Health, Wellness and Life Skills

How do you balance academic, work, family, social and professional commitments? How do you navigate difficult situations, or stay safe in potentially dangerous ones? What is your role in global stewardship?

You can’t be your best self without healthy mind and body habits. Enter health, wellness and life skills.

This module helps you build confidence and resiliency, manage challenges and develop a solid foundation of general life skills. Stress management, financial literacy and drug and alcohol education are among the numerous courses that will help you build skills for physical, mental and spiritual health.

How to fulfill the health, wellness and life skills requirements

Navigating Health and Safety

This module is designed to help you acquire the strategies and training to stay healthy and safe in the face of potentially dangerous situations such as sexual assault and alcohol and drug abuse. Alcohol and drug education and sexual-assault prevention will be organized by the Brandeis Counseling Center and the Office of Prevention Services.

Qualifying courses in navigating health and safety

Mind and Body Balance

Physical inactivity is linked to high blood pressure, heart disease, anxiety, depression and even cancer. Setting good exercise habits early in life can provide a lifelong health benefit. Moreover, college poses its own stressful challenges to mind/body balance. Modules in this area are designed to help you gain the insight and skills to maintain a healthy mind and body long after you graduate.

Qualifying courses in mind and body balance

Life Skills

Thinking about graduate school? How to land that job after graduation? Life is full of challenges and opportunities. Life Skills modules offer structured opportunities to reflect on, assess and identify your interests, values, skills and strengths. These modules will help you develop long-term goals, and practical, professional and life skills.

Qualifying courses in life skills

Learning Goals

2019-20 Health, Wellness and Life Skills Committee

Name Department
Andrea Dine, Chair Student Affairs
Jenny Abdou Orientation
Sarah Berg Prevention, Advocacy and Resource Center
Leah Berkenwald Health and Wellness Promotion
Andrew Marx University Registrar
Michael Matt Athletics
Paola Servino Romance Studies
Kate Stutz Academic Services
Sabine von Mering German, Russian and Asian Languages and Literature
Joy Von Steiger Counseling Center