This course discusses healthy concepts and behaviors as well as personal fitness guidelines and activities. The course is presented in two semesters.
Semester 1 discusses the importance of making healthy decisions and the impact of risky behavior is explored to illustrate the contribution an individual’s behavior has on their health. It also discusses medical conditions, the medical system, and recommendations for seeking assistance when confronted with potential health issues.
Semester 2 discusses the importance physical fitness has on health and ways to increase levels of physical activity to improve or safeguard health. Types of fitness strategies are reviewed in addition to recommendations for participating in various activities and the different health benefits that can be expected from making a choice to be physically active.
There are no prerequisites for this course.
This course is aligned to the National Health Education Standards (NHES), National Association for Sport and Physical Education, Florida Sunshine State Standards, and the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills Standards.