A student in this health class will be able to describe healthful behaviors, risk behaviors and risk situations and use the responsible decision making model and refusal skills. Students learn how self-concept, personality and philosophy of life influence health and learn to express emotions in healthful ways. Students study the unique characteristics of the life cycle from infancy through adolescence, as well as the physical, mental and social characteristics of the adult years. Other topics include nutrition, the dangers of substance abuse and personal safety.