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Ch 1: Health Programs in Education

About This Chapter

This chapter looks at the presence of health programs in education. You'll find lessons within examining the different aspects of a health curriculum as well as the materials and terms associated with it.

Health Programs in Education - Chapter Summary

This chapter looks at various angles of health education. You'll review the components of health programs, and the roles they take in education and society as well as current issues and trends surrounding this area. By the end of the chapter, you'll have gone over all of the following:

  • Defining health education
  • Health education in the community
  • The steps involved in developing and assessing health education programs
  • Professional development and curriculum-related concerns in health education
  • Health education and related teaching materials
  • The coordinated school health program model
  • Creating advocacy programs for health education
  • Laws, policies, trends and ethics in health education

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11 Lessons in Chapter 1: Health Programs in Education
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What is Health Education? - Definition, Topics & Role in Society

1. What is Health Education? - Definition, Topics & Role in Society

What is health education and what do health educators do? What is the history of this interesting field? This lesson defines health education and goes over many of its important facets.

The Role of Health Education Teachers & Students in the Community

2. The Role of Health Education Teachers & Students in the Community

What is health education? How are teachers involved in health education in the community? And how can students make a difference? You'll find out in this lesson.

School Health Education Program: Plans & Investigation

3. School Health Education Program: Plans & Investigation

This lesson outlines several important steps involved in developing a school health education program, particularly: organization, planning, investigation, and communication.

School Health Education: Assessment, Vision & Resources

4. School Health Education: Assessment, Vision & Resources

This lesson covers several steps involved in successfully developing a school health education program. These include assessing the needs of the community, developing a mission statement, and evaluating the program's resources.

School Health Education: Curriculum & Professional Development

5. School Health Education: Curriculum & Professional Development

This lesson will focus on the curriculum-related aspects of developing a school health education program as well as the importance of professional development.

Curriculum Issues in Health Education

6. Curriculum Issues in Health Education

Proper curriculums are crucial when educating health education students. Many issues and factors play a role in the development of these curriculums, and this lesson goes over some important ones.

Educational Materials for Health Programs

7. Educational Materials for Health Programs

Health programs can be powerful and informative but also overwhelming. Read further to learn more about the different types of educational materials that can make learning a little bit easier.

The Whole School, Whole Community, Whole Child Model

8. The Whole School, Whole Community, Whole Child Model

The Whole School, Whole Community, and Whole Child (WSCC) model is a comprehensive framework for addressing health and fitness in children. We will explore its main components and provide examples of how to implement them.

Implementing Health Education Advocacy Programs

9. Implementing Health Education Advocacy Programs

In this lesson, we will explain how to identify opportunities available for health education advocacy programs. We will also include the implementation of curricular and extracurricular programs across a variety of high-interest health-related topics.

Health Education Programs: Laws, Policies & Ethics

10. Health Education Programs: Laws, Policies & Ethics

Successful health education programs should result in knowledgeable and skilled health professionals and an informed public. Learn about the standards required for successful health education.

Current Trends in Health Education

11. Current Trends in Health Education

Health education has taken a different direction in schools and in the general public over the past couple decades. Health educators now emphasize the prevention of sickness and disease. This lesson explores a few new trends in health education.

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