Alternative medicine, Health, Chronic (medicine)

College of Natural Sciences
SCI/163 Version 4
Elements of Health and Wellness
Copyright © 2013, 2012, 2011, 2009 by University of Phoenix. All rights reserved. Tammy Smith Facilitator Fairfield Learning Center
January 28,2014 – February 25,2014

Course Description

This course reinforces the concept that learning effectively and living well involves both the mind and body. It presents the fundamentals of wellness and preventive health including strategic planning to attain and maintain personal optimal health. In addition, physical and mental diseases are discussed along with the dangers of environmental pollution, stress, addiction, and other negative factors that can affect personal health.


Faculty and students/learners will be held responsible for understanding and adhering to all policies contained within the following two documents:

University policies: You must be logged into the student website to view this document. Instructor policies: This document is posted in the Course Materials forum.

University policies are subject to change. Be sure to read the policies at the beginning of each class. Policies may be slightly different depending on the modality in which you attend class. If you have recently changed modalities, read the policies governing your current class modality.

Course Materials

Donatelle, R. J. (2011). Health: The basics (Green ed.). Boston, MA: Benjamin Cummings.

All electronic materials are available on the student website.

Week One: Healthy Balance of Mind and Body

1.1 Define health and wellness.
1.2 Identify resources that support psychosocial health.

Read Ch. 1 of Health.

Read the following sections of Ch. 2 of Health.

“What is Psychosocial Health?”
“Factors Influencing Psychosocial Health”
“Strategies to Enhance Psychosocial Health”
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