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Welcome to Mr. Daniel Ortega's Fall 2011 syllabus for
HED -2 - Individual Health
Course:   HED -2 - Individual Health
Section:   3701
Division:   Physical Education/Athletics
Class Location:   PE 136
Class Times:   T/Th 9:30 - 10:45
Instructor:   Mr. Daniel Ortega
Instructor's email:   dortega@hartnell.edu
Office Location:   Physical Education Building, Room 110
Office Hours:   Tuesday 9am - 10am, Wednesday 12pm -1pm, Friday 11am - 12pm, or by appointment
Phone:   (831) 755-6839

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

Course Objectives
1) Part One - Finding the Right Balance
A. Promoting Healthy Behavior Change
B. Psychosocial Health
C. Managing Stress
D. Preventing Violence and Abuse
2) Part Two – Creating Healthy and Caring Relationships
A. Healthy Relationships
B. Sexuality
C. Reproductive Choices
3) Part Three – Building Healthy Lifestyles
A. Nutrition
B. Managing Your Weight
C. Personal Fitness
4) Part Four – Avoiding Risks from Harmful Habits
A. Addictions and Additive Behavior
B. Drinking Responsibly
C. Tobacco and Caffeine
D. Drugs
5) Part Five – Preventing and Fighting Disease
A. Cardiovascular Disease
B. Cancer
C. Infectious Diseases and Sexually Transmitted Infections
D. Noninfectious Ailments
6) Part Five – Facing Life’s Challenges
A. Life’s Transitions
B. Environmental Health
C. Health Care Consumerism
D. Complementary and Alternative Medicine

Student Learning Outcomes:

1. 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 that have risky and protective factors which influence individual and community health behaviors.
2. Students should be able to identify immediate and long-range effects of health-related behaviors
3. Students should be able to select valid, reliable, and credible sources of information about health needs, interests, and concerns.

Each student is required to complete a 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 Thursday, September 15, 2009.

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:
Paper Topic and List of References Due: October 1, 2009
Paper Outline Due: November 17, 2009
Research Paper Due: December 1, 2009

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

Grading Procedures
22 Chapter Quizzes 220 pts.
1 Web Assignment 50 pts. Thursday, September 24, 2009
Mid Term Exam 1 100 pts. Thursday, October 22, 2009. Chapters 1-12
Power Point Presentation 50 pts.
Paper Topic and List of References 25 pts.
Paper Outline 50 pts.
Research Paper 100 pts.
Final TBA 100 pts. T/ December 15, 2009. 8am - 11am
Total 695 pts

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.

Class Policies
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