For Texans and others wanting to improve their health and wellness as well as learn about common illnesses and disease prevention, the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service offers several online educational courses that can be taken from the comfort of their home or office.
The courses are available for both professionals seeking to meet state-mandated requirements or for everyday people wanting to learn more about a variety of health topics, said Dr. Ninfa Pena-Purcell, AgriLife Extension health specialist, College Station. They were developed by AgriLife Extension and Texas A&M University System faculty.
Courses typically consist of an introduction, pre-learning assessment, course content sections, course activities and a brief final exam.
Pena-Purcell said people are often too busy at work or home activities or have limited access to community agencies or resources, so offering health and wellness education courses online is a convenient and effective way to deliver practical, objective, research-based information.
Pena-Purcell said the “Diabetes 1st Step: Live Healthy, Be Hopeful” online course is particularly helpful for those wanting information on diabetes self-management.
Through the application of science-based knowledge, AgriLife Extension creates high-quality, relevant continuing education that encourages lasting and effective change.