PHED 1304
Personal Community Health

Western Texas College
Department of Physical Education

  1. Course Description
    1. The purpose of this course is to provide students with an introduction to current health attitudes and habits needed for life management skills. Proper health habits, life style management, fitness, nutrition, mental health, stress management, drug usage, heart disease, cancer, human sexuality, childbirth, consumer health and health programs are covered.
    2. Prerequisites – None
  2. Methods of Instruction
    1. Discussions/Forums
    2. Tests
    3. Assignments
  3. Textbook
    1. An Introduction to Community Health (9th Edition) by McKenzie, James; Pinger, Robert; and Kotecki, Jerome
      ISBN# 978-0-7637-5365-8
  4. Student Learning Outcomes
    1. Upon successful completion of the course the student will:
    2. Evaluate the dimensions of health and how they relate to personal and/or community wellness.
    3. Explain the importance of nutrition, a healthy lifestyle, and staying physically active in preventing premature disease and promoting wellness.
    4. Describe the leading health problems, trends, and needs of diverse populations.
    5. Identify major agencies, foundations, and associations supporting health at local, state, national and international levels as well as data tools and resources.
    6. Evaluate sources of health information, including the internet, to determine reliability.
    7. Develop and implement a plan of healthy behavior to meet personal and commnity needs to enhance quality of life.
  5. Grade Categories
    1. Questions: 10 points each
    2. Test:   100 points each
    3. Forums: 20 points each
    4. Articles:10 points each
    5. Papers/Assignments
  6. Course Requirements
    1. Questions - There will be a question due each week of the course.
    2. Test - There will be a test over each chapter for the course.
    3. Forums - There will be a discussion forum for each week of the course.
    4. Article  - There will be a current article due each week of the course.
    5. Papers/Assignments -The course will have papers and assignments that are due throughout the course.
  7. Late Work Policy - All work is due on dates assigned if student wishes to receive full credit. However I do realize there are some circumstances that can lead to assignments being late. I have therefore have come up with the following policy for all late work.
  8. Other Policies: Please refer to the WTC Course Catalog for the following:
    1. Campus Calendar
    2. Final Exam schedule
    3. How to drop a class
    4. Withdrawal information
    5. Student Conduct/Academic Integrity
    6. Students with disabilities
  9. Course Organization & Tentative Schedule*

Week 1

Chapters 1-4


Week 2

Chapters 5-8


Week 3

Chapters 9-12


Week 4

Chapters 13-14


Week 5

Chapter 15-16


Week 1 thru 5

All test open


*The above schedule, policies, procedures, and assignments in this course are subject to change.*


Last Modified/Reviewed: March 6, 2019