PHED 1304
Personal and Community Health

Western Texas College
Department of Physical Education

  1. Basic Course Information
    1. Course description- Areas of study for this course include: mental health, diseases, relationships, aging, consumer health, ecology, anatomy, marriage, death and dying, drugs, and current problems associated with the individual and community.
    2. Prerequisites- none
  2. Student Learning Outcomes
    1. The student will evaluate their own personal health and the proper maintenance of it by completing a minimum score of 70 on a personal health project.
    2. The student will analyze current community health problems by completing a minimum score of 70 in a written essay of 300 words or more.
  3. Major Course Requirements and Grading Standards
    1. Attendance is a key component to grading; unexcused absences in excess of two missed class sessions will result in a deduction of one class grade per absence beginning with the third unexcused absence
    2. Collaborative Exercises: There will be multiple collaborative exercises spaced throughout the semester, including group presentations and shared exploratory excercises
    3. Exams: Eight major exams will be spaced throughout the semester. Exam questions may include any combination of the following: true/false, multiple choice, fill in the blanks, short answer, and essay. Tests will be open book, and each individual enrolled in class must possess their own book.
    4. Interviews: Interviews of health professionals will be completed as projects during the semester.
  4. Information on Books and Other Course Material
    1. An Introduction to Community Health (McKenzie, Pinger & Kotecki). ISBN-10: 0-7360-4012-9
  5. 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
  1. Course Organization & Tentative Schedule*
    Week Topics Assignments
    Week 1 Course Introduction Syllabus, Lost on the Moon Activity 
    Week 2 History of Comm & Public Health

    McKenzie, Chapter 1: Comm. Health: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow

    Week 3-4

    Gov’t,Quasi-Gov’t,Non-gov’t Health units 

    McKenzie, Chapter 2: Organ. That Help Shape Comm. Health

    Week 5

    School Health Programs

    McKenzie, Chapter  6: The School Health Program 

    Week 6-7

    Adolescents, Young Adults, Adults

    McKenzie, Chapter  8: Adolescents, Young Adults, Adults

    Weeks 8-9

    Myths, demographics, profiles of elders

    McKenzie, Chapter  9: Elders

    Weeks 10-11

    The Health Care delivery system

    McKenzie, Chapter 13: Health Care System: Structure

    Weeks 12-13

    Intentional and Unintentional injuries

    McKenzie, Chapter  17: Injuries

    Weeks 14-15

    Occupational disease, injury, death

    McKenzie, Chapter 18: Safety and Health in the Workplace

    Week 16



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



Last Modified: August 19, 2015