Health Education


  2. A. Course Title: Health Education
    B. Course Number: PY 213 - 10498
    C. Semester: Spring 2017
    D. Days/Time: T Th 11:00:00 AM - 12:15:00 PM
    E. Credit Hours: 3
    F. Instructor: Morris, Richard
    G. Office: Caster Activity Center (CAC) 156
    H. Email Address:
    I. Office Phone: (575) 492-2748
    J. Office Hours: Monday: 8:00:00 AM-8:45:00 AM (MST); 10:15:00 AM-11:45:00 AM (MST);
    Tuesday: 10:00:00 AM-11:00:00 AM (MST);
    Wednesday: 8:00:00 AM-8:45:00 AM (MST); 10:15:00 AM-11:45:00 AM (MST);
    Thursday: 10:00:00 AM-11:00:00 AM (MST);
    Friday: 8:00:00 AM-8:45:00 AM (MST); 10:15:00 AM-11:45:00 AM (MST);
    K. Time Zone: Mountain Time
    L. Prerequisite(s):
    M. Corequisite(s):
    N. Class Location: CAC160

    This is a physical education theory course that provides instruction of the physical, mental, and social health issues of our modern society. It examines critical issues involving personal, family, community, regional, and world health problems. This is a three credit hour course.


    This course is designed to fulfill the requirements for an introductory Health Education course for Health Education, Physical Education majors, as well as a general education elective.



    Spring 2017 "Access to Health ", Rebecca J. Donatelle, (14th Edition)



    You can buy your books online at the NMJC Bookstore.


    Students attending New Mexico Junior College will be evaluated according to the following grading scale:

    						90 - 100%	=	A
    						80 -  89%	=	B
    						70 -  79%	=	C
    						60 -  69%	=	D
    					 	 0 -  59%	=	F

    Students in this course will be graded on points attained through papers. Attendance will also be considered the determination of grades.

    Note: 5 Point off for each unexcused absence.

    550 - 495 = A
    494 - 440 = B
    439 - 385 = C
    384 - 330 = D
    329 and Under = F

    **** At the discretion of Instructor, bonus points may be earned throughout the semester. So please, take advantage when bonus assignments are offered.****


    New Mexico Junior College’s institutional student learning outcomes represent the knowledge and abilities developed by students attending New Mexico Junior College. Upon completion students should achieve the following learning outcomes along with specific curriculum outcomes for respective areas of study:


    Students should be able to......

    1. Demonstrate organizational skills essential to physical education, exercise science, health or sport.

    2. Identify benefits and drawbacks of available careers and opportunities in the related fields of physical education, exercise science, health or sport.

    3. Design a program related to physical education, exercise science, health or sport within the community (NMJC Institutional Self and Community outcome.

    4. Communicate an awareness of the ethical issues/concerns related to physical education, exercise science, health or sport.


    The student should………..

    1. Understand the definitions and philosophies of physical education, exercise science, health or sport.

    2. Have a chance to explore the professions and careers available in physical education, exercise science, health or sport.

    3. Have an understanding of aims and general objectives of physical education, exercise science, health or sport.

    4. Comprehend the historical background of physical education, exercise science, health or sport how they developed and the emerging ethical issues present within these disciplines today.

    5. Learn the biological, physiological, psychological, sociological, and biomechanical foundations of physical education, exercise science, health or sport.

    6. Develop a sense for the relationship between communities and physical education, exercise science, health or sport programs.

    7. Be presented the current issues and trends within the disciplines of physical education, exercise science, health or sport.

    8. Learn the pedagogy of teaching skills and techniques as they relate to physical education, exercise science, health or sport.


    Students will be held responsible for the information on these pages.

    Academic Honesty
    Each student is expected to maintain the highest standards of honesty and integrity in online academic and professional matters. The College reserves the right to take disciplinary action, up to and including dismissal, against any student who is found guilty of academic dishonesty or otherwise fails to meet these standards. Academic dishonesty includes, but is not limited to, dishonesty in quizzes, tests, or assignments; claiming credit for work not done or done by others; and nondisclosure or misrepresentation in filling out applications or other College records. Cheating or gaining illegal information for any type of graded work is considered dishonest and will be dealt with accordingly.

    Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Information
    Any student requiring special accommodations should contact the Special Needs Student Services Coordinator at (575) 492-2576 or by e-mail at

    Attendance Policy
    Attendance is required at every session of each course for which the student is enrolled. When unavoidable circumstances make attendance impossible, students must provide a satisfactory explanation of their absences to their professors. College-sponsored activities are considered excused absences and the appropriate sponsor of those students who will be absent from class will notify professors. Students having absences due to college-sponsored activities will need to make arrangements with the affected classes / professor to take care of required work; however, arrangements for make-ups should be made within a reasonable time frame, usually within one week of the absence. Regarding make-up work, absences due to late registration are considered the same as regular absences.

