Strategies to Improve Schoolwide Health and Wellness | Online Learning for Teachers pursuing Continuing Education and Professional Development | The Connecting Link


Strategies to Improve Schoolwide Health and Wellness - #IMS23517

Graduate-Level Credit / Non-Credit Hours
3 Semester Credits or 45 Clock Hours

Course Description

This course provides participants with a deep understanding of the value and benefits involved with incorporating a comprehensive approach to school health and wellness. With an emphasis on physical health, physical activity, nutrition, mental health, and social/emotional learning, this course is designed to help educators implement wellness practices and policies to make schools healthier places where both students and staff thrive. Participants in this course will also focus on the value of partnerships with fellow educators, school leaders, families/caregivers, and community leaders to provide consistent messaging and meaningful learning experiences intended to build a foundation for lifelong health and wellness.

Global Goals of the Course

The following global goals of the course exist to deepen and/or apply the content and skills of teachers’ existing professional knowledge:

  1. Evaluate course-related research, literature, content, and strategies and formulate connections and applications to effective teacher practice.
  2. Develop meaningful learning and assessment experiences that foster an appreciation for lifelong health and wellness.
  3. Collaborate with colleagues and other school leaders to design an inclusive learning environment that incorporates a framework for addressing health concerns in schools, where both virtual and in-person classrooms are used.
  4. Develop partnerships with families/caregivers and community organizations to promote consistent messaging about healthy behaviors and available resources.
  5. Evaluate one’s own strengths and challenges associated with promoting and maintaining a healthy and active lifestyle.


By Ridonna Ridley
Reviewed 8 months ago
I truly enjoyed our professor Steve Novak and the class format is wonderful and well put together.

By Scott Willi
Reviewed 4 months ago
The course was effective and yet fast, which is what every teacher wants.

By Anne Wolff
Reviewed 2 months ago
The instructor was very communicative and gave valuable feedback.

Interactive courses are delivered via Zoom at specific times with a live instructor.

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07/10/23 - 07/23/23
Jul 10 - 23, 2023
Zoom Meetings will be on Tuesdays and Thursdays (July 11, 13, 18, 20, 2023) from 10:30am – 12:00pm Central Time.