General Health and Wellness

Get healthy, stay healthy.

Our general health and wellness courses are for anyone who wants to be informed on a wide array of health-related topics, including:

  • mental and emotional wellbeing
  • body language
  • cancer and other major health issues
  • diet and digestive issues

Our instructors are health professionals and experts in their fields who are passionate about sharing their knowledge and expertise with the community.

For information on submitting a course proposal, please contact the program area.

See the “courses” tab below for more information on available courses.

Courses open for registration

The Long Journey from Head to Heart

Olav Krigolson is a neuroscientist and UVic professor, and one of our most popular instructors at Continuing Studies. In the four years he's been teaching with us, he's taught 22 courses with over 880 registrations.

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It's Time to Get Serious about Leisure

Meet John Meldrum. New to Continuing Studies, John will be teaching his first course with us, More Than Money: Making the Most of Retirement, this fall.

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A Dimensional Perspective on Health & Wellness

Community course offerings are a core function of the Division of Continuing Studies. Through creating sessions based on leading research and knowledge, we respond to our students’ enthusiasm for life-long learning. A key topic area of our community offerings is the diverse field of health and wellness.

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Forget the "bucket list," discover the extraordinary in the ordinary

Our relationship with nature is complex. We usually think in terms of taking from nature. It provides us with our needs and wants. But to be a part of nature we also need to give back. There needs to be reciprocity.

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Finding Space

One of the brightest smiles and bubbliest personalities in our office belongs to Laura Vizina, our Director of Health Sciences and Public Relations Programs.

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Broadening Horizons

What is it that prompts someone to take a Continuing Studies course? Well it’s different for everyone of course, but for retired physician Dr. Heidi Martins it was to expand her perspective on the world.

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Remembering Anita Jessop

Anita Lynn Jessop (née Fournier) June 15, 1953 – June 16, 2017 It is with a heavy heart that we mark the passing of one of our own, Anita Jessop.

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At the Edge of the Comfort Zone

with Instructor Jason Cressey   Jason Cressey, PhD (psychology), teaches leadership courses at the Justice Institute of BC when he is not teaching courses on topics like Emotional Intelligence for Continuing Studies.

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