Free Health and Wellness Course by Arizona State University

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Arizona State University is offering Health and Wellness course. This 3 credit hour health and wellness course focuses on the latest trends in health, exercise, and wellness.

The overall objective of the course is to explore current concepts in health, exercise, and wellness and learn how to shape your own personal health in this credit-eligible course. The course will start on October 10, 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. Add a Verified Certificate for $49
Certificate Available: Yes
Session: Starts on October 10, 2016

Providers Details

Arizona State University has developed a new model for the American Research University, creating an institution that is committed to excellence, access and impact. As a comprehensive public research university, ASU is measured not by whom we exclude, but rather by whom we include and how they succeed; advancing research and discovery of public value; and assuming fundamental responsibility for the economic, social, cultural and overall health of the communities they serve.

About This Course

This 3 credit health and wellness course focuses on the latest trends in health, nutrition, physical activity, and wellness. From stress management and sleep to overall wellbeing, we will explore personal health, health related attitudes and beliefs, and individual health behaviors.

This 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.

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


Nicole Vaudrin

Nicole Vaudrin is a Registered Dietitian with a master's degree in nutrition from Arizona State University, where she is currently a nutrition PhD student. Nicole's primary interests are in food systems and the impact of food environments on diet.

Dr. Punam Ohri-Vachaspati

Dr. Ohri-Vachaspati, PhD, RD, is an Associate Professor of Nutrition at the School of Nutrition and Health Promotion.

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