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, current trends) wellness lifestyle Internet self testing        
  Dimensions of wellness • Identify major goals of the national Healthy People initiative Chapter worksheets        
  Healthy People 2020 • 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 Alcohol, Drugs, Tobacco CHAPTERS 7,8 • 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          
November Nutrition CHAPTERS 9 • 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 10 • 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          
December Diseases of Man CHAPTERS 12,13 • Describe the controllable and uncontrollable risk factors          
  (Non-communicable, 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's Transitions • CHAPTERS 14 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        
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 - Certification 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