Essentials of Health and Wellness 1st Edition
James Robinson III, Ed.D, FAAHE | Deborah J. McCormick, Ph.D.
ISBN-13: 9781401815233 | ISBN-10: 1401815235
© 2005 | Published |  600  Pages

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Each of the 13 million high school students in public high schools are required to take one semester of health education. For health instruction to be successful, the instructional program should be grounded in good science, include a behavioral component, and be packaged in a way that can be easily implemented. Essentials of Health and Wellness provides the teacher with everything needed to engage the learner and to create a successful health course. It is designed to be student friendly and is centered on the important, but often overlooked, notion of building personal wellness. All health concepts are brought back to the student, who is encouraged to develop positive wellness behaviors through the creation of a personal wellness plan. Based on the framework of the National Standards for School Health Education, this product is the total package for high school health education. With a small but rich ancillary offering, including a separate Sexuality Supplement (ISBN 1-4018-1525-1)that goes into greater detail about sensitive issues that may not be desirable to all school districts and a free Online Companion with additional lesson plans, teaching activities, and student worksheets, this text provides teachers with a well-rounded, effective system for health education instruction.

  • Preface. Reviewers. Acknowledgements. How to Use Essentials of Health and Wellness. Unit 1: Developing Health and Wellness Skills. Chapter 1: Health for Adolescents. Chapter 2: The Wellness Lifestyle. Chapter 3: Problem Solving. Chapter 4: Communicating for Wellness. Unit 2: Personal Health. Chapter 5: Caring for Yourself. Chapter 6: Safeguarding your Senses. Chapter 7:Understanding Reproduction. Unit 3: Physical Health. Chapter 8: Eating for Wellness. Chapter 9: A Healthy Approach to Weight Management. Chapter 10: Enjoying a Physically Active Lifestyle. Chapter 11: Preventing Injury. Unit 4: Mental Health. Chapter 12:Managing Stress.
    Chapter 13: Mental and Emotional Health. Chapter 14: Handling Mental Disorders. Chapter 15: Understanding and Preventing Suicide. Unit 5: Social Health. Chapter 16: Healthy Relationships at Home. Chapter 17: Responsible Peer Relationships. Chapter 18: Resolving Conflict. Chapter 19: Healthy Romantic Relationships. Unit 6: The Greatest Risks to Health and Wellness. Chapter 20: Tobacco. Chapter 21:Alcohol. Chapter 22: Drug Abuse. Chapter 23: Infectious Diseases. Chapter 24: Chronic Diseases. Unit 7: Healthy Consumerism. Chapter 25: Understanding the Media. Chapter 26: Understanding Health Information. Chapter 27: Shopping Versus Buying. Unit 8: Healthy Adulthood. Chapter 28: Stressors of Adulthood. Chapter 29: Healthy Family. Chapter 30: Contributing to Community Health. Glossary. Index.

    • Chapter Objectives to focus the student on important concepts, Key Terms to alert students to new words
    • Margin Glossary Terms to define new vocabulary
    • Did You Know That boxes that offer interesting facts and trivia
    • Take it On Home activities to involve the family in discussions of health and wellness
    • What�s News? articles cover current events and new developments in health issues
    • Teen Forums to allow students to consider controversial topics and encourage debate
    • Real Teens to share teen experiences in sometimes difficult situations and offer role models of healthy teen behavior
    • Key Terms alert students to new words
    For more information about these supplements, or to obtain them, contact your Learning Consultant

    • Sexuality Supplement for Robinson/McCormick's Essentials of Health and Wellness
      ISBN-10: 1401815251 | ISBN-13:9781401815257
      List Price = 37.95
      This resource provides expanded sexuality content.
      Computerized Testbank for Robinson/McCormick's Essentials of Health and Wellness
      ISBN-10: 140181526X | ISBN-13:9781401815264
      List Price = 158.95
      Includes: a database of over 1,100 questions and answers from which to build tests and quizzes for each chapter of the book.
      Online Companion for Robinson/McCormick's Essentials of Health and Wellness
      ISBN-10: 1401815278 | ISBN-13:9781401815271
      List Price = 39.95
      Includes: Lesson Plans, Teaching Strategies, Health Updates, scenarios with Discussion Questions and Essay prompts, PowerPoint Presentation, student activity sheets, and quizzes for each chapter.

    • James Robinson, III is currently professor and graduate coordinator in the Department of Public Health Sciences at New Mexico State University. He taught health education for nine years in the Downingtown Area School District, Downingtown, Pennsylvania. After his doctoral studies, Dr. Robinson held faculty appointments at California State University at Northridge, the University of Northern Colorado, Texas A&M University, and Texas A&M Health Science Center. His health education consultations include school districts in California, Colorado, Texas and Wyoming, as well as the state health and education departments in Colorado and Texas. Dr. Robinson is author or co-author of more than twenty five professional publications and has delivered more than seventy five professional presentations to local, state, and national audiences. He is lead author of ESSENTIALS OF HEALTH AND WELLNESS, a health textbook for high school students, and is currently the Executive Editor of the Journal of Drug Education. Dr. Robinson has served on numerous committees and boards of the American Association for Health Education and the American School Health Association. The American Association for Health Education honored him with Fellow status in 1999 and with the association's Professional Service Award in 2003. In addition to his teaching, scholarly activity, and service, Dr. Robinson has generated approximately two and half million dollars in grant support for his research and health promotion projects. He received his Bachelor of Science Degree in Health and Physical Education and his Masters Degree in Education in Health Education from West Chester University. He received his Doctorate Degree in Health Education from the University of Northern Colorado.

      Deborah McCormick is currently an associate clinical professor in the Department of Health Sciences in the College of Health and Human Services at Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff, Arizona. She received her BS in health and physical education from the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor, her MS in health and physical education from Baylor University, and her PhD in health education from Texas A&M University. Dr. McCormick has also held faculty appointments at Lamar University, University of Texas at San Antonio, and Texas State University. She has delivered more than 50 professional presentations to local, state, and national audiences on topics related to health promotion. She is co-author of Essentials of Health and Wellness.