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General Course Information for ILD620: Coordinated School Health Prog

Course: ILD620 - Coordinated School Health Prog
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Course Description:

An advanced health education course focusing on coordinated school health, comprehensive school health programs, and how to plan, implement, coordinate, and evaluate a health education curriculum within a comprehensive school health system. A comprehensive school health system includes health and physical education, health services, nutrition services, psychological and counseling services, a safe and healthy environment, and health promotion for staff, parents, and community. Meets the CTC requirements for advanced health education for the professional clear credential.

Course Learning Outcomes:
  • Assess individual, family, and community needs for health education.
  • Analyze the role of the local district, state and nation in developing a comprehensive school health program.
  • Evaluate a school's need for a School Health Council (SHC).
  • Evaluate a school's health promotion policies and programs.
  • Evaluate state-of-the-art, research-based strategies to use in coordinated school health programs.
  • Evaluate a school's health and physical education curriculum and develop plans for improvement.
  • Design assessment strategies based on national and state standards to evaluate student skills and knowledge in school health education.
  • Discuss the physiological and psychological effects of alcohol, narcotics, steroids, drugs, tobacco, violence, HIV, and common chronic diseases.
  • Discuss the objectives of Healthy People 2010 that relate to children and youth and how they relate to a comprehensive school health program.
  • Design a health education program for one academic year that will meet state challenge criteria for health education and be age appropriate.
Course Requirements:

Case Study: Interaction Analysis.

Needs assessment. Using one or more instruments and databases assess individual, family, and community need for health education. Map existing and community based resources.

School Health Council paper.

Health Education Teaching Plan. Design a health education teaching plan that you might include in your teaching during one school year.

School Health Index. Based on the school where you teach, select either elementary, middle or high school School Health Index from the Centers for Disease Control.

Research Paper on your school's crisis response plan.

Health Education Teaching Plan. Design a health education teaching plan that you might include in your teaching during one school year.

Students with Disabilities:
Students seeking special accommodations due to a disability must submit an application with supporting documentation, as explained under this subject heading in the General Catalog. Instructors are required to provide such accommodations if they receive written notification from the University.

Writing Across the Curriculum:
Students are expected to demonstrate writing skills in describing, analyzing and evaluating ideas and experiences. Written reports and research papers must follow specific standards regarding citations of an author's work within the text and references at the end of the paper. Students are encouraged to use the services of the University's Writing Center when preparing materials.

The following website provides information on APA, MLA, and other writing and citation styles that may be required for term papers and the like:

National University Library:
National University Library supports academic rigor and student academic success by providing access to scholarly books and journals both electronically and in hard copy. Print materials may be accessed at the Library in San Diego or through document delivery for online and regional students. Librarians are available to provide training, reference assistance, and mentoring at the San Diego Library and virtually for online or regional students. Please take advantage of Library resources:


Contact the Library:

  • (858) 541-7900 (direct line)
  • 1-866-NU ACCESS x7900 (toll free)

Use the Library Training Tools (on the Library Homepage) for additional help

  • Recorded class presentations
  • Tutorials & Guides (APA/MLA, Peer-Review, and more)

Plagiarism is the presentation of someone else's ideas or work as one's own. Students must give credit for any information that is not either the result of original research or common knowledge. If a student borrows ideas or information from another author, he/she must acknowledge the author in the body of the text and on the reference page. Students found plagiarizing are subject to the penalties outlined in the Policies and Procedures section of the University Catalog, which may include a failing grade for the work in question or for the entire course. The following is one of many websites that provide helpful information concerning plagiarism for both students and faculty:

Ethical behavior in the classroom is required of every student. The course will identify ethical policies and practices relevant to course topics.

Students are expected to be competent in using current technology appropriate for this discipline. Such technology may include word processing, spreadsheet, and presentation software. Use of the internet and e-mail may also be required.

Learning to work with and value diversity is essential in every class. Students are expected to exhibit an appreciation for multinational and gender diversity in the classroom.

As a diverse community of learners, students must strive to work together in a setting of civility, tolerance, and respect for each other and for the instructor. Rules of classroom behavior (which apply to online as well as onsite courses) include but are not limited to the following:

  • Conflicting opinions among members of a class are to be respected and responded to in a professional manner.
  • Side conversations or other distracting behaviors are not to be engaged in during lectures, class discussions or presentations
  • There are to be no offensive comments, language, or gestures