Appendix B

Case studies/examples of Curriculum Infusion programs

A number of North American universities have started considering how CI (in various forms) could be brought to the institutions.

They include:

  • Georgetown University has had a formal CI program for many years: the Engelhard Project
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  • Indiana University of Pennsylvania has a formal CI program to help influence the campus culture around alcohol use
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  • The Tennessee Suicide Prevention Network uses CI toward suicide prevention
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  • Georgia Tech has a mental health curriculum infusion program in their first-year seminars
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  • McGill’s Wellness Enhanced Lifelong Learning (WELL) Office delivers a wellness curriculum across all four years of medicine that includes formalized lectures with questions on exams, support groups and wellness days
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  • Although it was not part of a formal CI program, a class research project at Concordia effectively involved undergraduates in the research and scientific process, and allowed them to invest a semester engaging deeply in that topic (in this case, gut health)
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  • UBC runs CI events as a part of their well-being initiatives and also encourages institution-wide program design
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Examples of health-and-wellness-focused electives at Concordia
Examples of health credits as a degree requirement
Examples of for-credit electives offered by different universities
Examples of minors
  • Minor in wellness at University of Missouri: The wellness minor is intended for both non-science and science students interested in coursework focused on empowering them to make informed decisions related to lifelong personal nutrition and exercise choices
  • Minor in wellness at Southern Connecticut State University: The wellness minor addresses personal behaviors and environmental conditions that affect the quality of personal and public health; it is intended to increase the capacity of the individual to adopt health-benefiting behaviours and lifestyles
  • Wellness minor at University of Denver: An undergraduate who completes a minor in wellness will have an increased ability to navigate in the health care, wellness or corporate arenas, which are increasingly embracing preventative, proactive approaches to health
  • Wellness minor at Missouri Western State University: A minor in wellness could be especially helpful for students who wish to self-implement a wellness program
  • Health and wellness minor at Old Dominion University: This interdisciplinary minor fosters an appreciation for personal responsibility for health, and strategies to enhance and preserve the individual’s and the public’s health
  • Wellness minor at North Dakota State University: A minor in wellness will provide students with knowledge and life skills to enhance the quality of their own lives. This minor can be a good addition to any major because wellness is an important part of life and has been shown to impact professional success
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