Health & Wellness
The concept of “health and wellness” is not only significant within the psychology department, but also within the College as a whole. In fact, Cedar Crest College is committed to the health and wellness of our individual students, our campus community, our local community, and our global community. To that end, the College supports a variety of programs centered around holistic well-being, including our annual spring Health and Wellness Conference and the health and wellness minor.
By adding the health and wellness minor to your studies, you will explore an array of subjects that relate to a person’s mental, physical, and spiritual health, as well as proven methods for improving a person’s overall lifestyle. Students in this minor will:
- Receive instruction by a diverse faculty that is committed to holistic well-being
- Train on instrumentation in the psychology department’s state-of-the-art research labs
- Have the opportunity to conduct research and present the findings at the College’s Health and Wellness Conference
The purpose of the health and wellness minor is to provide students with a comprehensive approach to and understanding of health promotion and disease prevention, and to allow them to acquire the knowledge necessary for achieving optimal well-being. To realize this objective, a multidisciplinary approach to health is essential. Hence, the minor consists of courses from disciplines such as biology, psychology, social work, religion/spirituality, and humanities. Additionally, the minor requires that students attend to their physical health through participation in credit and/or non-credit activities such as dance courses or “Healthy U” programs. The multidisciplinary nature of the minor will add distinctiveness to students’ education, particularly as it relates to the multifaceted nature of the study of health and wellness.