Holistic Studies

Program Purpose: Students who complete Holistic Studies courses will be able to examine, compare and contrast holistic principles from varying cultural and historical perspectives, discuss the interconnectedness of the mind, body and spirit and its application for living a life of balance and inner peace, and explore transfer and career opportunities in holistically oriented professions.

Program Description: The Holistic Studies emphasis assists students in developing a knowledge base of holistic principles through an interdisciplinary examination of the ways in which humanity reflects upon the essential nature of the human spirit. Students may explore the principles and beliefs of major religious and spiritual traditions that assist in the comprehension of foundational human experiences. Death, dying and grieving, ethical and moral dilemmas, finding happiness and meaning in life, and other such root experiences may be explored from varying cultural and historical perspectives. Students may also examine the effects of the healing arts, lifestyle choices, stress reduction, and alternative and integrative medicines on graceful aging, disease prevention as well as on the creation and maintenance of optimum health and wellness.

PROGRAM STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES:

  1. Identify the primary factors influencing the multi-dimensional aspects of health and wellness.
  2. Analyze the interconnectedness of the mind, body and spirit.
  3. Explore transfer and career opportunities in health related fields.