Health Education (HEAL)



101 Health and Life-Style - 3 hours lecture, 3 units (Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass Option)

Advisory: English 47A or English 48 and English 49, each with a grade of “C” or better, or equivalent, or Assessment Skill Levels R5 and W5.
This course covers aspects of mental, emotional, social, environmental, spiritual and physical health. Emphasis is placed on knowledge for development of attitude, understanding, and practice of a preventive life style for healthy living and optimal wellness. Specific instructional areas include chronic diseases, physical activity, nutrition, weight management, birth control methods, human sexuality, alcohol, tobacco and illicit chemical use, stress, and factors that contribute to wellness and longevity. Experience in personal health assessment and the changing of health behaviors is stressed. This course is of interest to all students seeking a healthy lifestyle, and to those pursuing a teaching credential. Satisfies State of California Health Education requirement for teaching credential. (FT) AA/AS; CSU; UC.

195 Health Education For Teachers - 2 hours lecture, 2 unit (Grade Only)

Advisory: English 47A or English 48 and English 49, each with a grade of "C" or better, or equivalent, or Assessment Skill Levels R5 and W5.
Limitation on Enrollment: This course is not open to students with previous credit for Health Education 190.
This course overviews health-related issues and problems in the kindergarten through 12th grade. Topic areas include behavior modification, stress symptoms and management, physical activity, nutrition, cardiovascular disease, sexually transmitted diseases, illicit substance abuse, alcohol and nicotine use and misuse. This course satisfies the State of California Health Education requirement for the K-12 Teaching Credential. This course is intended for prospective K-12 teachers. AA/AS; CSU.

This discipline may offer specialized instruction in one or more of the following areas: Supervised Tutoring (044), Experimental Topics (265), Independent Study (290), Individualized Instruction (296), Service Learning (277), or Work Experience (270). Detailed course descriptions are listed on page 124. Please refer to the class schedule and/or see the dean or department chair for availability.