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									                                    GHTH 100: Personal Wellness
                                          Spring 2009

                                Todd M. Sabato, Ph.D., CHES
                                    Phone: 540.568.2979
                                 E-mail: sabatotm@jmu.edu
                                     Office: HHS 3149
               Office Hours: M/W 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM, T/TH 11:00 – 12:00 PM


COURSE DESCRIPTION: This course is designed to introduce students to the lifestyle
behaviors that contribute to health promotion and disease prevention. Factors affecting health
status will be identified and suggestions will be made as to how health-related behaviors, self-
care, and individual decisions contribute to health and wellness.

COURSE OBJECTIVES: At the completion of the course, students will be able to demonstrate
through testing, discussion, and personal experience, the following:

       Identification of the dimensions of wellness, as well as the impact of heredity, lifestyle, and
        environment on well-being

       Knowledge about health and its utilization in making meaningful decisions throughout life

       Examination of personal behaviors related to health and wellness

       Assessment and interpretation of one’s state of overall wellness, as well as the development and
        implementation of a personal wellness plan

       The ability to use reputable resources to learn about and evaluate current societal trends in health
        and social behavior

       The ability to communicate, at an acceptable level, about health needs

       Recognition of solutions for common health problems

       The ability to work with others to solve common health problems

REQUIRED TEXTS:

       Donatelle, R.J. (2008). Access to Health. (10th ed.) Pearson Benjamin Cummings.

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COURSE REQUIREMENTS:

       Examinations (4 worth 100 points each, total 400 points)

        There will be four exams given over the course of the semester, specific dates of which are
        provided on the tentative course outline. Exam questions will cover text and lecture material. The
        final exam will not be comprehensive.

        Students must be present for all exams unless prior arrangements have been made with the
        instructor. Without prior notification and approval by the instructor, no make-up exams will be
        given.

       Pre- and Post-Wellness Assessment (2 worth 10 points each, total 20 points)
        Due January 29, April 23

        All GHTH 100 students must complete a Pre- and Post-TestWell assignment, which will be
        further discussed in class and are described in the course manual.

       Wellness Passport Assignment (50 points) 2 due March 5, 3 due April 16

        This assignment provides students with the opportunity to experience health enhancing activities,
        programs, and services offered to all JMU students, as well as programs designed specifically for
        GHTH 100 students.

        The assignment is a combination of three responsibilities:

                 1) Attendance at five different Wellness Passport events
                 2) Having Wellness Passport forms stamped at each event attended, and
                 3) Completing the Passport assignment forms to submit to your instructor

        A list of pre-selected and approved events will be posted throughout the semester. In order to
        receive full credit, each student must attend five Passport events, each of which must be from a
        DIFFERENT dimension of wellness.

       Individual Physical Wellness Assignment (30 points) Due April 14

        This project allows students to construct their own physical wellness plan, and allows them to
        become more familiar with activities related to physical wellness that are available on the JMU
        campus. Specific instructions can be found at http://wellness.healthsci.jmu.edu

POINT DISTRIBUTION:                                                                 GRADES:

        Wellness Assessment Assignments               20                    90% of total points    =   A
        Wellness Passport Assignment                  50                    80% of total points    =   B
        Individual Physical Wellness Assignment       30                    70% of total points    =   C
        Exams (4 @ 100 points each)                  400                    60% of total points    =   D
                         Total                       500                    <60% of total points   =   F

The +/- system is used at the discretion of the instructor. The instructor DOES NOT round to the nearest
whole number, so students must receive the appropriate number of points to receive a desired grade.
CLASS POLICIES

    Attendance

     Due to the participatory nature of the course, it will be difficult to make up for absences.
     Therefore, attendance is expected and will be taken during each class period. Students are
     expected to attend class regularly and on time. Students will be allowed two excused or
     unexcused absences. If you have 0 absences, you will be awarded 10 bonus points to your final
     class total. If you have 1-2 absences, you will have 5 points added to your final class total. These
     bonus points recognize the learning experiences while attending class that are not measured by
     examinations or assignments. Students missing six or more classes will receive a one letter grade
     deduction from their end of semester final score.

