The purpose of this course is to produce health literate students that make sound decisions and take positive actions for healthy and effective living. The course is wellness oriented and emphasizes responsible decision-making and planning for a healthy lifestyle.
The content should include, but is not limited to, the following:
• Family life
• Personal health (wellness planning, decision-making, goal-setting, prevention of child abuse and neglect)
• Internet safety
• Mental and emotional health (prevention of depression interpersonal, coping skills and suicide)
• Nutrition (physical activity and wellness)
• Substance use and abuse (tobacco, alcohol, and other drug use and abuse)
• Injury prevention and safety (cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and automatic external defibrillator (AED), first aid for obstructed airway violence, gangs, and bullying)
• Personal health (human sexuality, including abstinence from sexual activity, and teen pregnancy prevention
• Prevention and control of disease (including HIV/AIDS and other STIs)
• Community and consumer health (resources and advocacy)
• Teen dating violence (abuse prevention)

Prerequisite: N/A