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  1. 1. Salem State University. HEALTH AND WELLNESS SYLLABUS Course: SMS 194 Fall 2013 sections 12/13 MWF 7:50 (sect. 12), 8:50 (sect. 13) O’Keefe room 214 Instructor: Dr. Brian Witkov Department of Sport and Movement Science O’Keefe Complex, room 127B (office) Phone: 1-978-5422424 ext.1199 Email: Website: a sheet will be given to you with a section specific website. Office Hours By Appointment (Let me Know and I’ll See you After Class) Text: Your Health Today, Teague, Mackenzie, Rosenthal. McGraw- Hill. Edition 4/e 2013 COURSE GLOBAL GOALS): By the end of this course, most students will be able to: 1. demonstrate critical thinking skills and decision-making capabilities relative to individual and global wellness. 2. integrate and apply multiple dimensions of wellness. 3. be empowered to develop a proactive view toward wellness and the challenges throughout the life cycle. 4. identify positive behaviors and risk factors related to each of the dimensions of wellness. COURSE OBJECTIVES: By the end of this course, most students will be able to: 1. identify factors that influence an individual's ability to successfully change health behaviors 2. identify the leading causes of morbidity and mortality in the U.S. 3. identify personal risk factors for illness, disease and death based on behavior and family history 4. identify the interrelationship among the physical, mental, intellectual, spiritual, social, emotional, occupational and environmental dimensions of health and wellness.
  2. 2. Course Description: Through lecture and discussion, the student will investigate a variety of health issues facing them in today’s society. The intent of the course is to provide a basic understanding of the “wellness” concept, assisting the students in dealing with life’s choices or lifestyles. Three lecture hours per week are provided. Students may exempt through a testing procedure, scheduled within the first week of class. All students (except nursing and B.S.Biology) who matriculate at Salem State College will be required to complete this course. Requirements: 1. Attendance 10% 2. class improv. skits 10% 3. pop quiz and homeworks 20% 3. Tests (3 tests-drop one) 60% Attendance Policy: Attendance is required. If more than 6 classes are missed, lack of attendance will result in an incomplete grade for the course. 10 minutes late for class equals no credit. Make-up policy: 3 tests given. There are no make-ups. Tentative dates for tests: October 14, November 18, December 9. Tests: All based on our text: mostly multiple choice, true /false and short answer. Each of 2 counted tests is worth 30% total grade. No final is given. Homework: Online you have worksheets, articles and quizzes, corresponding to chapter material. As we cover the text, worksheets will be assigned with due dates. These and pop quizzes constitute 20% of grade. There are no additional time limits for assignments. Pop Quizzes: There will be intermittent pop quizzes which will constitute 10 % of the grade
  3. 3. “Salem State is committed to providing equal access to the educational experience for all students in compliance with section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act and to providing all reasonable academic accommodations, aids or adjustments. Any student who has a documented disability requiring an accommodation, aid or adjustment should speak with the instructor immediately. Students with disabilities who have not previously done so should provide documentation to and schedule an appointment with the Office for Students with Disabilities and obtain appropriate services”