HEALTH EDUCATION (1/2 credit **Graduation Mandate**)
This course enables students to acquire knowledge and skills necessary to promote the lifelong goals of health and wellness. The focus of the course is to empower each student with the capacity to obtain, interpret and understand basic health information and services, and apply that knowledge to make informed health enhancing decisions in their daily life. Content areas included within the study of Health Education would include the following: community health, consumer health, environmental health, family life (human sexuality, parenting, relationships, human growth and development), mental and emotional health, injury prevention, nutrition, personal health and fitness, prevention and control of disease, and substance use and abuse. Through the study of these conceptual areas, students will not only comprehend the principles related to health promotion and disease prevention, but will also be able to demonstrate their ability to use this knowledge in a healthful manner.
- All health education students will meet or exceed the Georgia and National Learning Standards for Health Education.
- Students will achieve health literacy.
- Students will acquire valid reliable scientific health knowledge and use that knowledge in a health promoting manner.
Assesments Utilized in Course: Students will demonstrate mastery of content knowledge and skills through written assessments, journal writing, and projects.