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FACULTY OF APPLIED HEALTH AND COMMUNITY STUDIES EXERCISE SCIENCE & HEALTH PROMOTION HEAL 14178- PERSONAL WELLNESS

Fall 2011 Instructor: Telephone: Email: Office Hours (in H150): Jennifer Cowie Bonne 905-459-7533 ext. 5323 jennifer.cowiebonne@sheridac.on.ca Mondays 10:00- 2:00, Wednesdays 12:30-1:30, and Fridays 1:00-2:30 Lectures: 3 hrs per week x 14 weeks = 42 hours Wednesdays 2:00 pm- 5:00 pm in C255 (unless otherwise indicated)

Text Custom Publication, Personal Wellness HEAL 14178 Sheridan College-Davis Campus Required Readings Additional readings for various course topics will be posted on SLATE or placed on reserve in the library. Students will be notified about required readings at least one week in advance of each scheduled class. Course Description Students will explore the determinants of a healthy lifestyle including: Stress management, Physical Activity, Healthy eating, Healthy body weight, Smoke-free living, Safe alcohol use, environmental, chronic disease prevention, gender and cultural influences on health. During the course, students will have the opportunity to learn about popular evaluation tools used to assess an individual's lifestyle with an emphasis on health risk assessments. Goal setting strategies will be studied and each student will set personal goals for health enhancement. Students will also gain skills related to assessing the credibility of web-based and popular culture literature as it relates to health messages and advice. In addition, the course will explore the shifting paradigms for health and health care delivery from a traditional biomedical model to an expanded and multi-factorial view of health. Such an approach includes an overview of the biological, psychological, behavioural, socio-cultural, and environmental factors that function in the promotion of health and prevention of disease. This first year, first semester course will provide students with an opportunity to assess their own lifestyle habits and set goals for improvement. As future practitioners within the discipline of Health and/or Physical Activity Promotion, it is important that graduates demonstrate a healthy lifestyle, or in other words, that they "walk the talk" and act as healthy role models 1

Critical Performance By the end of this course, students will have demonstrated the ability to achieve personal health goals through the assessment of personal lifestyle habits. Learning Outcomes To achieve the critical performance, students will have demonstrated the ability to: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. Apply the definition of health to a personal wellness plan. Examine key health issues and risk factors related to chronic disease prevention. Evaluate key wellness tools in the Canadian marketplace and internationally. Evaluate key organizations that support personal wellness. Evaluate key resources that support personal wellness. Design a personal wellness plan based on the use of a lifestyle assessment tool. 7. Utilize goal-setting strategies. 8. Describe the role of the health promotion professional. 9. Recognize existing alternatives to the traditional health care system. Evaluation Plan Sheridan encourages behavior that will help student be successful in the classroom and workplace and to ensure that students receive credit for their individual work. For this course, students will demonstrate their learning in the following ways: 1. 2. 3. 4. Midterm Test Assignment #1 Assignment #2 Final Test Total 20% 20% 30% 30% 100%

A student must average at least 50% on the examinations and assignments combined in order to advance to the next level. Tests A mid-term test worth 20% of the course mark will be written during lecture time tentatively scheduled for October 12 (to be confirmed by September 21). The test will be comprised of multiple choice, key concepts, and/or short-answer questions. Questions will be derived from lecture material, discussions AND the assigned course readings for lecture dates up to and including October 5. Emphasis will be put on application of the material learned during the course. The test will be reviewed in class on November 2 (first class after break week) and will be available for viewing during office hours for two weeks after the test date. A final test worth 30% of the course mark will be written during lecture time scheduled for December 14. As with the mid-term, the final test will be comprised of multiple choice, key concepts, and/or shortanswer questions. Questions will be derived from lecture material, discussions AND the assigned course readings for lecture dates between October 19 and December 7 (inclusive). Emphasis will be put on application of the material learned during the course. 2

Tests must be written as scheduled by the professor. A makeup test will only be provided to students who have and acceptable explanation for their absence, or students who provide acceptable documentation, such as a medical certificate, explaining their absence. These special situations must be arranged as soon as possible with the professor. There may be limitation on timing for makeup tests. Assignments Assignment #1 (20%) Due October 19 Students will complete an individual assignment that will involve a personal health appraisal and the investigation and critique of key wellness tools in the Canadian and international marketplace. The assignment will be due at the beginning of class on October 19. Students will provide a brief presentation (2-3 minutes) during the October 19 class to share their findings and opinions with other students. Further instructions and details regarding this assignment will be presented during class time on September 21 and posted on SLATE. Assignment #2 (30%) Progress Report November 9, Final Assignment Due November 30 Students will complete an individual assignment that will involve the development and pilot implementation of a personal wellness plan. Students will be required to submit a brief progress report for this assignment at the beginning of class on November 9. The final assignment will be due at the beginning of class on November 30. Further instructions and details regarding this assignment will be presented during class time on October 19 and posted on SLATE. Students should notify the professor as soon as possible in the event of a conflict in meeting the assignment due date. Any changes to the due date must be negotiated in advance. If no attempts to notify the professor about conflicts that may arise or to negotiate a revised due date are made in advance, late assignments will be penalized by 10% per day up to a maximum of 5 days at which time the student will receive a grade of zero. Academic Honesty The principle of academic honesty requires that all work submitted for evaluation and course credit be the original, unassisted work of the student. Cheating or plagiarism including borrowing, copying, purchasing or collaborating on work, except for group projects arranged and approved by the faculty member, or otherwise submitting work that is not the student's own violates this principle and will not be tolerated. Instances of academic dishonesty, including assisting another student to cheat, will be penalized as detailed in the Student Handbook. Students who have any questions regarding whether or not specific circumstances involve a breach of academic honesty are advised to discuss them with the faculty member prior to submitting the assignment in question. Discrimination and Harassment Sheridan is committed to provide a learning environment that respects the dignity, self-esteem and fair treatment of every person engaged in the learning process. Behaviour which is inconsistent with this principle will not be tolerated. Details of Sheridan's policy on Harassment and Discrimination are available in the Student Handbook.

Class Schedule (Subject to change- check SLATE for Updates) *Additional required readings will be added a minimum of one week in advance of each scheduled class. 1 2 Class Dates September 7 September 14 Topics Course Overview Introduction to Wellness Health Issues, Risk Factors and Chronic Disease Readings pp.129-153 pp.101-126 pp.276-307 3 September 21 September 28 October 5 Chronic Disease Prevention Personal Health Appraisal Overview of Assignment #1 (due Oct 19) Behaviour Change Theory Goal Setting Influences on Personal Health and Wellness Introduction to Self-Help Overview of key organizations that support wellness Review for Mid Term Test Mid Term Test (Classes 1-5) Wellness Tool Expo (Student Presentations) Overview of Assignment #2: (due November 30) Break Week No Class Physical Activity Healthy Eating Review for Mid Term Test Assignment #2 Progress Report Due Tobacco and Substance Use Decision Making Model Mental Wellness Stress Management Alternative Health Care and Wellness Strategies Role of the Health Promotion Professional Final Test (Classes 7-13) p.309-321

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October 12 October 19 Assignment #1 DUE! October 26 November 2 November 9 November 16 November 23 November 30 Assignment #2 DUE! December 7 December 14

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