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.
Students will gain knowledge regarding health and wellness terminology, as well as an increased understanding of the meaning and impact of these concepts in society. The course provides the student with an essential foundation for any health promotion ministry and / or partnering with a health ministry.
The course approaches the concepts of health and wellness from a biblical perspective.
The concepts of health and wellness are applied with a mission focus to holistically engage the family and community.
Course content is contextually informed, specifically related to health and wellness. The class will introduce relevant social, political, and economic considerations related to the health of families and the communities they reside.
The student will look at health and well-being beliefs and practices from various cultures.
Course will provide practical considerations and strategies for addressing health and wellness within families as a concerned layperson, as well as the community through the church body.
Class exercises will lead students to reflect on health and wellness beliefs and practices within their family of origin.