Dimensions of Well-Being

General Information:        

HPELS 1059 Dimensions of Wellbeing (DWB) is a combination of 2 courses: one special topic lecture/discussion (1 credit hour) and one special topic lab (1 credit hour). Dimensions of Wellbeing satisfies the LAC Category 1D requirement. 

Due to curriculum changes, HPELS 1059 is being replaced with and HPELS 1020 (lectures) and HPELS 1030 (labs). Thus, begining Fall 2016 students should register for 1 credit hour of HPELS 1020 and 1 credit hour of HPELS 1030.

Students who have already taken HPELS 1010 Personal Wellness or HPELS 1059 lecture and lab and received satisfactory grades do not need to take HPELS 1020 and 1030 courses.  Student who have earned an unsatisfactory grade in HPELS 1010 or HPELS 1059 and wish to retake the course, shouls sign up for HPELS 1020 and 1030 courses.  A new grade will automatically replace the grade previously earned.  Please note that DWB is a 2 credit hour course whereas Personal Wellness is 3 credit hours.  The student's GPA will be recalcuated accordingly.  Students who failed either a HPELS 1059 lecture or HPELS 1059 lab, should retake only the failed component, lecture or lab, respectively (not both).

  • Multiple lecture and lab options are offered each semester. Check Course Schedule for offerings.
  • Students can take a lecture and a lab in any order.
  • Students can take lecture course and a lab course the same semester or during different semesters.
  • Each DWB course is 1 credit hour and half semester.
  • Currently, Dimensions courses cannot be taken as university electives. If students need one credit hour elective courses, they can register for PEMES activity courses that are listed as PEMES 1A or 1B.
  • We highly encourage students to visit with their academic advisors before enrolling into Dimensions courses to avoid registration mistakes.
  • Registration Tips: All of the DWB lectures have section numbers like 80, 81, etc. or 90, 91, etc.  The DWB labs are numbered 8B, 8C, etc. or 9A, 9B, etc.  Choose one of each when registering for the course.
Please note that students are required to successfully complete both components within the Dimensions of Well-Being sequence: DWB lecture (1 hr.) and DWB Lab (1 hr.) to satisfy the LAC Category 1D requirement. Any other combination is not acceptable.  For example, the requirement is not satisfied if a student takes 2 DWB lectures or 2 DWB labs.


Course descriptions can be found here.  Course offerings vary by semester.  Please see the Course Schedule for specific offerings.

Dimensions of Wellbeing Course Description:

Lecture/Discussion: Overall, the Dimensions of Wellbeing course is designed to prepare students for healthy, proactive lifestyles through lecture, experiential learning, and various physical and wellbeing activities. The core dimensions of wellbeing for the purposes of this course include: physical, emotional, interpersonal, intellectual, spiritual, and environmental wellbeing. The lecture sections of Dimensions are designed to provide an underlying knowledge base for specific wellness topics and themes with a unifying emphasis on how these dimensions are intertwined and linked to overall quality of life. Specific health consumerism and health behavior change topics are also covered across the spectrum of Dimensions of Wellbeing course offerings.

Lab: Overall, the Dimensions of Wellbeing course is designed to prepare students for healthy, proactive lifestyles through lecture, experiential learning, and various physical and wellbeing activities. The core dimensions of wellbeing for the purposes of this course include: physical, emotional, interpersonal, intellectual, spiritual, and environmental wellbeing. The laboratory sections of Dimensions are designed to apply specific skill-related knowledge, encourage healthy active lifestyles, and motivate students to learn and practice skills related to a wide spectrum of activities and experiences related to wellbeing dimensions.

Overall Dimensions of Wellbeing Course Goals and Outcomes:

As a result of taking Dimensions courses

Goal 1:  Students will recognize how wellness affects all aspects and quality of life.

Outcome 1A:  Describe and differentiate the 6 dimensions of wellness and apply to content area.
Outcome 1B:  Identify situations that illustrate how wellness impacts individuals, society and/or environment.

Goal 2:  Students will be able to improve wellbeing using both theory and practice.

Outcome 2A:  Explain wellbeing via a theoretical perspective (lecture).

Outcome 2B:  Know how to self-assess to create goals (lecture).
Outcome 2C:  Demonstrate consumer, health, or media literacy skills (lecture).

Outcome 2D:  Demonstrate knowledge of a specific activity (lab).

Outcome 2E:  Perform basic techniques and skills of a specific activity (lab).