    Cell Phones/Pagers
    All cell phones and pagers must be turned off when the student is participating in any lecture, laboratory, or other learning activity.

    Classroom Conduct
    The professor is responsible for maintaining a class environment best suited for effective learning. By registering for this class, the student is assumed to have entered into an agreement with New Mexico Junior College and the professor to attend the class regularly and to behave in an appropriate manner at all times. Disruptive behavior may result in the student being removed from the class.

    Food and Drink Policy
    Food items and soft drinks may not be consumed in NMJC classrooms. Students are also discouraged from bringing food and drink items into the classroom even though these items remain in sealed packaging. Bottled water is permissible.

    No Children in the Classroom
    In order to adhere to instructional procedures as well as maintain the safety of children, NMJC’s policy of no children in the classrooms (lecture, lab, etc.) will be followed.

    Offering the work of another as one’s own, without proper acknowledgment, is plagiarism; therefore, any student who fails to give credit for quotations or essentially identical expression of material taken from books, encyclopedias, magazines and other reference works, or from the themes, reports, or other writings of a fellow student, is guilty of plagiarism. Plagiarism violates the academic honesty policy and is considered cheating.

    Smoking/Use of Tobacco
    New Mexico Junior College is cognizant of the health hazards associated with smoking / use of tobacco for the smoker, as well as the non-smoker. In an effort to provide a healthy environment for students, employees, and others who may frequent the campus, NMJC prohibits smoking / use of tobacco inside any campus building or facility.

    Tutoring Assistance
    Free tutoring services are available to all NMJC students through Brainfuse and the Academic Success Center located in Mansur Hall room 123 and 124.

    Withdrawal Policy
    Regular, punctual attendance is required for all classes at NMJC. Although the professor has the right to drop any student who has missed the equivalent of 2 weeks of instruction (based on a 16 week semester) whether it’s a face to face, online, or a hybrid course, it is not guaranteed that the professor will drop the student. If the student chooses to stop attending a class, he/she should withdraw from the class by accessing your student account in the T-Bird Web Portal at, or submitting the required paperwork to the Registrar’s Office by 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, April 20, 2017. All students are encouraged to discuss their class status with the professor prior to withdrawing from the class.


    Outline – Spring 2017
    Week 1 Discover your learning styles, (Self Assessment) Your individual assessment printout (25 points)

    Week 1 cont. – Week 3

    Part 1: Finding the Right Balance

    Paper 25 Pts. **Chapter 1. Accessing your Health

    Paper 25 Pts.**Chapter 2. Promoting and Preserving Your Psychological Health

    Paper 25 Pts.**Chapter 3. Managing Stress and Coping with Life’s Changes Paper 25 Pts.

    Week 4 – Week 5
    Part 2: Creating Healthy and Caring Relationships

    Paper 25 Pts.**Chapter 4. Building Healthy Relationships and Communicating Effectively

    Paper 25 Pts. **Chapter 5. Understanding Your Sexuality

    Paper 25 Pts.**Chapter 6. Considering Your Reproductive Choices

    Week 6 - Week 8
    Part 3: Building Healthy Life Styles

    Paper 25 Pts. ** Chapter 7. Eating for a Healthier You

    Paper 25 Pts.** Chapter 8. Reaching and Maintaining a Healthy Weight

    Paper 25 Pts. ** Chapter 9. Improving Your Physical Fitness

    Week 9 – Week 11
    Part 4: Avoiding Risks from Harmful Habits

    Paper 25 Pts.** Chapter 10. Recognizing and Avoiding Addition

    Paper 25 Pts. ** Chapter 11. Drinking Alcohol Responsibly

    Paper 25 Pts. **Chapter 12. Ending Tobacco Use

    Paper 25 Pts. **Chapter 13. Avoiding Drug Misuse an Abuse

    Week 12 – Week 14
    Part 5: Preventing and Fighting Disease

    Paper 25 Pts.**Chapter 14. Protecting Against Infectious Disease and Sexually Transmitted Infections

    Paper 25 Pts.**Chapter 15. Preventing Cardiovascular Disease

    Paper 25 Pts.**Chapter 16. Reducing Your Cancer Risk

    Paper 25 Pts. ** Chapter 17. Reducing Risks and Coping with Chronic Conditions

    Week 15 – Week 16
    Part 6: Facing Life Challenge

    Paper 25 Pts.**Chapter 18. Choosing Conventional and Complementary Health Care

    Paper 25 Pts.**Chapter 19. Preventing Violence and Abuse

    Paper 25 Pts.**Chapter 20. Preserving and Protecting Your Environment

    Paper 25 Pts.**Chapter 21. Preparing For Aging, Dying, and Death

    NOTE: Bonus point opportunities is at the discretion of the instructor through out the semester.