Health Education

Health Education

J. Ascone
D. Aurio
Doreen Robbins, Department Head

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M. Brown
M. Condon
K. DiMarino
A. Marquis
G. Piancentini
T. Preston
K. Rabito
J. Ruiz Diaz

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Students will comprehend concepts related to health promotion and disease prevention; demonstrate the ability to access valid health information and health-promoting products and services; demonstrate the ability to practice health-enhancing behaviors and reduce health-related risks; analyze the influence of culture, media, technology and other factors on health; demonstrate the ability to use interpersonal communication skills to enhance health; and demonstrate the ability to advocate for personal, family, and community health. Specific topics include nutrition, mental health, hands-only CPR, suicide prevention, communicable diseases including HIV/AIDS, alcohol, tobacco and other drugs as mandated by state and federal law, and family life. Students are strongly encouraged to discuss the course content and communicate with their families about what is learned for the duration of this course.

Our goal is to make a lasting difference in the physical, mental, emotional and social well-being of our DHS students. We expect our students to utilize critical thinking skills in order to make informed choices with regards to lifetime physical activities that promote personal wellness. It is also our intent to have students understand the value physical activity plays in our lives as lifelong learners with regards to personal fitness.