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Course #: HE102SH1
Length & Credit: 1 trimester/.5 credit/ H1
This is an introductory health class. In this course, students will learn how to access health information, make wise health choices, analyze the influences that affect their choices and the outcomes of those choices, learn how to communicate using refusal skills and health information, set health goals, and advocate for themselves and others in relationship to health decisions. Instruction will include the promotion of healthy eating, physical activity, and sexual health. It will also include prevention strategies surrounding violence, suicide, and the use of alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs.
Course #: HE112SH2
Length & Credit: 1 trimester/.5 credit/ H2
This is an advanced health class. In this course, students will be asked to examine their own health and their own values. Students will debate and discuss current as well as controversial health topics. Some of the topics will include the prevention and control of disease, HIV/AIDS in the world, environmental health, ATOD (alcohol, tobacco and other drugs), violence and suicide prevention, sexual health, and first aid/CPR. Students will be able to access health information, make decisions to manage their own health, understand the influences that affect choices and health, communicate using refusal skills and reliable health information, set future health goals and steps to reach these, as well as advocate for themselves and others in relationship to health decisions.