HE-111 : Stress Management

Course Information

Course, prefix, number, & title: HE-111 Stress Management

Hours (Class, recitation, Laboratory, studio): 3

Credits: 3

Course Description in college catalog:

This course explores theories of stress to help students understand and cope more effectively with the stress in their daily lives. Topics covered include the types and causes of stress; components, manifestations and consequences of stress; how to evaluate and measure stress, and strategies/ techniques to minimize stressors and manage stress.

Students in HE-101, HE-102, HE-103, HE-104, HE-105, HE-106, HE-107, HE-108, HE-110, and HE-111 must pay a special supplies and services fee of $5.00.

Academic programs for which this course serves as a requirement or an elective:

A.S. Health Sciences (advised major elective)

A.S. Public Health (advised major elective)

General Education Outcomes: Below is a listing of General Education Outcome(s) that this course supports.

  1. Communicate effectively in various forms

  2. Use analytical reasoning to identify issues or problems and evaluate evidence in order to make informed decisions

Course-specific student learning outcomes:

  1. Students will be able to describe the chronic and acute effects of stress on the body.

  2. Students will be able to describe the physiological and psychological effects of stress on individuals.

  3. Students will be able to implement and describe various methods of stress management such as breathing techniques, exercise, meditation, and heart rate monitoring.

  4. Students will be able to determine how to manage their time better by examining their daily schedules and creating more effective ways to balance their time.

  5. Students will be able to describe how engaging in regular exercise reduces physiological and psychological stress.

  6. Students will be able to explain variability in perceptions of stressful events across diverse cultures.

  7. Students will be able to describe the impact of major stressful events on society.

  8. Students will be able to develop a personal stress management plan, maintain a blog/journal on their progress and reflect on their experience.

Methods by which student learning will be assessed and evaluated; describe the types of methods to be employed; note whether certain methods are required for all sections:

  1. Examinations

  2. Assignments and Projects

  3. Participation and Oral Presentations

Academic Integrity policy (department or College):
Academic honesty is expected of all students. Any violation of academic integrity is taken extremely seriously. All assignments and projects must be the original work of the student or teammates. Plagiarism will not be tolerated. Any questions regarding academic integrity should be brought to the attention of the instructor. The following is the Queensborough Community College Policy on Academic Integrity: "It is the official policy of the College that all acts or attempted acts that are violations of Academic Integrity be reported to the Office of Student Affairs. At the faculty member's discretion and with the concurrence of the student or students involved, some cases though reported to the Office of Student Affairs may be resolved within the confines of the course and department. The instructor has the authority to adjust the offender's grade as deemed appropriate, including assigning an F to the assignment or exercise or, in more serious cases, an F to the student for the entire course." Read the University's policy on Academic Integrity opens in a new window(PDF).

Any student who feels that he or she may need an accommodation based upon the impact of a disability should contact the office of Services for Students with Disabilities in Science Building, Room S-132, 718-631-6257, to coordinate reasonable accommodations for students with documented disabilities. You can visit the Services for Students with Disabilities website.

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