This introductory course will explore the concepts of health behavior and general nutrition as it applies to helping individuals adopt healthy lifestyles. Theories of health behavior will be introduced to help explain how and why decisions are made regarding preventative health behaviors. We will discuss topics such as healthy diets, stress management, physical activity, eating disorders, mental health issues and tobacco and learn how to address these behaviors through current theories and research.
Faculty will contact all students after the May 22nd registration deadline with course instructions. Students should expect to dedicate approximately 17 hours of course related work per week.