Stress is at epidemic levels in the world today. It affects every aspect of the body, mind, and spirit, resulting in a wide range of symptoms from headaches or stomach ailments to heart disease and death. Currently, as many as 90% of all visits to health-care providers in the United States are considered stress-related.
In this certificate program, you'll explore the physiological, social, and psychological impacts of stress and study modalities to get stress under control. You'll examine the relationship between stress and health, nutrition, and physical activity, and discover how stress can develop in the workplace. You'll trace both the psychological and physiological effects of stress, and understand how stress affects health and wellbeing. Finally, you'll learn about the different therapies that can help reduce stress, including how healthy living habits—such as exercise and diet—can help counteract the negative impact of stress.
At the end of this program, you'll appreciate the importance of recognizing the impact of stress, and you'll have gained knowledge of strategies and therapies to reduce and manage stress.
14 contact hours/1.4 CEU's