Health and Wellness Emphasis

Do you have an interest in learning how to lead a healthier lifestyle, exploring the benefits of behavior change, and diving into how to better manage stress? If so, the Health and Wellness emphasis may be for you! The Health and Wellness emphasis examines the dimensions of wellness and the relationship of chronic conditions to preventive measures and treatment interventions. This emphasis can help you gain skills to promote health and wellness behaviors on an individual level by evaluating lifestyle factors and developing personalized wellness programs that utilize evidenced-based theories and strategies. The following courses are a part of the emphasis:

Undergraduate Health and Wellness Emphasis Courses

HWE 200 Introduction to Health & Wellness

3 Credits

This course provides students with a holistic overview of the multi-faceted dimensions of health and wellness across the lifespan. The seven dimensions of health: Physical, social, intellectual, emotional, occupational, spiritual, and environmental are explored within the context of a wellness lifestyle.

HWE 340 Exercise & Physiology

3 Credits

This course provides an overview of the principles of exercise physiology and nutrition for optimal health. The health benefits of a regular exercise program and the importance of micro and macronutrients for optimal health and fitness will be evaluated. The impact of healthy nutritional habits and exercise on weight management will be explored along with behavior modification techniques to support behavior change. Finally, the relationship between the healthy lifestyle factors of exercise and nutrition on chronic disease also will be examined.

HWE 415 Stress Management

3 Credits

This course provides students with a basic understanding of stress management concepts including causes and effects of acute and chronic stress as well as techniques used to manage stress. Students learn about the effects of stress, analyze the relationship between stress and health, apply stress management techniques, and develop stress management programs while considering various cultural backgrounds. 

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