Montgomery College 2024-2025 Catalog 
    Jul 15, 2024  
Montgomery College 2024-2025 Catalog
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HLTH 212 - Controlling Stress and Tension


A basic understanding of the physiology and psychology of the stress response and how stress affects individuals will be the focus of this course. Course topics include physiology of the stress response and its effect on wellness especially physical and mental health; current theoretical models concerning sources of stress, coping and adapting; and strategies for the prevention and management of stress.  Students will have opportunities for self-assessment and development of personalized coping strategies. Assessment Level(s): ENGL 101 /ENGL 011 . Three hours each week.

3 semester hours

Course Outcomes:
Upon completion of this course, a student will be able to:

  • Describe the psychology and physiology of the stress response and how stress affects the physical, psychological, intellectual, social and emotional aspects of the total person.
  • Identify and examine current theories and research on the causes and impact of stress on the individual and family, community and the larger society.
  • Evaluate the relationship between the physiological, psychological, and emotional responses to stress and analyze how culture, society, and individual experiences affect perception, beliefs, and expectations.
  • Examine the impact of the individual’s reactions to stress and how this impacts the family, work, and community.
  • Describe and explain the relationship of effective coping strategies to a healthier life.
  • Identify, practice, and evaluate a variety of stress management strategies.
  • Design a personalized stress management plan which includes both short term and long term goals.

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