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Kinesiology & Health Studies University of Central Oklahoma HLTH 1112 Healthy Life Skills – P.FARRIS Contact by Email only: D2L, communication, class list, Farris, Pamela Course Description and Rationale This course will provide comprehensive investigation into current methods of health promotion and disease prevention. Knowledge and practical application in the areas of fitness, nutrition, mental health, sexual health, substance prevention, and other positive life skills will be emphasized. Purpose/Rationale Through study of the relationship between nutrition, disease prevention, physical activity, and the development of total wellbeing, you will foster an understanding of the importance of integrating positive health interventions into your daily lifestyle. Assessment of your personal health level will provide the basis for incorporating healthy lifestyle modifications for the ultimate purpose of enhancing the quality of life and maximizing your personal potential. Required Text (E-Book, customized for UCO): Teague, M.L., Mackenzie, S.L.C., and Rosenthal, D.M. (2017). Your Health Today (7th ed.). New York: McGraw Hill Higher Education. Transformative Learning @ UCO is encouraged through the Central Six (discipline knowledge, leadership, problem solving, global & cultural competencies, service learning & civic engagement, and health & wellness. This course provides transformative learning experiences by incorporating a semester- long project and offering learning opportunities through the following course objectives. Course Objectives/Competencies Upon successful completion of the course the student will be able to: 1. Identify the components that make up the multidimensional definition of health. (discipline knowledge, health & wellness) 2. Identify and assess health behavior strategies as addressed in current literature (i.e. The New York Times, World Wide Web, etc.). (discipline knowledge, problem solving, health & wellness) 3. Examine personal, cultural, social, and ethnic characteristics for their influence on health behavior. (discipline knowledge, global & cultural competencies, health & wellness) 4. Utilize effective techniques employed in changing unhealthy behaviors for improving or maintaining one’s own health by applying theoretical models for changing health behaviors.
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