The Health minor is designed for education students interested in adding teaching skills in Health to their major course of study, which can lead to a middle school teaching endorsement for teacher candidates.
PERSONAL AND COMMUNITY HEALTH
This course is designed to assist students in gaining insight into their health/wellness attitudes, behaviors, and choices. Health/wellness experiences and topics examine the total wellness concept, as a self-designed, dynamic style of living which focuses on optimal functioning and quality of life. Emphasis is placed on the physical, emotional, intellectual, social, occupational and spiritual dimensions of health/wellness.
HEALTH AND NUTRITION
This course will provide students with an introductory background in nutrition throughout the life span. The study of foods and their effects upon health, development and performance of the individual will be emphasized. Software analysis of dietary intakes will facilitate an individual reflective approach to an application of the content.
FIRST AID: RESPONDING TO EMERGENCIES
(2 credits) This course is designed to provide instruction, demonstration, and practice in application of basic emergency first aid skills. Students will learn to recognize the signs and symptoms of specific life threatening injuries and how to properly care for these injuries as citizen responders. Students will also have the opportunity to achieve Heartsaver CPR, AED, and First Aid Certification by the American Heart Association.
THE SCHOOL HEALTH PROGRAM
This course is designed to cover the scope of health services that could be provided through a comprehensive school health program. The school environment, community involvement, and legal/ethical considerations will be emphasized.