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Welcome to Mr. Matt Collins's Fall 2010 syllabus for
HED-2 - Individual Health
Course:   HED-2 - Individual Health
Section:   3701
Division:   Physical Education/Athletics
Class Location:   PE136
Class Times:   T-TH 9:30 - 10:45 am
Instructor:   Mr. Matt Collins
Instructor's email:   mcollins@hartnell.edu
Office Location:   Physical Education Building, Room # 134
Office Hours:   Monday 9:00 - 10:00 am, Tuesday & Thursday 10:00 - 11:00 am
Phone:   831 770-6122


Introduction
Welcome to Fall 2010! Health Ed. 2 provides an opportunity for the student to get involved with all aspects of health and wellness. This course is set up for the student to contribute in class discussions. Both small and large group interaction will allow each student an opportunity to share their experiences. Also, students will have multiple teaching methods presented to them so that they have more than one way to learn the material. The more student interaction that is created the better you will pick up on concepts and perspectives. I highly encourage class participation. The more student engagement that we can create, the better the classroom atmosphere becomes. Through a variety of instructional methods, students will comprehend and better grasp key concepts. I look forward to working with you!


Course Description
Individual Health 2 consists of instruction of fundamentals in individual health and its relationships to community and national health problems. Topics include environmental issues, substance abuse, sexually transmitted disease, fitness and nutrition.


Course Objectives
Student Learning Outcomes:
Students should be able to identify and examine one or more health-related behaviors in each area of physical, social, emotional, intellectual, spiritual, and environmental health.
Students should be able to identify immediate and long-range effects of health- related behaviors.
Students should be able to select valid, reliable, and credible sources of information about health needs, interests, and concerns.

Through varois instructional methods, the student will have a better understanding of the material presented each class meeting. For each of the areas listed below,students will have the opportunity to learn in small group discussions, guest speaker presentations, lecture, video presentation and power point presentation. At the end of each lesson, the students will be able to describe their understanding of the material and provide feedback in large group follow up discussions.

Chapter 1 = Living Well: Promoting healthy behavior change.
Chapter 2 = Psychosocial Health: Being mentally, emotionally, socially and spiritually well.
Chapter 3 = Managing Stress: coping with life's challenges.
Chapter 4 = Preventing Violence and Abuse: Creating healthy, safe environments.
Chapter 5 = Healthy Relationships: Communicating effectively with friends, family and significant others.
Chapter 6 = Sexuality; Choices in sexual behavior.
Chapter 7 = Reproductive Choices: Making responsible decisions.
Chapter 8 = Nutrition: Eating for optimum health.
Chapter 9 = Managing Your Weight: Finding a healthy balance.
Chapter 10 = Personal Fitness:Improving health through exercise.
Chapter 11 = Addictions and Addictive Behaviors: Threats to wellness.
Chapter 12 = Drinking Responsibly: A lifestyle challenge on campus.
Chapter 13 = Tobacco and Caffeine: Daily pleasures, daily challenges.
Chapter 14 = Drugs: Use, misuse and abuse.
Chapter 15 = Cardiovascular Disease: Reducing your risk.
Chapter 16 = Cancer: Reducing your risk.
Chapter 17 = Infectious diseases and Sexually Transmitted Infection: Risk and responsibilities.


Assignments
Each student is required to complete a web assignment, midterm, one power point presentation, one research paper, and a final exam.

Exams, Research Paper and Course Grade:
Exams are composed of multiple choices, true/false, and fill-in-the-blank.

WEB Assignment - Find and write about three websites that pertain to Health. You are to find these entries by searching the Internet. Briefly describe each website explaining why you chose it; why or why not you would recommend it; and an overview of what information is provided by the site. Make sure you include the URL (Internet browser address) of each entry.

The Power Point Presentations are group projects based on the various chapters of the text. Each group will be required to present the information from one of the chapters. An in-class brief regarding the power point presentation and group pairings, along with a question and answer session will be held on TBA.

The research paper must be three to five pages in length, using twelve-point Ariel or Times New Roman Font, double-spaced, and no less than one-inch margin. The paper must include a title and reference page. Students may select any topic covered in the text and use a minimum of three references.

Key research paper dates:
Web Assignment: September 16,2010
Paper Topic and References:September 30,2010
Paper Outline Due: October 21, 2010
Research Paper Due: December 2,2010

All aspects of research paper are due at the beginning of each class. Late papers are accepted, but are downgraded ten points per class meeting.

Extra Credit
Extra-credit assignments are offered during the semester and points earned are added to a student's total score. All assignments must be typed using twelve-point Ariel or Times New Roman Font, double spaced, and covered by a title page (title of assignment, name, and date). Written material is not graded.

Final Exam: TBA




Required Course Material
Cummings, B. Access to Health-Green ed., 11th ed. Pearson (2010)


Grading Procedures
Grading
17 Chapter Quizzes 170 pts.
1 Web Assignment 50 pts.
Mid Term Exam 1 100 pts.
Power Point Presentation 50 pts.
Paper Topic and References 25 pts.
Paper Outline 50 pts.
Research Paper 100 pts.
Final 100 pts.
Total 645 pts.

September 6,2010 = Labor Day
November 12,2010 = Veterans Day
November 25-26, 2010 = Thanksgiving Holiday
December 13,2010 = Semester Break

Absence in excess of 10% of the scheduled class meetings in classes from 1-5 weeks in duration may result in the instructor dropping the student. That is, a student may be dropped after missing one more
class meeting than 10% of the total number of scheduled class meetings.
When a student is dropped due to the
attendance policy, the assignment of a
W will be based on the drop occurring
before the 14th week for a full semester
class. After the 14th week, no drops are
allowed, and the only grades given will
be: A, B, C, D, F, NP, P. It is the
student's responsibility to withdraw
formally from classes by the last day to
withdraw with a W. Any student who
stops attending a class without officially
dropping it in the Admissions & Records
Office may receive a grade F.



Class Policies
No cell phones, eating or drinking in the classroom. Please refer to the student handbook regarding student conduct.