The Current Status of General Health Education Curriculum in Technical Institutes and Universities in Taiwan
Su-Chang Chen
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DOI: 10.4236/ce.2010.11010   PDF   HTML     6,614 Downloads   9,617 Views   Citations

Abstract

The purpose of this study is to understand the current status of the establishment of “general health education curriculum” by technical institutes and universities in Taiwan. A questionnaire survey method was used. A total of 75 questionnaires were sent and 41 were returned; the valid return rate was 54.7%. The result showed that the courses on general health can be categorized into four groups: physiological, psychological, nutritional, and fitness health. Group the curriculum by academic fields, and the natural sciences are the course offered by most schools. Group the curriculum by subjects, and courses offered by non-medical institutes focused mostly on psychological and lifestyles (health psychology), while that of the medical-related institutes offer most curriculums in health management (health promotion, health-related physical fitness), health and exercise, medicine and lifestyles (healthcare and life) and nutrition.

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Chen, S. (2010). The Current Status of General Health Education Curriculum in Technical Institutes and Universities in Taiwan. Creative Education, 1, 62-67. doi: 10.4236/ce.2010.11010.

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