HLT1100EN - Health & Wellness in Family & Community

Course description

Introduces students to the broad concepts of health and wellness while exploring their meanings and implications within family systems and communities. Learning activities include readings, class discussions, and various exercises to explore these concepts from cultural and missional perspectives.

How this course benefits students

Students gain knowledge regarding health and wellness terminology, as well as an increased understanding of the meaning and impact of these concepts in society. 

Why this course is important

The course provides the student with an essential foundation for any health promotion ministry and/or partnering with a health ministry.

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.

How this course relates to missional core values

Biblically based

The course approaches the concepts of health and wellness from a biblical perspective.

Missionally driven

The concepts of health and wellness are applied with a mission focus to holistically engage the family and community.

Contextually informed

Course content is contextually informed, specifically related to health and wellness. The class introduces relevant social, political, and economic considerations related to the health of families and the communities where they reside.

Interculturally focused

The student looks at health and well-being beliefs and practices from various cultures.

Practically minded

Course provides practical considerations and strategies for addressing health and wellness within families as a concerned layperson, as well as the community through the church body.

Experientially transformed

Class exercises lead students to reflect on health and wellness beliefs and practices within their family of origin.