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.  This means students can choose to take HPELS 1010 Personal Wellness (3 credit hours) or HPELS 1059 Dimensions of Well-Being (2 credit hours total) to fulfill the LAC Category 1D requirement.

Students who have already taken Personal Wellness do not need to take DWB.  Students who have earned an unsatisfactory grade in Personal Wellness and wish to retake the course, can retake Personal Wellness or DWB.  A grade earned in DWB will automatically replace the grade previously earned in Personal Wellness.  Please note that DWB is a 2 credit hour course whereas Personal Wellness is 3 credit hours.  The student's GPA will be recalculated accordingly.

  • 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, but both components must be completed in one semester because Dimensions courses are experimental and as such may not be continued.
  • Each Dimensions course is 1 credit hour and half semester.
  • Students should take one component each half semester (not both components in the same half). For example, if you choose to take a Dimensions Lecture course first half semester, take a Dimensions Lab second half semester and vice versa.
  • Currently, Dimensions courses cannot be takes 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/discussion (1 hr.) and DWB Lab (1 hr.) to satisfy the LAC Category 1D requirement.

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).