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Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills Teaching Resources

Health 4.5

Health behavior. The student comprehends and practices behaviors that prevent disease and speed recovery from illness. The student is expected to:

  • (1) set personal-health goals for preventing illness;
    • (A) identify different pathogens and explain how the body protects itself from pathogens such as viruses, bacteria, and fungi;
    • (B) discuss ways in which prevention and transmission of disease are affected by individual behaviors; and
    • (C) distinguish between communicable and noncommunicable diseases.