6. Provide guidelines for prescribing lifestyle changes to improve levels of wellness/fitness. 7. Participate in wellness and fitness activities in conjunction with the Recreation, Wellness, and Fitness Center (RFWC). ASSESSMENT : Fitness and Wellness Labs, Learn Smarts, Participation in Recreation, Fitness, and Wellness Programming or other approved physical fitness and wellness activities, Quizzes, Final Exam. 2
Integrative Wellness Approach (USI RFWC, 2012a) The course utilizes an integrative approach of PowerPoint review, Chapter Readings, Fitness and Wellness labs, computer aided study, and physical activity participation in partnership with Recreation, Fitness facilities, programs, and services. In addition, the course incorporates opportunities for Student Health Services, the Counseling Center, Campus Security, Religious Life, and community agencies to educate students on their programs and services. All of these integrative approaches create a holistic course that better prepares students to live wisely in a diverse and global community. The course lectures, labs, and physical activity requirements are based upon the wellness definition adopted by the Recreation, Fitness and Wellness Center which states “Wellness is a continuous process of self enhancement which involves balancing the many aspects or dimensions of a person's life. These dimensions are: physical, intellectual, emotional, social, environmental, spiritual, and occupational (USI RFWC, 2012a). “Wellness is a way of life; a process; an integration of the body, mind, and spirit; a loving 3
acceptance of self. Its outcome is helping [students] make informed choices about things that affect [a student’s] well-being” (USI RFWC, 2012a). Each lecture, discussion, lab, demonstration, hands-on application, computer aided study, and physical activity participation has been carefully selected to reflect all seven dimensions. Nine Dimensions of Wellness PHYSICAL The physical dimension of wellness includes appropriate exercise and proper nutrition in addition to making responsible decisions about sex, alcohol, and drug use. Improving your physical wellness can positively affect other areas. Participating in physical activities can improve your well-being, alleviate stress, increase intellectual awareness, improve sleep, and give your more energy. INTELLECTUAL Intellectual well-being involves ongoing learning and the ability to open our minds to new ideas and experiences. This can include attending formal events like classes and seminars, as well as reading, learning a new sport or language, or picking up a new hobby. Sharing ideas with people from different backgrounds helps us advance in all aspects of life. EMOTIONAL Emotional wellness is defined as an awareness and acceptance of a wide range of feelings in yourself and others. An emotionally well person understands their own limitations and knows how and when to seek support to cope with the challenges life can bring. An emotionally well person also has the ability to form satisfying relationships with others.
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