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The Current Status of General Health Education Curriculum in Technical Institutes and Universities in Taiwan

DOI: 10.4236/ce.2010.11010, PP. 62-67

Keywords: Health, General Health Education, General Technological Vocational Education, Technical Institutes and Universities

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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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