Purpose of the Course: The purpose of this course is for students to develop knowledge and understanding in health so that they may make healthy lifestyle choices. Students will demonstrate knowledge in current health issues, related research, and applicability of this knowledge in achieving wellness.
Methods used to learn content in the health course include lectures, discussions, readings, handouts and power point presentations. Also included are online quizzes, blackboard discussions and assignments. Students will spend two hours in class and two hours on Blackboard per week.
Course Objectives:1. Students will be able to appraise sources of stress, analyze the negative effects of stress, and apply coping strategies. 1. Students will be able to demonstrate knowledge in designing a general fitness program inclusive of aerobic and weight training activities for a healthy lifestyle.
1. Students will be able to demonstrate knowledge in designing a nutritional plan that meets their needs, prevents heart disease, and understanding in human sexuality, infectious diseases, and reproductive choices in regard to wellness. 1. Students will be able to evaluate factors that lead to drug, alcohol, and tobacco addiction, and apply treatments/interventions to break these bad habits.
COURSE REQUIREMENTS:1. Attendance: According to KCC Official Policy, students absent more than 4 hours may be asked to withdraw or receive a grade of WU. There are no excused absences! Lateness will not be accepted because it is rude and disruptive. If students are 15 minutes late, they will be considered absent.
Coming to class late twice equals one absence. Online weekly assignments count towards two hours of attendance, unless otherwise indicate. Attendance will affect your grade. Classroom attendance is taken by a sign-in sheet. You are responsible for signing the sheet; failure to do so will result in an absence for the class session.
1. Class Procedures:a.Students should shut-off and put away all electronic devices prior to entering the classroom. b.Students should not interrupt or disrupt the class by talking, walking around, or leaving the room. c.Raise your hand if you want to speak in class.
d.If students leave early—without permission—they will be marked absent. e.Show respect to everyone in the class.f.Come to class with a good attitude, be motivated, and be ready to work. g.No sleeping in class.h.Do not eat your meals in class.i.Plagiarism and cheating will not be tolerated.
1. Reminders: Students who need to withdraw from the health course, should do it before the deadline. If tutoring for the health course is needed, please go to room L-605 in the library.
1. Exams: Students will take two multiple choice exams (50 questionseach), and a Departmental Final that includes 100 multiple choice questions. Electronic devices cannot be used during the exams. All exams will include questions from the course textbook, class notes, lectures and discussions.
Grading: The Departmental Final will be worth 30% and two exams will be worth 15% each and participation worth 10%. Online quizzes, blackboard discussions and assignments will be worth 30%. Any student who does not take an exam will receive an F for that exam. You cannot makeup exams.
On Mondays, two blackboard assignments will be posted; assignments are due Fridays at 11:59pm, unless otherwise indicated. If there are any problems with blackboard, please contact the ITT Student Help Desk, at L-106 or e-mail: [email protected] or phone (718) 368-6679.
TOPICSThe chapters assigned to be read in the textbook are the topics that will be discussed in class. Class assignments include reading the chapters and being prepared for class participation. Students should bring the textbook to class to highlight notes.
Exam IChapter 1 Foundations of Personal HealthChapter 6 Manage StressChapter 7 Mental Health and Disorders
Exam 2Chapter 2 Choose a Healthy DietChapter 3 Develop a Fitness ProgramChapter 8 Heart Disease and Stroke
Final Exam (100 Multiple Choice)Chapter 4 Avoid Drug AbuseChapter 5 Respect SexualityChapter 9 Cancers (p. 301-308Chapter 10 Diabetes (p. 331-338)Chapter 11 Infections (p. 361-365 and p. 378-381) +50 questions from all thechapters
METHODS OF TEACHINGLectures-Power Point Presentations, Class Notes, Handouts, and Discussions Informal Free-WritesVideosDiscuss Current Newspaper Articles in Class