KIN 171H: Health and Wellness - Honors

Citrus College Course Outline of Record

Citrus College Course Outline of Record
Heading Value
Effective Term: Fall 2020
Credits: 3
Total Contact Hours: 54
Lecture Hours : 54
Lab Hours: 0
Hours Arranged: 0
Outside of Class Hours: 108
Prerequisite: Student must be eligible for the Citrus College Honors Program or obtain a recommendation from an Honors instructor.
District General Education: E2. Fitness/Health Science
Transferable to CSU: Yes
Transferable to UC: Yes - Approved
Grading Method: Standard Letter, Pass/No Pass

Catalog Course Description

This course emphasizes the information required make important decisions concerning lifestyle, health, and wellness. An exploration is done in stress management, drugs, alcohol, tobacco, weight control, nutrition, fitness, sexuality, fertility/reproduction, chronic and infectious diseases, heart disease, cancer, consumer health, aging, environmental issues, and other topics related to health care and wellness. Students are expected to work and participate at an honors level which includes strong critical thinking skills, thorough analysis of readings, presentation, and leadership skills demonstrated through class participation/presentation during the investigation of health/fitness topics. 54 lecture hours.

Course Objectives

  • identify the dimensions of health and recognize positive characteristics of each dimension
  • explain each health-related component of physical fitness and be able to identify a variety of exercises specific to each component
  • evaluate current health education efforts
  • identify the controllable and uncontrollable risk factors for coronary heart disease
  • identify the six essential nutrients needed to maintain a balanced diet and health
  • describe the effects and dangers of alcohol, tobacco, and psychoactive drug use while identifying substance addiction and its cost to society
  • use SMART goals and the FITT principle to formulate an fitness program that will meet individual health needs
  • differentiate between chronic diseases and infectious diseases, understanding prevention methods and treatment options
  • demonstrate knowledge of the major forms of cardiovascular disease, modifiable disease and non-modifiable risk factors, and prevention and treatment of the disease
  • identify the various methods of contraception, assessing prevention of sexually transmitted infections with use
  • understand human sexual response, anatomy, reproduction, pregnancy, and the stages of birth
  • examine the physical and psychological effects of acute and chronic stress, and implement stress management techniques to cope with stress
  • describe the US healthcare system in terms of type of insurance, cost, quality, and access to healthcare services
  • list strategies for successful, healthy aging
  • describe psychological and mental health disorders, causes, and treatments
  • explain the effects of climate change and pollution on our environmental health and society
  • assess personal health in each dimension of health, and identify improvement areas
  • differentiate between the public health model and personal/medical health model of health and wellness

Major Course Content

  1. Health and Wellness assessment
    1. Dimensions of health
      1. Self assessment of the dimensions of health and wellness
    2. Models of Health
      1. Public health model
      2. Personal health/medical model
    3. Behavior Change
  2. Promoting/preserving Psychological Health
    1. Mental
    2. Emotional
    3. Social
    4. Spiritual
  3. Stress Management
    1. Physical effects
    2. Psycho-social effects
  4. Communicating in Modern Society
    1. Relationships
    2. Sexuality
    3. Sexual identity and expression
  5. Reproduction
    1. Anatomy
    2. Contraception
    3. Sexually transmitted infections and prevention
    4. Fertility and infertility
    5. Pregnancy, labor, and delivery
    6. Abortion
  6. Drug use, misuse, and abuse
    1. Affects of Drugs
      1. Physical
      2. Psychological
    2. Categories of drugs
    3. Addiction
      1. Process addiction
      2. Substance addiction
      3. Costs to society
  7. Alcohol, tobacco, and marijuana use
    1. Use in college
    2. Short term and long term effects
      1. Health hazards
      2. Environmental hazards
    3. Costs to society
  8. Nutrition
    1. Six Essential Nutrients
    2. Caloric value of nutrients
    3. Nutritional Guidelines
    4. Food labels
    5. Food Safety
  9. Weight Control
    1. Assessment of body composition and categories of health risk
    2. Health risks of obesogenic society 
    3. Contributing factors
    4. Energy/caloric balance
  10. Fitness
    1. Health related components of physical fitness
    2. Skill related components of physical fitness
    3. Fitness assessments
    4. Creating a fitness program
      1. SMART goals
      2. FITT principle 
  11. Cardiovascular Disease and Cancer
    1. Major forms of CVD
      1. Risk factors
        1. Modifiable
        2. Nonmodifiable
      2. Diagnosing and treating
    2. Major forms of Cancer
      1. Risk factors
        1. lifestyle
        2. genetic
        3. occupational/environmental
      2. Diagnosing and treating
  12. Chronic and infectious diseases
    1. Risk factor
    2. Prevention
    3. Treatment
  13. Smart healthcare choices
    1. Selfcare
    2. Assessing health professionals
    3. Health Insurance
      1. Private
      2. Managed
      3. Government (ACA)
      4. Underinsured
    4. Healthcare systems
      1. Access
      2. Cost
      3. Quality
  14. Aging, Dying, and Death
    1. Health issues
    2. Nutrition
    3. Coping with loss
  15. Promoting environmental health
    1. Overpopulation
    2. Climate change
    3. Pollution

Suggested Reading Other Than Required Textbook

Instructor Developed Handouts Student Developed Facilitation Discussion Resources

Examples of Required Writing Assignments

1. Research papers on specified area of wellness. 2. Development of health literacy campaign using media driven tools (brochures, websites, and presentations).

Examples of Outside Assignments

Research Papers Integrative Individual Reports Group Projects & Presentations

Instruction Type(s)

Lecture, Online Education Lecture