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Summer 2018

State University of New York College at Cortland

Health Department

Course: HLH 265, Health and the Child

Credit: 3 Semester Hours
Location: Online
Class Time: Online
Office Hours: Available on line from 8AM to 10 AM daily. Emails will be answered
during office hours. Feel free to call. Voicemails will be received via
email and responded to during office hours.

Instructor: Matthew T. Moyer, Ph.D., CHES

Assistant Professor
Office: Moffett 105A
Office Phone: 607-753-2988
E-Mail: matthew.moyer02@cortland.edu

School of Professional Studies

Dr. John Cottone, Dean and Eileen Gravani Assoc. Dean 607-753-2701

Course Description:
This course will provide the non-health major (and specifically early childhood, childhood
education and special education majors) with the basic skills and knowledge necessary to work
in the area of health education at the elementary/middle school level. Meets SED requirements
for learning standards in health; alcohol, tobacco, and other drug use; safety education; and
abduction prevention.

Required Material:
Telljohann, S.K., Symons, C.W., Pateman, B., and Seabert, D.M. (2012). Health Education:
Elementary and Middle School Applications (8th. Ed.). New York: NY, Mc Graw-Hill
Companies, Inc.

Text is found online at: www.coursesmart.com

Enter the title and author and select your purchase option.
To access any on-line student support material, go to the following link:

Healthteacher.com (online K-12 health education curriculum) site: www.healthteacher.com

We have a complementary membership to Healthteacher.com!!!! Follow the prompts below to
set-up your account.
1. Go to http://www.healthteacher.com/activate
2. Put in activation code: sunycortland
3. Follow the remaining steps

New York State web site: www.emsc.nysed.gov/sss

Course Objectives: Upon completion of the course students will:
1. Develop an awareness of contemporary health issues of importance to individuals working
with the school-aged child.
2. Understand national and international public health and safety issues.
3. Understand health facts, principles, and family and community health for school aged
4. Establish and monitor personal and family health goals.
5. Identify reliable sources of health education information resource materials and increase
health literacy skills so as to make appropriate health related decisions.
6. Examine the relationship between personal behavior and health status of the individual and
the community.
7. Develop an awareness of the importance of health and health education in improving the
quality of life.
8. Utilize the state and national learning standards for health education in developing learning
activities for the school aged child.
9. Identify state and national health education curricula for the school aged child.
10. Discuss the impact of culture, heritage, socioeconomic level, personal health and safety,
nutrition and factors in the home, school and community on the school-aged child’s readiness
to learn.
11. Identify factors necessary for creating a safe and nurturing classroom environment that is free
of violence, substance use, and where students show respect for others.
12. Utilize strategies for preventing alcohol, tobacco and other drug use and abuse.
13. Understand preventive physical and mental health measures, including proper diet, nutrition,
exercise, risk avoidance and stress reduction.
14. Provide instruction for the purpose of preventing child abduction.

Course Grade is based on quizzes, assignments, and a final project.

There are 14 quizzes. 10 points for each quiz.
Questions are multiple choice and come from the textbook and PPTs.
Quizzes are not cumulative and can be completed any time throughout the course, however,
recommendation is to complete the quiz with the other assignments.

ASSIGNMENTS: Please read the rubric below for more details!!!!

There are nine (9) question and answer response assignments. Ten points (10) for each
For each day, a question and answer response is assigned, in a Word document create a question
relating to the reading(s). The question you create needs to be open-ended and at a synthesis,
analysis, and/or evaluation level. Your response will be in the form of 10 bullet point statements
(a 2-4 sentence response for each statement) accompanied by an APA citation from the source
where the statement was generated. Of the 10 bullet point statements, three (3) of the bullet
points need to be complemented by a relatable experience. This will be an additional 2-4
sentences. One reference can be the text the others need to be valid and reliable source. Please
cite accordingly using APA!!!! The idea is to take the information from the reading(s), analyze
it, and demonstrate that you know how, when, and where, the information is relevant. Your
response will be approximately one and a half to two pages. Proper heading includes: Name,
Date, and HLH 265. You will be graded according to the rubric below. Please read it!!!! (IA1-
4, B1-3, C1-2) CF--Knowledge Base, Assessment and Standards

Question and Response Rubric

Unacceptable Acceptable Target
Functional knowledge is Some instances of Numerous instances of
Content sparse. Content is functional knowledge are functional knowledge are
(3.5 points) developed without present and context is present in your response and
resources. acceptable. used in the proper context.
Connections to health Some concepts to health Numerous concepts of the
and the child are not and the child are included health and the child are
addressed. No evidence in the response. The included in the response
Foundations of
of critical thinking. student has some through an experience. The
Health Education
knowledge and critical student is able to indicate
(3.5 points)
thinking about how the how the concepts interact, are
concepts interact. meaningful, purposeful, and
Answer has 0-6 bulleted Answer has 7-9 bulleted Answer has 10 meaningful
responses with no responses with 1-2 bulleted responses with 3
connection to an responses including a responses including a
experience. No critical connection to an connection to an experience.
thinking about the topic, experience. Responses Responses demonstrate
improper grammar, no have some critical thinking critical thinking about the
citation for each bulleted about the topic, some topic, proper grammar, a
structure and
response. No reference proper grammar, some citation for each bulleted
page and no heading. valid citations for each response from the readings or
(3 points)
bulleted response. other source to validate a
Reference page is perspective. Reference page
incomplete. Has a heading. is complete according to APA
Reference page has 1-2 format with a two (2) or more
sources sources. Proper heading.

There are 14 activities

Complete the activity located in the learning module on Blackboard. Use a Word document or
other related application to meet the expectations of the activity. (10 points each)


Create an artifact that provides your interpretation of what you have learned from the class. Your
options are a video, a skit, a graphic organizer with annotations, or another option that is
presented and approved. The objective is to conceptualize what has been learned and how the
content and skill sets learned from this course are meaningful and purposeful. Refer to the
learning module for the rubric. (40 points)

Academic Honesty: Dishonesty, plagiarism, cheating and misrepresentation in documents by a
student or students are extremely serious acts and will result in appropriate consequences which
may include a failing grade for the course. Please refer to the Undergraduate Catalogue, The
SUNY Cortland Student Handbook and the Code of Student Conduct and related policies and
practices for additional guidance.

A+ 100-99 B+ 89-87 C+ 79-77 D+ 69-67 E 59 or lower
A 98-95 B 86-83 C 76-73 D 66-63
A- 94-90 B- 82-80 C- 72-70 D- 62-60


Date Day Assignments and Announcements
Wed., May 16 1 Chapters 1&2
Friday, May 18 2 Chapters 3&4
Monday, May 21 3 Chapter 5
Tuesday, May 22 4 Chapter 6
Wed., May 23 Chapter 7 (Review and start thinking about final project. See Day 10
on Blackboard)
Thursday, May 24 6 Chapter 8&9
Tuesday, May 29 Chapter 10 &11 (REVIEW EXPECTATIONS FOR FINAL
PROJECT. Located in Day 10 on Blackboard. Plan accordingly to
have the project completed June 4th by 11:59pm EST. No
Wed., May 30 8 Chapter 12&13
Thursday, May 31 9 Chapter 14
Monday, June 4 10 Final Project Due by 11:59PM EST

Note: If you are a student with a disability and wish to request accommodations,
Please contact the Office of Student Disability Services located in B-40 Van Hoesen Hall or call
(607) 753 – 2066 for an appointment. Information regarding your disability will be treated in a
confidential manner. Because many accommodations require early planning, requests should be
made as early as possible.