Fostering academic excellence and biblical virtue to equip students for lives as local and global Christian servants.

Health and Wellness

Course Catalog ID:
3651
Subject Categories:
Academic Elective, Science
Description

Are you interested in learning how to live a healthy lifestyle? Just what does this include? This course will broaden your understanding of health in four ways: spiritual, mental, social, and physical. Topics include personality types, nutrition and how to make healthy food choices, setting fitness goals, substance abuse and more. Also, you will learn cardiopulmonary resuscitation and first aid. We will discuss ways to cope effectively with stress, expressing your emotions, and communicating with others. In addition, this course includes an introduction to the anatomy and physiology of several body systems as well as growth and development stages of the human body. It will help you to build a solid foundation of essential life skills that will propel you forward to a successful future, reaching your full potential in Christ and bringing glory to Him who made you.

Prerequisites
Grade Levels*:
8, 9, 10, 11, 12
* Enrollment restricted based on Date of Birth and Grad Year (whichever is more limiting). Enrollment outside these levels requires written concurrence from TPS Support.
Reviews from Students and Parents

“I came into this class a bit skeptical thinking it would either be a) super hard with lots of biology terms and definitions, or b) a bit wishy washy and not practical. This class proved me wrong and it is one of the most useful classes I have taken with TPS so far! It was very interesting, practical, not too intense, and I learned so much that I can apply to every aspect of my life. I really liked how the class covered all aspects of health, not just physical health. I definitely recommend it!”

Emily K
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Student

“The class consists of a broad study of topics yet was also able to delve into many of them quite thoroughly. Class time had plenty of student participation, fascinating discussions, and real life examples of many of the topics. I feel the class gave me a strong fundamental foundation for improving my own and helping others with their health, wellness, and psychology. It has also helped me feel more prepared and capable to assist in emergency situations involving CPR and choking.”

Jaya S
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Student

“I loved all the different aspects on learning how to live a healthy life: spiritual health, emotional health, physical health, and mental health. I also enjoyed the way the teacher never put any of us down. They always were positive and supportive in class, showing ways we could improve instead of pointing out our failures. Overall, I really enjoyed this class because of the amazing content discussed, the amazing teacher, and the great support from all my classmates.”

Simeon B
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Student

“I would highly recommend Health and Wellness to anyone interested in obtaining a foundation on how the human body functions and how to take care of it. During this class, I have grown incredibly in my knowledge in so many of the world’s current health concerns and topics of discussion ranging from smoking to nutrition. The teacher thoroughly addresses concepts in a cohesive, structural, and highly informed manner. Health and Wellness is sure to bring awareness to countless ways in which you can both improve your wellness and that of those around you.”

Grace T
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Student

“This course really opens up your eyes to all that is required for your body to function and how to take care of it properly. I learned so much about not only how to take care of my physical health, but also my mental health, and will definitely continue to use all of this information in my future!”

Sophia G
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Student

“This was a wonderful class! I learned so many things regarding how to better care for myself and others. Not only was the material eye-opening, but the teacher was also kind and helpful. When learning about topics that some may struggle with hearing, she made sure that we were safe and taking care of ourselves. Overall, taking this class was a great experience, and I’m going to miss it!”

Samuel M
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Student

“This is a very informative class! The classwork is light, but you still understand everything being talked about. There were also plenty of examples of how to apply what you learn about in everyday life. Honestly, I highly recommend this course for those who want a light elective or who are very interested in healthy habits!”

Alexis T
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Student

“I started this class with poor health in every category. Being able to educate myself on what it means to have good health, along with how to apply it to my life, positively changed so many things for me. I could not recommend this class more.”

Sara C
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Student

“This course has been extremely informative for both my spiritual and physical health. It teaches you the importance of taking care of your body and the repercussions and consequences if you don’t. I would highly recommend this class; the teacher is extremely passionate about the topics and explains things in a very understandable manner. If you want to learn a lot about human health, anatomy, and spiritual health, take this class!!!!”

Joshua H
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Student

“I would recommend this course to others because of how valuable the information is. Health and Wellness taught me so much about how I can physically, mentally, socially, and spiritually be at my healthiest. There are so many aspects that contribute to overall health that are covered in this course, and I think that what you will learn in this course is so important.”

Elizabeth W
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Student