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Beginner Level
Approx. 9 hours to complete
English
Subtitles: English, French

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Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1

Week 1

2 hours to complete

School Nutrition

2 hours to complete
5 videos (Total 18 min), 4 readings, 1 quiz
5 videos
School Nutrition4m
Science of Nutrition Standards4m
NSLP Standards4m
Positive Nutrition Environment3m
4 readings
About Us: School Health for Children and Adolescents Specialization at CU Anschutz10m
School Nutrition15m
Science of Nutrition Standards30m
NSLP Standards30m
1 practice exercise
School Nutrition Assessment30m
Week
2

Week 2

2 hours to complete

Physical Activity

2 hours to complete
4 videos (Total 17 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
4 videos
60 Minutes of Activity5m
Benefits of Physical Activity3m
Crafting a Plan3m
1 reading
Crafting a Plan1h 30m
1 practice exercise
Physical Activity Assessment30m
Week
3

Week 3

2 hours to complete

Home, Community, and Attendance

2 hours to complete
5 videos (Total 18 min), 3 readings, 1 quiz
5 videos
The Home Perspective for Physical Activity and Nutrition5m
The Facts About Attendance3m
Tiers 1 and 22m
Tier 31m
3 readings
The Community Perspective for Physical Activity and Nutrition30m
The Home Perspective for Physical Activity and Nutrition15m
Improving Attendance: Tiers 1, 2, and 330m
1 practice exercise
Home, Community, and Attendance Assessment30m
Week
4

Week 4

2 hours to complete

Healthy Eating and Active Living Programs in Action

2 hours to complete
4 videos (Total 11 min), 4 readings, 1 quiz
4 videos
Bikes for Life1m
Cooking Matters2m
School and Community Partnerships3m
4 readings
Camp Champions for Life1h
Bikes for Life30m
Cooking Matters15m
Transforming Community Health15m
1 practice exercise
Healthy Eating and Living in Action Assessment15m

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About the School Health for Children and Adolescents Specialization

Children and adolescents spend so much of their time in school regardless of where they live in the world. Health and learning are closely connected in the school setting, where good health and healthy practices create the optimal conditions for students’ academic success. And the contrary is also true: poor heath and unhealthy practices build tall barriers to student learning. The courses of this specialization are designed to equip learners to manage common health conditions including asthma, allergies, diabetes, and seizures. Next they will learn to manage common behavior conditions such as ADHD and autism as well as learning disabilities and concussion. Upon completion of the specialization, learners will be ready to apply newly acquired skills in the provision of social, emotional, behavioral, and special education services. Importantly, they will also be ready to promote healthy practices such as nutrition, physical activity, and community and family participation in their own school community. In pediatric healthcare we do everything possible to ensure the health of children and adolescents but there can be no greater impact on a child’s health than receiving optimal health condition management and healthy practices in school....
School Health for Children and Adolescents

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