Promoting Healthy Lifestyle Skills (prev #: EDU-506YO)

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3 Units
Online Self-Paced

Course Description

Improve Your Students’ Nutritional Practices

Examine the behaviors and actions students need in order to acquire a healthy lifestyle. Topics such as nutrition, physical activity, outside influences of peer pressure and media influence, addictions, emotional wellness, online safety, risky behavior, decision making, creating a healthy lifestyle plan and the role of the school in promoting a healthy lifestyle are explored. Learn and share differentiated strategies and best practices for enabling students to internalize healthy lifestyle choices and apply them to their daily lives.

Course Details

Number of Units: 3.0 graduate level extension credit(s) in semester hours

Who Should Attend: This course provides continuing education for teachers (Grades K-12)

Course Materials: All materials for this course are included in the online course

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Promoting Healthy Lifestyle Skills (prev #: EDU-506YO)

Start now, you have 180 days to complete this course once enrolled

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Online Self-Paced
Jerry Goldberg

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What You Will Learn

  • Create a healthy lifestyle plan
  • Promote healthy nutrition practices
  • Incorporate physical activity into a daily routine
  • Develop an awareness of outside influences
  • Analyze the effect of addictions


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