Advanced Health Education
Health Healthy Lifestyles - 3 Sem. Hrs Terms 1 and 2  
1500 Content Skills Assessment
August Taking Charge of Your Health CHAPTER 1 • Describe the six dimensions of wellness and a  
September (curriculum overview, Interest Inventory, syllabus, current trends) wellness lifestyle Internet self testing
  Dimensions of wellness • Identify major goals of the national Healthy People initiative Chapter worksheets
  Healthy People 2010 • Discuss the available sources of health information In class assigned work
  Health issues of diverse populations • Explain the importance of personal decision making Assigned reading
  Factors that influence wellness and behavior change in achieving a wellness lifestyle Class / term projects
  How to reach wellness    
      Unit tests
  Psychological Health CHAPTER 2, 3   Comprehensive final
  (mental disorders, stress management)    
  Identifying and coping with stress • Describe what it means to be psychologically healthy  
  Stress and disease • Explain how to develop and maintain a positive  
  Stress management self-concept and healthy self-esteem  
  Defining psychological health • Describe common psychological disorders  
  Psychological disorders • Explain the types of help available for psychological problems  
  Getting psychological help • Describe the relationship between stress and disease  
    • List common sources of stress  
    • Describe techniques for preventing and managing stress  
October Nutrition CHAPTERS 12,14 • List the essential nutrients, and describe the functions  
  (weight control, eating disorders, diet) they perform in the body Internet self testing
  Nutritional requirements • Explain how to use food labels and other consumer Chapter worksheets
  Nutritional guidelines tools to make informed choices about foods In class assigned work
  Personal nutritional planning • Put together a personal nutrition plan Assigned reading
  Eating disorders • Identify and describe the symptoms of eating disorders Class / term projects
  Basic concepts of weight management and the health risks associated with them  
  Nutritional fraud • Discuss different methods for assessing body weight Unit tests
    and body composition Comprehensive final
  Exercise for Health and Fitness CHAPTER 13 • Explain the health risks associated with being overweight  
  (personal assessment, fatigue, sleep, dreaming ) or obese  
  Defining physical fitness • Define physical fitness and list the health-related  
  Benefits of exercise components of fitness  
  Designing an exercise program • Explain the wellness benefits of physical activity  
    and exercise  
    • Put together a personalized exercise program  
November Diseases, Disorders, and Safety   CHAPTERS  15,16,17,18,23 • Describe the controllable and uncontrollable risk factors  
  (cancer, heart disease, injury, communicable diseases) associated with cardiovascular disease Internet self testing
  Cardiovascular Risk factors • Discuss the major forms of cardiovascular disease and how Chapter worksheets
  Major forms of cardiovascular disease they develop In class assigned work
  Protecting yourself form cardiovascular disease • Explain what cancer is and how it spreads Assigned reading
  What is cancer • List specific actions you can take to lower your risk of Class / term projects
  Common cancers and treatments developing cardiovascular disease and cancer  
  Cancer detection and prevention • List 7 danger signals of cancer Unit tests
  Body's defense against infectious disease • List the major types of pathogens and describe the Comprehensive final
  Common infectious diseases common diseases they cause  
    • Describe the step-by-step process by which infectious  
  Life-Cycle • CHAPTERS 19,20 diseases are transmitted  
  (Aging, Death and Dying)    
  Confronting the changes of aging • List strategies for healthful aging  
  Learning about death and dying • Explain the physical, social, and mental changes that  
  Coping with loss may accompany aging and discuss how people can best  
    confront these changes  
    • Explain the grieving process and how support can be offered  
    to adults and children who have experienced a loss  
December Alcohol, Drugs, Tobacco CHAPTERS 9,10,11 • Explain how alcohol is absorbed and metabolized by the body  
    • Define alcohol abuse, binge drinking, and alcoholism and Internet self testing
  Alcohol, drugs, tobacco and health discuss their effects on the drinker and others Chapter worksheets
  Why people substance abuse • List the reasons people start using tobacco and why In class assigned work
  Health hazards of substance abuse they continue to use it Assigned reading
  Understanding addictive behaviors • Explain the short- and long-term health risks associated Class / term projects
    with tobacco use and exposure to environmental  
    tobacco smoke Unit tests
    • Explain factors contributing to drug use and dependence Comprehensive final
    • Discuss social issues related to psychoactive drug use  
    and its prevention and treatment  
    • Define and discuss the concepts of addictive behavior,  
    substance abuse, and substance dependence  
  Environmental Health CHAPTER 24    
  Classic environmental health concerns • Describe the methods used to deal with the classic  
  Pollution and population growth environmental concerns of clean water and waste disposal  
  Healing the environment • Describe the short- and long-term effects of air, chemical,  
    and noise pollution and exposure to radiation  
January End of semester Testing    
  Final Exams    
Health Stress Management - 2 sem. Hrs Term 3  
1250 Content Skills Assessment
January Class Syllabus, general information, Stress Introduction    
    Define stress, distress, and eustress Lab activities in
  What is stress? Describe phases of Seyles's GAS these areas
  Stress and Emotions Describe how anger and fear are related to stress • Tai-Chi
  “Techno-Stress” Identify possessive and negative emotional responses to stress • Yoga
      • Autogenics 
    Describe how technology is related to today's stress levels • Imagery / Visualization
    Explain how to successfully deal with Techono stress • Journal Writing
      • Meditation
      • Nutrition
February Stress Prone Personality Types Define stress 5 prone personality types • PMR
  Music Therapy Explain how personality contributes to stress response  
  Media Caused Stress Discuss how music is used to relieve stress  
  Cognitive Reconstructing Explain how news and media contribute to high stress levels Internet self testing
  Art Therapy Analyze and clarify personal thought patterns Chapter worksheets
  Humor Therapy Describe several examples distorted thinking In class assigned work
    List several ways art and creativity aid stress management Assigned reading
    Explain the role of humor in stress management Class / term projects
    Identify several humor types and give examples Current article reviews
      Class attendance and
March Problem Solving Discuss how time management skills reduce harmful stress Midterm test
  Time Management Explain several models of creative problem solving Final Test
  Hanson Scale of Stress Resistance Explain the Hanson Stress resistance scale  
  Nutrition and Stress Access and evaluate personal time management skills  
  Exercise and Stress Describe how nutritional choces influence stress  
    Describe stress reduction benefits of good nutrition  
    List several ways exercise can aid in stress management  
Health Responding to Emergencies - 3 sem. Hrs Term 4  
1200 Content Skills Assessment
March Help Can't Wait Handling an emergency • Red Cross Skill Testing
April Taking Action Adult Rescue Breathing • Red Cross Knowledge
  Body Systems Adult CPR Testing - 80%
  Checking the Victim Child Rescue Breathing • Attendance and
  Breathing Emergencies Child CPR Participation - 90%
  Cardiac Emergencies Infant Rescue Breathing • Meeting Red Cross
  Bleeding Emergencies Infant CPR Certification
  Shock Control of bleeding Requirements
  Soft Tissue Injuries Splinting broken bones / injured limbs  
  Musculoskeletal Injuries Treating shock  
May Injuries to the Extremities Treating thermal injuries  
June Injuries to the Head and Spine    
  Injuries to the Chest, Abdomen, and Pelvis    
  Sudden Illness    
  Poisoning, Bites & Stings    
  Substance Abuse and Misuse    
  Heat and Cold Exposure    
  Reaching and Moving Victims