Jun 09, 2023  
2022-2023 Catalog 
2022-2023 Catalog
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HL ED 150 - Total Wellness

Credits: 5
Explores wellness and provides students with the information necessary to make informed choices and decisions regarding physical activity, diet/weight control, nutrition, death and dying, recognizing and reducing stress, relaxation techniques, relationships, environmental issues, and risk factors for disease. Taught by a team of instructors.

Course Fee: $2.50

Course Outcomes:
Students who successfully complete this class will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate an enhanced awareness of the relationship between lifestyle behaviors and disease.
  2. Define the various components of wellness.
  3. Recognize and define the impacts of stress, nutrition and exercise on overall health and wellness.
  4. Develop strategies to manage their stress, improve nutrition, and incorporate exercise into their daily lives.
  5. Recognize and define the impact of behavior and lifestyle habits on cardiovascular health, cancer, and sexually transmitted diseases.
  6. Develop strategies to reduce their risk of cardiovascular disease, cancer and sexually transmitted diseases.
  7. Demonstrate an enhanced understanding of death and dying including personal wishes/values, expenses, preparation, media influence, and perspective.
  8. Evaluate their personal health and wellness.

Program Outcomes
  1. Participate in academic and physical activities that address various goals of Healthy People 2020.  Goals include physical activity, nutrition and weight status, diabetes, heart disease and stroke, and cancer
  2. Apply training principles or rules of the sport in fitness- and skill-related classes. 
  3. Identify and/or practice lifetime health and fitness skills that reduce risk of chronic disease and improve or maintain fitness and skill. 

College-wide Outcomes
  • Responsibility - Responsibility encompasses those behaviors and dispositions necessary for students to be effective members of a community. This outcome is designed to help students recognize the value of a commitment to those responsibilities which will enable them to work successfully individually and with others.

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