This course will focus on the strategies designed to improve one's successful participation and performance abilities. Students will be introduced to the fundamental principles needed to reduce the risk of seven health skills, substance abuse, and social & emotional health. Each student will be given a pre and post assessment to establish his/her health level and will develop a personalized portfolio. In addition, students enrolled in these courses can expect to experience energetic, enriching lessons centered around the twelve components of fitness, important health related decision making skills (decision making, managing stress, assertiveness, resisting peer pressure, etc.) and strategies for seeking lifelong, healthy lifestyles. The concept of wellness is for one to gain understanding about the importance of the balance of one's physical, emotional, social, intellectual, spiritual, and vocational wellness. It is my goal to teach all students to be good citizens, learn and practice proper and healthy mental and social health, make health based conscious decisions, and adopt healthy behaviors as they enter (early) adulthood.