MJ Health 6 is offered to all 6th Grade students in Pasco County Schools.
The purpose of this course is to provide students with the opportunity to gain the knowledge and skills necessary to become health literate and practice responsible behaviors to promote healthy lifestyle and healthy living. This comprehensive course focuses on the health issues core to the optimum development of adolescents. The content should include, but is not limited to:
The M/J Health Grade 6this taught through ETR Health Smart curriculum. Lessons that are supplement to the curriculum are “Hands Only CPR” by the American Heart Association, and human trafficking lesson called “Unlocking Freedom”. The M/J Health grade 6this a one semester course.
Unit 1: Nutrition & Physical Health
Unit 2: Tobacco, Alcohol, & Other Drug Prevention
Unit 3: Abstinence, Puberty, & Personal Health (HIV, STD, & Pregnancy included)
Unit 4: Emotional & Mental Health
Unit 5: Violence & Injury Prevention
Hands Only CPR
Unlocking Freedom (Human Trafficking Lesson)
Health Opportunities Through Physical Education (HOPE) Core
The HOPE course is only offered for High Schools in Pasco County.
The purpose of this course is to develop and enhance healthy behaviors that influence lifestyle choices and student health and fitness. Students will realize the full benefit of this course when it is taught with an integrated approach.
In addition to the physical education content represented in the benchmarks below, specific health education topics within this course include, but are not limited to:
Unit 1: Building a Foundation (Fitness for Life)
Unit 2: Becoming and Staying Physically Active
Unit 3: Moderate and Vigorous Physical Activity
Unit 4: Muscle Fitness and Flexibility
Unit 5: Healthy Choices
Unit 6: Moving Through Life
Unit 7: Understanding Health and Wellness
Unit 8: Preventing Disease and Seeking Care
Unit 9: Embracing Priority Lifestyles
Unit 10: Building Relationships and Lifelong Health
Unit 11: Avoiding Destructive Habits Sexual Health Education Unit
Unit 12: Creating Healthy and Safe Communities
The YRBSS was developed in 1990 to monitor health behaviors that contribute markedly to the leading causes of death, disability, and social problems among youth and adults in the United States. These behaviors, often established during childhood and early adolescence, include
In addition, the YRBSS monitors the prevalence of obesity and asthma and other health-related behaviors plus sexual identity and sex of sexual contacts.
YRBSS includes a national school-based survey conducted by Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and state, territorial, tribal, and local surveys conducted by state, territorial, and local education and health agencies and tribal governments.
School Health Profiles is a system of school-based surveys conducted among school principals and lead health education teachers at the secondary school level. The School Health Profiles survey was developed in 1995 by the CDC, along with state, territorial, local education, and health agencies. School Health Profiles assesses 8 of the 10 components of the Whole School, Whole Community, Whole Child model: