Adaptive Courseware from The Rothenberger Institute at the University of Minnesota powered by CogBooks
CogBooks partners with the Rothenberger Institute from the University of Minnesota’s top-ranked School of Public Health for this curriculum. Course content was developed by the Rothenberger Institute team, which includes instructors, health educators, wellness coaches, instructional designers, media specialists, evaluators, and peer educators.
Sleep, Eat & Exercise gives students permission to spend some time taking care of their bodies, encourages them to set personally relevant and reasonable behavioral goals, and helps them understand how doing so supports their mental health, academic success, and overall well–being.
Course evaluation data from academic year 2017-2018.
“I have a better understanding of the necessity of effective sleep. This is the first semester I did not pull an all-nighter. My improved sleeping pattern allowed me to concentrate better in classes.”
University of Minnesota Student
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Sources of Health Information
Information about health and wellbeing reach us from a wide variety of sources: ads, Internet, television, social media, podcasts, celebrities, and friends, among others. But how do you know whether or not what you see and hear is trustworthy? How do you separate fact from fiction from opinion?
Influences on Health and Wellbeing
Many internal and external factors influence health and wellbeing. We present information about social determinants of health and consider how these interact with our own choices to influence health and wellbeing. Reflect on how the choices you make influence your own health and wellbeing.
The Change Process and Goal Setting Strategies
Behavior change depends on a number of factors, including readiness and willingness to change. Once someone is ready to make a change, setting goals can be helpful in many contexts, including around health behaviors, academics, professional development, or personal aspirations.
Consistently practicing self-care requires individuals to weigh their priorities and manage their time accordingly. Effective time management does not happen by accident. Reflect on the strategies you’ve used in the past and learn about other potential approaches to time management.
Learn how procrastination can manifest for individuals, some reasons behind procrastination, and strategies for overcoming procrastination if it’s getting in the way of goals.
Sleep is a complex process. Contrary to what many people assume, the body doesn’t just shut down during sleep. It’s hard at work processing memories, repairing tissue, and performing other tasks that help you function at your best while you’re awake.
How well we sleep from one day to the next impacts us throughout each day and can have far-reaching effects. Similarly, what we do throughout each day impacts how much and how well we’ll sleep. Let’s explore a variety of factors that can prevent or promote good sleep.
The Components of Physical Fitness
This module covers the following health-related physical fitness components: Cardiorespiratory endurance, Muscular strength and endurance, and flexibility.
Physical Activity in Your Life
Whether you’re already physically active or just starting to think about incorporating more physical activity into your life, this module shares strategies for people of all fitness levels.
Factors that Influence Why, When and How We Eat
Eating nutritiously starts with building an awareness around the reasons behind why and when we eat. Listening to hunger and satiety cues and eating mindfully can help ensure we fuel our bodies with the foods it needs. By acknowledging and addressing the barriers that keep us from eating regularly and adequately, we can better meet our energy needs and honor personal preferences, traditions, and values around food.
Nutrition: What We Eat Matters
This module covers the six essential nutrients, their roles, and sources. Learn the characteristics of nutritious eating as well as strategies for aligning food choices with these characteristics.
Understanding and Appreciating the Body
Learn about the factors that affect changes in body composition and weight and the factors that impact body image. Learn the signs and symptoms of disordered eating and your role in influencing body image.
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