Georgian College - Course Outline


Term: Winter 2014

Subject Code:
Course Number:
PLA Applicable:
Course Name:
Lifestyle Management
Grade Mode:
Post Secondary





Two way equivalent(s):

GED 9159 Lifestyle Management

Students are advised to retain course outlines for future use in support of applications for employment or transfer of credits

Course Description:

Quality of life is reflected in personal and societal wellness. This course introduces students to the concept of wellness and provides practical strategies for developing a healthy lifestyle. Students explore issues such as stress management, nutrition, mental and physical fitness, and self-responsibility. In addition, students assess the impact of global forces on themselves and Canadian society.

Learning Outcomes:

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will have demonstrated the ability to:

1. Identify the components of wellness (mind, body, spirit) and their influences on quality of life from an individual and societal perspective.
2. Examine the importance of the components of wellness and their effect on personal lifestyle choices.
3. Investigate alternative approaches to lifestyle management.
4. Evaluate how personal and societal characteristics and influences affect lifestyle choices.
5. Assess the effect of global forces on the health and wellness of Canadians, individually and collectively.
6. Develop a lifestyle plan that incorporates the principles of wellness while taking into account the impact of external forces in contemporary society.

Course Content:

Components of lifestyle management
Promotion of healthy behaviour change
Psychosocial health
Stress management
Nutrition and weight management
Physical fitness
Global trends and health issues


Tests/examinations/assignments must be written/submitted at the time specified. Requests for adjustments to that schedule must be made before the test/exam/assignment date to the faculty member. Failure to do so will result in a mark of “0”, unless an illness/emergency can be proven with appropriate documentation at no cost to the College.

The passing grade for all courses is 50%, or letter grade of P (Pass) or S (Satisfactory) unless otherwise noted below. The passing weighted average for promotion through each semester of a program is 60% and is a requirement to graduate.

Tests 50%
Assignments 50%

This course has no final exam and no supplemental privileges.

Prior Learning Assessment:

This course is eligible for Prior Learning Assessment. If you feel you have acquired equivalent skills and knowledge through life and work experience, you can request an assessment. Contact your program co-ordinator, or the Office of the Registrar.


A student at Georgian College can appeal the following:

  1. a mark on the assignment, test, examination or practical experience;
  2. a final mark for a course or co-op work term;
  3. missing or incorrect assessment information on a grade report and/or transcript

A student cannot appeal a decision regarding whether or not a PLA or Exemption is available for an individual course, nor the method of challenge used.

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