Course Description

In this course, students acquire the knowledge and skills they need to lead a healthy life. Semester A focuses on the impact of personal decisions on the student’s own health. Students learn how to find, evaluate, and use reliable information related to a variety of health topics. They also study the basic science behind nutrition, exercise, stress, and psychology, and examine how these factors affect a person’s overall health. Each lesson in the course guides students in applying what they have learned in the lesson to their own lives and choices—and gives them a chance to discuss the topic with peers and instructors.

Course Requirements

Grade Level





1 Semesters



Technology Skills

  • Internet Navigation
  • Word Processing
  • Email Communication

Major Concepts

Major Concepts

  • Analyzing Health Information
  • Strategies for Coping with Stress
  • Psychological/Mental Health
  • Suicide Risks and Prevention
  • Effects of Nutrition on Overall Health
  • Practical Approaches to Better Nutrition
  • Physical Fitness