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Health Education

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College of the Canyons

Pub Date: 2018

Publisher: College of the Canyons

Language: English

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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

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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