Health Education at H-F

Our Health course provides students with opportunities to acquire knowledge and information concerning the relationship of health to themselves, their families and their community. Health is concerned with the ways and means of influencing positive changes in health-related behaviors and enabling students to act in ways which will provide optimum health.

Topics covered in Health include:
Wellness • Mental Health • Stress Management • Self-Esteem • Death & Dying • First Aid & Safety • Psychoactive Drugs • Alcohol & Alcoholism • Tobacco • Non-Communicable Diseases • Communicable Diseases • Sexually Transmitted Diseases • Sexuality •  Nutrition • Fitness

Students will...

  • Understand body systems and factors that influence growth and development
  • Promote and enhance health and well-being through the use of effective communication and decision-making skills
  • Analyze how stress can affect physical, mental, emotional, and social health and evaluate strategies to reduce stress
  • Identify warning signs of various emotional and physical disorders that should prompt individuals to seek professional help
  • Evaluate the benefits of a drug-free, alcohol-free, and tobacco-free lifestyle
  • Develop strategies for preventing, identifying, and treating communicable diseases including STDs
  • Analyze how environmental conditions can affect health