Community Wellness

This area of study helps students to gain the knowledge and skills to pursue careers in community wellness, health promotion and leisure services; graduates may lead and manage health and wellness programs and services focusing on community wellness, fitness, and special populations. Its broad purpose is to examine the physical, social, spiritual, emotional and intellectual components of health and wellness. It applies to the needs of individuals and groups across all ages and abilities in occupational or leisure settings. Emphasis is placed on providing experiential learning opportunities in the community coupled with relevant theory and concepts. For example students have done small group projects conducting leisure education assessments with at risk youth, contributed to planning efforts for active transportation in the local area, and undertaken assessments of quality of life for persons with mental challenges. Courses focusing on this area include:

  • PSYC 1023: Introduction to Psychology: Applied Area
  • PSYC 2103: Social Psychology
  • PSYC 2123: Personality
  • PSYC 2153: Developmental Psychology
  • PSYC 3193: Health Psychology
  • CODE 2513: Concepts of Leisure
  • CODE 3513: History & Philosophy of Leisure
  • CODE 3583: Diversity & Inclusion
  • CODE 3593: Special Topics: Community Development through the Arts
  • CODE 3603: Sustainable Food Systems and Community Development
  • CODE 3613: Group Facilitation
  • KINE 1993: Physically Active Living
  • KINE 2003: Adapted Physical Activity
  • KINE 2493: Health Promotion & Wellness
  • KINE 3143: Introduction to Teaching Physical Education
  • KINE 3693: Seminar in Health Promotion & Wellness
  • KINE 3853: Wellness & Aging
  • NUTR 2323: Food and People
  • SOCI 2633: Sociology of Health & Healthcare

Students should consult their faculty adviser to craft this area of study to suit personal needs.