Image of Health, 2E

by Elizabeth Barrington and Judy Stamm

ISBN: 978-0-7380-5787-3
Net Price: $60.00

A CourseSmart edition of the book is also available for purchase.
ISBN: 978-0-7380-5882-5
Retail Price: $69.99

Health knowledge without appropriate application and potential behavior change has little value.  Image of Health by Elizabeth Barrington and Judy Stamm addresses that notion head-on.  By moving beyond the traditional pedagogy, this text offers an engaging, interactive tool that not only empowers students to understand their health and related issues but motivates and inspires them to evoke change.  It provides a comprehensive educational presentation across a broad range of topics, imparting a holistic view of health.

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Through its innovative presentation of the material and relation of the subject matter to everyday life, this application-based text engages students in active learning and encourages them to establish accountability and responsibility for their behaviors and the impact on their health. It focuses on issues relevant to college students and incorporates up-to-date research to ensure optimal student learning outcomes. The text and ancillaries are aligned with the Seven Principles for Good Practice in Undergraduate Education (Chickering and Ehrmann) and Robert Gagne’s Nine Events of Instruction. This text is suitable both for an online course and/or classroom instruction. 



Digital Resources:

The Image of Health 2nd Edition includes digital resources that provide valuable instructional support to enhance course presentation, maximize integration and support overall student comprehension.

  • Digital Cartridge for use with your Learning Management System (LMS)
  • Book Companion Site
  • Diploma Software added to the Digital Cartridge and Book Companion Site for use with the IOH2e Test Bank
  • CourseSmart edition available

Instructor Resources:


  • Digital access to the Image of Health Instructor’s Manual
  • PowerPoints
  • Test Bank
  • Quarterly Newsletter
  • Access to all Student Resources

Student Resources:

  • Flashcards (with emphasis on concepts and terms)
  • Glossary
  • Image Library
  • Practice Quizzes
  • PowerPoints
  • Internet Resources and Selected References
  • Health Assessment Toolbox
  • Link to CourseSmart edition (Requires Purchase)



Pedagogical Features:

  • Student Learning Outcomes with Life Applications
  • Pretest/Assess Your Knowledge
  • Real-life Scenarios
  • Vocabulary Challenges
  • Challenge Questions
  • Online Learning Tools
  • Glossary
  • Index

Additional Features:

  • Boxes Highlighting Key Terms
  • Critical Thinking Questions
  • Motivation Maximizer
  • Chapter Summary
  • Responsibility and Accountability Box
  • Listing of Internet Resources
  • Listing of Health Assessment Tools


Table of Contents

Unit One:  Accepting Responsibility for Personal Health
   Chapter 1: Language of Health
   Chapter 2: Health Care Choices
   Chapter 3: Stress and Mental Health
Unit Two: Relationships, Sexuality, and Family Planning
   Chapter 4: Communication and Relationships
   Chapter 5: Sexual Health and Reproduction
   Chapter 6: Family Planning
Unit Three: Taking Charge of Physical Health
   Chapter 7: Nutrition
   Chapter 8: Physical Fitness
   Chapter 9: Fundamentals of Weight Management
Unit Four: Protecting Yourself from Disease
   Chapter 10: Cardiovascular Diesease
   Chapter 11: Cancer and Chronic Diseases
   Chapter 12: Infectious Diseases
Unit Five: Substance Use and Abuse
   Chapter 13: Tobacco and Alcohol
   Chapter 14: Drugs and Addictive Behavior
Unit Six: Personal Safety and End of Life
   Chapter 15: Unintentional and Intentional Injury
   Chapter 16: Aging, Death, and Dying


About the Author

Elizabeth Barrington currently serves as a professor in the Department of Physical Education & Health at San Diego Mesa College where she has taught Health elizabeth-smalland Lifestyles and Physical Education classes since 1988.  In the early 1990s, Elizabeth wrote and delivered the first online academic course in Southern California and she continues to serve on the San Diego Community College District committee for online education.

Elizabeth holds a M.P.H. with an emphasis in Health Promotion & Behavioral Medicine from San Diego State University, an A.A. in Psychology from Miramar College, and a B.A. in Behavioral Science from National University.  She is certified as an American Red Cross HIV/AIDS Instructor and has been a Certified Water Safety Instructor.  Previously, she held positions at Miramar College, Coleman College, and San Diego State University where she served as project director on several studies including research into exercise behaviors, drug abuse and treatment, and HIV/AIDS.  She has presented her research at many scientific conferences and she is published in several journals.


judy-smallJudy Stamm has been a professor of health education since 1976.  She has a Ph.D. in Higher Education from UCLA, a M.S. in Physical Education from California State Polytechnic University, and a B.A. in Political Science from San Diego State University.

Judy currently serves as part-time Assistant Athletic Director and Online Health Education faculty at San Diego City College.  In fact, you could say Judy has returned to her roots.  Judy began her career at San Diego City where as a faculty member she developed the curriculum and plans for the Fitness Center from construction to completion.  She also contributed to many committees and served as coach for several sports before becoming Department Chair and Athletic Director.  Judy then spent 16 years at San Diego Mesa College where  she was Athletic Director, an active faculty member, and the coordinator for numerous programs and committees including the Academic Senate, Academic Affairs and the Fitness Specialist Certificate Program.