Health and Wellness Courses
East Brunswick Public Schools Course Catalog | 2021-2022
Churchill Junior High School Courses
◘ 2730 - Health 8
Grade 8 | Credits: 2.5
The purpose of health instruction in grade eight is to emphasize the establishment, development and achievement of a positive lifestyle. The student will acquire health information, decision-making skills, and coping strategies that are necessary for physical, intellectual, social and emotional well-being. The grade eight health course deals with mental health, drug and alcohol abuse, family life relationships, consumer health, environmental health, prevention and control of disease, nutrition, first aid, and stress and bullying. Developmental or adaptive health is also available to students with special needs.
◘ 2722 - Health 9
Grade 9 | Credits: 2.5
Grade 9 Health is a comprehensive program of interrelated components that stress the choices and skills necessary for wellness. Topics to be covered include the functioning and structures of the endocrine system and reproductive system along with changes during adolescence as they relate to childbirth and pregnancy including, teen pregnancy and teen pregnancy options. Various methods of contraception (stressing abstinence), STI’s, their symptoms, spread, prevention, and treatments; along with dating violence, date rape, gender issues and gender bias issues. Students will acquire accurate and current health information and develop healthful attitudes and behaviors. Students will discover reliable and current sources of information that they will consult now and in the future. This course teaches and reinforces the skills necessary to weigh options and to make responsible and healthy choices. Developmental or adaptive health is also available to students with special needs.
East Brunswick High School Courses
◘ 1702 - Driver Education (Sophomores)
Grade 10 | Credits: 1.25
Grade 10 Health (Driver Education) is a state-certified course of instruction consisting of a minimum of 30 hours of classroom instruction designed to teach the students all they need to know to become safe, responsible drivers. Students will learn how to progress through New Jersey’s Graduated Driver’s License program, and will receive an opportunity to take the NJ State Permit Test. They will learn how to fulfill the various Motor Vehicle Commission requirements for their vehicles. Students will have a working knowledge of New Jersey’s driving rules and regulations and an appreciation of the importance of following these guidelines.
◘ 1701 - Health 11 (Juniors)
Grade 11 | Credits: 1.25
Grade 11 Health is designed to re-emphasize many of the important concepts learned in earlier grades. As part of the program, new material will be added which will supplement and add depth to the previously learned concepts and skills. The students will receive a course in the techniques of Adult Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation using the American Heart Association Family and Friends CPR non- certification course. The students will review healthy heart lifestyle choices. The students will be provided with current relevant health information in areas of substance abuse/addictions so they may make informed, intelligent decisions related to their personal use/non-use. This course places a strong emphasis on addictions and making good choices to maintain a healthy lifestyle. They will apply knowledge of sexually transmitted infections so as to evaluate their own level of risk and take steps to change any higher risk behaviors. The students will also look at mental illnesses and how they affect individuals in their daily lives, and learn prevention and treatment methods that are available. Developmental or adaptive health is also available to students with special needs.
◘ 1700 - Health 12 (Seniors)
Grade 12 | Credits: 1.25
Grade 12 Health is designed to re-emphasize many of the important concepts learned in the ninth grade health curriculum. As a result of this course, students will have a working knowledge of the male and female reproductive systems. They will evaluate lifestyle behaviors and choices and identify personal risk for reproductive cancers. They will be able to understand how to perform self-exams such as breast and testicular exams. Students will understand how conception takes place, signs and symptoms of pregnancy, fetal development, labor and delivery as well as how dangerous substances such as drugs and alcohol, etc. can affect the fetus. Students will understand the benefits of abstinence in a relationship. Using current research, they will explore methods of contraception and risk elimination. Students will identify healthy vs. unhealthy relationships. They will compare and contrast attitudes and beliefs about gender identity and sexual orientation. Students will discuss what goes into a healthy long term commitment. Developmental or adaptive health is also available to students with special needs.
◘ 1706 - CPR Certification/Teen Stress Management Skills
Grades 10-12 | Credits: 2.5
This elective offers instruction in rescue procedures on INFANTS and CHILDREN in addition to ADULTS. Many students need, or want, this course for their part-time jobs, especially those who are babysitters, camp counselors, lifeguards, student trainers, waiters/waitresses, aerobics instructors, rescue squad or fire department members, etc. In order to receive a Heart Saver Certification Card, students must demonstrate proficiency in performance and knowledge of rescue techniques and pay a nominal fee for the certification card.
As part of the program students will have the most updated resources available from the American Heart Association (AHA). The student will acquire and apply knowledge in stress management skills, nutrition and other mental health issues.