Stress Management

Stress Management
Teaches students the basic principles, theories, and relaxation techniques to effectively manage personal stress. Students gain a greater understanding of the mind-body relationship, learn to employ a holistic approach to stress, and adopt effective cognitive, coping, and relaxation techniques. Ultimately, students experience a more effective approach to optimal lifelong health.
 Hours3.0 Credit, 3.0 Lecture, 0.0 Lab
 TaughtFall, Winter
 ProgramsContaining EXSC 410
Course Outcomes

Physiological Mechanisms

Master the basic understanding of the physiological mechanisms responsible for the fight-or-flight response and subsequent manifestations of various symptoms of target organ dysfunctions. Be able to apply this understanding to stress management and disease prevention.

Mind, Body, and Spirit

Understand and discuss the holistic nature (mind-body-spirit) of stress management and comprehend the mind-body connection of the stress and disease process.

Recognizing Potential Stressors

Be able to recognize potential stressors and develop strategies to prevent (or reduce the magnitude of) these stressors from eliciting a stress response.


Be able to develop strategies to reduce daily stressors.

Relaxation Techniques

Understand the principles behind the various relaxation techniques and be able to apply these techniques to managing stress.