Advanced Health and Wellness, an elective course that is aligned to Indiana’s Academic Standards for Health and Wellness, provides advanced knowledge and skills to help students adopt and maintain healthy behaviors. Through a variety of instructional strategies, students practice the development of functional advanced health information (essential concepts); determine personal values that support health behaviors; develop group norms that value a healthy lifestyle; develop the essential skills necessary to adopt, practice, and maintain healthenhancing behaviors.
Advanced Health and Wellness provides students with an in-depth study of promoting personal health and wellness, physical activity, healthy eating; promoting safety and preventing unintentional injury and violence; promoting mental and emotional health, tobacco, alcohol, and other drug-free lifestyles; and promoting human development and family health.
The scientific components of health and wellness, health issues and concerns, health risk appraisals, individual wellness plans, health promotion and health careers are expanded and explored within the context of the course. This course provides students with the advanced knowledge and skills of health and wellness core concepts, analyzing influences, accessing information, interpersonal communication, decision-making and goal-setting skills, health-enhancing behaviors, and health and wellness advocacy skills.
- Recommended Grade: 10, 11, 12
- Required Prerequisites: Health and Wellness course
- Recommended Prerequisites: none
- Credits: 1 semester course, 1 credit per semester, 1 credit maximum
- Counts as an elective requirement for all diplomas