Online Introduction to Health

HEP 100 - Introduction to Health and Wellness

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In this online health and wellness class, you will explore a wide variety of health-related topics, including:

  • How to improve your personal fitness
  • How to take a credible assessment of your personal health
  • The dietary decisions you need to make to help build a healthy life
  • How to achieve and maintain a healthy weight
  • How to manage stress
  • How to maintain proper sleep hygiene
  • How to lower the risk of contracting an infectious disease
  • Steps you can take to reduce the risk of chronic disease
  • Attitudes and beliefs related to health

Course prerequisites and requirements

To be successful in this course, we recommend English language fluency and computer literacy. We also encourage you to make sure your laptop or desktop computer meets the technical requirements.

Knowledge of basic Excel functionality will be very helpful in setting you up for success in this course.

Quick facts

Next start date:

Oct. 12, 2021

Mar. 15, 2022

Jun. 7, 2022

  • Credits:  3
  • Length:  8 weeks
  • Cost:  $25 + $400

What you’ll learn

  • Describe the role of health, nutrition, and wellness in our daily lives.
  • Evaluate evidence that supports or disproves selected health claims.
  • Provide examples of how psychological, spiritual, and emotional health are connected to one’s overall well-being and physical health.
  • Identify and manage personal health risks based on current lifestyle choices.
  • Identify and implement lifestyle changes that may enhance lifelong health.

What to expect in class

Video lectures, readings, written assignments, interactive exercises, case studies, discussions, quizzes, and midterm and final exams.

Exams and grading


Interactives (7)


Case Studies (7)


Content Mastery (7)


Quizzes (7)


Reflection Board


Midterm Exam


Final Exam


This course appears on your transcript identically to how it appears on the transcript of an enrolled ASU student who has taken the course on one of ASU’s campuses.

This course satisfies 3 credit hours toward the Social-Behavioral Sciences (SB) General Studies requirement at Arizona State University. It is strongly encouraged that you consult with your institution of choice to determine how these credits will be applied to their degree requirements prior to transferring your credit.

Faculty and course staff




Doctoral Student,

School of Nutrition and Health Promotion

Arizona State University

Dr. Punam

Dr. Punam


Associate Professor of Nutrition,

School of Nutrition and Health Promotion

Arizona State University

Why take ASU Universal Learner Courses

  1. Credit you receive is from a regionally accredited university
  2. Your credit is highly transferable
  3. You only pay the $400 course cost if you pass

Related degrees

Online BAS in Health Sciences

Online BS in Health Sciences

Online Bachelor of Science in Food and Nutrition Entrepreneurship