Health

This course covers concepts and skills necessary for attaining and maintaining personal wellness (the combination of physical, mental/ emotional, and social health)
throughout one’s life. Emphasis is placed on health-promoting behavior as the most effective measure for preventing premature death and disease and leading a
fulfi lling and productive life.  Concepts covered include: alcohol, tobacco, and other drug prevention; prevention and control of disease; promotion of environmental health; promotion of healthy eating; promotion of mental, social, and emotional health; promotion of physical activity; sexual health; unintentional injury prevention; and violence and suicide prevention.  Skills for accessing information, self management, analyzing infl uences, interpersonal communication, goal setting, decision-making, and advocacy are taught and/or practiced in a health context to promote lifelong wellness.  This class meets the health requirement for both the state and the district, and is aligned to current state standards.