Coordinated School Health Prog

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.

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.


  • 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.

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Four-Week Courses

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Study when and where it’s convenient for you with evening, weekend, and 100% online classes.

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Attend class and learn onsite at one of over 20 locations in California.

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