1SLU125Choosing WellnessSAINT LEO UNIVERSITYCOLLEGE OF EDUCATION AND SOCIAL SERVICESMASTER SYLLABUSSLU125 CHOOSING WELLNESS3 CREDITS2019-2020Instructor:Brandy PollicitaOffice:Kirk Hall 321Phone:352-588-7037E-mail:[email protected]Class Meets:Distance learningRoom:Office Hours:by appointmentPrerequisite:NoneCatalog Description:This course offers a contemporary and proactive perspective of personal health:Choosing Wellness.Students explore the dynamic, interrelated dimensions of wellness, including physical, emotional,intellectual, spiritual and interpersonal wellness. Learning to be thoughtful consumers of healthinformation, students critically analyze problems, issues, and successful practices surroundingcourse topics. Guided by their research, the Saint Leo core values and critical thinking, studentswill learn to make productive decisions, set goals, and implement strategies for lifelong wellness.Required Textbook:None. Your instructor will assign readings.Saint Leo University Core Values:Personal Development- Saint Leo University stresses the development of every person's mind, spiritand body for a balanced life. All members of the Saint Leo University community must demonstratetheir commitment to personal development to help strengthen the character of our community.Respect- Animated in the spirit of Jesus Christ, we value all individuals' unique talents, respecttheir dignity and strive to foster their commitment to excellence in our work. Our community's strengthdepends on the unity and diversity of our people, on the free exchange of ideas and on learning,living, and working harmoniously.Student Learning Outcomes:As a result of this course students will:1. Explore problems, issues, and behaviors that affect optimum wellness.
2SLU125Choosing WellnessBy:a.Examining the interrelated dimensions of wellnessb.Analyzing concepts and models associated with choosing wellness, stress, psychological health,Emotional Intelligence, alcohol use, nutrition, exercise and fitness, cardiovascular health,immunity and infection, and other critical health topicsc.Identifying wellness-promoting behaviors for course topics as specifically applied to personalresponsibility/choosing wellness, the critical consumer, diversity, environmental health,mind/body/spirit, and the Core Values embedded in this course (personal development andrespect)2. Analyze influences of culture, media, and technology on wellness attitudes, behaviors,and consumerism.By:a.Critiquing examples of health products, services, and imagesb.Comparing the goals of advertisers and health advocatesc.Evaluating common advertising techniques used in marketing products and servicesd.Interpreting and evaluating purpose, claims, evidence, and reasoninge.Deconstructing the Core Values embedded in this course (personal development and respect),and applying them to the analyses3. Demonstrate wellness literacy.