BYU Independent Study - Online Courses

Lifestyle and Chronic Disease Prevention

EXSC 387


$ 579.00

Instructor: Ronald L Hager PhD
Credits: 3.00

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Current scientific evidence demonstrating how lifestyle affects disease processes. Healthy lifestyle concepts specifically needed by wellness professionals, health educators, and health promotion practitioners; influence of unhealthy lifestyle as basis for chronic diseases, i.e., cardiovascular disease, cancer, and diabetes.

Course Content:

Unit 1: Introduction to Wellness Lifestyle
Lesson 1: Choose a Wellness Lifestyle
Lesson 2: Lifestyle and Genetics for Disease Prevention
Lesson 3: Nutrition Diet Physical Activity Smoking and Longevity
Lesson 4: Epidemiology
Lesson 5: Physical Fitness
Lesson 6: The Culprit and the Cure Chapter 1
Lesson 7: The Culprit and the Cure Chapters 9 and 10
Lesson 8: Physical Activity and Mortality
Lesson 9: The Culprit and the Cure Chapter 5
Lesson 10: Diet
Unit 2: Chronic Diseases – CVD, Cancer, Obesity, Diabetes
Lesson 11: The Culprit and the Cure Chapters 6 and 7
Lesson 12: The Culprit and the Cure Chapters 2 and 4
Lesson 13: Cardiovascular Disease
Lesson 14: Research on Cardiovascular Disease Risk
Lesson 15: Diet and Cancer Physical Activity and Cancer
Lesson 16: The Culprit and the Cure Chapter 8
Lesson 17: Obesity
Lesson 18: The Culprit and the Cure Chapter 13
Unit 3: Chronic Diseases – hypertension, autoimmune diseases, mental health conditions, and adopting healthy behaviors
Lesson 19: Obesity and Weight Loss Maintenance
Lesson 20: Diabetes
Lesson 21: Hypertension
Lesson 22: Autoimmune Disease
Lesson 23: The Culprit and the Cure Chapters 3 and 12
Lesson 24: Adopting a Healthy Lifestyle
Lesson 25: Physical Activity, Diet, and Mental Health
Lesson 26: The Culprit and The Cure Chapters 11 and 14

Online Courses:

Course materials are accessed online, and all assignments must be submitted online. Optional course readings may be available but do not include the self-check assignments or graded assignments.

   No Materials required for this course!