Integrative Health Initiative (IHI) Undergraduate courses

SWU 250: Stress Management Tools 1 (Link to Syllabus)

This course aims to expose students to the theory and research behind stress. The course will introduce students to the core elements of maintaining a healthy lifestyle through stress management by incorporating evidence-based research on nutrition, mindfulness, communication, positive thinking, exercise, environmental factors contributing to wellness and disease, immune system support, activity management and developing practice that facilitates maintaining living in balance

Location: Available online, I-line and face to face

Note: General studies/Social Behavioral credit

SWU 349: Stress Management Tools 2 (SMT2) (Link to Syllabus)

This course aims to develop and deepening mindful strategies toward managing stress, developing instinct awareness, healthy decisions in nutrition, relationship with self and others, paying it forward and decreasing one's personal carbon footprint.

Location: Available online, I-line and face to face

Note: General studies/Social Behavioral credit

SWU 350: Whole Person Health Across the Lifespan (Link to Syllabus)

This course aims to focus on stressors from infancy through older adulthood and identifies the markers that begin to challenge healthy development.

Location: Available online, I-line and face to face

Note: Note: General studies/Social Behavioral credit
           

SWU 351 Sustainable Living and Mindful Eating (Link to Syllabus)

This course aims to focus on the etiology and science of how foods support healthy living and create stress-impacting incidence of preventable disease. Exploring the nutrients and foods necessary for cellular and energy production will guide students to understand how foods produce energy in the body and where the foods come from that have an impact on overall digestion, metabolism and health.

Location: Available online, I-line and face to face

Note: Note: General studies/Social Behavioral credit
 

SWU450: Mastering Mindfulness (Link to Syllabus)

This capstone course focuses on the student's integration of mindfulness using the Mindful MAC guide. Students will increase their formal mindfulness practice, explore literature, demonstrate proficiency of their practice in the classroom and have a culminating experience of teaching mindfulness outside of the classroom.

Locating: Available online, I-line and face to face
 

Certificate of Completion

Students who enroll in all 5 classes (SWU250, 349, 350, 352, 450) are awarded a Certificate of Completion.