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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. This is likely the period of your life that you will consume the most information from sources outside of your family. At the same time, you will be called upon to begin making numerous decisions regarding your health, life and place in society.


It's understandable that 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 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. Some you may be personally experiencing and others may affect some of your friends and family members. The information contained in this course will not only allow you to make healthy and informed choices for yourself, but allow you to aid others in this 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 ingest and 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 chapter will present a specific theme or set of ideas. As you read through the material, there will be sections asking you to "check in". At these points, pause and think about the material that you have read so far and the reflective questions posed. Ask yourself these questions as they apply:


-How does the material you've read 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 ingesting this course with the well being of your future self in mind.

Course Requirements

This course will not require you to have previous experience in any particular area but you should have a high school reading level. No books will be required.

Course Topics


Lesson 1: The Basics of Personal Health

Lesson 2: Preventative Health- Routine Physicals, Immunizations and Dental Care

Lesson 3: Gender Specific Preventative Health-Males

Lesson 4: Gender Specific Preventative Health-Females

Lesson 5: Community Health- Disease Prevention

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

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

Lesson 8: Mental and Emotional Health: Hormones and Neurotransmitters

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

Lesson 10: Mental and Emotional Health: Bullying

Lesson 11: Mental and Emotional Health: Depression and Suicide

Lesson 12: Eating Disorders

Lesson 13: Alcohol

Lesson 14: Sexual Health

Lesson 15: Pregnancy and Birth Control

Course Materials

All course material will be provided in the lessons and netlinks. There are no required materials to purchase before taking the class .

Grading Policy

Each lesson will include a lesson review quiz along with one assignment. Students will successfully complete this course by mastering all learning outcomes with 70% or higher overall grade.

Learning Outcomes

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

Assessment Guide

Assessment Points
Lesson 1 Assignment20
Lesson 1 Exam9
Lesson 2 Assignment20
Lesson 2 Exam10
Lesson 3 Assignment20
Lesson 3 Exam10
Lesson 4 Assignment20
Lesson 4 Exam10
Lesson 5 Assignment20
Lesson 5 Exam10
Lesson 6 Assignment20
Lesson 6 Exam10
Lesson 7 Assignment20
Lesson 7 Exam9
Lesson 8 Assignment20
Lesson 8 Exam10
Lesson 9 Assignment20
Lesson 9 Exam10
Lesson 10 Assignment20
Lesson 11 Assignment20
Lesson 10-11 Exam10
Lesson 12 Assignment20
Lesson 12 Exam9
Lesson 13 Assignment20
Lesson 13 Exam10
Lesson 14 Assignment20
Lesson 14-15 Exam10
The Final Exam55
Total Points:462

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