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Lake Washington Institute of Technology    
  Feb 23, 2018
Catalog 2016-2017 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

FTNS 213 Exercise and Stress Management

4 credits
The focus of this class is to provide the student with the principles and methods relevant to understanding how chronic stress impacts the human body and the role stress plays in overall health and well-being. Students will gain an understanding of various means of stress reduction and relaxation methods commonly used to help individuals better manage stress. Various lifestyle changes that can be used to improve health outcomes and ways those can be applied in everyday life will also be discussed.

Prerequisites: Minimum ABED 040  and ABED 046  

Student Outcomes/Competencies:
Upon successful completion of this course students will be able to:

  • Examine the physiological response to stress.
  • Analyze the impact stress has on physical health.
  • Evaluate and apply techniques and strategies for stress management.
  • Evaluate the role of health behaviors on stress prevention and management.
  • Apply an understanding of the relationship that stress management plays in overall wellness.
  • Create client centered programs based on the relationship between exercise, nutrition, and stress.