New LSPA course on self-care open to students

Students interested in self-care may enroll in an experimental Lifestyle, Sport and Physical Activity course offered for the first time this semester.

LSPA office staff announced to students in an email Friday that two sections of LSPA 2001, Personal Growth Through Self-Care, will be offered once a week this semester. Students who enroll in the class will learn “the concepts, principles, tools and strategies” of self-care and design a “personal development plan” that includes individual goals, according to the email.

“This course will provide you with the opportunity to evaluate your current lifestyle habits and identify areas for personal growth within the ‘8 Dimensions of Wellness’ with an emphasis on learning and applying skills for both stress-management and self-regulation,” the email states.

Two adjunct professors, Claudia Cavazza and Liz Greenlaw, designed the course and will teach the two sections, according to the email. The pair began designing the one-credit course after receiving feedback from students in other LSPA classes.

“The goal was to create something useful and of practical application in all areas of your life, so they combined personalized life and goal coaching strategies with experiential tools and techniques to implement lifestyle changes, increase mental resilience and manage stress,” the email states.

The class will have a “very small cap” because of its “uniqueness” and personalized attention given to each student, the email states.

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