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AHS-2120-VN01Z - Wellness for Life

Synonym: 179193
Location: Newport
Credits: 3 (45 hours)
Day/Times: Friday, 05:00P - 09:00P & Saturday, 09:00A - 05:00P
Semester Dates: 10-26-2018 to 12-15-2018
Last day to drop without a grade: 11-05-2018 - Refund Policy
Last day to withdraw (W grade): 11-25-2018 - Refund Policy
Faculty: Faith Case | View Faculty Credentials
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This section meets the following General Education Requirement(s):
Scientific Method
  1. Many degree programs have specific general education recommendations. In order to avoid taking unnecessary classes, please consult with additional resources like your program evaluation, your academic program page, and your academic advisor.
  2. Courses may only be used to meet one General Education Requirement.

Comments: Meets four weekends 10/26-10/27, 11/9-11/10, 11/30-12/1, 12/14-12/15. Fridays 5:00pm-9:00pm and Saturdays 9:00am-5:00pm.

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Course Description:

This course investigates the components involved in developing a healthy lifestyle with an emphasis on the physical nature of wellness. Attention is principally devoted to the components of fitness to include cardiovascular endurance, muscular strength, and flexibility. In addition, an overview of dietary practices and nutrition, protecting oneself from disease including coronary heart disease, cancer, sexually transmitted diseases and HIV/AIDS and making responsible decisions regarding controlled substances such as tobacco, alcohol, and other drugs will be covered.

Essential Objectives:

1. Examine the use of the scientific method to distinguish between well-researched evidence on health and wellness and fallacies and myths in this field.
2. Examine the concept of wellness and the role and responsibility of individuals for their health.
3. Differentiate between healing, preventative and treatment models from Eastern and Western perspectives.
4. Examine and assess models of behavioral change and apply these to individual lifestyle choices.
5. Understand the components of fitness, including cardiovascular endurance and muscular strength and flexibility, and assess personal fitness levels.
6. Recognize the components of healthy nutrition and understand personal dietary habits as they relate to standard guidelines.
7. Describe the physiology of stress and examine proactive and reactive tools for stress management.
8. Examine human sexuality and the components of healthy relationships.
9. Describe common challenges to mental wellness and ways of coping with them.
10. Identify the impact of alcohol, tobacco and other drugs on health and learn how to make responsible decisions about substance use and abuse.
11. Demonstrate proficiency in understanding, interpreting, evaluating and applying quantitative data and information.


Fall 2018 textbook data will be available on June 4. On that date a link will be available below that will take you to eCampus, CCV's bookstore. The information provided there will be for this course only. Please see this page for more information regarding the purchase of textbooks.

The last day to use a Financial Aid advance to purchase textbooks is the 3rd Tuesday of the semester. See your financial aid counselor at your academic center if you have any questions.

Contact Faculty:

Email: Faith Case
Hiring Coordinator for this course: Kathleen McIsaac

Please note: In order to receive accommodations for disabilities in this course, students must make an appointment to see the Americans with Disabilities Coordinator in their site and bring documentation with them.

Academic Honesty: CCV has a commitment to honesty and excellence in academic work and expects the same from all students. Academic dishonesty, or cheating, can occur whenever you present -as your own work- something that you did not do. You can also be guilty of cheating if you help someone else cheat. Being unaware of what constitutes academic dishonesty (such as knowing what plagiarism is) does not absolve a student of the responsibility to be honest in his/her academic work. Academic dishonesty is taken very seriously and may lead to dismissal from the College.

Course description details subject to change. Please refer to this document frequently.

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