New Elective Course: “Wellbeing”

A new pilot course will be offered here at UIC this fall!
The elective course, “Wellbeing”, will address mental health and wellness for university students. If you are interested in learning and practicing strategies to help you better manage the responsibilities of the student role, advocating for your needs, and developing new behaviors for a healthy lifestyle, this class may be for you!

This 2-credit course is 8-weeks long and will be offered at the start of the Fall 2017 semester. It will meet twice per week for about 90 mins. Course topics include: balance, effective goal setting and action planning, mindfulness, prioritizing mental health and wellness, self-advocacy, identity, emotional regulation, relaxation, preventing burnout, effective communication, yoga and more!

We recognize that navigating the student role can lead to burnout and feeling overwhelmed. This course is designed to help you build strategies for wellness that will support you through your education and beyond.

Wellbeing is part of a doctoral (OTD) project that seeks to identify the unmet needs of students in higher education and develop programs to better support them. If you’re interested in taking the course, you will have the opportunity to participate in the research evaluation of the course. Participation includes a brief pre-post survey, standard course evaluations, and the option to participate in a focus group. You are not required to participate in the research element to register for the course.

If you’re interested in registering for Wellbeing and/or participating in research that aims to change the priorities and available supports in higher education, please contact for more information. See the flyer of the course at: .

Leah Goodman

Leah Goodman, MA, OTR/L, CYT200
Clinical Doctoral Student | Graduate Research Assistant Department of Occupational Therapy University of Illinois at Chicago