SYLLABUS
 
 
Course Title: Health & Wellness 1
Instructor: Jody Allen
Web Site: http://www.cos.edu/faculty/jodya
Phone: 737-6196
E-Mail: jodya@cos.edu
 
COURSE OVERVIEW
 
The aim of health education is to help achieve high-level wellness and prevent disease by assisting students in maximizing both their personal lifestyle behaviors and their environment. This course will help you identify the various factors influencing your level of health and wellness. Information and skills, which can be incorporated into your lifestyle, will be stressed. As an introduction to health, this course will attempt to highlight many content areas and issues related to disease prevention and wellness. With such diversity, it is obvious each topic will not be covered in detail. I encourage you to seek my advice for further readings and study related to course topics. The content in this course could at times be offensive to individuals; topics related to sexuality, male and female anatomy, personal choices and alternative life styles would be addressed. It is the students’ prerogative to excuse themselves from class, however they must understand the attendance ramifications.
 
COURSE
 
1. Students will increase their understanding of the concepts of health
and wellness and the important role of lifestyle as a determinant of each.
2. Students will increase their knowledge of selected disease-prevention and
wellness issues.
3. Students will be encouraged to take responsibility for both personal and
community aspects of disease prevention and wellness, both in the present and
in the future.
 
REQUIRED TEXT
 
1. Health: The Basics 9th. Edition
Donatelle, Davis Allyn & Bacon
 
 
COURSE ASSIGNMENTS
 
1. Assigned readings in, Health (The basics)
2. Family health tree
3. Exams: There will be approximately four exams, which will coincide with each related unit.
A unit consist of 2 or 3 chapters
4. Attendance: You are expected to attend class and actively participate. More than
two absences may have an effect on your grade.
 
 
COURSE GRADE DETERMINATION
 
1. Each exam - approximately 50-100 points each, Scantron 288
2. Family health tree - 75 points
3. Participation - begin with 40 points. Subtract 10 points for each missed class
4. Extra credit - arrange with instructor
 
POLICY STATEMENT
 
1. Turn off all electronics while in class, ie. Cell phones, walkmans etc.. phones ringing in class can cause points being deducted from your grade.
2. Exams: No make up exams unless arranged in advance with Instructor.
3. Late work: No late assignments will be accepted, unless Okayed by instructor.
4. Typing - ALL work handed in MUST be typed, double-spaced on 8 1/2x11"
White paper.
5. Late for class: Lateness is discouraged. This disturbs fellow students and guest speakers,
as well as the instructor. Persistence in tardiness may result in attendance points deduction. ( 2Tardy = 1 absence )
If you are more then 15min. late it will be considered an absence.
6. Drop Policy: It is the student’s responsibility to withdraw from the class. Repeated absences may result in withdrawal by the Instructor.
7. Last day to drop class March 21, 2014updated
 
Office Hours MW 9:15-9:45, 11-12 Rm. 350
 
Health and Wellness Outcome Assessment
 
By the end of the course the successful student will be able to:
 

      1.Students will be able to describe genetic predisposition to a disease.

 

      2. Students will be able to explain different methods of assessing body fat.

 

      3. Students will be able to discuss the lifestyle changes necessary to enjoy a healthy life

 

 
 
 
Content
Mechanics
A
Excellent
· Correctly uses vocabulary of health, fitness, nutrition, genetics, drugs or diseases.
· Makes fine distinctions rather than generalized statements.
· Identifies views that differ.
· Refers to principles of nutrition, health, and/or fitness relevant to the assignment.
· Categorizes drugs, nutrition or lifestyle choices appropriate for the assignment.
· Insightful and clear in using writing as a way of discovery.
· Clearly shows how factors operate.
· Model for other students
· Virtually no spelling errors.
· Correct grammar.
· Complete sentences.
· Proper Citations.
· Well-organized ideas.
B
Good
· Accurate use of vocabulary.
· Principles of health, nutrition or fitness appropriate to the topic.
· Not as interesting or focused as the “A” paper.
· Presents important factors and explains them with appropriate specifics.
· Usually good grammar and spelling.
· Usually cites sources correctly.
· Usually easy to read.
C
Satisfactory
· Acceptable but common-place presentation of the topic and course material.
· Not enjoyable to read.
· Covers basic ideas.
· Flow of paper, citations, grammar and/or spelling may cause the reader to be somewhat distracted.
D
Passing
· Limited understanding or partial misunderstanding of the topic and assignment.
§ Reading of writing is interrupted by grammar and spelling errors.
§ May have several misspelled words.
§ May have incomplete sentences or confusing sentences.
F
Failure
· Little or no grasp of the topic and course material.
· May significantly misstate facts or misinterpret them.
· May be string of vague statements.
  • Nearly impossible to read.
  • May have very bad spelling.
  • May use grammar poorly.
  • Need to use free tutor in library for next assignment.
 
Last Updated: 1/13/2014 7:32 AM