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Health and Wellness Concepts

July 6 – 24, 2020

Location: Humber North Campus

Wellness should be everyone’s priority, but where do you get started? On the path to health and wellness, there is so much information, determinants, and dimensions to consider. The Health and Wellness Concept course offers students from around the world the unique opportunity to explore these diverse concepts of health and wellness, identify causes and risk factors that affect health and wellness, and how to promote health and wellness to an individual, community and workplace locally, nationwide and internationally.

We will focus closely on developing health literacy skills and health promoting behaviours. You will be tasked to reflect on your own lifestyles and determine their psychological and physical health using our one-of-a-kind Kinesiology Lab. At the end of the course, you will develop health goals and achieve them!

You’ll learn how to:

  • Evaluate determinants of health and wellness in order to make informed decisions;
  • Communicate health and wellness messages effectively in a variety of traditional and innovative methods;
  • Develop inclusionary proactive and reactive practices which support continuous improvements in health and wellness.

This course is right for you if:

  • You’re interested in increasing your ability to assess health and wellness information;
  • You want to increase inclusivity and inclusionary in health and wellness
  • You’re open to collaborative, peer-to-peer, group work in your courses.

What will you be able to do after this course?

  • Define and assess your own psychological and physical aspects of health and wellness;
  • Identify and use reliable health resources from a variety of mediums;
  • Gather, utilize and disseminate scientific evidence to encourage improvements in health and wellness.

Keep in mind that this course does not provide regular medical training and does not include shadowing of doctors or physical examination of patients.