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Getting Started

Getting Started:
Whole-person and Systems Approaches
to Cultivate Wellness

This course's content aligns with the NWI Wellness Promotion Competency Model and Six Dimensions of Wellness Model (see handouts below). The lesson includes knowledge checks or activities to enhance your learning. Although not graded, you may be required to complete some activities to move forward.

Learning Objectives
Following this course, you will be able to:
    • List factors of an ecological model.
    • Define the determinants of health.
    • Describe how applying an ecological approach and what we know about the Social Determinants of Health and different systems can improve individual wellness.
    • Use various assessment methods that incorporate strategies to identify needs of individuals and/or groups.
    • Identify key behaviors that outline the process of self-discovery, self-knowledge, and self-direction.
    • Determine methods to use the most useful health and wellness resources and materials for an individual’s self-discovery, self-knowledge, and self-direction.
      Recognize the influence multiple dimensions of wellness have on an individual’s wellness throughout the lifespan.
    • Identify evidence-based resources, theories and models that inform well-promoting strategies.
    • Use basic constructs of appropriate theories and models to explain the integrated role of various dimensions of wellness.

You must complete the full lesson and submit the Course Evaluation + CEC Request form within four weeks of registering to earn your continuing education credit certificate.