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Health & Wellbeing (VRE102)



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Help Yourself or others to Live a Better Life

Understand human health, fitness, nutrition, alternative living and more.

This course focusses on looking at how we can help ourself and others to improve their own fitness, health and wellbeing. The course has eight lessons focussing on how the modern lifestyle can result in problems in our health and fitness, good nutrition, stress management, alternative medicine and so on. 

What's in this Course?

Eight lessons as follows:

1. Industry Overview

  • Scope of the health and fitness industries
  • Defining fitness
  • Resources and networking
  • Aerobic fitness

2. Modern Lifestyle Problems

  • Health risks and physical activity
  • Hazardous substances
  • Cancer
  • Food allergies
  • Health care strategy for an aging population
  • Wellbeing of special demographic groups: pregnant women, children, obese people, people with disabilities etc
3. Human Nutrition
  • Overview
  • Nutrition basics
  • Carbohydrates, proteins, fats
  • Dietary fibre, vitamins,
  • Balanced diet
  • The food pyramid
  • Principles of weight loss
  • Dietary protein intake and physical activity
  • Food combining

4.  Healthy Eating

  • Nutrition and diet problems
  • Anorexia
  • Obesity
  • Nutritive value with cooking and processing
  • Meat
  • Fish
  • Milk
  • Plant foods
  • Processing food
  • Canning and pasteurisation
  • Freezing, drying, etc

5. Stress Management

  • Minerals
  • Body changes caused by stress
  • Muscle response
  • Gastrointestinal response
  • Cardiovascular response
  • Stress management program
  • Easy living
  • Stress cures
  • Drugs and alcohol
  • Relaxation

6. Preventative Health

  • Responsibility for your own health
  • Self esteem
  • Managing your own career
  • Decision making
  • Emotional security
  • Problem solving
  • Personal style inventory
  • Motivations and barriers for exercise

7. Alternative Medicine

  • Overview
  • Herbal medicines
  • Aromatherapy
  • Complimentary therapies
  • Accupressure
  • Pain points; trigger points
  • Acupuncture
  • Homeopathy
  • Osteopathy
  • Chiropractic
  • Physiotherapy
  • Counselling and psychological therapies
  • Relaxation therapies
  • Other therapies
8. Basic First Aid
  • Overview
  • Soft tissue injuries
  • Wounds
  • Shock and fainting
  • Fractures
  • Strains, sprains and dislocations
  • Heat and cold
  • Resuscitation
  • Drowning
  • Eye injuries
  • Spinal injuries
  • Health promotion at work


Study when, where and however much you want. For most students, the course can be completed with a total of around 100 hours of study; and a commitment close to that may be needed to achieve desired learning outcomes.


Self Assessment Tests are presented throughout the course. These are essentially an automated quiz. When you undertake a "SAT" or "Self Assessment Test", you will be able to see what you got correct, and what was incorrect; and in that way, you can identify your weaknesses.

Assignments are given at the end of each lesson. You should complete this assignment, paying careful attention to follow what is asked of you. It can be just as important to learn to work to specification, as it is to learn about the topic you are studying. Graduates who develop a habit of working to specification with vegetable growing, will impress others, and will be more efficient when self employed.

A Final Exam is offered upon satisfactory completion of all assignments. This is optional. If you choose to apply for and do this exam, you will have the possibility of obtaining a "formal credit" or "Pass Certification" for this course. A fee applies. The exam may be sat under prearranged conditions anywhere in the world. This college will award you a formal transcript, upon successful completion of the exam, as proof of your results.

Recognition and Ethics

This college is a member of the ACS Affiliates Network; a group of colleges from several countries, affiliated with each other through ACS Distance Education.. Courses are developed with input from all of these colleges, aspiring to reflect internationally accepted standards and needs.

A strict "No Plagiarism" and "No fraud" policy exists. Assignments are checked for plagiarism, and assignments will not be deemed to have been completed, if work is not your own original creation, and is found to have been copied from elsewhere. If the person doing the course is discovered to be different to the name enrolled, the enrolment and any results will be recorded as invalid and any fees paid will be forfeited.

Refund Policy

A full refund less expenses (up to 15% of fees applied) is provided to anyone wishing to withdraw from a course, within 2 weeks of enrolment. This does not apply after the first assignment has been submitted and marked; or after the two weeks has expired.

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Health & Wellbeing (VRE102) Health & Wellbeing (VRE102)
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