School of Education
HPE 2112-Personal Health
A. Course Description
This course is designed to provide a personal appreciation, understanding, and
awareness of good health practices well-being by analyzing the causes and effects
of major health problems in our society today.
B. Required Text
Hahn, D. B., Payne, W.A., & Lucas, E.B (2009) Focus on Health. McGraw Hill:
New York, NY.
C. Instructor Contact Information
Instructor: Mark Mann
D. Course Objectives
During the course, the student will be able to:
1. Understand how health affects your lifestyle.
2. Describe the characteristics of psychologically healthy people.
3. Define stress, the stress response, and chronic stress.
4. Describe the effects that regular aerobic exercise has on the heart, lungs,
and circulatory system.
5. Name and describe the seven types of nutrients.
6. Describe the body’s use of food in activity requirements, in basal
metabolism, and in the thermic effect.
7. Describe the physical and psychological dependence on develops when
addicted to drugs. ***
8. Describe the psychological effects of alcohol and how these effects
differ by gender.
9. Describe the correlation between smoking and cardiovascular disease.
10. Describe the prevalence of cardiovascular disease compared to other
11. Discuss the importance of medical screening for specific cancers, and
identify several procedures used to screen for particular forms of cancer.
12. Develop and then implement a plan to protect (or enhance) your immune
13. Describe the genetic basis of sexuality.
14. Discuss the advantages and disadvantages of each form of birth control.
15. Identify several sources of reliable health information available to
16. Define the terms intentional and unintentional injuries and give three
examples of each.
17. Identify several environmental factors that can impact your personal
health in either positive or adverse ways.
E. Instructional Practices
2. Class Discussion
3. Online Discussions
F. Assessment Procedures
Quizzes: There will be weekly quizzes online or in class over the reading. Each
quiz is worth 20 points.
Forums: There are four types of forums.
1. There is a “class announcement forum” in which I will post any
announcements for the class. Check it weekly.
2. There is a “social forum” that is designed for you to share your
ideas/opinions/thoughts in anything that is not directly related to this
class. It might include your travel adventures, your life observations,
your emotions, or whatever is exciting in you life. There is NO grade
for posting to this forum.
3. There is a “homework assistance forum” that is designed for you to
post questions to your classmates about homework issues you are
having. It is NOT a place to ask questions of the instructor-that should
be done through email (firstname.lastname@example.org). It is also NOT a place
to complain about the class. Use the social forum for that. If you are
having trouble with the homework and you want to ask your peers
their opinion, then this would be the place to do that. There is NO
grade for posting to this forum.
4. Finally, there is a “forum.” This forum will pose scenarios/questions
that relate to the reading for the week. You will use information for
your reading to make qualified arguments/statements concerning the
scenario. You will receive 5 points for your posting. All postings will
be graded on how thorough and pertinent your responses are. Spelling
and grammar will also be used in the evaluation of your responses.
Worksheets: Various worksheet assignments will be performed. All of these
assignments will each be worth 10 points.
Homework: Weekly homework assignments will be on Moodle relating to the
material covered that week. All homework must be typed, unless, stated otherwise
by the instructor. Each homework assignment is worth 10 points or more.
Midterm and Final Exam: A midterm and final exam will be given and will
include questions from all materials covered in this course. Both are worth 100
NO LATE WORK WILL BE ACCEPTED! IF YOU ARE GOING TO MISS CLASS
DUE TO A SCHOOL FUNCTION, PLEASE MEET WITH THE INSTRUCTOR
BEFORE! ALL SCHOOL FUNCTION AND EXCUSED MAKE-UP WORK NEEDS
TO BE COMPLETED NO LATER THAN ONE WEEK FROM THE DATE MISSED!
G. Absenteeism Policy
Starting in the fall 2008, Bacone College has adopted a new policy concerning
absenteeism. This policy is campus-wide and not optional. Any student missing
cumulative average of one week of classes due to unexcused absences is
REQUIRED to go to the Division of Academic Support (DAS) upon notification
by the student’s coach, club sponsor, instructor, and/or DAS staff member. The
student will 1) meet with DAS staff member to assess student’s academic needs
and/or issues, 2) review and sign a Student Attendance Contract, and 3) be
required to schedule attendance, within one week of initial meeting with DAS, at
an academic success workshop. The student will not be allowed to participate in
their sport and/or club activities until these three actions are completed.
Any student missing the cumulative average of two weeks of class due to
unexcused absences is REQUIRED to go to the Division of Academic Support a
second time upon notification by the student’s coach, club sponsor, instructor,
and/or DAS staff member.
The student will 1) meet with DAS staff member to further review the student’s
academic needs and/or issues, 2) review/revise the previous contract signed by the
student, 3) be suspended from further participation in his/her sport or club until
perfect attendance (i.e., no unexcused absences) for two consecutive weeks has
been achieved, and 4) attend scheduled weekly sessions in the DAS and receive
academic support for the remainder of the semester.
All students are encouraged to seek help in the DAS. Hours for the DAS are 8 am
to 5 pm Monday-Friday in the Palmer Center and 5 pm to 9 pm Monday-
Thursday in the Library. Contact DAS at 918-781-7254 or 918-781-7228.
