Minor in Well-Being

The minor in well-being provides students with a well-grounded understanding of the nature of resilience, stress-management, mind-body wellness, and meaning -- including both the historical foundations and modern research findings.

Catalog Year: 2021-2022

This minor provides students with a well-grounded understanding of the nature of human well-being, including both the historical foundations and modern research findings. Through the required coursework, students develop an ability to implement personal practices that foster deeper self-awareness, resilience, mind-body wellness, the regulation of stress factors in his or her life, and an emerging sense of meaning for his or her life. Students will learn to creatively and effectively apply principles from the exploration of the science of well-being to his or her own field of study. 

Faculty

Fuertes, Thurston, Weinstein

The University Catalog is the authoritative source for information on program requirements and courses. The Schedule of Classes is the authoritative source for information on classes scheduled for this semester. See the Schedule for the most up-to-date information and see Patriot web to register for classes. Requirements may be different for earlier catalog years. See the University Catalog archives.

Minor Requirements

Total credits: 15

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Core Courses

INTS 355 Mindfulness, Meaning Well-Being 3
GCH 325 Stress and Well-Being (Mason Core) 3
Total Credits 6

Electives

Select two to three courses from the following: 9
Foundations of Health Communication
Foundations of Intercultural Communication (Mason Core)
Family and Health Communication
Health Behavior Theories
Health and Disease
Health Promotion and Education
Health and Environment
Social Determinants of Health
Social Determinants of Health
HEAL 351
Relationship Health
HEAL 372
Health Communication
Conflict Resolution and Transformation
Conflict, Trauma and Healing
Spirituality and Conflict Transformation (Mason Core)
Social Justice Consciousness and Action
Foundations of Resilience and Well-Being
Consciousness and Transformation in Action
Self-Care and Well-Being for Helping Professionals
Music as a Healing Art
Music and Consciousness
Happiness and the Good Life
People with Nature
Psychological Fitness
Science of Well Being
Mysticism: East and West
Global Perspectives on Spirituality and Healing (Mason Core)
Total Credits 9