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Self Improvement & Wellness

Seeking to manage your lifestyle and your daily stress levels? Planning to make a positive change in your behavior or start out on a new year’s resolution? Or are you simply looking for strategies to improve your mind, body and spirit?

Our Self Improvement and Wellness classes aim to help students maintain and improve their interior and exterior health and wellness. Topics include stress management, personal renewal, meditation techniques, exercise, first aid and balancing life responsibilities for health.

Course and Registration Information

Select the title below for course schedules and online registration.

Self-Improvement & Wellness Classes
Self Improvement
Creativity in the Workplace
Course Offerings (1)
July 20, 2017 through August 10, 2017
Thursdays: 6:00 - 7:30 pm
Instructor: Piper Henriques
CRN: TEC317.17
Fee: $295
You are invited to become more creative in your work, generate new ideas, and think differently. This hands-on class offers various experiences and techniques to help enhance your creativity for any profession. We always need a way to creatively approach our work, problem-solve, and even enhance our approach to teamwork: this course helps provide a fresh perspective.

Holistic Stress Management
Course Offerings (1)
Instructor: ed2go Staff
CRN: ED2GO316.4797
Fee: $50
Online. Offered in partnership with ed2go. Eligible for faculty/staff tuition remission.
The goal of this course is to explore holistic stress management techniques including self-awareness, cognitive restructuring, effective communication, guided imagery, social support, art therapy, and journaling.

Stress Management
Course Offerings (1)
August 7, 2017 through September 1, 2017
Instructor: LERN Instructor
CRN: LRN317.75
Fee: $145
Online. Offered through our partnership with LERN.
Stress isn't the enemy. It is our perceptions of stress that amplify our anxiety and use up all our steam. Potentially stressful events happen every day. How we interpret those events can set the stage for how we feel and how we react to others. Reducing stress is as easy as understanding what stress is, understanding what stress is to you, and using that knowledge to restructure your thoughts. Turn stress into a stepping stone, not a stumbling block!

Telecommuting Basics: Maximizing Productivity as a Remote Employee
Course Offerings (1)
Instructor: ed2go Staff
CRN: ED2GO316.7090
Fee: $85
Online. Offered in partnership with ed2go. Eligible for faculty/staff tuition remission.
This course provides an introduction to telecommuting, including helping you determine whether telecommuting is right for you, given the type of job you have and the tasks involved. It also provides information that will be useful for helping you set up your home office so you can be as productive as possible. You will learn about some of the challenges telecommuting presents, and some solutions that will help you create and maintain a productive remote work environment.

adventURes In Recreation and Wellness
Course Offerings (1)
July 17, 2017 through July 21, 2017
Weekdays: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Instructor: Staff
CRN: OAR317.02
Fee: $575
adventURes: Summer Adventures in Recreation & Wellness is a fun-filled, on-the-go day camp where students can experience with peers a different off-site trip each day. Campers will participate in several outdoor activities through our partners and engage in experiential learning to develop knowledge, leadership, and a sense of community. adventURes introduces campers to healthy behaviors that can lay the foundation for lifetime activities that will promote an active lifestyle. Each day will originate at the UR Weinstein Center for Recreation and Wellness, with excursions to off-campus venues. For ages 12-16; students must be at least 12 and under 17 by the first day of camp. NOTE: Students may register for only one week of adventURes.

Certificate in Complementary and Integrative Health
Course Offerings (1)
Instructors: Cyndie Koopsen Caroline Young
CRN: ED2GO316.12
Fee: $210
Online. Offered in partnership with ed2go. Eligible for faculty/staff tuition remission. Follow the 'Register' link for more details about the program and instructor.
The Certificate in Complementary and Integrative Health is designed to provide a multidisciplinary educational experience. This certificate will distinguish you as a knowledgeable, skilled, and committed professional in the field of complementary and integrative medicine. This program will: enhance your professional marketability; build your skills and competencies; fulfill continuing education requirements for many professionals; and introduce you to an interdisciplinary, multicultural perspective on health care.

Contact Us

Mary C. Raymond, Manager
Enrichment & Youth
Professional & Continuing Studies
Special Programs Building
28 Westhampton Way
Univ. of Richmond, VA 23173

Phone: (804) 289-8133
Fax: (804) 289-8138