HLT2210EN - Spirituality & Holistic Approaches to Human Wellness

Course description

What does research indicate about the relationship between spirituality and personal wellness? This course will explore the nature of spiritual assessments and the interrelatedness of the spiritual to the biological, social, and psychological aspects of people.

How this course benefits students

Spirituality is an integral component to health and well-being. In order to minister effetively in a clinical setting, students need to be aware how spirituality impacts their own lives, the lives of those to whom they minister, and the institutional culture. Students will become more aware of their own spirituality and recognize and assess the need in others.

Why this course is important

Spirituality touches all aspects of life. This course helps take spirituality into the healthcare and patient arena.

Credit hours
3 hours
Subject area
Educational level
Health Foundation
Learning type
Upcoming terms
* Schedule subject to change. Please contact the Registrar's office with schedule questions.
Dr. Hal Scott, BCC, Professor of Military Ministry

How this course relates to missional core values

Biblically based

The core of every believer should be his or her relationship with Christ. This growing relationship should then impact all major life decisions, orientations, and relationships..

Missionally driven

Reaching others involves an understanding of the spiritual aspects of human life.

Contextually informed

The healthcare field has a tendency to be very diagnostic and in many cases impersonal. Including the spiritual nature of the whole person helps bridges the gap between science and the practice of healthcare with patients.

Interculturally focused

Spirituality transcends cultural differences, though expressions may vary.

Practically minded

The recognition of the application of spirituality in the healthcare arena has a positive affect on the health and wellbeing of patients.

Experientially transformed

Spirituality is in essence, applied theology, where beliefs are expressed in the trenches of the home and work.