This course enables students to examine the factors that influence their own health
practices and behaviours as well as those factors that contribute to the development of
healthy communities. It emphasizes the concept of wellness, which addresses all aspects
of well-being – physical, cognitive, emotional, spiritual, and social – and promotes healthy
eating, physical activity, and building and maintaining a positive sense of self. Students
will develop the skills necessary to make healthy choices and create a personal wellness
plan. They will also design initiatives that encourage others to lead healthy, active lives.
The course prepares students for college programs in health sciences, fitness, wellness,
and health promotion.