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HLT 5300: Mental/Emotional Health (3 cr.)
This course will explore the emotional dimension of health. Specifically, it will focus on the role of self-esteem and mental health. This course addresses multiple theories of care and treatment of mental health in modern society. The topics will cover various disorders, such as: personality, anxiety, eating, behavioral, sleep, and mood disorders. Special emphasis will be placed on the role of communication and stress as applied to self-esteem and mental wellness. Bullying in school-aged children and the role of bullying on adolescent self-esteem will be addressed during the duration of the course. Throughout the course, students will use frameworks set forth by the National Mental Health Association.
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