     I expect to start class on time, which requires you to be here. Once you arrive for class, you are
     expected to remain until the class is over, unless prior arrangements have been made with the
     instructor. Arriving to class late will not be tolerated.

     CISAT Attendance Policy / Administrative Withdrawal: Any student who does not attend the first
     two (2) scheduled class meetings may be administratively dropped from class. Students dropped
     for non-attendance will be notified via e-mail by the Health Sciences Department. Students who
     fail to attend the first two meetings of class but who do not receive e-mail notification need to be
     aware that they have not been administratively dropped. Unless these students drop the course
     through the normal process, they will receive a grade at the end of the semester.

    Late Assignments and Missed Exams

     An assignment is considered late if it is not submitted in class the day it is due. Assignments that
     are late may be accepted in rare instances with a five point penalty, but only with prior notification
     and approval from your instructor. Without prior notification and approval, no late assignments
     will be accepted.

     Exams are to be taken the day they are scheduled. In rare instances, and subject to the instructor’s
     approval, a make-up exam may be arranged. However, you must contact your instructor prior to
     class and leave a telephone number where you can be reached. Without prior notification and
     approval, no make-up exam will be given.

    Problems

     If students have personal problems or conflicts, please let the instructor know as soon as possible.
     Most things can be worked out ahead of time. Do not assume that things can be corrected after the
     fact.

    Other Information

     Please consult the 2008-2009 James Madison University Student Handbook for information
     related to the JMU Honor Code. Any student who is found guilty of an honor violation will
     receive a grade of “F” in the course in which the violation occurred, and will not be permitted to
     re-take that course on a repeat/forgiveness basis. Any questions concerning academic dishonesty
     should be directed to the professor.
        Tentative Course Outline

        Date                                      Topic                              Chapter Readings
     January 13            Introduction to GHTH 100: Personal Wellness                      1
     January 15                           Health and Wellness:
                                  The State of America and Virginia                            1
     January 20                     NO CLASS – Inauguration Day
     January 22                        Guest Speaker from UREC
     January 27               Psychosocial Health: Coping with Stress                         2/3
     January 29                            Coping with Stress:                                2/3
                                      Stress Reduction Techniques
     February 3                 Drinking Responsibly: Alcohol Facts                           12
     February 5                 Drinking Responsibly: Alcohol Facts                           12
    February 10                Illicit Drugs and Controlled Substances                        14
    February 12                Illicit Drugs and Controlled Substances                        14
    February 17                NO CLASS – Student Assessment Day
    February 19                           Tobacco and Nicotine                                13
    February 24                        FIRST EXAMINATION
    February 26               Nutrition: Eating for a Healthy Lifestyle                        8
      March 3                   Nutrition: Eating on a College Budget                          8
      March 5                             Weight Management                                    9
    March 10, 12                   SPRING BREAK – NO CLASS
     March 17                  Physical Fitness and Physical Activity:                        10
                                          Lifestyle Challenges
      March 19                 Physical Fitness and Physical Activity:                        10
                                          Lifestyle Challenges
      March 24                       SECOND EXAMINATION
      March 26                     Sexual Anatomy and Physiology                               6
      March 31                     Sexual Anatomy and Physiology                               6
       April 2                 Human Relationships and Dysfunctions                            6
       April 7               Reproductive Choices: Contraception and                           7
                                              Birth Control
       April 9                          Pregnancy and Childbirth                               7
       April 14                        THIRD EXAMINATION
       April 16                     Sexually Transmitted Infections                           17
       April 21                     Sexually Transmitted Infections                           17
       April 23                                HIV/AIDS                                       17
       April 28                                HIV/AIDS                                       17
       April 30                              Catch Up Day


Please read the fine print1 regarding course changes.

Fine Print:
1
  While the provisions of this syllabus are as accurate and complete as possible, the instructor reserves the
right to change any provision without actual notice if circumstances so warrant. However, every effort will
be made to keep students advised of such changes. Information about such changes will be available at all
times from the instructor. It is the students’ responsibility to know what changes, if any, have been made to
this syllabus and to successfully complete the requirements of this course.

								
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