HLE 115 Personal and Community Health - Online

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The course requirements, relevant assignments and readings are outlined in the material that follows on this page.


Iva Toler


Novak Fieldhouse, Room 105

Office Hours

To be posted

Office Telephone


Main Office: 301.322.0504

If I am not in my office, please leave a message (include time, date, and call back number) on the voice mail. I will return your call as soon as possible.

If I have not returned your call within 48 hours (excluding weekends), call me again. 


301.350.7868  or 301.386.7523

Email Policy

Tolerie @pgcc.edu
1.  When you e-mail: 
Subject Area     HLE 115 online
Message Area    Question about
                         Comment about
                         Request for late
2.  I plan to check e-mail everyday, Mondays - Thursdays. Please give me 48 hours to respond on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays.
3.  If I can not be reached (internet access or any other reason), I will post that information in the Announcements Area of our Blackboard course.
4.  If your e-mail is a short/quick question or comment I will respond as soon as I read it.  If your e-mail requires more (of a response), please give me a little longer.



 Semester Dates

This course runs from August 26 - Dec 6 

  Finals begin Dec 9 -  15, 2002

Finals must be proctored.  Students may use the PGCC testing center or make arrangements at the  closest testing facility.


Understanding Your Health, 7th Ed

Payne, Hahn

Course Objectives

This course considers critical issues relating to an individual's personal health and society.  Special emphasis is placed on healthy lifestyles, nutrition, emotional health, human sexuality, degenerative diseases, various drugs, consumer problems, and healthy relationships. 

Class Format

This course consists of 7 modules covering an orientation and 15 chapters.  Each module consists of an Overview, Terminology, Objectives, Assignment or Exam.  There  will be one  individual project.


This is a points accumulated grading system.  Any changes to this syllabus will be reflected in total points accumulated.
Points are approximate

Exams: 1 

Module Exams will be limited by time.  You will have one(1) hour to take an exam.

FINAL: Comprehensive
*REMEMBER: The Final must be proctored.




Quiz:   Per Each Chapter (12)
Approx 20 - 25 points each
Assignments: 3 (3X10)  30
Chats for participation (3)

Group Project

Family Tree ( Individual Project)

30 pts

25 pts

25 pts

Total Possible Points

90% of Total Points
80% of Total Points
70 % of Total Points
60 % of Total Points
50 % of Total Points (insufficient time and work)



LATE WORK Problems will and do arise. If you are unable to complete an assignment or take an exam (etc), follow the e-mail policy and make a request with reason  before the due date.

If an Exam or assignment is submitted late, the penalty is 20% off the grade of that assignment.  Pay close attention to dates and if an assignment is on a time constraint.
Extra Credit This course offers a variety of ways to obtain extra credit. Extra credit due dates are not negotiable.  Work must be submitted on time or before due date. See Extra Credit Folder for  information and format of assignments.

Course Objectives and Expected Course Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

    Comprehend five principle factors that determine good health.

    Define and identify the ten leading causes of death.

    Comprehend the causes and signals of 5 major health problems.

    Analyze and evaluate programs that promote a healthy lifestyle.

    Investigate and modify programs, apply them to their lifestyle and upon completion of this course evaluate for future use.

    Synthesis health information from a variety of sources, using computer technology.


August 26 Orientation , Defining Health and Wellness
September 3 Unit 1, The Mind
September 24 Unit 2 , The Body
October 15 Unit 3,  Unhealthy Lifestyles, Addictions
November 5 Unit 4 ,Diseases - Risks, Prevention, Healthy Lifestyles, Causes of Death.
November 26 Unit 5, Relationships
December 3 - 6 Finish and submit quizzes, exams, etc.