e031 Wellness - health promotion in practice

Faculty of Sports Studies
Autumn 2017
Extent and Intensity
0/2/0. 3 credit(s). Type of Completion: graded credit.
Mgr. Jana Stará (seminar tutor)
prof. PhDr. Michal Charvát, CSc. (lecturer)
Ing. Zuzana Pelánková (assistant)
prof. PhDr. Michal Charvát, CSc.
Department of Social Sciences and Sport Managament - Faculty of Sports Studies
Supplier department: Department of Social Sciences and Sport Managament - Faculty of Sports Studies
Timetable of Seminar Groups
e031/01: Tue 16:20–17:50 A11/311, J. Stará
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is only offered to the students of the study fields the course is directly associated with.
Fields of study the course is directly associated with
Course objectives
The main objective of this course is to introduce students to basic knowledge about health promotion on the level of an individual. Students will have the opportunity to examine their own health and this course will provide them with necessary knowledge and experiences to become wise health advisors across different study fields – teachers as well as trainers, physiotherapists or health coaches etc. Through the semester we will focus on the basic dimensions of wellness using techniques of experiential reflective learning, where students learn from the teacher and current research, but as well from each other with respect to cultural differences of the concept of healthy life in different countries.
Learning outcomes
At the end of this course, students should be able to: - Define health, health promotion and wellness an to explain the differences between personal and public health - Distinguish between passive and active approach to health - Understand the role of personal development in health promotion - Describe dimensions of wellness and their interrelations - Characterize cultural specifics of various approaches to healthy lifestyle - Identify weaknesses in their own health and to apply principles of healthy life in their lives
  • 1. Defining health promotion and wellness; assessment of personal health
  • 2. Self-responsibility and Love
  • 3. Breathing
  • 4. Sensing
  • 5. Eating
  • 6. Moving
  • 7. Feeling; Thinking
  • 8. Work and Play
  • 9. Communication
  • 10. Intimacy
  • 11. Transcendence; Finding meaning
  • 12. Final session, reassessment, evaluation
    recommended literature
  • Stanford Research Institute International (2010). Spas and the Global Wellness Market: Synergies and Opportunities. Global Spa Summit.
  • Travis, J. W., & Ryan, R. S. (2004). The wellness Workbook. Berkeley, California: Ten Speed Press.
  • Arloski, M. (2007). Wellness coaching for lasting lifestyle change. Duluth, Minn.: Whole Person Associates.
Teaching methods
Practical seminars using methods of experiential reflective learning – individual work, group discussion, reflection and active homeworks.
Assessment methods
Students have to be present to minimum 10 seminars, complete the health assessment questionnaires prior to and after the course and actively carry out tasks from every seminar.
Language of instruction
Further Comments
Study Materials
The course is also listed under the following terms Autumn 2015, Autumn 2016.
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