Dimensions of Wellness: Resiliency
General Education Common Graded Assignment: HLTH 101 HLTH 101 is a general education course designed to promote personal responsibility, critical thinking, and lifelong learning. One of the goals of this assignment is to assess student competence for each of these objectives: I. Written and Oral Communication – develop and implement a plan appropriate for promoting personal wellness; demonstrate effective oral, written, and critical thinking skills as they relate to health behaviors contributing to a wellness lifestyle. II. Critical Analysis and Reasoning— develop and implement a plan appropriate for promoting personal wellness; interpret technical and medical language as it relates to health and wellness; determine how personal decisions influence community and environmental health; and demonstrate knowledge of current wellness information and issues. III. Information Literacy— evaluate the credibility of health information from sources. IV. Scientific and Quantitative or Logical Reasoning—develop and implement a plan appropriate for promoting personal wellness; differentiate between a holistic/preventive medicine model and a treatment model. V. Personal and Professional Ethics— Determine how personal decisions influence community and environmental health. In addition to the above general education objectives, this assignment assesses students’ understanding and application of the following skills and knowledge specific to HLTH 101. • A Wellness Lifestyle • Nutrition, Fitness, and Weight Management • Chronic, Communicable, and Degenerative Diseases • Consumer Health Purpose: To develop a plan for personal well-being utilizing the six primary dimensions of well being. The six primary dimensions of well being include; physical, emotional, intellectual, spiritual, environmental, and interpersonal wellness . Assignment Instructions: 1. Reflect on the very beginning of the semester and your initial perception/definition of well-being and its presence in your life. a) How did you define well-being for yourself at that time? b) How do you define well-being for yourself now? Be sure to include the six dimensions of wellness. c) Explain the differences between your definition at the beginning of the semester and now, as well as how you arrived at a new definition, or explain why you did not change your definition. 2. Describe in detail three habits that you have learned in your Health 101 course that can contribute positively to minimizing your risk for chronic diseases and could potentially reduce your interactions with the traditional health care system. a) Which dimension of wellness do each of these habits fit into most closely? b) What benefits in addition to minimizing chronic disease risk could you expect? 3. Based on your definition of wellness and the behaviors described in section two of your paper create a personal plan for well-being including one item for each of the six dimensions of wellness. Defend your choices by citing research illustrating the benefit of each. 4. Select an issue related to your well-being (Examples include: soda, cigarettes, alcohol, processed junk food, personal care products, just to name a few) and indicate whether or not corporations should be held accountable for products that humans use or eat that are known to contribute to chronic disease? State your position on this issue and provide information to support your position as well as ethical implications. Discuss how your research and your position on the health issue you have selected will influence your future health care decisions? Assignment Guidelines: 1. The cover page should have your student ID number, course number and section, and the date of submission on it. DO NOT put your name on the cover page. 2. Use Times New Roman font and set the font size to 12 3. Set the line spacing to double-space. 4. Set the margins at one inch and the spacing at zero. 5. Answer questions in complete sentences in paragraph form. 6. Perform a spelling and grammar check before submitting. 7. Use a minimum of six references from academic journals published within the past five years 8. Include a separate reference page at the end of the paper in APA format. 9. Use in-text citations from your sources in the body of the paper in APA style. 10. The paper length will be four to six pages. 11. Submit TWO copies of the paper in the following order: cover page, paper, and references. Grading Information: • This assignment will account for at least 10% of the total course grade. • See attached rubric for details about how your assignment will be graded Submission Guidelines: • DUE DATE: TBA • Submit your completed assignment in hard copy, or electronic format by the selected due date. • Submit TWO copies. • One copy should only include your student ID, course name, and section and should NOT contain student or faculty names; • The other copy should contain your name as well as the course name and section. This is a unique assignment in that you will complete a pre-survey (during the first two weeks of the term), a post-survey (during the last two weeks of the term) and write the paper described in this attachment. During the term you are to contemplate your health assignments throughout the term. This should help you with the final write-up. Here are the survey links. A hard copy of the survey can be found under the Units of Study link. Take the survey during the first two weeks of the term and be sure to record your numerical as well as descriptive score for later use. Take the survey during the last two weeks of the term and record your numerical and descriptive score. Please see the attached documents for my score at the beginning of class and at the end
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