H. Attendance Policy
Everyone is expected to be in class, attendance will be taken. Five points will be
awarded for each class the student is present. Five points will be deducted for
each class a student misses. This class requires full participation in all discussions,
assignments, and activities. It is up to the student to access and participate in all
on-line assignments and activities. If there are computer issues it is the
responsibility of the student to contact the instructor and make additional
arrangements for submission of work. Technology issues are no excuse for
turning in work late. There is an ample window for students to complete the work
to accommodate problems that may occur, both personal and with technology.
I. Grading Policy
F Below 60%
J. Statement on Learning and Physical Disabilities
Bacone College accepts teacher candidates with learning and physical disabilities
and provides reasonable accommodation to help them be successful. Depending
on the nature of the disability, some teacher candidates may need to take a lighter
course load and may need more than four years to graduate. Students needing
accommodation should apply as early as possible, usually the semester before
they plan to attend classes. Immediately after admittance, teacher candidates need
to identify and document the nature of their disabilities. It is the responsibility of
the teacher candidate to provide the College with appropriate materials
documenting the learning and/or physical disability. This documentation usually
consists of a recent high school Individualized Education Program (IEP) or results
from testing done by a psychologist, psychiatrist, medical doctor and/or another
qualified, licensed individual. The college does not provide assessment services
for teacher candidates who may be learning disabled nor does the college have
structured programs available for teacher candidates with emotional or behavioral
disabilities. For more information, call the Director of Student Support Services,
K. Academic Misconduct Policy
The fundamental principle of academic life is integrity. The Bacone College
community does not condone academic dishonesty in any form. When an act of
academic dishonesty has occurred the incident must be reported to the Office of
Academic Affairs by the faculty member whose class (es) the act(s) of academic
dishonesty occurred. Following the reporting of the incident(s) the subsequent
actions may be taken:
1. The instructor has the right to not accept the assignment or test in
question and the record a “zero” for the assignment or test, and/or
require the teacher candidate to redo the assignment (or test), or require
the teacher candidate to complete a substitute assignment or test.
2. The teacher candidate may drop from the class and assigned a failing
grade (F). A written recommendation from the instructor is required.
3. In cases of extreme or repeated incidents (two or more) of academic
dishonesty the teacher candidate may be suspended from the college.
The instructor and/or the Vice President for Academic Affairs Office will notify the
teacher candidates as the action taken. If the teacher candidate believes there has been
an erroneous accusation made, the teacher candidate may appeal the action. The
teacher candidate must file a written appeal within 10 working days of notification.
The Vice President for Academic Affairs hears the appeal in the presence of the
teacher candidate, the instructor and the division chair. The teacher candidate and
faculty member are informed in writing of the action taken.
This course is partially online and requires a certain amount of knowledge with
technology to complete the course. If you feel you are not capable of completing
this course, you might consider dropping it from your schedule. There are times
when technology issues can occur that is out of you (and my) control. If you have
issues with Moodle, you need to go to the Moodle login page (where you put your
password in) and follow the directions on the right hand side of the page. If this
does not resolve your problem you can send an email to the instructor,
email@example.com for further assistance. Classmates can also be a valuable
source for solving technology issues. Note: all assignments need to be turned-in in
.doc (word) or .rtf (rich text format). If you are not using Word, you need to know
how to convert your documents to .doc or .rtf format. Save all of your work!
Sometimes work does get lost in cyberspace. Save all of your work! You will
need to have adequate access to the internet to complete this class. This can be
obtained at most libraries or through home connections. Be warned, dialup
connects can be slow when dealing with large files.
M. Tentative Course Schedule
Week 1: Chapter 1 Shaping Your Health
Week 2: Chapter 2 Achieving Psychological Health
Week 3: Chapter 3 Managing Stress
Week 4: Chapter 4 Becoming Physically Fit
Week 5: Chapter 5 Understanding Nutrition and Diet
Week 6: Chapter 6 Maintaining a Healthy Weight
Week 7: Chapter 7 Making Decisions about Drug and Alcohol Use
Week 8: Mid-term Exam
Chapter 8 Rejecting Tobacco Use
Week 9: Chapter 9 Enchaining Your Cardiovascular Health
Week 10: Chapter 10 Living with Cancer and Other Chronic Conditions
Week 11: Chapter 11 Preventing Infectious Diseases
Week 12: Chapter 12 Understanding Sexuality
Week 13: Chapter 13 Managing Your Fertility
Week 14: Chapter 14 Becoming an Informed Health Care Consumer
Chapter 15 Protecting Your Safety
Week 15: Chapter 16 The Environments and Your Health
Chapter 17 Accepting Dying and Death
Week 16: Final Exam Week
Syllabus Signature Page
I have read and understand the syllabus fully and completely. I understand the
attendance policy and consequences for missing class. I also understand that more than
one chapter may be covered each week and we will have labs that I will need to be
prepared for each class. I agree to type all homework, unless the instructor states
otherwise, and to be prepared for each class. I understand that I need to turn my cell
phone off or on vibrate and keep out of sight. Lastly, I understand that the syllabus is
TENTATIVE, and my change at any time; the instructor will inform the students of any
Printed Name Date
Print off syllabus signature page and bring to the next class.