Health and Human Development


Health and Human Development

DANTES Final Exam Outline

Each topic will be covered in class


Health, Wellness and Connecting the Mind and Body (19-21%)


  1. Dimensions of wellness, health and lifestyles: Promoting a balanced lifestyle for overall health focused on all aspects of the person

  2. The healthy People 20/20 initiative: Science-based, 10-year national objectives for improving the health of all Americans

  3. Prevention: Strategies to help increase the number of healthy Americans at every stage of life

  4. Issues around mental health and mental illness: Emotional, psychological, and social well-being


Human Development and Relationships (14-16%)


  1. Healthy reproduction: All aspects pertaining to procreation and child birth

  2. Human sexuality: Sexual orientation, preference and gender identity

  3. Relationships and intimacy: Physical and emotional intimacy as it relates to friendships, platonic relationships, romance and sexual activity

  4. Healthy aging: Habits to promote a healthy quality of life as adults age

  5. Death and bereavement: Emotions surrounding the loss of a loved one and coping with the loss


Addiction (14-16%)


  1. Addictive behavior: When the primary focus of one’s life revolves around obtaining and consuming drugs

  2. Alcohol: One of the most commonly abused substance due to its availability and easy access

  3. Tobacco: One in every five U.S. deaths is the result of smoking

  4. Other drugs: Over the counter medicines and the various schedules of Narcotics as indicated by the DEA

  5. Other addictions: Sex, work, theft and other non drug related dependencies and habits


Diet and Fitness (19-21%)


  1. Physical fitness and its components: Cardiovascular endurance, muscular strength, muscular endurance, flexibility and body composition

  2. The effects of nutrition: Eating right, basic nutrition facts, dietary guidelines and the effects.


Disease, Risk Factors and Preventing Disease (19-21%)


  1. Infectious diseases: Pathogens such as bacteria, viruses or parasites that spread and infect individuals

  2. The cardiovascular system: Heart and blood vessels (arteries, veins and capillaries)

  3. The various forms of cancer: Skin, breast, testicular, and lung are among the various types of cancer that attack the body

  4. Immune disorders: Deficiencies that affect how the body defends itself against bacteria, viruses, and parasites

  5. Diabetes, arthritis, and genetic-related disorders: Conditions that some individuals are at an increased risk for or are born with

  6. Stress management and coping mechanisms: How we respond to stress and methods to reduce or eliminate the effects

  7. Common neurological disorder: Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, seizures, ALS, dementia, etc.


Safety, Consumer Awareness and Environmental Concerns (9-11%)


  1. Safety: Protecting oneself and avoiding harm

  2. Violence and Intentional injuries: Self-inflicted and interpersonal acts of violence with the intention to cause harm

  3. Consumer awareness: Policies put in place to protect consumers from potentially dangerous and harmful products

  4. Environmental concerns: Aspects of the environment that may be harmful to ones health.