Date of Award


Document Type

Undergraduate Thesis

Degree Name

Bachelor of Science

Degree Discipline



Healthy living is one of the important factors which seriously attempts to make knowledge a basis for action and to focus the discussion up on such practical conduct of life as will conduce to the maintainance of a maximum of personal vigor and to an alert cooperation in all community movements for the protection of the public health. Health education should be positive not negative in emphasis. It should stress the splendor of health, not the fear of disease, and it should avoid morbid medical details. It should be practical and concrete. It should—all of it—focus on conduct of life, on the formation of health habits, in home, school, and community in general. On the other hand health education should have a definite and satisfying intellectual content; it means more than a routine drill in health habits. It must establish sound conception of the human machine and its operation up on which intelligent future health habits can be based. Finally health education should at all possible points correlate with all phases of life with school curriculum and with education in social responsibility and citizenship. The problems which follow each chapter have been derived to arouse independent-thought and to cultivate interest in the application of health knowledge to every day experience. In order to fully understand the problem which the writer attempts to selve, the first step will be to define the terms of the same.

Committee Chair/Advisor

Julia Lewis

Committee Member

Julia Lewis


Prairie View State Normal and Industrial College


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Date of Digitization


Contributing Institution

John B Coleman Library

City of Publication

Prairie View





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