Course DescriptionThis 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.
By the end of the course, the learner should be able to:
- Describe traditional and contemporary views of, and research on, health and wellness concepts, including mental, emotional, nutritional, physical, social, environmental, and spiritual dimensions;
- Identify and evaluate values, attitudes, behaviours, and lifestyle changes that impact health and wellbeing;
- Provide examples of how the dimensions of wellness are interconnected, as well as how they are connected to overall personal health and wellbeing;
- 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;
- Identify and access health and wellness services and resources, on and off campus; and
- Develop strategies to support your current and ongoing personal health and wellness.
- 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 RequirementsRestriction(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|
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:
- Operating Systems: Windows 10, 8, 7; Mac OS X 10.10 or higher.
- Memory: Windows 2 GB RAM; Mac 512 MB RAM.
- For Mac users: Safari must function properly on the computer.
- Mac users must have Adobe Flash Player installed to Safari, even if a different browser is normally used.
- 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.)
- A broadband Internet connection. It is recommended that you access the Internet via a wired connection.
*Course details are subject to change.