Health and Wellness Online Courses

Total Courses: 15

A Healthy YOU is a Healthy class!

Teaching Life's Essentials Series

Take your teaching to a new level, one that brings both you and your students to the highest degree of mental and emotional health and satisfaction. Investigate methods to teach life’s essential skills of happiness, inspiration, compassion, curiosity, growth
mindset, tolerance and resilience to promote optimum and teacher and learner wellness.

All Health and Wellness Online Courses By Number

EDUO 9895 Reversing The Trend – From Narcissism to Altruism

Course Overview Welcome to EDUO 9895 Reversing The Trend - From Narcissism to Altruism. Encourage your students to find greater happiness and purpose in their lives by reaching out to help others. Read and view research that substantiates “giving” is a[...]

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  • Instructor: Budd Mackenzie
  • $270
  • 2 Semester Credits/Units
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EDUO 9894: Working Effectively with Traumatized Students in the Classroom Setting: Understanding Trauma and its Effects

Course Overview Welcome to EDUO 9894, Working Effectively with Traumatized Students in the Classroom Setting: Understanding Trauma and its Effects. Educators today are seeing more and more students entering their classrooms with significant mental and emotional needs resulting from trauma[...]

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  • Instructor: Jennifer Prescott
  • $135
  • 1 Semester Credit/Unit
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EDUO 9533: Health and Wellness for the Educator

Course Overview Be good to yourself as you develop and model a healthy lifestyle. Deepen your understanding of ahealthy diet, exercise and stress management strategies. Course Objectives In this course, participants will have the opportunity to: Understand the harmful effects[...]

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  • Instructor: Matt Heglie
  • $405
  • 3 Semester Credits/Units
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EDUO 9534: Introduction to Farm to School

Course Overview This course is designed for K-12 teachers, administrators and other educators who wish to learn more about the growing Farm to School movement in K-12 education. The term “farm to school” encompasses efforts that bring local or regionally[...]

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  • Instructor: Heather Ridge
  • $135
  • 1 Unit
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EDUO 9535: Farm to School Practicum

Course Description: This course is designed for K-12 teachers, administrators and other educators who wish to integrate farm-to-school lessons and activities into standards-based curriculum. The term “farm to school” encompasses efforts that bring local or regionally produced foods into school[...]

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  • Instructor: Heather Ridge
  • Recommended: K-12
  • $270
  • 2 Units
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EDUO 9702: Bringing Mindfulness Practices (Meditation) into any Classroom

Goals: To gain an understand of the different forms and techniques of meditation. To understand the concerns that might be raised in trying to bring meditation into the classroom and how to address / avoid these concerns. To learn some[...]

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  • Instructor: Eric Thompson
  • $155
  • 1 Unit
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EDUO 9756: Teaching Life’s Essentials – Happiness

Introduction Welcome to EDUO 9756. This class was created as part of a seven course series entitled Teaching Life’s Essentials.The other courses in the series are: EDUO 9757 Compassion EDUO 9758 Curiosity EDUO 9759 Resilience EDUO 9760 Growth Mindset EDUO[...]

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  • Instructor: Kathy Vining
  • $135
  • 1 Unit
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EDUO 9757: Teaching Life’s Essentials – Compassion

Introduction Welcome to EDUO 9757. This class was created as part of a seven course series entitled Teaching Life’s Essentials. The other courses in the series are: EDUO 9756 Happiness EDUO 9758 Curiosity EDUO 9759 Resilience EDUO 9760 Growth Mindset[...]

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  • Instructor: Kathy Vining
  • $135
  • 1 Unit
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EDUO 9758: Teaching Life’s Essentials – Curiosity

Introduction Welcome to EDUO 9758. This class was created as part of a seven course series entitled Teaching Life’s Essentials. The other courses in the series are: EDUO 9756 Happiness EDUO 9757 Compassion EDUO 9759 Resilience EDUO 9760 Growth Mindset[...]

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  • Instructor: Kathy Vining
  • $135
  • 1 Unit
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Health and Wellness Online Courses

About Our Online Health and Wellness Course For Teachers

A focus on health and wellness has been proven to work wonders for the mind, body and classroom. It is well established in the business world that healthy people will be better at their jobs, leading to a healthier bottom line. And it is the same with teachers and students. Healthy and happy teachers and students lead to a more engaged and successful classroom.

As an educator, you will be earning professional development credits/units while learning to take your teaching to the next level. Courses are flexible and range from one to three semester credits/units.

Our courses are specifically designed to assist you and your students achieve high degrees of physical, mental and emotional health and satisfaction.

This includes proven investigate methods to teach life’s essential skills of happiness, inspiration, compassion, curiosity, growth mindset, tolerance and resilience to promote optimum teacher and learner wellness. We also focus on life activities from diet and exercise to meditation.

Health and wellness courses

At Dominican University of California, all our health and wellness courses are designed to provide you, our professional teacher-students, with the resources you need to enhance your personal goals and take your careers to the next level.

Some examples of the courses we provide include a one-unit course called "Introduction to Farm to School", which encourages the integration of food-related education into the classroom and develops connections between the school and the local agricultural community.

A two-unit course titled "Reversing The Trend - From Narcissism to Altruism" teaches you how to encourage students to find greater happiness and purpose in their lives by reaching out to help others.

A three-unit course titled "Crafting Your Plan for Health and Wellness" supports the notion that creating and maintaining health and wellness is something that can be learned and sustained.

The course is designed to provide you with appropriate information that will result in a fitness plan designed to fit their own lifestyle. Teachers taking the course will learn to create a health and wellness plan that will improve their well-being and inspire their students. This includes examining the strengths and weaknesses of their current lifestyle, exploring harmful foods and additives, learning about foods that enhance brain function, health related fitness and more.

Teaching life's essentials

The Teaching Life's Essentials series covers a range of subjects from compassion to curiosity to tolerance and resilience. Each course is taught by a professional instructor with years of experience helping teachers to grow professionally.

The series will not only guide professional educators to be happier and healthier, but also carry that transformation over to their students. School districts across the country are rethinking their approach, with a growing emphasis on health and wellness. Theory has it that an effective teacher/leader needs to be strong in mind and body.

The road to becoming a transformed teacher is paved with being good to yourself. It is all about laying the asphalt. Like many professionals in high-stress positions, developing a model for a healthy lifestyle will deepen your understanding of a healthy diet, exercise and stress management strategies.

Creating a happier classroom

Beyond just improved diet and exercise we also offer a range of courses exploring the positive effects of mindfulness in education. Teachers can bring mindfulness practices into any classroom after some initial training. But first, they must understand the different forms and techniques of meditation.

Schools today can be fraught with anxiety and stress, which is why introducing meditation and mindfulness into a classroom can instill much-needed calm. Teachers can now explore the different forms of meditation and the scientific and educational benefits of mindfulness practices. They can learn techniques that benefit both themselves and their students. Studies show that students learning the essential skills for handling stress improves their memory, their capacity to plan and organize and feel empathy, all the while improving their test scores.

In one online course, teachers will read and view research that confirms the importance of developing certain skills and practices to bring about happiness. They will engage in activities to develop a positive attitude and lifestyle that can serve as a model for their students.

Do you want to be a happier and more impactful teacher? Our courses will teach you how.