HLTH 101

Personal & Community Health Online


This course is designed to develop the understanding, attitudes, and practices that contribute to better individual and community health. Starting with topics related to personal health, students will consider issues relating to physical health, psychological health, social health, intellectual health, spiritual health, and environmental health. In addition, we will explore ways to achieve better health through models of health behavior change, and will look at examination theories and case studies of risk communication campaigns and strategies. Additional module topics include: psychological health, stress management, violence and abuse, reproductive health, relationships, drug abuse, nutrition, weight management, physical fitness, environmental health, aging and dying, heart disease, and cancer.

Learning Outcomes

  • Discuss key components of health and wellness, including personal physical health and emotional health, as well as community health issues.

  • Use critical thinking skills to analyze, synthesize, and evaluate health information.

  • Develop strategies for communicating health messages.

  • Develop strategies for improving healthcare messages relating to the key health and wellness issues.

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Required Course Pack:

  • Online Materials and Library Resouces (OMLR)

The HLTH 101 Practical Lab Kit includes the following experiential learning supplies:


  • 5 ml Organic Basil ct. linalool Ocimum basilicum
  • 5 ml Organic Cedarwood Atlas Cedrus atlantica 
  • 5 ml Organic Marjoram Origanum majorana
  • 5 ml Organic Eucalyptus Globulus Essential Oil Eucalyptus globulus
  • 5 ml Organic Grapefruit Essential Oil Citrus paradisi
  • 5 ml Organic Lavender Essential Oil Lavandula angustifolia (Qty 2)*
  • 5 ml Organic Lemon Essential Oil Citrus limonum
  • 5 ml Organic Rosemary Essential Oil Rosmarinus officinalis ct. cineole (Qty 2)*
  • 5 ml Organic Sweet Orange Essential Oil Citrus sinensis
  • 2 oz Organic Sweet Almond Oil
  • 2 oz Organic Argan Oil
  • 2 oz Spray Bottle (Qty 2)
  • Glas Stirring Rod
  • 1 ml amber bottle & 1 ml Roll-on (Qty 3 each)
  • 25 ml Beaker
  • 5 ml Pipettes (Qty 6)
  • Fragrance Chart Laminated
  • Nasal Inhaler Aluminum Silver
  • Wood Comb

*Note: The HLTH 101 coursework requires 10ml total of Lavender and Rosemary essential oils.

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Admissions Requirements:

Minimum of a high school diploma or equivalency and recommendation for admission by the ACHS Admissions Committee.

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