This course will introduce the basic principles that promote health of individuals throughout the lifespan. Physiological, socioeconomic, economic, and behavioral factors that impact health, disease, and quality of life across the lifespan will be examined. Health assessment tools will be reviewed. The course emphasizes the role of nutrition and physical activity for health promotion and disease prevention across different life stages and the impact of aging on health and disease. Major causes of morbidity and mortality in the United States will be discussed.