HS 1003 Perspectives on Wellness

This is an Area B course that develops key competencies in critical thinking and oral communication through an introduction to wellness. The course includes an online Critical Thinking and Oral Communication (CTOC) component. The course offers an opportunity for students to apply critical thinking skills to issues of wellness and to gain experience in developing and presenting original arguments in oral forms. Based on the most current, accurate health information available, this course focuses on the basic components of wellness and physical fitness in an individualized manner. Students learn to make decisions concerning personal health behaviors by developing and regularly updating a personal plan for physical fitness and wellness. The concepts of exercise, nutrition, illness prevention, and various other dimensions of well-being will be explored. Students will use computer software to develop a personalized nutrient analysis. Through group process, students will prepare and present orally to the class various concepts of wellness and fitness. Using available technology, students will research a related topic on the Internet and prepare a paper using word processing.



Lecture Hours

4 hours