The School Health and Safety on-line course is based on a model developed by the Division of Adolescent and School Health of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. This comprehensive model promotes coordination of family, school, and community resources for prevention and reduction of child, adolescent, and adult health risk behaviors.
School Health and Safety course challenges students to apply critical thinking and
problem-solving skills to on-line discussions and written responses to assigned readings
and simulations specific to the:
1. effect of health and safety risk behaviors on
child, adolescent, and adult growth, development,
and learning; and
2. prevention/intervention strategies which
are available to parents, educators, health
practitioners, and communities;
Instructions for the on-line readings and reading assignment due dates can be reviewed by "clicking" the "readings" button in the left panel.
The Health and Safety on-line course is completely student developed and field-tested. The initial course was developed by several honors students. Subsequent students have revised the course format. Each term, students create new questions and identify new web links for all eleven health content fields. For a review of the syllabus, click on the "syllabus" button in the left panel.