ASU Online Course On Health & Wellness

Arizona State University in partnership with edX is offering online course focuses on the latest trends in health, exercise and wellness. This 8-week credit-eligible course will emphasize explore current concepts in health, exercise, and wellness and learn how to shape your own personal health.

The overall objective of this course is to explore personal health, health related attitudes and beliefs, and individual health behaviors. MOOC starting date will be January 11, 2016.

Course At A Glance

Length: 8 weeks
Effort:  18 hours/week
Subject: Health & Wellness
Institution: Arizona State University and edX
Languages: English
Price:  Free
Certificate Available: Yes
Session: Starts on January 11, 2016

Providers Details

Arizona State University and edX, innovative leaders in providing unprecedented access to education, have joined forces to create the Global Freshman Academy, offering a unique, cost effective way to break down the barriers to a quality education.

This online platform edX provides online courses from the world’s best universities. edX can empower you to build innovative applications, services, and experiences on the  TsinghuaX platform. Tsinghua University courses can be audited free or students can choose to receive a verified certificate for a small fee that will help you make a meaningful impact in today’s interconnected world.

About This Course

This 3 credit hour course satisfies the Social-Behavioral Sciences (SB) general studies requirement at Arizona State University. This course may satisfy a general education requirement at other institutions; however, it is strongly encouraged that you consult with your institution of choice to determine how these credits will be applied to their degree requirements prior to transferring the credit. From stress management and emotional health to overall well being, the University will explore personal health, health related attitudes and beliefs, and individual health behaviors. Topics include: Assessment of One’s Personal Health, Optimizing Psychological, Spiritual, and Emotional Health, Managing Stress, Ensuring a Safe Family/Work Environment, Drug and Substance Abuse Prevention, Alcohol and Tobacco Use, Dietary Choices for Lifelong Health, Achieving and Maintaining a Healthy Weight, Improving Personal Fitness, Chronic Disease Risk Reduction.

Why Take This Course?

This is a free online course. This MOOC will be offered with Video Transcripts. Applicants can get a verified certificate. Verified Certificate will be eligible for Credit, Official and Easily Shareable.

Learning Outcomes

After completing this course you will have knowledge of:
-The role of health, nutrition, and wellness in your daily life
-An understanding of how psychological, spiritual, and emotional health are connected to our overall wellbeing and physical health
-How to identify personal health risks based upon current lifestyle choices
-How to identify lifestyle changes that will enhance lifelong health
-How to evaluate the evidence to support or disprove selected health claims


-Dr. Punam Ohri-Vachaspati
Associate Professor of Nutrition
School of Nutrition and Health Promotion
Arizona State University

Detailed Information

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