Wellness is a standards-based, high school health course. Health and Wellness is a .5 credit course and will focus on seven standards: Disease Prevention and Control, Nutrition, Substance Use and Abuse, Mental/Emotional/Social Health, Sexuality and Family Life, Safety and First Aid and Personal Fitness.
The focus is the student's self-responsibility for wellness. The students examine their lifestyles, select goals, and make plans to achieve and maintain optimum health. A variety of activities are designed to increase the student's ability to analyze information, apply knowledge, and make decisions regarding their personal health.
Lifetime Wellness is a holistic approach to health and lifetime physical activities in Tennessee high schools. This approach to total wellness encompasses the physical, mental, social, and emotional well-being of the individual.
This class will teach you how to handle emergency situations, take basic precautions to prevent disease transmission, care for injuries or sudden illness until advanced medical help arrives, and help someone in breathing and cardiac emergencies. This class also teaches you to care for life-threatening bleeding, sudden illness, shock and injury.
In this course, students will study the role of nutrition in maintaining healthy lifestyles, with attention on the selection and preparation of food for personal health and well-being. There is growing awareness of the social and medical impact of overweight and obesity. This class focuses on three primary topical areas of study: nutrition (including food service selections, a la carte foods, and vending machines), physical education, and physical activity.
This school-based nutrition and physical education will seek to
improve eating behaviors, influence attitudes toward
physical activity and change self-perceptions of physical or
athletic competence — factors
that promote lifelong physical activity habits.