policies governing your current class modality.
Donatelle, R. J. (2011). Health: The basics (Green ed.). Boston, MA: Benjamin Cummings.
All electronic materials are available on the student website.
Week One: Healthy Balance of Mind and Body|
| Details| Due| Points|
Objectives| 1.1 Define health and wellness.| | | Reading| Read Ch. 1 of Health.| | |
Participation| Participate in class discussion.| | 1| Discussion Questions| Respond to weekly discussion questions.| | 2| Recommended Learning Activities and PreparationCourse Preparation| Read the course description and objectives.Read the instructor’s biography and post your own.| | | Recommended Learning Activities and PreparationUnfinished Business Video| Resources: Health Video Library located on the student website and Associate Level Material: Health Video Library, and The Life Resource CenterUse the directions provided in Associate Level Material: Health Video Library to enter the Health Video Library. Watch the video “Unfinished Business” by clicking on Promoting Healthy Behavior Change. | | | Recommended Learning Activities and PreparationLife Resource Center Website Review| Review the Life Resource Center (LRC) website located on the student website. To access the LRC, Login to the student website. Click on the Programs tab at the top of the page, and then click on Life Resource Center under Services.| | | Recommended Learning Activities and PreparationAssignment Preparation| Begin working on the Life Resource Center assignment due in Week Two.| | | Recommended Learning Activities and PreparationAssignment Preparation| Begin working on the Physical Fitness Worksheet due in Week Three.| | | IndividualSix Dimensions of Health Worksheet| Resource: Associate Level Material: Six Dimensions of Health Worksheet Follow the instructions in the Associate Level Material: Six Dimensions of Health Worksheet located on the student website to complete the assignment.Submit the completed worksheet to your instructor.Review the additional resources from the Center for Writing Excellence located on the Materials page for further support: * Grammar Rules * Writing style and mechanics * Formatting Microsoft® Word documents| | 5|
Week Two: Healthy Balance of Mind and Body|
| Details| Due| Points|
Objectives| 2.1 Identify resources that support psychosocial health.| | | Reading| Read the following sections of Ch. 2 of Health. * Introduction * “What is Psychosocial Health?” * “Factors Influencing Psychosocial Health” * “Strategies to Enhance Psychosocial Health” *...