Health Education (Abstinence Only)

Enrollment Message:

The CPR / AED module fulfills state requirements for delivery of instruction in cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and automated external defibrillators (AED). This module is conducted through the National CPR Foundation whose coursework and certification follow the guidelines of the American Heart Association and the Emergency Cardiac Care (ECC)/International Liaison Committee on Resuscitation (ILCOR). Schools or programs that provide 100% online instruction are exempt from the hands-on psychomotor skills component of the Health Education standards associated with this module. However, schools enrolling students should reference their school policies as to whether students who complete the CPR / AED lessons should still participate in the hands-on experience events conducted locally for their other students.

This course is designed with a focus on abstinence only (no contraceptives). In this course, students will learn to obtain, interpret, and apply health information and services in ways that protect and promote personal, family, and community health. Topics include nutrition and physical activity; alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs; safety; social and emotional health; personal health and wellness; HIV and other STIs prevention; and sexuality education. Health Education (Abstinence Only) is designed with a focus on abstinence only (not contraceptives) as a method of birth control. Prerequisites:None

Course Objectives: Upon completion of this course, students will be able to...

  • Apply health promotion and disease prevention concepts and principles to personal, family, and community health issues.
  • Access valid health information and appropriate health promoting products and services.
  • Practice health enhancing behaviors and reduce health risks.
  • Analyze the influence of cultural beliefs, media, and technology on health.
  • Use goal setting skills to enhance health.
  • Use decision-making skills to enhance health.
  • Demonstrate effective interpersonal communication and other social skills which enhance health.
  • Demonstrate advocacy skills for enhanced personal, family, and community health.

Course Outline:

Unit 1: Your Healthy Life

Unit 2: Nutrition and Your Health

Unit 3: Your Healthy Body

Unit 4: Understanding Drugs and Medicine

Unit 5: Keeping Safe

Unit 6: Your Mental and Emotional Health

Unit 7: The Mature You

Unit 8: CPR and First Aid

Unit 9: Final Reflection

Resources Included: Online lesson instruction and activities, opportunities to engage with a certified, online instructor and classmates, when appropriate, and online assessments to measure student performance of course objectives and readiness for subsequent academic pursuits.

Additional Costs: None.

Scoring System: Michigan Virtual does not assign letter grades, grant credit for courses, nor issue transcripts or diplomas. A final score reported as a percentage of total points earned will be sent to students upon completion of a course. Your school mentor is also able to access this score within the Student Learning Portal. Schools may use this score for conversion to their own letter grading system.

Time Commitment: Semester sessions are 18-weeks long: Students must be able to spend 1 or more hours per day in the course to be successful. Summer sessions are 10 weeks long: Students must be able to spend a minimum of 2 or more hours per day, or about 90 hours during the summer, for the student to be successful in any course. Trimester sessions are 12-weeks long: Students must be able to spend 1.5 or more hours per day in the course to be successful.

Technology Requirements: Students will require a computer device with headphones, a microphone, webcam, up-to-date Chrome Web Browser, and access to YouTube. 

Please review the Michigan Virtual Technology Requirements: 

Instructor Support System: For technical issues within your course, contact the Customer Care Center by email at [email protected] or by phone at (888) 889-2840.

Instructor Contact Expectations: Students can use email or the private message system within the Student Learning Portal to access highly qualified teachers when they need instructor assistance. Students will also receive feedback on their work inside the learning management system. The Instructor Info area of their course may describe additional communication options.

Academic Support Available: In addition to access to a highly qualified, Michigan certified teacher, students have access to academic videos and outside resources verified by Michigan Virtual. For technical issues within the course, students can contact the Michigan Virtual Customer Care by email at [email protected] or by phone at (888) 889-2840.

Required Assessment: Online assessments consist of formative and summative assessments represented by computer-graded multiple choice, instructor-graded writing assignments including hands-on projects, model building and other forms of authentic assessments.

Technical Skills Needed: Basic technology skills necessary to locate and share information and files as well as interact with others in a Learning Management System (LMS), include the ability to:

  • Download, edit, save, convert, and upload files
  • Download and install software
  • Use a messaging service similar to email
  • Communicate with others in online discussion or message boards, following basic rules of netiquette
  • Open attachments shared in messages
  • Create, save, and submit files in commonly used word processing program formats and as a PDF
  • Edit file share settings in cloud-based applications, such as Google Docs, Sheets, or Slides
  • Save a file as a .pdf
  • Copy and paste and format text using your mouse, keyboard, or an html editor’s toolbar menu
  • Insert images or links into a file or html editor
  • Search for information within a document using Ctrl+F or Command+F keyboard shortcuts
  • Work in multiple browser windows and tabs simultaneously
  • Activate a microphone or webcam on your device, and record and upload or link audio and/or video files
  • Use presentation and graphics programs
  • Follow an online pacing guide or calendar of due dates
  • Use spell-check, citation editors, and tools commonly provided in word processing tool menus
  • Create and maintain usernames and passwords

Additional Information: None


School Level: High School
Standards: Michigan High School Content Expectations
NCAA Approved: N/A - Non-Core
Alignment Document: Document
Course Location:
NCES Code: 08051
MDE Endorsement Code: MA - Health
MMC Minimum Requirements: Health

When Offered: _Internal Use Only

Content Provider: Michigan Virtual
Instructor Provider: Michigan Virtual

Course Type: Plus