COURSE DESCRIPTION

Health Education (Kinesiology II)
Grade 9
1 credit
Prerequisite: none

This course focuses on the influence of the physical, emotional, mental, moral, social, and spiritual dimensions of health knowledge, attitudes, and behaviors. High School health education provides the basis for continued methods of developing knowledge, concepts, skills, behaviors, and attitudes related to student health and well-being. This course includes the major content areas in a planned, sequential, comprehensive health education curriculum as expressed in the Indiana Health Education Proficiency Guide: growth and development; mental and emotional health; community and environmental health; nutrition; family life education; consumer health; personal health; alcohol, tobacco and other drugs education; intentional and unintentional injury; and health promotion and disease prevention. Students are provided with opportunities to explore the effect of health behaviors on an individual’s quality of life. This course assists students in understanding that health is a lifetime commitment by analyzing individual risk factors and health decisions that promote health and prevent disease. Students are also encouraged to assume individual responsibility for becoming competent health consumers. Assessment includes both written and performance based evaluations. A variety of instructional strategies, including technology, are used to further develop health literacy.

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