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SCI 163 Week 1 Life Resource Center

Resources: University of Phoenix Materials:Six Dimensions of Health Worksheet and the University of Phoenix Materials:Life Resource Center Scavenger Hunt worksheet.
Complete the Six Dimensions of Health Worksheet
Complete the Life Resource Center Scavenger Hunt Worksheet

Six Dimensions of Health Worksheet

Part 1

For each of the following six dimensions of health, list at least one characteristic, activity, belief, or attitude that reflects that dimension in your life. Provide a brief explanation with each example. Refer to Ch. 1 in Health for explanations of these dimensions.

Physical health:

Social health:

Intellectual health:

Environmental health:

Emotional health:

Spiritual health:

Part 2

In approximately 125 to 200 words, describe health and wellness in your own words using the ideas and concepts for each of the six dimensions of health.

Life Resource Center Scavenger Hunt Worksheet

The Life Resource Center (LRC) is a valuable free tool available to University of Phoenix students. Taking some time to explore this website to discover some of the many topics, resources, and tools available is a great way to find information to enhance health and wellness.

Log on to the student website. Click on the Programs tab at the top of the page, and then click on Life Resource Center under Services. Explore the resources available on the site and use them to answer the following questions.

1. What are the two ways that students may receive counseling services through the LRC?

2. What heading are the Health Tools and Health Challenges found under?

3. What are the five categories on the Live Healthy Page?

4. Where are resources and articles about good nutrition found on the LRC?

5. What are three of the health topics that can be found on the LRC?

6. What are two categories found under the Medical Care heading?

7. Where on the LRC would a person find information on addiction and recovery?

8. Where on the LRC would a person find information about health issues related to aging?

9. What are three Mental Health topics available on the LRC?

SCI 163 Week 2 Physical Fitness and Nutrition Worksheet
Complete the Physical Fitness and Nutrition Worksheet.

Submit the completed worksheet to your instructor.

Physical Fitness and Nutrition Worksheet

To obtain optimal health, it is critical to be physically fit and eat a healthy and balanced diet. Becoming knowledgeable about what it means to be physically fit and learning how to evaluate the nutritional value of what you eat may greatly increase your ability to improve your health and wellness.

In this three-part worksheet, you identify the five components of health-related fitness, critique a recipe for nutritional value, and respond to two short answer questions about nutrition. Completing this assignment is a step towards gaining the knowledge needed to better manage your physical fitness and nutrition.

Part 1: Five Components of Health Related Fitness Table

Complete the table below. The first row has been filled in as an example.

Components of Physical Fitness Description How to Incorporate in Your Life Benefit(s)
Cardiorespiratory Fitness Being able to exercise at a moderate to high intensity for a long period of time Walk 2 miles at a brisk pace every day. Reduced the risk of heart disease, hypertension, and high cholesterol.
Muscular Strength

Muscular Endurance


Body Composition

Part 2: Critique a Meal

For this part of the assignment, you critique the nutritional value of a meal. You will select this meal from the USDA website.

Follow the instructions below:

• Access the USDA Recipe Finder search tool at

o (either click on or paste the above link in your internet’s address bar)

• Search for a recipe using one of the available criteria:

o Type in ingredients;
o Type in a recipe name, or;
o Choose options from the available categories

• Select a recipe to critique from the generated results.

Review the nutritional information provided for the recipe you selected or added and answer the questions below.

1. What is the name of the recipe you are evaluating?

2. Which essential nutrients—carbohydrates, fats, proteins, vitamins, and minerals—are included in the recipe?

3. Which ingredients are providing each nutrient?

4. Does this recipe include a good balance of essential nutrients? Explain your answer.

5. How could the recipe be altered to include more essential nutrients?

6. Do you consider this a healthy meal? If not, what is a healthy alternative?

Part 3: Nutrition Questions

Respond to the following questions in 75 to 125 words each:

1. Do you find it easy or difficult to determine the nutritional value of food? What are some methods to help you more easily determine the nutritional values of food?

2. What environmental, economic, and psychosocial factors influenced your food and drink choices today?

SCI 163 Week 3 Chronic Disease Resource Guide
Imagine that a family member or friend, with a chronic disease, has asked for your help finding resources available to help him or her with the disease.
Complete the Chronic Disease Resource Guide worksheet to compile a list and explanation of resources available for him or her.

Chronic Disease Resource Guide

Imagine that a family member or friend, with a chronic disease, has asked for your help finding resources available to help him or her with the disease.

Use the table below to compile a list and explanation of at least five resources available for your family member or friend.

Your Assigned Disease: Your Assigned Location:

Resource: Explanation:

SCI 163 Week 4 Food Borne Illness Paper
Write a 500- to 750-word paper on one of the following food-borne illnesses:
• Salmonella
• Staphylococcus
• Clostridium perfringens
• Norovirus (formerly Norwalk virus)
• Hepatitis A
• Giardia or amoeba parasites
Address the following in your paper:
• Identify the infectious agent (pathogen)--for example, the name of the bacteria, virus, or parasite.
• Explain how the infectious agent is transmitted through food or water.
• Explain the immune system's role in protecting the body from disease
• Provide an example of a real life outbreak in the United States.
• Describe the clinical symptoms, duration of the disease, and treatment if any.
• What steps can be taken to prevent further outbreaks? Include individual as well as environmental precautions and methods.
Format your paper consistent with APA guidelines.

SCI 163 Week 5 Course Concepts Presentation
Prepare a 5- to 7-slide Microsoft® PowerPoint® presentation, with speaker notes totaling 50 words per slide, that includes the following:
• An introduction slide
• Slides that present on or answer the following five points:
o Top three elements of health and wellness you would want to increase in society
o How will you incorporate nutrition and fitness as active parts of your life?
o Select one disease from the following and list the top three strategies for its prevention:
 cancer
 diabetes
 cardio-vascular disease
o What are the environmental effects on your health from your home and other places you spend a great deal of time?
o What are ways to protect and enhance your immune system?
• A conclusion slide
• A minimum of two references
Submit the presentation to your instructor.
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