Personal and Community Health

About This Course

Course Name/Code: Personal and Community Health, SEHE 103

Catalog Description: An introduction to the factors influencing the physical, mental, emotional, social, environmental, and spiritual health of individuals and communities. This survey course will cover a variety of health-related topics. Emphasis will be placed on the impact of personal lifestyle choices on health status. Students will be equipped with the knowledge and skills necessary to select and implement individualized health behavior strategies to optimize current and future health and enhance quality of life. The student will learn healthy nutritional habits, basic fitness concepts, positive stress reduction, and development of a personalized healthy lifestyle plan. Assessment skills and wellness concepts will be put into practice.

Credits: 2

Instructors and Texts

Instructors Who Teach This Course: Mr. Gary Garrison

Required Text(s): Please use the online campus bookstore to locate required textbooks for the course. Make sure that you search using the correct course code and look for the course with the “OL” suffix in the drop-down list. (See Textbook Ordering Help.)

Course Workload Preview

The following preview of anticipated course workload is subject to instructor change.

  • Periodic discussion forum posting and responses.
  • Required assigned reading.
  • Three objective tests.
  • Final Exam, including ten articles to read and evaluate.
  • Several video and audio files to watch, listen, and respond to.
  • One Communicable Diseases presentation.
  • A six-week junior high or high school health unit plan.