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HLH 265 - Health and the Child

This course will provide the non-health major (and specifically early childhood, childhood education and special education majors) with the basic skills and knowledge necessary to work in the area of health education at the preschool and elementary school level.

Included in the course is an exploration of student health status; theories, models and approaches relevant to health education; state and national health education standards; effective health education practice; an examination of health content areas and particularly nutrition, fitness, emotional health, safety education (including fire and arson prevention, child abduction, abusive and dangerous environments and violence prevention/intervention), and alcohol, tobacco and other drugs prevention/intervention; and skills needed to protect and promote health as related to each of the course content areas.

Course meets all health-related SED teacher certification requirements other than the child abuse recognition and reporting requirements.

(3 cr. hr.)

Frequency code A = offered every semester
Additional frequency code descriptions can be found in the Terminology Guide.