Lauren Massey
[email protected]

Course Time:

  • This course is offered on Tuesdays.
  • Please note, this is a one semester / .5 credit
    course that is offered only in the FIRST SEMESTER.

Course Prerequisites:

  • This course is open to 8th-12th grade students.
  • For acceptance of credit prior to the 9th grade,
    please contact your umbrella school.


Course Text:

  • Total Health: Choices for a Winning Lifestyle
    ISBN-  9781583312254

Course Class Time & Homework:

  • Class time will be used for instruction, interactive activities, and exit quizzes.
  • Prior to class, students may be assigned reading, questions, and vocabulary terms.
  • An opportunity for First Aid & CPR certification may be offered for an additional fee.

Course Description:

We are marvelously designed by God. Our lives come from God.
The climax of creation came on the sixth day, when God said, “Let us make man...” (Genesis 1:26)
He made us in a way that all our body systems work together in unimaginable and intricate ways.
Our soul, spirit, mind, and body are all connected and work together perfectly according to His design.

Because we are designed by God, when we live according to His principles as outlined in the Bible our lives
will be fuller and we are more likely to experience a life of peace, joy and hope.
This will create an environment that favors good health.

Improved whole-person health will better enable people to use their God-given talents
to make a  difference in our world.  In this, God will be glorified and better known.

This course is an introductory course that provides a comprehensive overview of health and wellness,
and how to integrate a mind, body, and spirit approach to healthy living from a Biblical perspective.

Students will learn how to apply principles of their Christian faith that directly or indirectly affect  their attitudes and behaviors.
The impact of lifestyle choices on aspects of personal health are discussed, including physical, mental, emotional, social, and environmental.

The course will explore topics related to nutrition, physical fitness, stress management, disease prevention,
substance abuse, and healthy relationships.

The information and skills necessary for making informed and healthful decisions to promote wellness
will be discussed with an emphasis on personal responsibility.


  • 40%  homework
  • 40%  class participation
  • 20%  quizzes

  • Extra Credit Opportunities will be available each quarter.


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