Course Title: Introduction to Mindbody Wellness

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Introduction to Mindbody Wellness

Credit Points: 12.00


Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


Bundoora Campus


150H Health Sciences


Sem 1 2010,
Sem 2 2010,
Sem 1 2011,
Sem 2 2011,
Sem 1 2012,
Sem 2 2012,
Sem 1 2013,
Sem 2 2013,
Sem 1 2014,
Sem 2 2014,
Sem 1 2015,
Sem 1 2016,
Sem 2 2016


Bundoora Campus


173H School of Health and Biomed


Sem 1 2018,
Sem 1 2019,
Sem 1 2020,
Sem 1 2021,
Sem 1 2022

Course Coordinator: Dr Ashleigh Moreland

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 7545

Course Coordinator Email:

Course Coordinator Location: 202.04.071

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


Course Description

Mind-body wellness is an entirely online university wide elective, which often attracts students from 40-50 programs each offering. As such, this course runs fully online in a format we call ‘asynchronous’. What that means is that all of the content is prepared and ready for you, and you work your way through weekly modules and engage in the learning activities and discussions at a time during the week that fits YOUR timetable.

This course explores the connection between the mind and body and its impact on health and well-being. You will gain an overview of mind-body modalities and their application in enhancing wellbeing. Topics include: wellness theory; the mind-body connection and how it functions in the body; mind-body wellness and stress; mind-body modalities such as imagery, meditation, intuition and mindfulness; the power of intention and love in mind-body wellness; how mind-body modalities affect cellular health and how they may prevent illness; the practice of mind-body wellness in daily life; critical evaluation of mind-body literature and professional and ethical issues in mind-body wellness practice.

This course is fully online. You will need access to the internet, the ability to work online via myRMIT Studies, to organise your time, work online with others in small groups, and submit work by due dates

Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

This course is a University Student Elective available to undergraduate students across a range of programs and disciplines. It also contributes to the following Program Learning Outcomes for BP154 Bachelor of Applied Science (Psychology):

  • PLO 1: Understand appropriate and relevant fundamental and applied evidence based knowledge and undertake life-long learning to improve personal and professional practice.
  • PLO 2: Demonstrate a capacity to employ a variety of approaches and procedures to research to permit judgements and decisions to be supported by appropriate evidence that places practice within a global and local context.

On successful completion of this course you should be able to:

  1. Identify, trace and discuss the development of mind-body wellness concepts and practices and describe the role of intention, love and altruism in mind-body wellness
  2. Describe, discuss and explain the physiology of the mind-body connection and the stress response
  3. Describe and explain the use, therapeutic effects and safety, and professional and ethical issues relevant to a selected range of mind-body wellness modalities
  4. Practice a selected range of mind-body modalities and describe their effects
  5. Explain how mind-body wellness modalities can be applied in daily life and their role in prevention of illness and adapt mind-body wellness practices to a range of diverse settings
  6. Critically evaluate mind-body wellness literature and the effectiveness of mind-body wellness modalities 

Overview of Learning Activities

This course is organised into modules that are designed to be completed online in a self-paced manner. However, it is expected that you remain engaged and up-to-speed with the content. The modules include a range of short videos, readings, activities, and collections of external content. You will be expected to undertake the online learning activities and tasks, plus undertake independent study around the topic areas.

Overview of Learning Resources

Course resources including announcements, detailed class schedules, course learning materials and grades will be provided online via Canvas.  You will be expected to regularly access this course website, and analytics will be used to track engagement with the course.

Overview of Assessment

This course has no hurdle requirements.

Assessment Tasks

Assessment Task 1: Review of Literature for a MindBody Wellness Technique

Weighting 35%

This assessment task supports CLOs 1, 2, 3, 5 & 6

Assessment Task 2: Journal

Weighting 50%

This assessment task supports CLOs 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 & 6

Assessment Task 3: Online Quiz

Weighting 15%

This assessment task supports CLOs 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 & 6