This course designed to introduce students to the concept of the Mind/Body connection and the influence this connection has on health and well being. This course will examine the evidence that supports this connection as well as the various sources lending influence to this connection. We will examine and discuss the impact of both negative and positive emotions, attitudes, relationships, and behaviors on health. Many alternative approaches to wellness and treatment will be explored along with the theories and philosophy underlying these alternatives. Approaches to preventative care and wellness will be considered with regard to overall health benefit and techniques or methods promoted when deemed appropriate. Specific wellness factors to be examined include: diet and nutrition, benefits and influence of exercise, stress management, sleep and individual perspective and attitudes toward life.