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Introduction to Health and Wellness

Arizona State University via edX

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  • Provider edX
  • Subject Nutrition & Wellness
  • $ Cost Free Online Course
  • Session Upcoming
  • Language English
  • Start Date
  • Duration 8 weeks long

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Overview

This course is part of Global Freshman Academy (GFA), which means you can earn transferable ASU credit toward your college degree.

This 3 credit health and wellness course focuses on the latest trends in health, nutrition, physical activity, and wellness. From stress management and sleep to overall wellbeing, we will explore personal health, health related attitudes and beliefs, and individual health behaviors.

Topics include:

  • Assessment of one’s personal health
  • Introduction to population health and national and global health goals
  • Dietary choices for lifelong health
  • Improving personal fitness
  • Achieving and maintaining a healthy weight
  • Assessing health information
  • Managing stress
  • Sleep hygiene
  • Lowering risk of infectious diseases
  • Chronic disease risk reduction

This course satisfies the Social-Behavioral Sciences (SB) general studies requirement at Arizona State University. This course may satisfy a general education requirement at other institutions; however, it is strongly encouraged that you consult with your institution of choice to determine how these credits will be applied to their degree requirements prior to transferring the credit.

Student Testimonials

“Excellent course, well organized, very useful information. I have been very impressed with ASU courses and this one is no exception. It is an important topic, relevant to everyone and presents good science to base decisions on. I am happy to be taking this course.” -Abeer Kazi

“The Course content is detailed and very useful towards my line of work especially in terms of nutrition and personal assessment.”
-Winnie Nakiyingi

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Dr. Punam Ohri-Vachaspati

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Karen P
5.0 2 years ago
by Karen completed this course, spending 4 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be medium.
This is a great introductory course for those who want to become familiar with health, and wellness. The instructor has a small accent but is easy to understand.
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