Health Sciences and Wellness

Grade level suggested 10 -12  Prerequisite is Honors Biology

Course Description: The objective of this course is to explore the concept that a positive, healthy and active lifestyle can enhance quality of life. During the first semester, students will learn to develop awareness of their own control in the area of stress management, accept responsibility for the prevention of major health risks, demonstrate conflict resolution skills, and understand concepts of fitness and lifetime wellness. During the second semester, we will explore health promotion and disease prevention, from an individual and scientific perspective, as students gain the opportunity to investigate health sciences professions. Lab work will begin during semester #2 and will be focused upon the performance of procedures including first aid, suturing and cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) for infants, children and adults.

Instructor Dr. Amy Jnah