Comprehensive Health offers a complete solution for high school health classes. All health education information, including pregnancy prevention and sexuality topics, is presented in the text, with no supplements needed. In this up-to-date, skills-based text, health and wellness topics are presented as a dynamic discussion, relevant to students' lives. In addition to the standard topics, the text contains in-depth coverage of sleep, body image, and health across the lifespan. Content and skills are aligned to the National Health Education Standards and the National Sexuality Education Standards.
Examples of up-to-date coverage not found in other texts include discussions of e-cigarettes, substance abuse in the context of changing laws, cyber-bullying, and other online safety issues.
Extensive instructor's resources, including videos, lesson plans, worksheets, and assessments, save time and help to create the most appropriate lessons for the classroom.
Award-winning health teachers created an abundance of classroom-tested activities to engage students as they study key concepts.
An English/Spanish glossary (available in the Text and Companion Website) and English/Spanish e-flash cards (available on the Companion Website) improve comprehension for English Language Learners.
Catherine Sanderson - specializes in health and positive psychology. She is the James E. Ostendarp Professor of Psychology at Amherst College, Amherst, Massachusetts. She earned a bachelor's degree in psychology, with a specialization in health and development, from Stanford University, and earned her master's and a doctoral degree in psychology from Princeton University. Dr. Sanderson's research has received grant funding from the National Science Foundation and the National Institutes of Health. She has published over 25 journal articles and book chapters in addition to three college textbooks and a popular-press book on parenting.
Mark Zelman - specializes in biology, microbiology, and human diseases. He is an Associate Professor of Biology at Aurora University, Aurora, Illinois. Dr. Zelman received a bachelor's degree in biology at Rockford College, with minors in chemistry and psychology. He received a PhD in microbiology and immunology at Loyola University of Chicago. He has published articles on microbiology, infectious disease, autoimmune disease, and biotechnology, and he has written two college texts on human diseases and infection control.
Melanie Lynch - is a teacher at North Allegheny Intermediate High School in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Melanie is vice president of Pennsylvania's AHPERD (PSAHPERD) Association. For the past 21 years, she has also been a health education specialist at State College Area High School in State College, Pennsylvania. Melanie has trained hundreds of teachers as a Health Education Assessment Project (HEAP) trainer for the state of Pennsylvania.
Melissa Munsell - is an instructional specialist in the Physical Education and Health Department at North East Independent School District in San Antonio, Texas. Melissa serves as the K-12 Health Education Lead for the district. She has also served as vice president of the Health Division of the Texas's AHPERD (TAHPERD) Association.