Jul 20, 2024  
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog 
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

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IH 422 - Stress Management

This course will focus on physiological, psychological and sociological stressors that affect health and well being of individuals. This course will provide an understanding of how these different stressors affect physical and mental performance in everyday life. Stress reduction techniques and coping mechanisms will be discussed to promote better health and maintain wellness.

Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of this course, the student should be able to do the following:


  1. Analyze the holistic nature (mind-body-spirit) of stress management, and comprehend the mind-body connection of the stress and disease process;
  2. Explore the psychoneuroimmunology interactions between psychological processes and the human nervous and immune systems;
  3. Explore the comprehensive understanding of the physiological dynamics responsible for the fight-or-flight response and subsequent manifestations of various symptoms of target organ dysfunctions;
  4. Demonstrate awareness of own personal strengths and limitations;
  5. Demonstrate comprehensive understanding of client-centered care that reflects an understanding of the pathophysiology of stress;
  6.  Uses evidence based practice to guide utilization and health teaching of coping skills to pro-actively prevent and minimize stress related complications;
  7. Participate in the practice of empirically sound stress management/ relaxation strategies and techniques as well as ways to increase brain neuroplasticity and learn to integrate these techniques into their daily living habits to help control stress and tension;
  8. Identify culturally and spiritually appropriate health promotion and disease prevention interventions;                                                                                      
  9. Participate in self-awareness practices( reflection of knowledge, values, ethics and beliefs) to optimize ongoing assessment and evidence based choices of health related behaviors;
  10. Recognize the relationship between personal health, self-renewal and the ability to optimize personal health potential.

NU 422 / HE 204

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