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Long Beach High School

Health Department

 

Director of Health, Physical Education & Athletics: Arnie Epstein


GRADING POLICY

Midterm/Final 20%
Current Events 10%
Classwork/Homework 10%
Major Project 20%
Video Reactions 20%
Class Participation 20%

Health education is a required course for graduation. This class is an integral part of the total educational process. The belief that total health is made up of a combination of physical, mental, and social well being. Achieving total health is a life long process starting at a very young age. Helping students see that it is in their best interest to take care of themselves is the focus in health education.

 

UNITS COVERED

1.  INTRODUCTION TO HEALTH AND WELLNESS

•The Health Triangle
•The three aspects of Health
•The wellness scale
•How our choices now greatly impact our health in the future
 

2. MENTAL/EMOTIONAL HEALTH

•Personality
•Theories of personality
•Personality types
•How personality is linked to a person's health
 

3. Gender

•Roles
•Identity
•Stereotypes
 

4. STRESS      

•Stress and stressors
•How stress effects the body's systems
•Stress reduction
•Defense mechanisms/coping skills
•Relaxing techniques
 

5.   MENTAL ILLNESS

•Depression, Anxiety, Insomnia, PTSD, Schizophrenia, Phobias, ADD/ADHD, OCD
•Eating Disorders
•Suicide
 

6.   FAMILY ISSUES

•Dysfunctional/Functional families
•Child abuse (neglect, emotional, physical, sexual)
•Types of therapy/where to get help
 

7.   NUTRITION

•Healthy eating
•Weight control (fad diets)
•Reading/understanding food labels
 

8.   DRUGS/ALCOHOL/TOBACCO
 

9.   COMMUNICABLE DISEASE

•Pathogens
•Immune system
•Sexually Transmitted Infections
•HIV/AIDS
 

10. NON-COMMUNICABLE DISEASE

•Cancers
•Heart disease
• Detection and treatment
 

11. SEX EDUCATION

•Male/female reproduction
•Pregnancy/Parenting
•Teen pregnancy/Abstinence
•Birth control/Abstinence
 

12. RELATIONSHIPS

•Developing healthy relationships
•Date rape
•Abusive relationships/what to look for