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SWU 250 Mindfulness for Stress Management
Credit Hours:  3
Effective Term: Fall 2017
SUN#: None
AGEC: None
Credit Breakdown: 3 Lectures
Times for Credit: 1
Grading Option: A/F Only

Description: Introduction to the theory, research and practice behind mindfulness and stress management as it relates to quality of life issues and professional self-care. Focus on maintaining a healthy lifestyle and managing personal/professional stress by incorporating evidence based research on nutrition, mindfulness, communication, positive psychology, exercise, environmental factors contributing to wellness and disease; immune system support, activity management and developing practices that facilitate maintaining living in balance.

Prerequisites: None

Corequisites: RDG 094

Recommendations: Application of theories and practice will enhance overall student success in classes and everyday life.

Measurable Student Learning Outcomes
1. (Comprehension Level) Describe how stress is manifested.
2. (Application Level) Implement effective time-management skills.
3. (Application Level) Identify and utilize the basic tenets of mindfulness and meditation.
4. (Synthesis Level) Identify patterns of behavior and create new strategies to enhance Quality of Life.
5. (Application Level) Identify and utilize stress reduction techniques.
6. (Analysis Level) Analyze environmental factors that influence lifestyle patterns.
7. (Comprehension Level) Describe the immune system.
8. (Comprehension Level) Explain the impact of culture on lifestyle habits and behaviors that affect stress levels.
9. (Comprehension Level) Explain the basic tenets of nutrition and employ food as medicine.
10.(Application Level) Review and develop effective communication skills.
11.(Synthesis Level) Construct and plan for a life of self-care: health, wellness and balance both mentally, emotionally, physically and spiritually.
Internal/External Standards Accreditation