Physical Education & Health » Health


The purpose of this course is to provide students with foundations to understand what the term health means in decision making, communication, conflict resolution, advocacy, refusal skills and practicing healthful behaviors.
I. A Healthy Foundation (About 1 week)
  1. Understanding health and wellness
  2. Taking charge of your health

II. Physical Activity and Nutrition (3 weeks)
  1. Nutrition for Health
  2. Managing Weight and Eating Behaviors
  3. Physical Activity and Fitness

III. Mental and Emotional Health (2 weeks)
  1. Achieving Mental and Emotional Health
  2. Managing Stress and coping with loss
  3. Mental and Emotional Problems

IV. Healthy and Safe Relationships (2 weeks)
  1. Skills for healthy relationships
  2. Family relationships
  3. Peer relationships
  4. Resolving conflicts and preventing violence

V. Personal Care (optional) and Body Systems (3 weeks)
  1. Personal Health Care
  2. Skeletal, muscular and nervous systems
  3. Cardiovascular, Respiratory and Digestive systems
  4. Endocrine and Reproductive health

VI. Growth and Development (1 week)
  1. The Beginning of the Life Cycle
  2. The Life Cycle continues

VII. Tobacco, Alcohol and Other Drugs (2 weeks)
  1. Medicines and Drugs
  2. Tobacco
  3. Alcohol
  4. Illegal Drugs

VIII Disease and Disorders (2 weeks)
  1. Communicable Diseases
  2. Sexually Transmitted Diseases and HIV/Aids
  3. Noncommunicable Diseases and Disabilities

IX. Injury Prevention and Environmental Health (2 weeks; if time)
  1. Safety and Injury Prevention
  2. First Aid and Emergencies
  3. Community and Environmental Health