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.

More details

Required Course Pack:

  • HLTH101 Practical Lab Kit:
    • This practical lab kit contains the following certified organic or sustainably wildcrafted herbs and/or oils:
      • Lemon Citrus limonum, 
      • Grapefruit Citrus paradisi, 
      • Sweet orange Citrus sinensis,
      • Lavender Lavandula angustifolia (Qty 2)
      • Eucalyptus Eucalyptus globulus,
      • Rosemary Rosmarinus officinalis (Qty 2)
      • Basil Ct. Linalool Ocimum basilicum,
      • Cedarwood Atlas Cedrus atlantica, 
      • Marjoram Origanum majorana


      This practical lab kit also contains the following raw ingredients and practical lab supplies:

      • 2 oz Argan Oil 
      • 2 oz Sweet Almond Oil 
      • 25 ml glass beaker with stirring rod 
      • Disposable pipettes (Qty 6)
      • 2 oz plastic spray bottles (Qty 2)
      • 1 ml bottles for blend storage (Qty 3)
      • 1 ml roll-on bottles (Qty 3)
      • Essential Oil Fragrance Description Chart and two recipes
      • Wood comb
      • Aluminum nasal inhaler
  • Online Materials and Library Resouces (OMLR)

*The HLTH 101 course work requires 10ml total of Lavender and Rosemary essential oils

Required Textbooks: 

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Last updated 11/11/22

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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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