Online Class: Health Education 101

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Course Description

Young adulthood is a time of major transition and learning. New experiences, responsibilities, sensations, opportunities, and friends are all part of coming of age. During this time, you will begin making numerous decisions regarding your health, life and place in society.

This is a period that can be fraught with confusion, misinformation, peer pressure and anxiety. When you add in the bombardment of media messages and advertising, feeling misunderstood, and the natural inclination for experimentation, there is the potential to make unwise decisions that may impact you and your health for years to come.

Knowledge is power. By possessing the knowledge to successfully navigate the physical, mental and emotional challenges that one faces during this period, you are equipping yourself with critical thinking skills which are a vital ingredient in lifelong success.

In this course, we will tackle issues central to the health and welfare of young adults. In addition, this course will not only help you make healthy and informed choices for yourself, but allow you to aid others in this process as well.  

This course is not designed to be a lecture or a list of Dos and Don'ts. The goal is to present a full range of information from a variety of sources, which allows you to process what you are given in order to cement good habits, as well as develop new ideas and mature mindsets regarding your overall health and wellness. Also as a planetary citizen, you will come to conclusions about your responsibilities to your immediate community and society as a whole and begin to think about the role that you may like to play in each. 

To aid you in this development, each lesson will present a specific theme or set of ideas. As you move through the course, there will be sections asking you to "check in". At these points, pause and think about the material that you have learned so far and the reflective questions posed. Ask yourself these questions as they apply: 

-How does the curriculum make you feel? Is there new information regarding your health that you were previously unaware of?  

-Is the situation or recommendation described something that you are already doing in your life?

-Are any of the pitfalls described things that you or your peers have experienced?

-How might you apply what you've learned in your life? 

-How can you contribute to your community?  

Know that you have a lifetime ahead of you. Ensuring that you maintain excellent health and make wise choices throughout your young adult years set you up for future success in all areas of life, including achieving longevity, a satisfying career and fulfilling relationships. To that end, commit to this course with the well being of your future self in mind.

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  • Self-Paced
  • Printable Lessons
  • Full HD Video  
  • 6 Months to Complete
  • 24/7 Availability
  • Start Anytime
  • PC & Mac Compatible
  • Android & iOS Friendly
  • Accredited CEUs
Universal Class is an IACET Accredited Provider

Course Lessons

Average Lesson Rating:
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Lesson 1. The Basics of Personal Health

In this lesson, you will learn the basics of maintaining your personal health and wellness. Topics will include diet and adequate sleep, as well as the importance of physical activity. Additional lesson topics: Get Adequate Sleep; Several Keys to a Healthy Diet; How Much Exercise Do You Really Need? 29 Total Points
  • Lesson 1 Video
  • Lesson discussions: Reasons for Taking this Course
  • Complete: Lesson 1 Assignment
  • Assessment: Lesson 1 Exam

Lesson 2. Preventive Health. Routine Physicals, Immunizations, and Dental Care

In this lesson, you will learn the importance of routine maintenance and preventive health, such as dental and vision exams. In addition, you will learn about the components of a routine physical exam and its importance in detecting and preventing illne Additional lesson topics: Health Maintenance Guidelines; The Importance of Eye Exams 30 Total Points
  • Lesson 2 Video
  • Complete: Lesson 2 Assignment
  • Assessment: Lesson 2 Exam

Lesson 3. Gender Specific Preventive Health. Males

In the following lesson, we'll discuss areas of preventative health specific to males, as well as common medical screenings for the early detection and maintenance of male reproductive health. Additional lesson topics: Men: Stay Healthy at Any Age; Men Avoid Preventive Health 30 Total Points
  • Lesson 3 Video
  • Complete: Lesson 3 Assignment
  • Assessment: Lesson 3 Exam

Lesson 4. Gender Specific Preventive Health. Females

In this lesson, you will be given an introduction to the female reproductive system and learn about the specific examinations and tests specific to women's preventive health. Additional lesson topics: Women: Stay Healthy at Any Age 30 Total Points
  • Lesson 4 Video
  • Complete: Lesson 4 Assignment
  • Assessment: Lesson 4 Exam

Lesson 5. Community Health. Disease Prevention

In this lesson, we will jump from learning about your personal health to understanding health and wellness on a community level. Additional lesson topics: The Importance of Community Health and Well-Being 30 Total Points
  • Lesson 5 Video
  • Complete: Lesson 5 Assignment
  • Assessment: Lesson 5 Exam

Lesson 6. Community Environmental Health Initiatives. Recycling and Water Treatment

In this lesson, you will learn about initiatives to improve the cleanliness and health of communities, such as recycling, You will learn how your actions directly impact you neighbors, as well as those in the larger community. Additional lesson topics: How is our water treated? 30 Total Points
  • Lesson 6 Video
  • Complete: Lesson 6 Assignment
  • Assessment: Lesson 6 Exam

