High School Healthy Living Curriculum
The healthy living course is a full-year high school elective designed to help students make informed and responsible decisions on setting healthy goals, managing emotions, drug use, building relationships, making better consumer choices and more. The course combines teacher interaction, vibrant visual tools and real world projects that engage students.
If you would like additional information on what students learn in a healthy living course and why Time4Learning’s healthy living curriculum is well regarded by parents, please review the following material.
Why Study Healthy Living in High School?
The health industry has exploded into a billion dollar business. Young people are bombarded on TV and the internet with dubious ads promoting miracle diets, mental health cures, nutritional supplements, and relationship advice among other things. But once teenagers educate themselves on building their own healthy living strategies with this course, they are less likely to rely on the next best trend.
In addition, by studying our healthy living curriculum, students will be better prepared for dealing with peer pressure, resolving conflicts, administering CPR and creating healthy relationships. They’ll also gain a working knowledge on communicable and sexually transmitted diseases.
As students study the topics covered in this course, they can use their new knowledge to resolve real-world challenges that may turn up at home, with a friend or on a date. The course improves decision making skills and generates confidence — two things that are particularly important for teenagers.
What Do You Learn in a High School Healthy Living Course?
Our high school healthy living course is separated into seven chapters that cover many practical subjects. A few subjects include health and wellness basics, nutrition and physical activity, growth and development and diseases and disorders. Each chapter provides an in-depth examination on many different topics.
Additional topics include:
- The factors that influence consumer decisions about health products, procedures, and information.
- The steps for responding to life-threatening emergencies and administering CPR.
- Comparing and contrasting positive and negative methods for managing emotions.
- Demonstrating an understanding of conflict resolution strategies.
- Discussing the refusal skills needed to make responsible decisions under pressure.
- The steps for putting together a successful personal fitness program.
- Analyzing the information on food labels and applying it to make better food choices.
- Comparing the physical changes that occur in boys and girls during adolescence.
- Identify the ways that drug use and abuse negatively affect families, friends, communities, and society.
- Explaining the causes, transmission, and treatment of common bacterial and viral diseases.
High School Healthy Living Curriculum Scope & Sequence
- Health and Wellness
- A Healthy Lifestyle
- Decision Making
- Setting Healthy Goals
- Personal Care
- Making Consumer Choices
- Choosing Health Services
- Dealing with Consumer Issues
- Making Wise Personal-Safety Decisions
- First Aid
- Environmental Health
- Evaluating Mental and Emotional Health
- Managing Emotions
- Developing Positive Self Esteem
- Mental Health Disorders
- Anxiety, Depression, and Suicide
- Stress and Health
- Coping with Stress
- Conflict Management
- Responding to Violence and Abuse
- Family Relationships
- Healthy Friendships
- Peer Pressure and Refusal Skills
- Dating Relationships
- Physical Activity Benefits
- Physical Fitness Attitudes
- Your Fitness Plan
- Food and Health
- Nutritional Needs
- Guidelines for Healthy Eating
- Healthy Body Composition
- Determining and Controlling Body Composition
- Body Image and Eating Disorders
- Cumulative Exam
- The Skeletal, Muscular, and Nervous Systems
- The Cardiovascular and Respiratory Systems
- The Digestive and Urinary Systems
- The Endocrine and Reproductive Systems
- Abstinence and Contraceptives
- Heredity and Genetics
- Adulthood & Marriage
- Grieving and Loss
- Using Tobacco
- Dangers of Tobacco
- Choosing a Tobacco-Free Life
- Using Alcohol
- Alcohol and the Body
- Choosing an Alcohol-Free Life
- Drugs as Medicine
- Illegal Drugs
- Drug Use Risks
- Choosing a Drug-Free Life
- Defining Communicable Diseases
- Preventing Communicable Diseases
- Common Communicable Diseases
- Risks of Sexually Transmitted Infections
- Common Sexually Transmitted Infections
- Understanding HIV and AIDS
- Living with HIV and AIDS
- Cardiovascular Diseases
- Common Noncommunicable Diseases
- Cumulative Exam
Why Choose Time4Learning’s High School Healthy Living Curriculum?
Time4Learning’s healthy living curriculum provides students with comprehensive information that they can use to develop healthy attitudes and behavior patterns. Through the full-year course, they will learn to make smarter decisions regarding their mental and physical health, thus reducing the risks that may cause them harm.
Our online course uses interactive lessons, instructional videos, teacher interaction and journal writing. Students can use Time4Learning as a full-time curriculum, skill building tool, or summer learning exercise.
Time4Learning’s healthy living course offers many other benefits, including:
- 7 chapters and more than 400 activities that encourage students to develop healthy attitudes and behavior patterns.
- A diverse group of experienced teachers that guide students through the content, combining rigorous instruction and modeling of important skills with humor, and real-world connections.
- Automated grading and tracking system that tracks your child’s progress and keeps reports for homeschool portfolio usage.
- Interesting visuals, written, spoken and hands-on materials to engage different types of learners.
- An abundance of rich graphics, charts, diagrams, animations, and interactive tools, which help students relate to and visualize the content.
- Real-world connections that help students connect health to their everyday lives.
- 24/7 access so your student can work at any time during the day or evening.
- The CloseReader ™ tool, which enables students to interact with the text by highlighting targeted words and phrases.
- Journal activities are embedded within each chapter, for written application of new knowledge. These responses are electronically graded.