It is the purpose of the Health Education courses to draw information from psychology, sociology, genetics, ecology and countless other fields, integrate it, and pass it along so that students can use this knowledge to make intelligent health related decisions in their daily lives. Also, the courses are designed to isolate some of the more perplexing questions that students may have and provide opinions and data to help them answer such questions.
The health program also includes use of slides, cassettes and movies in its investigation of health and social-related matters. In addition, an outside agency, the Morris County Department of Drug Abuse, presents an informal seminar on teen-age drug abuse and the role of drugs in society.
The topics treated at the various levels of the health program are as follows:
1-Human Relations, 2-Teeth and Their Care, 3-Personal Health, 4-Safety, 5-The World of Medicine, 6-Pollution;
1-Public Health, 2-Skin Problems, 3-Foods and Nutrition, 4-Smoking, 5-Alcohol, 6-Drugs;
A-Psychological Development: 1-Emotions, 2-Role of Heredity, 3-Role of Environment, 4- The Mature Personality; B-Smoking and Health; C-Introduction to Alcohol and Drug Use and Abuse; D- Why we train the body: 1-Physical development, 2-Healthy body/healthy mind.
A-Alcohol Abuse: 1- Types of Alcohol, 2-The Physiological Effects of Alcohol, 3-The Psychological Effects of Alcohol, 4-Drinking in American Society, 5-Alcoholism; B-The Physiology of Exercise: 1-Aerobic and Anaerobic Exercise, 2-Types of Weight Training, 3-Strength, Endurance, and Flexibility Training;
A-Drug Use and Abuse 1-The role of drugs in the good life (a clinical look at the use of drugs), 2-Common Drugs of Misuse and Abuse, 3-Drugs and Society, 4-Morris County Department of Drug Abuse Seminar (11 & 12 Gr); B Nutrition - Diet and Weight Control;
A-American Red Cross First Aid; B-Health & Disease 1-Conquest of Disease, 2-Infectious Diseases, 3-Cancer, 4-Cardiovascular Diseases.