HED 212 - Women's Health and Wellness
This course focuses on health and wellness issues pertinent to women in their young adult years through middle to late adulthood. The conceptual framework, based on elements of body, mind and spirit, will be used to explore common health and wellness issues (e.g. exercise, nutrition, stress, emotions, relationships, acute and chronic disease, making positive health and behavior choices as well as health-related consumer issues for women). Self-empowerment in relation to health promotion and disease prevention will also be stressed. Students will complete a Health and Wellness Assessment and create a Personal Wellness Plan.
Course Learning Outcomes
1. Identify, describe and discuss the dimensions of health and wellness, disease prevention concepts, health promotion strategies and methods for facilitating life-long changes in health behaviors.
2. Identify, describe and discuss research-based gender specific differences as they relate to health and wellness issues in women.
3. Identify, describe and discuss the impact of multicultural and diversity issues on women's health across the lifespan
4. Assess one's personal health risks and develop a plan for enhancing one's level of wellness, promoting health or preventing gender specific health issues.
Course Offered Fall and Spring