Spécialisation School Health for Children and Adolescents

Spécialisation School Health for Children and Adolescents

Children and adolescents spend so much of their time in school regardless of where they live in the world. Health and learning are closely connected in the school setting, where good health and healthy practices create the optimal conditions for students’ academic success. And the contrary is also true: poor heath and unhealthy practices build tall barriers to student learning.

The courses of this specialization are designed to equip learners to manage common health conditions including asthma, allergies, diabetes, and seizures. Next they will learn to manage common behavior conditions such as ADHD and autism as well as learning disabilities and concussion. Upon completion of the specialization, learners will be ready to apply newly acquired skills in the provision of social, emotional, behavioral, and special education services. Importantly, they will also be ready to promote healthy practices such as nutrition, physical activity, and community and family participation in their own school community.

In pediatric healthcare we do everything possible to ensure the health of children and adolescents but there can be no greater impact on a child’s health than receiving optimal health condition management and healthy practices in school.

Prérequis - Condition d'accès

Aucune connaissance prérequise. Upon taking this specialization, learners will learn about various components of school health program, such as: Health education, physical education, health services, nutrition services, counseling, psychological, and social services, healthy and safe school environment, and last but not least family/ community involvement.

Modalités de Validation

Chaque Spécialisation inclut un projet pratique. Vous devez réussir le(s) projet(s) pour terminer la Spécialisation et obtenir votre Certificat. Si la Spécialisation inclut un cours dédié au projet pratique, vous devrez terminer tous les autres cours avant de pouvoir le commencer.


4 cours : *Managing Asthma, Allergies, Diabetes, and Seizures in School *Managing ADHD, Autism, Learning Disabilities, and Concussion in School *Providing Social, Emotional, Behavioral, and Special Education Services in School *Healthy Practices: Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Community and Family Participation

Institution / Organisme :
University of Colorado System

Dates :
Toute la journée,
16/04/2020 - 31/12/2020

Equipe pédagogique

Daniel Nicklas Assistant Professor, Director of Primary Care Education for the Pediatrics Residency, Co-medical Director for the Pediatric Call Center Department of Pediatrics Eve Kutchman Strategist, Exercise Psychologist Child Health Advocacy Institute and Lifestyle Medicine Lauren Welch Pediatric Resident Physician Department of Pediatrics Karen Hecker Nurse Consultant, Clinical Nurse III School Health and Child Health Advocacy Institute



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