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HLHSCI 100 - Introduction to Healthful Living - Belinda Kane

Course:Introduction to Healthful Living
Professor:Belinda Kane
  • Online
Course Length:
  • Applies to All Course Lengths


Overview & Philosophy

This course is intended to provide the student with up-to-date information regarding the major health and wellness topics that affect us all. Such topics include but are not limited to nutrition, physical fitness, stress management, sexually transmitted diseases, and drugs. The goal is to present this information in such a way as to allow the student to apply it to his or her daily life, thereby reaping benefit. Presentation formats will include lecture, group projects, and online discussions.

Role/Responsibility of the Instructor and Student

It is our responsibility to ensure a quality learning experience for all students. For this reason, we will monitor all discussions whether or not we are actively contributing. If discussions get off track, or the tone becomes unfriendly, we will contribute to get things flowing smoothly again. Furthermore, we can track where (in Canvas) students have been. We can see whether or not you have logged in, navigated areas, taken quizzes/exams, etc. Finally, we are familiar with many of the hurdles students face when taking courses online and will do all we can to help you overcome them. But, ultimately, you are responsible for earning a grade in this course – we will work as hard for you as you are working for yourself. So make sure you keep up with the materials/ assignments (remember we can track this) and you should have no problem performing well in this course.

Course Description

Health Science


Units: 3.00 - UC:CSU, May Be Taken Once for Credit

Surveys the psychological, physical, social, intellectual, environmental, and spiritual dimensions of health. UC credit limitation: HLHSCI-100, and HLHSCI-243 combined, maximum credit one course.

What to Expect in this Course

Upon completion of this course students should be able to:

  1. Identify basic human needs and list the characteristics of good emotional health.
  2. Describe the five components of physical fitness and construct a comprehensive fitness regimen.
  3. Compare and contrast concepts: holistic health, health promotion and wellness.
  4. Identify and analyze the consequences of abuse and misuse of products that result in dependency on psychoactive drugs, alcohol and tobacco.
  5. List and differentiate the processes of diagnosis, prognosis and treatment of cancer, cardiovascular, infectious and noninfectious diseases.
  6. Identify the anatomical structures and describe the functions of the female and male reproductive systems.
  7. Describe and distinguish between fertility control and contraception.
  8. Analyze the role of consumerism in the selection of health care providers, facilities, products and information.
  9. Examine and evaluate the aging process, euthanasia, and personal preparation for dying and death.

Textbook Information

ONLINE EDUCATIONAL RESOURCE (OER). This course uses an Open Educational Resources (OER) Textbook. OER is material created under a Creative Commons (a public copyright license) that gives people the ability to share, use, and build upon each other’s work. College of the Canyon's faculty have adopted and created OER to provide high-quality educational material to you at no cost online and low-cost print options. All materials will be posted on Canvas.

Additional Resources


This course can be accessed on the first day of class via Canvas at Log into Canvas using your CanyonsID single sign-on:

  • CanyonsID Username is your COC student email address (Ex:
  • CanyonsID Password is your COC student email password

Please visit the Get to Know Your Online Classroom page for help logging into Canvas and for tips on using Canvas and Zoom. Canvas Chat Support is also available 24/7 for any Canvas related issues.

Online Education

Check out the Online Education website for more information on a variety of topics that can help you be a successful online student such as: exam proctoring, learning styles, computer skills, and tips for student success. If this is your first online course, feel free to take our online learning readiness assessment to assess your skills.

The Learning Center (TLC)

The TLC provides FREE online tutoring resources to COC students!

Academic Accommodation Center (AAC)

College of the Canyons AAC provides educational services and access for eligible students with documented disabilities who intend to pursue coursework at COC. A variety of programs and services are available which afford eligible students with disabilities the opportunity to participate fully in all aspects of the college programs and activities through appropriate and reasonable accommodations. For more information on their services visit the Academic Accomodation Center website.

Online Counseling

The Counseling Department offers appointments online. You can schedule an appointment by visiting the Online Counseling website. Counselors can help you map out a plan to reach your educational goals as well as advise you on course selection and registration.

Management of Stress and Mental Health

Often the pressure on our students is very strong, involving academic commitments, relationships, outside jobs and family pressure to name a few. The staff and faculty of College of the Canyons are here to see you succeed academically and care about your emotional and physical health. You can learn more about the broad range of confidential student services, including counseling and mental health services available on campus by visiting the Student Health & Wellness Center in the Student Services Building (across from the bookstore). The phone number is 661-362-3259 that you can call 24/7. You can also e mail for an appointment at At the Canyon Country Campus the Health Center will be in the new Student Services Building.

Also, the National Suicide & Crisis Lifeline number is now 988. All students at COC are encouraged to enter that phone number in their cells. You can call it when you, or someone you know, is having thoughts of suicide or is in severe distress.

You can also now use the Crisis Text Line: Just text "Courage" to 741741. Someone will get back to you immediately. Its free, 24/7, and confidential.

Veterans Resource Center

The College of the Canyons Veterans Resource Center is a department within the Student Services Division at the college, created to help veterans and veteran dependents with applying to College of the Canyons, enrolling in classes, and requesting VA Education or Vocational Benefits. For more information please visit the Veterans Resource Center website, email or phone (661) 362-3469.


The Library provides live online and in-person research help, access to a full range of e-resources and physical materials that support the curriculum, individual and group study areas, and much more!

Last updated: 10/07/2021 Sub#: 775