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Course name
Health, Fitness, and Wellness (Health)
Live course taught by Erin M. Brown, MA, MFA for Summer 2024 Middle School Health Science

In this introductory health and wellness course,
you'll learn about how to be happy and healthy in mind, body, and spirit -- with
discussions, readings, journaling for health, and more!


Prerequisite: None
Suggested Grade Level: 6th to 8th
Suggested Credit: ½ semester Health or Science

Class dates: Tuesdays and Thursdays, June 11, 13, 18, 20, 25, and 27, 2024.

Starting time: 5:30 PM Eastern (4:30 Central, 3:30 Mountain, 2:30 Pacific)

Duration of each class: 50 minutes
Instructor Bio: Erin M. Brown, MA, MFA (aka Author EB Conroy/Erin Brown Conroy)

Fee: For all 6 classes: $97 if you register on or before April 15; $117 if you register after April 15. (Registration closes one week before the first day of class. After that date, registrations are not guaranteed. There is a $20 surcharge for late enrollments after the course is closed.)

Course Description: This course is designed as a foundation for understanding personal health and wellness in the areas of physical, mental, and emotional health. The interrelationships between the body, mind, and soul will be emphasized as students learn foundational life habits and the ways to create healthy lifelong habits.

Course Materials: Everything is provided FREE online from Professor Brown.
Homework: Each class will have reading assignments, quizzes, and/or written assignments that track the student’s health choices. Plan on an estimated two to three hours of work per class.

Here's what you'll learn in this course:

Class 1: The healthy body-mind-emotions connection; healthy body image; the whole person concept; what it means to “Love the Lord your God with all your mind, soul, and strength”
Class 2: Healthy Fitness; keeping your body strong and fit; the role of activity, exercise, and sleep in keeping healthy; making healthy choices with exercise
Class 3: Healthy eating; portions and healthy eating; how sugar, caffeine, and sodas affect your body and mind; making healthy choices with food
Class 4: Emotions and the body-mind-feeling connection; keeping healthy in our emotions: How your mind is connected to your feelings; stress and your health: What’s the connection?
Class 5: More on healthy feelings; anger and disappointment: The mind-body connection and anger, how anger affects your body, and healthy ways to deal with anger and disappointment
Class 6: Healthy relationships -- with God, with parents, and with friends; spiritual health and its effect on the whole person; the mind-body-spirit connection and your future

Course name
Health, Fitness, and Wellness (Health)
Erin M. Brown, MA, MFA
Aubrey Heki, Bonnie Donlon, Sharon Hamric-Weis, Natalie Meyer Schira
Zayra Cerise
Summer 2024
Science ➤ Health Science
Grade level
Middle School
Course type
Seats available
25 seats available
Seats remaining
19 seats remaining
Start time
June 11th, 2024 at 5:30 PM ET
End time
June 27th, 2024 at 7:00 PM ET
Access start time
May 28th, 2024 at 8:33 AM ET
Access end time
December 31st, 2024 at 8:33 AM ET
Enrollment availability start time
February 5th, 2024 at 8:33 AM ET
Early enrollment discount ended
April 15th, 2024 at 11:59 PM ET
Late enrollment penalty start time
June 4th, 2024 at 12:34 AM ET
Enrollment availability end time
June 7th, 2024 at 8:34 AM ET
Relative due dates
Relative due dates are disabled for this course.

About Erin Brown

Professor Brown has a Master of Fine Arts (MFA) in Creative Writing/Genre Fiction (terminal degree in writing) from Western Colorado University, a Master of Arts (MA) degree in Rehabilitation, and a Bachelor of Music (BM) degree in Education from Western Michigan University. Professor Brown was a homeschooling parent for 34 years and homeschooled 10 children. She lives in Michigan and enjoys writing Science Fiction and Fantasy books in coffee shops, speaking online and at conferences, and walking her dogs.

Erin M. Brown, MA, MFA, is the creator and Director of the Aquinas Writing Advantage program. She is the author of nine books (including Simplified Writing 101: Top Secrets for College Writing Success) and has been a professional author, editor, and university professor for over 30 years.
Erin designed the online writing program for three universities and taught at Patrick Henry College (writing, research); Cornerstone University (multiple writing courses, interpersonal communication, management and leadership, and critical thinking); and led the General Education Communications curriculum development (writing, communications, critical thinking) for Western Governors University.

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Zayra Cerise

Zayra is a mom to 3 boys, and another sweet blessing due in Oct. She is also a wife to a military man She homeschools her littles and loves to cook, bake and spend time out in the sun. Her family is currently living in OK but would love to move to Florida and start their homesteading life. She has been with homeschool connections for a short time but loves meeting all the lovely kids and families associated with homeschooling! “With God all things are possible”

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