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Lake Washington Institute of Technology    
  Feb 23, 2018
Catalog 2016-2017 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

AHSE 058 HS21 Studies in Health and Physical Education

5-10 credits
This course provides students the opportunity to explore issues within the field of health and physical education. Students will examine broad concepts within the field and will select a specific topic or project on which to focus, such as nutrition, exercise, children’s health, or career exploration in the health field. Broad concepts presented include critical reading in the field, the importance of nutrition and exercise on health and development, wellness versus prevention, public health issues.

Prerequisites: Enrollment in basic skills and placement in HS21+ level classes as assessed by the CASAS.

Student Outcomes/Competencies:
Upon successful completion of this course students will be able to:

  • Describe the importance of personal health to both the individual and society
  • Evaluate information scientifically and assess the reliability of the information
  • Evaluate health information in the context of his/her own life
  • Analyze nutritional and environmental factors affecting individual wellness
  • Complete an individual in-depth research project or application of a health concept
  • Evaluate health risks associated with certain occupational, residential, and recreational choices
  • Document two healthy lifestyle changes made during this course and critique the strategies used in making each change
  • Compile evidence through a reflective assessment process which documents academic growth and increased proficiency in the content area