Course Catalog - Health & Wellness

Health & Wellness

Public Service Endorsement

PR: Prerequisite   |   CR: Credit for Course   |   SEM: Semesters   |   LC: Local Credit

(It is recommended students follow the program of study sequence level 1-4 as outlined by TEA.)


Principles of Human Services #8450

Students assess the relationship between health and wellness and personal and professional achievement. Students evaluate the effects of crises, stress, and domestic violence on individuals and the family and recognize appropriate responses and management strategies. Students identify the basic needs of children as well as caregiver guidelines that promote safe and healthy child development. Students create meals according to dietary guidelines. Students create written and electronic records of client services for cosmetology, fashion design, and interior design.

SEM: 2 CR: 1


Lifetime Nutrition and Wellness #8448 

(Freshman who completed Principles of Human Services in the 8th grade are APPROVED to enroll in this LEVEL 2 course in the 9th grade)

Students use principles of lifetime wellness and nutrition to make informed choices that promote wellness and to pursue careers related to hospitality and tourism, education and training, human services, and health sciences.

SEM: 1 CR: 1/2


Interpersonal Studies #8452 

(Freshman who completed Principles of Human Services in the 8th grade are APPROVED to enroll in this LEVEL 2 course in the 9th grade)

This course examines how the relationships between individuals and among family members significantly affect the quality of life. Students use knowledge and skills in family studies and human development to enhance personal development, foster quality relationships, promote wellness of family members, manage multiple adult roles, and pursue careers related to counseling and mental health services.

SEM: 1 CR: 1/2


Applied Nutrition and Dietetics #8449

The Applied Nutrition and Dietetics course reinforces professional standards, food safety and sanitation, food service and management, and nutrition care for individuals and groups. The course introduces and applies career -focused and real-world topics related to nutrition such as the nutrition care process, types of nutrition education and counseling, development of nutrition programs, and nutrition industry related research. Students will research requirements necessary to become a professional in the nutrition and dietetics field.

SEM: 2 CR: 1


Practicum in Human Services #8458

Practicum in Human Services provides background knowledge and occupation-specific training that focuses on the development of consumer services, early childhood development and services, counseling and mental health services, and family and community-services careers. Content for Practicum in Human Services is designed to meet the occupational preparation needs and interests of students and should be based upon the knowledge and skills selected from two or more courses in a coherent sequence in the human services cluster.

SEM: 2 CR: 2


Level 4: Food Science #8430 

A study of the nature of foods, the causes of deterioration, the principles underlying food processing, and the improvement of foods for the consuming public. Students conduct laboratory and field investigations using scientific methods. 

PR: one credit in biology, one credit in chemistry, and at least one credit in a Level 2 or higher course from the hospitality and tourism career cluster. 

SEM: 2 Science CR: 1