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Health Science

Health Science 1 and Health Science 2 are required for graduation from Minneapolis Public Schools. Health Science courses are designed to enable students to obtain the knowledge and skills necessary to make healthy and informed decisions for a lifetime. Students explore a broad range of health topics that relate to one of the following priority health areas as determined by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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Health Science 1

Health Science 1 is designed to enable students to obtain the knowledge and skills necessary to make healthy and informed decisions for a lifetime. In Health Science 1 students explore a broad range of health topics that relate to one of the following priority area as determined by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention:

  • nutrition, dietary practices and physical fitness
  • prevention and reduction of tobacco use
  • prevention of drug and alcohol use
  • intentional and unintentional injuries
  • HIV/AIDS/sexually transmitted infections
  • unintentional pregnancies

The topics of study include wellness, nutrition and diet, life-skills, substance abuse, tobacco, alcohol, illegal drugs, communicable and non-communicable diseases, asthma, sexual health, abstinence and contraception, sexually transmitted infections, HIV/AIDS, and family relationships.

Grade 9/10
Prerequisite: None 

Quarter Credit: .25