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Center for Curriculum and Transfer Articulation
Stress Management
Course: CPD102AH

First Term: 2020 Fall
Lecture   3.0 Credit(s)   3.0 Period(s)   3.0 Load  
Course Type: Academic
Load Formula: S - Standard Load

Description: Reviews the sources of stress, the physiological effects and the psychological impact of stress on the individual. Provides strategies to manage and reduce stress. Helps students develop and understand behaviors to create a healthy balance in their lives by studying the biological, psychological, physiological, and social aspects of stress and wellness.

MCCCD Official Course Competencies
1. Identify the sources of stress. (I)
2. Examine theories and current research on stress. (I)
3. Review cultural/global/ethnic and gender influences in stress management. (I, II, III, IV, V)
4. Describe the physiological effects of stress on the individual. (II)
5. Describe the psychological impacts of stress on the individual. (III)
6. Assess spiritual, physical, emotional, environmental, social and cognitive stress levels and factors. (I, II, III, IV, V)
7. Apply effective strategies to reduce stress. (IV, V, VI)
8. Evaluate at least one strategy to reduce personal stress. (IV, V, VI)
9. Differentiate between cognitive strategies in the management of stress. (I, VI, V, VI)
MCCCD Official Course Outline
I. Sources of stress
   A. Definitions and theory
   B. Personal factors
   C. Socio-cultural factors
   D. Environmental factors
   E. Technological factors
II. Physiological effects of stress
   A. Nervous system
   B. Immune system
   C. Endocrine system
   D. Disease
   E. Environmental
III. Psychological impacts of stress
   A. Emotions
   B. Thoughts and beliefs
   C. Behavioral patterns
   D. Environmental
IV. Effective strategies to reduce stress
   A. Nutrition and exercise
   B. Relaxation techniques
   C. Behavioral strategies
   D. Cognitive strategies
V. Personal stress management plan
   A. Identify personal strategies
   B. Develop action plan
   C. Demonstration and evaluation
   C. Self hypnosis
   D. Visualization
   E. Exercise
VI. Cognitive strategies for stress
   A. Affirmations
   B. Right and left brain functions
   C. Self-monitoring
   D. Reinforcements
MCCCD Governing Board Approval Date: February 25, 2020

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