EXSC 410

Stress Management

Exercise Sciences College of Life Sciences

Course Description

Teaches students the basic principles, theories, and relaxation techniques to effectively manage personal stress. Students gain a greater understanding of the mind-body relationship, learn to employ a holistic approach to stress, and adopt effective cognitive, coping, and relaxation techniques. Ultimately, students experience a more effective approach to optimal lifelong health.

When Taught

Fall and Winter

Grade Rule

Grade Rule 8: A, B, C, D, E, I (Standard grade rule)

Min

3

Fixed

3

Fixed

3

Fixed

0

Note

Also offered by BYU Independent Study; enroll anytime throughout year; one year to complete; additional tuition required; register at is.byu.edu.

Title

Relaxation Techniques

Learning Outcome

Understand the principles behind the various relaxation techniques and be able to apply these techniques to managing stress.

Title

Strategies

Learning Outcome

Be able to develop strategies to reduce daily stressors.

Title

Physiological Mechanisms

Learning Outcome

Master the basic understanding of the physiological mechanisms responsible for the fight-or-flight response and subsequent manifestations of various symptoms of target organ dysfunctions. Be able to apply this understanding to stress management and disease prevention.

Title

Mind, Body, and Spirit

Learning Outcome

Understand and discuss the holistic nature (mind-body-spirit) of stress management and comprehend the mind-body connection of the stress and disease process.

Title

Recognizing Potential Stressors

Learning Outcome

Be able to recognize potential stressors and develop strategies to prevent (or reduce the magnitude of) these stressors from eliciting a stress response.