Maricopa Community Colleges  HES100   19956-99999 

Official Course Description: MCCCD Approval: 3-28-1995

HES100  1995 Fall – 2000 Fall

LEC  3.0 Credit(s)  3.0 Period(s)  3.0 Load  Acad

Healthful Living

Health and wellness and their application to an optimal life style. Explores current topics of interest such as stress management, nutrition, fitness, and environmental health. Evaluates common risk factors associated with modern lifestyles.

Prerequisites: None.

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MCCCD Official Course Competencies:


HES100  1995 Fall – 2000 Fall

Healthful Living



Identify and describe the basic components of wellness.(I)


Identify and describe personal health assessment techniques and explain strategies for achieving wellness. (I)


Identify and describe hereditary factors relating to wellness. (II)


Identify and describe psychological factors relating to wellness. (II)


Identify and explain biological factors as they relate to wellness. (II)


Identify and describe a variety of health conditions and diseases. (III)


Describe the relationship between lifestyles and a variety of health conditions and diseases. (III)


Explain ways in which factors within society may affect personal health. ( (IV)

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MCCCD Official Course Outline:


HES100  1995 Fall – 2000 Fall

Healthful Living


I. Overview of Wellness

A. Components of Wellness

B. Personal Health Assessment Techniques

C. Strategies for Achieving Wellness

D. Behavior Modification

II. Basics of Wellness

A. Hereditary Factors

B. Psychological Factors

1. Mental Health

2. Stress Management

C. Biological Factors

1. Nutrition

2. Weight Control

3. Physical Fitness

4. Sexuality

5. Aging and Death

III. Health /Lifestyles

A. Mental Disorders

B. Drug Use

C. Sexually Transmitted Diseases

D. Cardiovascular Diseases

E. Cancer

F. Infectious vs. Non infectious Diseases

G. Other

IV. Health and Society

A. Environmental Health Issues

B. Personal Safety

C. Consumer Health and Health Care

D. Other


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