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Introduction to Health and Wellness

Arizona State University via edX

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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.

Taught by

Dr. Punam Ohri-Vachaspati


Cost Free Online Course
Provider edX
Language English
Certificates $49 Certificate Available
Hours 18 hours a week
Calendar 8 weeks long
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5.0 2 years ago
by Karen Peets 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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