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University of California, Irvine

Life 101: Mental and Physical Self-Care

University of California, Irvine via Coursera


This course will cover various topics that would teach students healthy lifestyle choices, the importance of mental and physical health and self-care. For each topic, an evidence-based lecture that would include scientific evidence will be presented and then students will be provided practical methods to practice what they have learned from the lectures. One of the main goals of this course is to inspire students to adopt a healthy lifestyle. Considering that stress levels and poor lifestyle choices in college students are increasing at an alarmingly fast pace, this course may serve as an effective educational tool to teach healthy lifestyle choices, promote students’ well-being and help them to recognize and manage their stress. The course is taught through a combination of lectures, multimedia videos, workshops and group discussions that would foster active learning. This course will encourage, challenge, motivate, and inspire students to make positive changes in their lifestyle and the way they interact with others and their environment.


  • Adopting Good Habits for Self-Care
  • The Etiology, Physiology, Symptoms and Health Outcomes of Stress
  • Nutrition and Wellness
  • Mindfulness and Emotional Intelligence
  • The Many Mental and Physical Health Benefits of Exercise
  • The Impact of Sleep on Mental and Physical Wellness
  • The Health Benefits of Volunteering
  • Bad Drugs on College Campuses
  • Managing Personal Finances
  • The Impact of Nature Therapy on Stress Management

Taught by

Mahtab Jafari


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4.8 rating at Coursera based on 206 ratings

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  • The language used is very easy to understand for me who is still not very fluent in english. The lessons given are really very interesting, I've studied them, it's just that it's not as broad in scope as it is now

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