The study of health, safety, and nutrition and the decisions that are faced throughout a lifetime. Consumer health, mental health, physical health, sex and reproduction, drugs, death and dying are the major topics covered. Implications for classroom teachers are discussed.
Course Rotation for Day Program:
Most current editions of the following:
Textbooks listed are not necessarily the textbook(s) used in the course.
An Invitation to Health
By Hales, D. (Thomson Wadsworth) Recommended
Health: The Basics
By Donatelle, R.J., & Davis, L.G. (Prentice Hall) Recommended
Health and Wellness
By Edin, G., Golanty, E., & McCormack-Brown, K. (Jones and Bartlett) Recommended
• To understand how students learn, develop and differ in their approaches to learning, and provide learning opportunities that are adapted to diverse learners and support the intellectual, social and personal development of all students. MoSPE 2
• To recognize the importance of long-range planning and curriculum development, and develop, implement and evaluate curriculum based upon standards and student needs. MoSPE 3
• To model effective verbal, nonverbal and media communication techniques with students and parents to foster active inquiry, collaboration and supportive interaction in the classroom. MoSPE 6
• To have effective working relationships with students, parents, school colleagues and community members. MoSPE9
• The student:
• Identifies child/adolescent development stages and uses this knowledge to adapt instruction.
• Demonstrates knowledge on how to assist students in setting short- and long-term learning goals and self-reflect on their overall growth.
• Recognizes diversity and the impact it has on education.
• Can plan learning activities to address students' prior experiences, learning styles, multiple intelligences, strengths, and needs in order to positively impact learning.
• Demonstrates an understanding that instruction should be connected to students' family, culture, and community.
• Understands how to select appropriate strategies for addressing individual student needs in meeting curriculum objectives.
• Understands the concept of differentiated instruction and short- and long-term instructional goal planning to address student needs in meeting curriculum objectives.
• Develops sensitivity to differences in culture, gender, intellectual, and physical ability in classroom communication and in communication with families.
• Understands school-based systems designed to address the individual needs of students by working with the cooperating teacher/supervisor to engage with the larger professional community across the
system to identify and provide needed services to support individual learners.
• Recognizes the importance of developing relationships and cooperative partnerships with students, families and community members to
support of students' learning and well-being.
Health, safety and nutrition
Exercise and its effect on health and wellness
Life long recreation
Sex and reproduction
Death and dying
Recommended maximum class size for this course: 30
NOTE: The intention of this master course syllabus is to provide an outline of the contents of this course, as specified by
the faculty of Columbia College, regardless of who teaches the course, when it is taught, or where it is taught. Faculty members teaching this
course for Columbia College are expected to facilitate learning pursuant to the course objectives and cover the subjects listed in the topical
outline. However, instructors are also encouraged to cover additional topics of interest so long as those topics are relevant to the course's
subject. The master syllabus is, therefore, prescriptive in nature but also allows for a diversity of individual approaches to course material.