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What is health education about?

In health education, students develop their understanding of the factors that influence the health of individuals, groups, and society: lifestyle, economic, social, cultural, political, and environmental factors.

Students develop competencies for mental wellness, reproductive health and positive sexuality, and safety management, and they develop understandings of nutritional needs.

Students build resilience through:

  • strengthening their personal identity and sense of self-worth
  • managing change and loss
  • engaging in processes for responsible decision making.

They learn to demonstrate empathy, and they develop skills that enhance relationships.

Students use these skills and understandings to take critical action to promote personal, interpersonal, and societal well-being.

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Last updated December 1, 2011