Montgomery College 2020-2021 Catalog 
    May 30, 2024  
Montgomery College 2020-2021 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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HLTH 205 - Health and Fitness for Teachers

Focuses on aspects of health and physical education critical both to personal wellness and to professional practice. Course topics include learning environment applications: health information, physical activity, self-assessment, health action planning, and disease prevention. This course meets the Health and Physical Education outcomes requirements for the A.A.T. Assessment Level(s): ENGL 101 /ENGL 011  Three hours each week. Formerly HE 201.

3 semester hours

Course Outcomes:
Upon course completion, a student will be able to:

  • Identify appropriate and responsible health behaviors for optimal wellness and strategies to attain and maintain those behaviors.
  • Describe how actions and decisions in childhood may perpetuate, initiate, or delay the incidence of lifestyle diseases.
  • Evaluate how factors such as culture, media, families, communities, and peers influence health information, perceptions, behaviors, decisions, and product and services selection for all ages.
  • List and explain the components and several benefits of physical fitness as they relate to elementary students and adults.
  • Identify the components of a healthy diet and list food choices that address those components.
  • List and explain common drugs abused by students at different age levels and analyze personal, family, and community effects of drug abuse.
  • Identify communicable diseases possible in the classroom setting and ways to reduce transmission and identify no communicable diseases that may affect elementary children.

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