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HTH 100.T.TH.Collazo-Vargas.Fall 2017.008 (1).pdf

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Fall 2017 Section 008 Course # 73572 Tuesdays and Thursdays 2:00 – 3:15pm HBS G040 Instructor: Dr. Erika Collazo-Vargas Office: HBS, Room 3064 Office Hours: Mondays & Wednesdays 1:30-2:30pm, Tuesdays & Thursdays 12:45-1:45pm Fri (by arranged appointment only) E-mail: [email protected] COURSE DESCRIPTION: This course is designed to introduce students to the lifestyle behaviors that contribute to health promotion and disease prevention. Factors affecting health status will be identified and suggestions will be made as to how health-related behaviors, self-care, and individual decisions contribute to health and wellness. CLUSTER FIVE GOALS: At the completion of the course, students will be able to demonstrate through testing, discussion, and personal experience, the following: Understand the dimensions of wellness, the various factors affecting each dimension, and how dimensions are interrelated Understand the relationship between personal behaviors and lifelong health and wellness Assess their own levels of health and wellness and understand how these levels impact their quality of life Identify and implement strategies to improve their wellness COURSE OBJECTIVES: At the completion of the course, students will be able to demonstrate through testing, lecture, discussion, and personal experience, the following: Identify the dimensions of wellness, as well as the impact of heredity, lifestyle, and environment on well-being Gain knowledge about health and its utilization in making meaningful decisions throughout life Examine personal behaviors related to health and wellness Assess and interpret one’s state of overall wellness as well as the development and implementation of a personal wellness plan Develop the ability to use reputable resources to learn about and evaluate current societal trends in health and social behavior Recognize solutions for common health problems REQUIRED TEXT Donatelle, R (2018). Access to Health. (15 th Ed.) Pearson Publishing Attendance Attendance is required and will be taken randomly in the form of graded in-class activities and attendance checks throughout the semester. Please be on time!! Once you arrive for class, you are expected to remain until the class is over, unless prior arrangements have been made with the instructor. Arriving to class late or leaving prior to dismissal is not acceptable. Students who are absent for more than 4 attendance checks or in-class activities will receive a percentage point penalty on their final grade at the discretion of the instructor. Please do not e-mail the instructor to explain why you are going to be or were absent. This is only necessary if your absence occurs on an exam day, an in class assignment due date, or if you are going to be absent for an extended period of time.
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