Texas - HE K-12 curriculum—personal health and wellness (HS): Curricula

Area: 
Curricula
Policy Type: 
Regulation
Summary: 

State law addresses personal health and wellness.

Texas Administrative Code. 115.32. Health 1, Grades 9-10 (One-Half Credit).

(b) Knowledge and skills.

  • (1) Health information. The student analyzes health information and applies strategies for enhancing and maintaining personal health throughout the life span. The student is expected to:
    • (A) relate the nation's health goals and objectives to individual, family, and community health;
    • (B) examine the relationship among body composition, diet, and fitness;
    • (C) explain the relationship between nutrition, quality of life, and disease;
    • (D) describe the causes, symptoms, and treatment of eating disorders;
    • (E) examine issues related to death and grieving;
    • (F) discuss health-related social issues such as organ donation and homelessness;
    • (G) analyze strategies to prevent suicides;
    • (H) examine causes and effects of stress and develop strategies for managing stress and coping with anxiety and depression;
    • (I) describe the importance of taking responsibility for establishing and implementing health maintenance for individuals and family members of all ages;
    • (J) identify the categories of drugs and what they are used to treat; and
    • (K) examine examples of drug labels to determine the drug category and intended use.
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