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Health, Credit Recovery (OTH016)

Health, Credit Recovery (OTH016)

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Quick Overview

This one-semester credit recovery course provides students with information that will help them live a more healthy and productive life. The emphasis is on making healthy personal decisions and in getting the information needed to make those choices. The course addresses both mental and physical health. Students learn about nutrition, including food guidelines and types of food; eating disorders are also covered.

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Course Overview

This one-semester credit recovery course provides students with information that will help them live a more healthy and productive life. The emphasis is on making healthy personal decisions and in getting the information needed to make those choices. The course addresses both mental and physical health. Students learn about nutrition, including food guidelines and types of food; eating disorders are also covered. Students learn about first aid and CPR, substance abuse, and human sexuality. The course also covers consumer health resources, including government resources, nonprofit resources, and health insurance. Students learn how technology is influencing health care, and they examine the benefits of frequent physical exercise.

 

Course Outline

Unit 1: Mental and Emotional Health

In this unit, you will find out about the basics of health education: the main types of health, the components of a healthy lifestyle, and one way to approach making healthy choices and decisions.

  • Section A - Types of Health
  • Section B - Understanding Emotions
  • Section C - Understanding Stress
  • Section D - Understanding Depression, Suicide, and Death
  • Section E - Understanding and Developing Identity

Unit 2: Social and Consumer Health

In this social and consumer health unit, you will learn about the institutions and agencies involved in world and individual health and how to evaluate and assess health information in order to make healthy consumer decisions.

  • Section A - Governmental Agencies
  • Section B - Making Good Health Choices

Unit 3: Nutrition

Nutrition is a vital component of a healthy lifestyle. It is more than calorie counting or dieting, is about knowing what to eat and how much, then putting that knowledge into action.

  • Section A - Choose My Plate
  • Section B - Essential Nutrients and Exercise

Unit 4: Preventing Disease

Preventing disease is a very important part of a healthy lifestyle. This unit focuses on the diseases that affect teen health and examine ways to avoid them in order to lead a healthy lifestyle.

  • Section A - Infectious and Non-infectious Diseases
  • Section B - Infectious Disease Continued
  • Section C - Chronic Diseases

Unit 5: First Aid and CPR

With some training and common sense, any of us can make the difference of life or death in an emergency situation. This unit will help prepare students to make a difference in an emergency situation.

  • Section A - Adult and Child CPR
  • Section B - First Aid
  • Section C - Special Situations and Safety

Unit 6: Human Sexuality

Human sexuality education, or sex education as it is often called, is a controversial subject. This course provides factual information that can be important in understanding the complexities of sexuality.

  • Section A - Physical Anatomy and Development
  • Section B - Introduction to Contraception
  • Section C - Sexually Transmitted Diseases
  • Section D - Dating, Sex and Abstinence
  • Section E - Conception, Fetal Development, and Birth

Unit 7: Drug, Alcohol, and Alcohol Awareness

This unit is about creating awareness of the risks involved with using drugs, tobacco, and alcohol, so that students can make a healthy and informed decision when faced with uncomfortable situations.

  • Section A - Alcohol Awareness
  • Section B - Illegal Drug Awareness
  • Section C - Tobacco Awareness

Additional Information

Course Length 12 Months
Prerequisites N/A
Course Materials No
Course Start Date

Courses Taught by a K12 Teacher

Courses with a teacher have designated start dates throughout Fall, Spring, and Summer. Full-year courses last 10 months and semester courses last 4 months. Courses are taught by teachers in K12 International Academy. For details on start dates, click here.

Teacher Assisted Yes, this course is taught by a K12 International Academy teacher. If you are looking for a teacher-supported option with additional flexibility and year-round start dates, click here to learn about the Keystone School, another K12 online private schooling option.
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To use this course, you'll need a computer with an Internet connection.  Some courses require additional free software programs, which you can download from the Internet.

Hardware and Browsers (Minimum Recommendations)

Windows OS

  • CPU: 1.8 GHz or faster processor (or equivalent)

  • RAM: 1GB of RAM

  • Browser: Microsoft Internet Explorer 9.0 or higher, Mozilla Firefox 10.0 versions or higher, Chrome 17.0 or higher

  • At this time our users are encouraged not to upgrade to Windows 10 or Edge (the new browser)

 

Mac OS

  • CPU: PowerPC G4 1 GHz or faster processor; Intel Core Duo 1.83 GHz or faster processor

  • RAM: 1GB of RAM

  • Browser: Firefox 10.0 versions or higher, Chrome 17.0 or higher (Safari is not supported!)

Internet Connections

It is highly recommended that a broadband connection be used instead of dial up.