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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
Quizzes 20%
Resource Scavenger Hunt 15%
Discussions 15%
Reflection Papers 10%
On Campus Final Exam 40%
Total 100%

*Course details are subject to change.


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