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Health Education

(14 reviews)

College of the Canyons

Copyright Year: 2018

Publisher: College of the Canyons

Language: English

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Reviewed by Anna Smyth, Adjunct Faculty, Salt Lake Community College on 4/18/21

Health is a broad subject, and this book has done a nice job of categorizing and explaining some of the most important aspects. The book does not have a glossary or index but provides references at the end of each chapter for further exploration. read more

Reviewed by Garvita Thareja, Assistant Professor, Metropolitan State University of Denver on 3/16/21, updated 4/22/21

It had covered most of the major topics in health and wellness. However, there are some foundational topics like dimensions or health (they touched these, but need more depth), theories for behavior change that should be added , being foundational... read more

Reviewed by Sara Pappa, Assistant Professor, Marymount University on 2/24/21

The textbook is a comprehensive compilation of personal (individual) health topics, which are clearly defined and described. It would be appropriate for a Personal Health or Introduction to Health/Health Behavior course. It has a table of... read more

Reviewed by Sarah Maness, Assistant Professor, Public Health, College of Charleston on 1/27/21

Covers a wide variety of health promotion topics, primarily at the individual level. Lacks a section on social relationships and health. Only covers romantic relationships and in ways that are culturally dated (section on Married and Non-Marrieds). read more

Reviewed by Corrie Whitmore, Assistant Professor, University of Alaska Anchorage on 11/11/20, updated 1/10/21

This book was developed for a Health 100 class. It covers a wide variety of personally relevant health topics, with segments defining health, discussing "your bodies response to stress," describing threats to environmental health, and offering a... read more

Reviewed by Audrey McCrary-Quarles, Associate Professor, South Carolina State University on 8/17/20

The Health Education book covered all the components usually found in other basic health books. It can be utilized as an Open Textbook for students taking the introduction to health or the basic health course, such as HED 151 - Personal and... read more

Reviewed by Vanessa Newman, Adjunct Faculty, Rogue Community College on 7/22/20

The textbook successfully covers a wide array of health education topics. The chapters on "Relationships & Love" and "Health Care Choices" were excellent additions to what you find in many health books. Overall, I would have liked to have seen... read more

Reviewed by Robert West, EMS Program Director, North Shore Community College on 6/7/20

Health education is an enormous subject area but this text does an excellent job covering the most important topics. The comprehensive nature of it topic coverage does come at the cost of not being comprehensive within any single topic- this book... read more

Reviewed by Kathy Garganta, Adjunct Professor, Bristol Community College on 5/26/20

The textbook covers a variety of topics in a choppy sequence jumping from three chapters on sexuality and sexual health to substance abuse then onto nutrition. The book was limited in depth and many areas needed additional explanation. There are... read more

Reviewed by Sonia Tinsley, Assistant Professor/Division Chair, Allied Health, Louisiana College on 4/28/20

Covers a variety of health topics that are typical to a personal and community health course. However, the information is very brief. read more

Reviewed by Jeannie Mayjor, Part-time faculty in the Health and Human Performance Dept., Linn-Benton Community College on 1/15/20

I think this book does a great job of making the material presented easy to understand. Many similar textbooks are more advanced due to more challenging word/term choices, but this book would work well for anyone taking an intro level class in... read more

Reviewed by Jessica Coughlin, Assistant Professor , Eastern Oregon University on 1/6/20

This textbook includes very similar topics to most of the college level health education books that are available today. While the book includes many of the main points related to each topic, it does not go into too much depth. However, this... read more

Reviewed by Kathleen Smyth, Professor of Kinesiology and Health, College of Marin on 4/17/19

This textbook covers the myriad of required topics for an Introductory Health Course. The table of contents includes all of the topics I cover in my classes. No textbook is perfect and this book is no different but one should not rely on textbooks... read more

Reviewed by Amanda Blaisdell, Assistant Professor, Longwood University on 4/11/19

It gives a lot of information, but it isn't very "in-depth." Admittedly, it would be a challenge to be very in-depth with one book that covers so many topics. This book certainly lacks sufficient images/pictures. The amount of information varies... read more

Table of Contents

  • Chapter 1: Introduction to Health
  • Chapter 2: Psychological Health
  • Chapter 3: Stress Management
  • Chapter 4: Relationships and Communication
  • Chapter 5: Gender and Sexuality
  • Chapter 6: Sexual Health
  • Chapter 7: Infectious diseases and Sexually Transmitted Infections (STI's)
  • Chapter 8: Substance Use and Abuse
  • Chapter 9: Basic Nutrition and Healthy Eating
  • Chapter 10: Weight Management
  • Chapter 11: Physical Fitness
  • Chapter 12: Cardiovascular Disease, Diabetes, and Cancer
  • Chapter 13: Environmental Health
  • Chapter 14: Health Care Choices

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  • About the Book

    Readers will learn about the nature of health, health education, health promotion and related concepts. This will help to understand the social, psychological and physical components of health.

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    College of the Canyons