One-Credit Mini Course 

UDI 174: Health and Wellness

This course will introduce participants to holistic wellness and assist participants in achieving a healthy, balanced lifestyle.  Students will be challenged to assess and reflect on their own well-being, the choices they make, as well as how these choices impact their overall health and wellness.  Over the ten sessions, student will participate in activities to build knowledge and develop skills to enhance their understanding of health and wellness. This course will cover topics such as nutrition, physical activity, stress, sleep, interpersonal relationships, energy management, and sustainability.  Through exploration of these topics, guest speakers, personal reflection and conversation participants will reframe their understanding of wellness, the impact of personal choices, and gain the skills to build lifestyle habits that will last well beyond their college experience.

Academic Credit: 1 semester hour (PASS/FAIL)

Course Objectives:

a.     Define the seven dimensions of wellness model and explain how it can be utilized to live a well-balanced lifestyle.

b.      Students will be able to identify barriers and related resources, as well as to articulate their strengths and tactics for managing wellbeing.

c.       Students will be able to explain and employ strategies to improve holistic well-being.

Wellness Wednesdays

"Wellness Wednesdays" provide an opportunity for the students to take a few minutes out of their busy lives to think about their personal well-being. Wellness Wednesdays are hosted in Kennedy Union almost every week of the semester and cover topics such as nutrition, physical activity, stress management, and sleep


Community Wellness Services will send a representative to present on health and wellness topics to classes, student organizations, or residence hall floors.  Please take some time to review the presentations we offer and submit your requests

Choose Well, Live Well Day 2017

Choose Well, Live Well Day is a community event which brings together organization and departments both on-campus and in the community to promote the seven dimension of wellness.  This year the event will be held on Thursday, September 15th in the Kennedy Union Mall.  By completing the passport and survey students earn a University of Dayton Health and Wellness t-shirt and PATH point toward the residential curriculum.  Last year, over 300 students came to learn about the various dimension of wellness and the resources here to help them create wellness habits that will last a lifetime! 

Contact us if you want to request a Wellness Programs at 937.229.2651.