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Course Description

Students walking down a brick pathway through  the U of G campusThis course integrates the theory, application and research of various aspects of health-related topics across the lifespan, emphasizing relevance to the lives of young adults.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the course, the learner should be able to:

  1. Describe traditional and contemporary views of, and research on, health and wellness concepts, including mental, emotional, nutritional, physical, social, environmental, and spiritual dimensions;
  2. Identify and evaluate values, attitudes, behaviours, and lifestyle changes that impact health and wellbeing;
  3. Provide examples of how the dimensions of wellness are interconnected, as well as how they are connected to overall personal health and wellbeing;
  4. Discuss effective harm reduction and coping skills to support your health, wellness, and academic and personal success and improve your stress management, resiliency, and self-efficacy;
  5. Identify and access health and wellness services and resources, on and off campus; and
  6. Develop strategies to support your current and ongoing personal health and wellness.

Course Topics

  • Introduction to Health and Wellness
  • Transition to University
  • Mental Health
  • Personal Stress Management
  • Alcohol and Tobacco Use
  • Drug Use and Misuse
  • Personal Nutrition
  • Physical Activity for Fitness and Health
  • Social Support and Relationships
  • Sexuality and Sexual Health (Contraception, STIs)
  • Environmental Health
  • Spiritual Health

Additional Requirements

Restriction(s): This is a Priority Access Course. Some restrictions may apply during some time periods.


Assessment Item Weight Learning Outcomes
SMART Goals Assignments 1 and 2 (2 x 15%) 30% 2, 4, 5
Quizzes (11, drop lowest 1; 10 x 1%) 10% 1, 2, 3
Online Discussions (3 x 6.66%) 20% 2, 3, 4, 5
Online Final Exam 40% 1, 2, 3, 5
Total 100%  



Additional Technical Requirements

This course will use the Respondus tool to invigilate one or more exams. In order to use Respondus LockDown Browser and Monitor, you must meet the following technical requirements:

  1. Operating Systems: Windows 10, 8, 7; Mac OS X 10.10 or higher.
  2. Memory: Windows 2 GB RAM; Mac 512 MB RAM.
  3. For Mac users: Safari must function properly on the computer.
  4. Mac users must have Adobe Flash Player installed to Safari, even if a different browser is normally used.
  5. Functioning webcam and microphone. The webcam and microphone can be built into your computer or can be the type that plugs in with a USB cable. (You will be required to do an environment scan of your room, so please ensure you can move your computer, laptop or webcam for this scan.)
  6. A broadband Internet connection. It is recommended that you access the Internet via a wired connection.

Technical Requirements

You are responsible for ensuring that your computer system meets the necessary system requirements. Use the browser check tool to ensure your browser settings are compatible and up to date (results will be displayed in a new browser window).

*Course details are subject to change.


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Section Title
Life: Health and Well-Being
September 10, 2020 to December 04, 2020
Contact Hours
Delivery Options
Course Fee(s)
Domestic Tuition Fee (0.5 units) $683.39 Click here to get more information
International Tuition Fee (0.5 units) $2,748.00 Click here to get more information
Available for Credit
0.5 units
Section Notes
Note:  If you are in a degree program at the University of Guelph, please DO NOT register using the link above.  You must register through WebAdvisor.
Section Materials
  • Textbook (Unconfirmed) (Mandatory) An Invitation to Health by Hales, D. and Lauzon, L. © 2018 Nelson Education 5th Canadian edition ISBN 9780176657192 or 0176810080
  • Publishers Access Code (Unconfirmed) (Optional) Mindtap
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