HLTA91H3: A Healthy Campus for Students: Prioritizing Mental Health and Wellness

Students need to be and feel part of a community that allows them to flourish and thrive. This course focuses on creating a healthy campus community by equipping students with practical knowledge, theoretical frameworks, and skills to prioritize their mental health, physical health, and self-care activities. Emphasis is placed on examining theoretical frameworks and practical activities that ameliorate mental health and self care practices, particularly those included in UTSC’s Healthy Campus Initiative Pillars (i.e. Arts & Culture, Equity & Diversity, Food & Nutrition, Mental Health, Physical Activity, and Physical Space). Drawing on theoretical frameworks and current peer-reviewed research from fields including medicine, psychology, nutrition, exercise and fitness, as well as social and cultural studies, students will learn to debate and integrate theoretical and practical concepts relevant to contemporary understandings of what it means to be healthy. In addition, students will engage in experiential learning activities that will expose them to campus resources in ways that they can apply to creating healthy communities.

Social and Behavioural Sciences
University-Based Experience
Note: This is an experiential learning course and active participation may be required