Lesson 7. Community Environmental Health Initiatives. Smoking and Transportation Pollution

In this lesson, you will learn about smoking cessation initiatives, as well as local and national efforts to reduce the pollution caused by cars, trains, and buses in our communities. Additional lesson topics: The Health Effects of Air Pollution: The Human Body Under Attack 29 Total Points
  • Lesson 7 Video
  • Complete: Lesson 7 Assignment
  • Assessment: Lesson 7 Exam

Lesson 8. Mental and Emotional Health. Hormones and Neurotransmitters

In this lesson, you will learn about the chemical messengers of the body and how they affect mental and emotional health. Additional lesson topics: Improving Emotional Health; Mental and Emotional and Physical Health 30 Total Points
  • Lesson 8 Video
  • Complete: Lesson 8 Assignment
  • Assessment: Lesson 8 Exam

Lesson 9. Mental and Emotional Health. Common Stressors and Conditions

In this lesson, you will learn to recognize common manifestations of mental and emotional instability, such as eating disorders and anxiety. Additional lesson topics: Sources of Stress in Young People; Stress Symptoms: Signs and Causes 30 Total Points
  • Lesson 9 Video
  • Complete: Lesson 9 Assignment
  • Assessment: Lesson 9 Exam

Lesson 10. Mental and Emotional Health. Bullying

In this lesson we will examine the prevalence and effects of bullying, why it occurs and how to combat it. Additional lesson topics: Effects of Bullying 20 Total Points
  • Lesson 10 Video
  • Complete: Lesson 10 Assignment

Lesson 11. Mental and Emotional Health. Depression and Suicide

In this lesson we will explore additional stressors and conditions related to mental and emotional health. Additional lesson topics: Suicide Survivors: Why Did This Happen? 30 Total Points
  • Lesson 11 Video
  • Complete: Lesson 11 Assignment
  • Assessment: Lesson 10-11 Exam

Lesson 12. Eating Disorders

In this lesson, you will learn about the various types of eating disorders and their causes, as well as how they affect the body. Additional lesson topics: Anorexia Nervosa; Bulimia Nervosa; Eating Disorders 29 Total Points
  • Lesson 12 Video
  • Complete: Lesson 12 Assignment
  • Assessment: Lesson 12 Exam

Lesson 13. Alcohol

In this lesson, you will learn how alcohol affects your health. Additional lesson topics: It's My Life: Alcohol- The Basics 30 Total Points
  • Lesson 13 Video
  • Complete: Lesson 13 Assignment
  • Assessment: Lesson 13 Exam

Lesson 14. Sexual Health

In this lesson, we will cover a wide range of subjects regarding sexual health, including sexual hygiene and sexually transmitted diseases. Additional lesson topics: Common STDs 20 Total Points
  • Lesson 14 Video
  • Complete: Lesson 14 Assignment

Lesson 15. Pregnancy and Birth Control

In this lesson we will discuss birth control and pregnancy. Additional lesson topics: Birthright International; What to expect when you're expecting; American Pregnancy Helpline; Planned Parenthood; MD Junction- Teen Pregnancy Support Forum:; Teen Parent Support 65 Total Points
  • Lesson 15 Video
  • Lesson discussions: Final Course Poll - Your Opinion; Program Evaluation Follow-up Survey (End of Course)
  • Assessment: Lesson 14-15 Exam
  • Assessment: The Final Exam
Total Course Points

Learning Outcomes

By successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
  • Describe the basics of personal health.
  • Summarize preventive health care.
  • Summarize gender specific preventive health care.
  • Identify gender specific preventive health.
  • Summarize community health and community environmental health initiatives.
  • Describe the factors that affect mental and emotional health.
  • Describe eating disorders.
  • Summarize alcohol abuse.
  • Describe sexual health, pregnancy, and birth control.
  • Demonstrate mastery of lesson content at levels of 70% or higher.

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Course Title: Health Education 101
Course Number: 8900187
Course Requirements: View Course Requirements
Lessons Rating: 4.5 / 5 Stars (683 votes)
Languages: English - United States, Canada and other English speaking countries
Course Type: Self-Paced, Online Class
CEU Value: 1.3 IACET CEUs (Continuing Education Units)
CE Accreditation: Universal Class, Inc. has been accredited as an Authorized Provider by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET).
Grading Policy: Earn a final grade of 70% or higher to receive an online/downloadable CEU Certification documenting CEUs earned.
Assessment Method: Lesson assignments and review exams
Syllabus: View Syllabus
Course Fee: $90.00 U.S. dollars

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