Health and Wellness

HEALTH & WELLNESS EDUCATION (HLTH & WELL 3506)                                         

Health & Wellness, a course based on Indiana’s Academic Standards for Health & Wellness, provides the basis to help students adopt and maintain healthy behaviors. Health education should contribute directly to a student’s ability to successfully practice behaviors that protect and promote health, and avoid or reduce health risks.  Through a variety of instructional strategies, students practice the development of functional health information (essential concepts); determine personal values that support health behaviors; develop group norms that value a healthy lifestyle; and develop the essential skills necessary to adopt, practice and maintain health-enhancing behaviors. This course includes the application of priority areas in a planned, sequential, comprehensive health education curriculum. Priority areas include: promoting personal health and wellness; physical activity; healthy eating; promoting safety and preventing unintentional injury and violence; promoting mental and emotional health; a tobacco-free, alcohol- and other drug-free lifestyle; and promoting human development and family health. This course provides students with the knowledge and skills of health and wellness core concepts, analyzing influences, accessing information, interpersonal communication, decision-making and goal-setting skills, health-enhancing behaviors, and health and wellness advocacy skills.

  • Recommended Grade Level: 9 – 12
  • Recommended Prerequisites: 8th grade health education
  • Credits: 1 credit,  1-semester course
  • Fulfills the Health & Wellness requirement for the General, Core 40, Core 40 with Academic Honors, Core 40 with Technical Honors diplomas.