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Wellness Courses Available at Keene State College

KEENE, N.H. 4/18/02 - A healthy lifestyle is important no matter what the season. This summer Keene State College is offering several health and wellness related courses that can be completed in six weeks or less. All courses are offered for three college credits.

Nutrition and Physical Well-Being is an introductory description of nutrients, their sources, and functions in the body. The course covers the effect of various supply and demand states on physical well-being and tools for assessing nutrient intake to make informed food choices. The HLSC-199 course meets Monday and Wednesday, May 20-June 26, from 6 to 9:20 p.m.

The Physiology of Exercise is a study of the nervous, circulatory, and respiratory systems, with reference to immediate and long-range effects of activity and exercise on the human body. The HLSC/PE 201 course is offered either for health science or physical education credit. Class meets Monday and Wednesday, May 20-June 26, from 6 to 9:20 p.m.

Drugs and Human Behavior examines the psychological and biological impact of drugs including stimulants, depressants, hallucinogens, and others. Special emphasis is placed on the signs and symptoms of use as well as the short- and long-term effects of use. The HLSC-290 course meets Monday and Wednesday, May 20-June 26, from 6 to 9:20 p.m.

Alcohol: Model of Chemical Dependency is a study of the role of alcohol as a mind-altering drug. The course examines the effect alcohol has on the body, behavior, society, transportation, and the educational system. The HLSC-380 course meets Monday through Thursday, May 20-June 27, from 7:30 to 9:10 a.m.

Humor and Health considers humor as a life management strategy. It examines humor, joy and laughter as essential components of maintaining mental agility, emotional resilience and physical well-being. Other topics include humor in stress reduction, therapeutic uses of humor, laughter as a social lubricant and humor in the workplace. The HLSC-490/690 course is offered as a one-week institute for undergraduate or graduate credit. The class meets Monday through Friday, July 29-Aug. 2, from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Transpersonal Psychology is the study of mind and behavior that transcend personal or individual identity. It is offered through the Partners in Alternative Topics in Health and Healing (PATH) program associated with Plymouth State College. The ESEC-595 course is offered as a weekend course in residency at Waterville Valley. The class meets Friday and Saturday, July 26 and 27, from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Sunday, July 28, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Gender, Health, and International Development explores the social, economic, legal, political, and cultural influences on women and their health in both developed and developing countries. The WS-290 course meets Tuesday and Thursday, July 2-Aug. 8, from 6 to 9:20 p.m.

For further information about health and wellness courses, contact the KSC
Continuing Education and Summer Session Office by phone at
603-358-2290/1-800-KSC-1909, by e-mail to [](mailto, or on the Internet at

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