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10 Topics Covered in High School Health Class

Have you ever wondered what you would cover in a high school health class? Here's your list of the most-covered topics in high school health.

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Parents want healthy teens, and would love for their children to main healthy after they are grown up, so health is important.

Generally colleges don't require health for college admission, but it's not uncommon for a state to require health for high school graduation.

"Natural learning" health classes are possible. If you need to cover health in your state, it may be something you have covered naturally through normal parent-child discussion and interaction, or books you have read together as a family.

Check your homeschool state law, but I haven't see a state that requires a specific topic for health that needs to be covered. While it may not be required, it's still a critical ingredient for home educators. Your goal is to successfully launch your child into HEALTHY adulthood, and they must learn to be healthy in order for that to happen.

Here is what a high school health class may contain:

  1. Discussions of physical, mental, social and emotional health.
  2. Alcohol, examples of alcohol and negative consequences of alcohol.
  3. Drugs, examples of drugs and negative consequences of drugs.
  4. Tobacco, products of tobacco and negative consequences of tobacco.
  5. Sexual education, reproduction, and relationships.
  6. Healthy and balanced technology use.
  7. Healthy living, and exercise.
  8. Healthy eating, nutrition, and body image.
  9. Health maintenance and common health diseases
  10. First aid, CPR, emergency preparedness, personal safety.
Most often these classes are a semester, or half-credit classes. That means that your child has spent 60-90 hours learning about health. And a health class can be taught over many years before you finally give the 1/2 or 1 credit for the class.

If you are covering these topics naturally in your home, you may be able to estimate 1/2 credit of "Health" by mid-senior year. If your child hasn't done those things, then leave it off the transcript of course. The number one rule of making a transcript is to be truthful. However, if you can include health honestly on your transcript, you can list it once, as a summary of a class that was taught over many years.

These articles may have more ideas if you want to think about it some more, or feel you need to boost up the health that was done naturally in your home.

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Wednesday, 16 October 2019

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