Level 2 Health Education

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Mr P. McGregor

Recommended Prior Learning

Recommend completion of Level 1 Health Education

Characteristics & Qualities Required for Health Education: 

* Effective Communicator

* Focus on Self Improvement & Well-Being as well as others

* Active Participant 

* Involvement and Input in Discussion Groups

* Open Minded

* Time Management Skills/Managing Self 

* Self-Motivated and Resilient

* Independent Learner 

* Research Skills

* Supportive of Others in a Class Environment

* Growth Mind-Set

* Problem Solver

* Self-Reflective 

This course focuses on level 7 of the Health Education curriculum. In health, the focus is on improving personal well-being, as well as other people and society in general through learning in health-related contexts. We will take a holistic view of Health and cover all strands of the New Zealand Curriculum e.g. Hauora (Well-Being), Mental Health, Substances that impact Well-Being and Relationship/Sexuality Education. The main focus of this course is to equip you with the necessary skills to maintain and develop your personal well-being, both now and in the future; as well as prepare you for future academic and vocational opportunities. This course is: Endorsable

Course Overview

Term 1
A.S 2.2 Resiliency Role Model (Mental Health) - 5 Credits
Evaluate factors that influence people’s ability to manage change
Mental Health Contexts Covered in Class:
* Depression
* Grief, Change & Loss
* Growth Mind-Set
* Mental Health Ambassadors in New Zealand
* Resiliency
* Stress & Anxiety
* Mental Health Statistics in New Zealand
* Positive Mental Health Strategies
* Mental Health Services in New Zealand
* Self-Confidence, Self-Esteem & Self-Worth
* Digital Citizenship
* Relaxation Techniques & Mindfulness

Term 2
A.S 2.5 Investigating Gender Identity and Sexuality Issues - 5 Credits
Analyse issues related to sexuality and gender to develop strategies for addressing the issues
Investigating Gender Identity and Sexuality Issues
Sexuality and Gender Contexts Covered in Class:
* Body Image
* Conceptual Understanding of Sexual Identity
* Gender Equality
* Healthy vs Unhealthy Relationships
* Social Construction of Gender
* Social Justice - Inclusiveness/Fairness/Equality/Diversity
* Gender Identity & Sexuality Issues
* Toxic Masculinity
* Pornography/Sexting

Term 3
A.S 2.3 Health Promotion - Let's Get Moving - 5 Credits
Take action to enhance an aspect of people’s well-being within the school or wider community
Health Promotion Contexts Covered in Class:
* Hauora & Well-Being
* Lifestyle Factors
* Determinants of Health
* SMART Goal Setting
* Surveying
* Research Statistics in Sport and Recreation in New Zealand
* Health Promotion Initiatives in Schools & the wider Community
* Behavioural Change Models

Term 4
Health External (Optional) - 5 Credits
Analyse an Adolescent Health Issue

Subject Areas:

Health Education

Assessment Policy & Procedures

Level 3 Health Education

Career Pathways

Acupuncturist, Personal Trainer/Fitness Instructor, Chiropractor, Psychologist, Community Karitāne, Community Development Worker, Dietitian, Early Childhood Teacher, Environmental/Public Health Officer, Health Promoter, Health Services Manager, Naturopath, Nanny/Child Carer, Osteopath, Youth Worker, Social Worker, Psychotherapist, Support Worker