Freshmen and 4th classmen will learn about their strengths, how their brains really work, reflect upon decisions and their impact on others. They will cultivate wellness habits and experience collaborative service. As they explore the Culver mission, students are explicitly introduced to successful learning process skills such as note taking, reading, cooperative skills and best practices with technology. With these essential skills, the three core strands of wellness, learning and leadership weave together to prepare students for success and well-being at Culver and beyond.
This 10th-grade course focuses on the influence of the physical, emotional, mental, moral, social, and spiritual dimensions of health knowledge, attitudes, and behavior. Students examine the health of the whole person through a variety of classroom and movement settings. They will demonstrate an understanding of the health dimensions and their relationship to various health topics.
1 term, non-solid meets 2 days/week, 1/2 credit, B
An 11th-grade course, each student will receive instruction in First Aid/CPR and will have the opportunity to be certified by the American Red Cross. Students will also examine the importance of developing healthy fitness activities and will learn the rules, skills, attitudes, and behaviors of two lifetime sports.
1 term, non-solid meets 2 days/week, 1/2 credit, A
Each student will receive instruction in First Aid, CPR, and life guarding, working toward certification by the American Red Cross. The course will be taught by an ARC certified instructor. This course will suffice for the 11th-grade Wellness Education credit. Interested students must pass a swim test to qualify for the course.
This 12th-grade course will provide students with opportunities to acquire a deep understanding of personal, community, and world health issues. Students will engage in student-centered discussions, group work, report writing, and survey/investigations. The emphasis will be on critical thinking and a moral interpretation of health information and health behavior. Students will examine biochemical, sociological, and psychological concepts that relate to happiness, addiction, the well-being of others, and the basic human desires. Discussion topics include decision-making, stress and time management, nutrition, disease prevention, college issues, and life span/aging issues.
Pre-requisites: Successful completion of Anatomy and Physiology
This would be a Project Based Learning course that would expose students to various aspects of the Health Care profession such as: Nursing, PA, NP, medical sales, bio-engineering, anesthesiology as well as possible other programs.
3 terms, solid & non-solid (Term 1 - solid, Term 2 and 3 - 2 days/week), 1.5 credits, C
Prerequisites: Demonstrate good citizenship. Complete Living, Learning and Leading, Foundations of Health, Lifetime Fitness/Lifeguarding and Health Issues. Enroll in one-term elective relevant to your HONORS project: Anatomy and Physiology or Literature of Behavioral Economics.
The Honors Seminar in Wellness is for the Senior or 1st Classman who has demonstrated a high level of achievement and interest in personal and community wellness. The student must be willing to pursue independent study of a proposed topic under the guidance of a faculty advisor.
Students will select topics to study in depth, to be approved by the Honors Board of three Wellness Department instructors. Each student will complete a written project according to the original proposal, successfully complete an oral defense of the project and make a formal presentation to select members of the Wellness faculty.