BYU Independent Study - Online Courses

Science of Wellness

EXSC 221


$ 579.00

Instructor: Ronald L Hager PhD
Credits: 3.00

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A comprehensive study of the science of wellness of the whole individual. The science of wellness draws principles from exercise sciences, biological sciences, and behavioral sciences. The research from psychoneuroimmunology (PNI) supports specifically the holistic wellness paradigm whose focus is that every aspect of each human being -the body, mind, and spirit- is involved in all wellness activities and all wellness activities, and all affect the whole individual. Students will discover this new paradigm and experience the blending of the sciences to support the integrated nature of our being.

Course Content:

  1. Lesson 1: Science of the Whole Individual
  2. Lesson 2: Healthy Behavior Change
  3. Lesson 3: Functional Fitness
  4. Lesson 4: Cardiorespiratory Fitness
  5. Lesson 5: Flexibility
  6. Lesson 6: Muscular Strength/Endurance
  7. Lesson 7: Nutrition/Weight Management
  8. Lesson 8: Weight Management
  9. Lesson 9: Making Stress Work for You
  10. Lesson 10: Addictive Behaviors
  11. Lesson 11: Unhealthy Sexual Challenges
  12. Lesson 12: Healthy Relationships
  13. Lesson 13: Chronic Diseases
  14. Lesson 14: Individual and Family Recreation
  15. Lesson 15: Healthy Living throughout Life

Online Courses:

Course materials are accessed online, and all assignments must be submitted online. Optional course readings may be available but do not include the self-check assignments or graded assignments.


This course requires 4 months to complete. Please plan accordingly

   No Materials required for this course!