Kinesiology & Nutrition IV: Advanced Heath Challenges
One-semester course. High school students are busy. They barely have time for their classwork, let alone the time to take care of themselves. Nutrition and fitness are often the first thing overlooked by stressed-out students--but the long-term effects of poor eating habits and a sedentary lifestyle can lead to cardio-vascular disease, obesity, diabetes, and mental health struggles.
In this course students will look hard at the health choices they make daily. In addition to learning how to manage and overcome daily stress and other impositions on their nutrition and fitness routine, students will examine the influences of food lobbyists, large corporations, and social pressure on decision making. Practical focus will be placed on the formation of healthy eating, physical fitness, and personal habit--despite the forces working against good decisions in everyday life. At the end of this course, students will be able to make informed decisions about their personal wellness, and will be equipped to make choices that will promote a lifetime of good health.