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Wellness Education

 
 
Wellness
 

A well-rounded educational experience includes activities and learning that enhance physical fitness and promote a healthy lifestyle. Students who complete the wellness program at Milford High School will have the knowledge and skills needed to make healthy choices.
 
 
Wellness I  2550 
1 Credit  Grade 9
This required class is an introductory discussion on numerous wellness issues that will be explored further in Wellness II. Wellness I’s focus is on personal choices. The health units that will be covered are Personal Responsibility and Behavior, will provide students with an understanding of personal fitness. Emphasis is on developing an understanding of the importance of physical activities for a healthy lifestyle.
Expectation: Social Expectations
 
 
Wellness II  2551 
1 Credit  Grade 11
This required class is the extension of Wellness I. The units that will be covered are a continuation of STDs, Diseases, Disorders, Alcohol and Drugs, Growth and Development, Life Choices and Relationships. The major goal of this program is to allow all students to make knowledgeable decisions in leading a meaningful, healthy life. This course will provide students with an understanding of personal fitness. Emphasis is on developing an understanding of the importance of physical activities for a healthy lifestyle. The physical education units include individual and group activities designed to emphasize community contribution. At the conclusion of the Wellness II program, students may be required to do a final project incorporating the information learned during the semester.
Expectation: Social Expectations
 
 
Advanced Health  2004 
1 Credit  Grades: 11-12
This elective course will provide students with a greater understanding of personal health and community problems. Emphasis is placed on providing updated information on substance abuse, communicable disease, nutrition, and growth, and developmental changes through discussion and outside readings. Other Units of study will include an introduction to First Aid, Personal Finance-with an emphasis on Life, Health, and Dental Insurance, and the Health Care system-with discussion on Medicare and Medicaid. The major goal of the program is to provide students with knowledge and strategies needed to cope with current and future health issues.
Expectation: Social Expectations
 
 
Exercise &
Nutrition Sciences 
 
2500 
1 Credit Grades: 11-12
This elective course will provide students with an opportunity to gain in depth knowledge of cardiovascular fitness and strength training, to develop training strategies in selected sports, and to participate in adventure activities. Wellness careers will be explored in this course. Students will also design and undertake their own leisure and physical fitness program. Research and written class work will be expected of all students on a regular basis. Grades will be based on a combination of projects, participation and classroom activities including training logs, notes and worksheets.*
Expectation: Self-Directed Learner
Prerequisite: Successful completion of Wellness I & II
*This course is oriented towards students interested in pursuing collegiate athletics and/or the fields of health, sports medicine or kinesiology.
 
 
Self in Society 9014 
1 Credit  Grades: 9-12
Self in Society is an experiential course designed to help students develop skills needed as they transition from adolescence to young adulthood. Areas of focus include self-esteem, acceptance of differing opinions and views, accountability and responsibility, commitment, conflict resolution, coping skills, and identity in family, community, and larger societal groups. This course utilizes presentations, discussions, hands-outs and personal journaling to evaluate each student’s progress integrating the curriculum into real life.
Expectation: Self-Directed Learner