Health and Wellness Courses Offered this Fall
KEENE, N.H. 7/24/03 - A healthy lifestyle is important no matter what the season. This fall the Keene State College Continuing Education Office is offering health and wellness courses that range from Eastern healing practices to organizational health. ntroduction to Eastern Healing Practices examines Eastern views of energy, the energy body, charkas, meridians, and other subtle energy structures that form the basis for acupuncture, tai chi, ayurveda, and other practices. This one-credit course meets Friday, Nov. 7, from 5 to 9:30 p.m. and Saturday, Nov. 8, from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Creating Organizational Health sees the future of wellness in the workplace as evolving from mechanistic approaches that focus on individual wellness to holistic principles that foster organizational health. This residential weekend course is scheduled for Friday- Sunday, Nov. 14-16, at the Best Western Silver Fox Inn in Waterville Valley; classes meet from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday. This three-credit course is offered through Partners in Alternative Topics in Health and Healing (PATH), associated with Plymouth State College. To register, call Plymouth State at 1-800-FOR-GRAD or 603-535-2736.
Another PATH course is Circle of Life, which explores the life cycle from birth to the dying process. This residential weekend course is scheduled for Friday- Sunday, Oct. 31-Nov. 2, at the Best Western Silver Fox Inn in Waterville Valley. This three-credit graduate course meets from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday.
Food and People Interaction introduces the effects of economic, cultural, aesthetic, and sociopsychological constraints on food and people. This three-credit course looks at the effects of food habits on dietary intake patterns and nutritional status. Class meets Tuesdays, Aug. 26-Dec. 9, from 4:30 to 7:20 p.m.
Introduction to Health Science develops awareness and knowledge of health promotion as a profession. Information is presented regarding career opportunities, professional organizations, and the health sciences curriculum. Two sections of this course are offered, Aug. 25-Sept. 24 and Sept. 29-Oct. 29, with classes meeting on Monday and Wednesday from 4:30 to 5:50 p.m.
Grief, Loss, and Healing: Counseling the Chemically Dependent Person as Grief Therapy explores the dynamics of grief and loss in the process of recovery from chemical dependency. Students learn to identify the stages of grief, from denial to full acceptance, in the counseling relationship and to help individuals move through these stages. The one-credit course meets Friday, Oct. 3, from 5 to 9:30 p.m. and Saturday, Oct. 4, from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.
For more information on these health and wellness courses, or to register, contact the Keene State Continuing Education Office by phone at 603-358-2290 or 800-KSC-1909, by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org, or on the Web at www.keene.edu/conted.