Prerequisites: UGS 2270.
Social/Behavioral Science Exploration
Community Engaged Learning
Health is often considered an individual-level experience or outcome, but one's health cannot be uncoupled from the family. Not only do families provide each of us with genetic material that determines health risks and outcomes, families also share a culture, environment, and lifestyle that influence health and wellness. Using an interdisciplinary approach, this BlockU will explore how families can promote health and well-being, how they help manage chronic illnesses, and how these family-based strategies vary across developmental life stages. Students in this BlockU will work in groups on one of several community-based projects focused on nutrition, movement, or a creative book project.