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Wellness

This minor is an integrative investigation of the wellness of individuals and families in today's complex society. It examines the interdisciplinary nature of human wellness and the means of optimizing lifelong wellness.

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Wellness Minor

This minor will provide students with life skills to enhance the quality of their daily lives. From a personal perspective, students will gain knowledge and skills to enhance the quality of their own lives in the critical areas discussed below.

A minor in individual and family wellness will promote wellness as an alternative to traditional treatment perspectives. Wellness is a critical issue in our society. The costs for physical and mental health continue to increase. However, the cost of problems in these areas expands far beyond the costs of treatment. The impact of wellness problems in the workplace, the effects of family relationship problems on children and the social costs of wellness problems are well documented. A strong focus on wellness can contribute to prevention of many of these problems and their considerable social costs.

This minor provides individuals with a multi-system and interdisciplinary approach to wellness. Students from a variety of fields will gain a broader understanding of the role of wellness in their professional and personal lives.

The individual and family wellness minor will enhance students' skills in their major field by providing a focus on prevention and wellness applications. Students gain knowledge and skills in a number of wellness areas, including stress management, recreation and fitness, financial wellness, family enrichment, nutritional well-being and environmental wellness. This minor can be a good addition to any major because wellness is an important part of life and has been shown to impact professional success.

Curriculum

The individual and family wellness minor consists of a minimum of 16 credits. Students must take HD&E 220 - Individual and Family Wellness and choose the remaining credits from the listed courses. A minimum of eight credits must be taken at NDSU for the minor to be awarded.

Required:

Credits

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HD&E 220 - Individual and Family Wellness

2

Category 1: Physical Wellness
Choose a minimum of one of the following:


Credits

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HNES 100 - Concepts of Fitness and Wellness

2

HNES 217 - Personal and Community Health

3

HNES 200 - Principles of Nutrition

3

Category 2: Emotional/Mental/Spiritual Wellness
Choose a minimum of one of the following:


Credits

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Educ. 322 - Educational Psychology

3

CDFS 182 - Wellness and Aging

3

CDFS 242 - Couples, Marriage and Families

3

CDFS 462 - Risk, Resilience, and Competence in Families

3

Category 3: Social Wellness
Choose a minimum of one of the following:


Credits

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ADFH 410 - Dress in World Cultures

3

ADFH 411 - Food and World Cultures

3

ADFH 486 - Dress and Human Behavior

3

Category 4: Wellness and the Environment
Choose a minimum of one of the following:


Credits

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HDFS 186 - Consumer Society

3

HDFS 357 - Personal and Family Finance

3

HNES 427 - Leisure and Society

3

Curriculum Totals

16

This sample curriculum is not intended to serve as a curriculum guide for current students, but rather an example of course offerings for prospective students. For the curriculum requirements in effect at the time of entrance into a program, consult with an academic adviser or with the Office of Registration and Records.

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Evelyn Morrow Lebedeff Hall is located in the center of campus on Centennial Boulevard and is connected to the east end of the Katherine Kilbourne Burgum Family Life Center (Campus Map)

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