This course provides an introduction to the fundamentals, concepts, strategies, applications, and contemporary trends related to understanding personal and/or community health issues. This course also focuses on empowering various populations with the ability to practice healthy living, promote healthy lifestyles, and enhance individual well-being.

Upon completion, students will be able to:

  • Upon completion, students will be able to: • Evaluate the dimensions of health and how they relate to personal and/or community wellness.. • Explain the importance of nutrition, a healthy lifestyle, and staying physically active in preventing premature disease and promoting wellness. • Describe the leading health problems, trends, and needs of diverse populations. • Identify major agencies, foundations, and associations supporting health at local, state, national and international levels as well as data tools and resources.. • Evaluate sources of health information, including the internet, to determine reliability. • Develop and implement a plan of healthy behavior to meet personal and community needs to enhance quality of life.

Grade Basis: L
Credit Hours: 3
Lecture hours: 48.0