2021-2022 Pierce College Catalog 
    
    Oct 06, 2022  
2021-2022 Pierce College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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KINS 210 Wellness (5 credits)



Course Description
A course designed to investigate the dimensions of health and to assist students with making deliberate choices about lifestyle characterized by personal social responsibility and optimal enhancement of their dimensions of health.

Student Outcomes
1. Identify the dimensions of wellness and illustrate the interplay among them.
2. Describe the concept of one’s own wellness in contrast to the simple absence of disease.
3. Describe how poverty, race, and gender contribute to health disparities in the United States.
3. Analyze facets of self-responsibility in a wellness lifestyle.
4. Identify the characteristics of emotionally healthy persons.
5. Identify risk factors in college students for mental health problems.
6. Discuss how stress can affect the cardiovascular, immune, endocrine, neurological, reproductive and digestive systems.
7. Identify stressors that are commonly reported by college students.
8. Identify skills that improve communication including online social environments.
9. Discuss the connection between one’s body and the foods we eat and how our daily diets affect how long and how well we live.
10. Describe the health-related components of physical fitness and their potential health benefits.
11. Discuss life behaviors of sexually healthy and responsible adults.
12. Describe the effects and health risks of common drugs of abuse including legal and illegal drugs.



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