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Mrs. T.H. Chan Division of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy
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USC pilots new course about health and wellness

The new class will feature TED talk-style lectures with professors and Q&As.

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By Andrea Klick / Daily Trojan


Former USG Director of Wellness Affairs and alumna Marina Hrovat and Vice President Blake Ackerman attended the new wellness course during the first week of classes. (Kevin Fohrer | Daily Trojan)

Former USG Director of Wellness Affairs and alumna Marina Hrovat and Vice President Blake Ackerman attended the new wellness course during the first week of classes. (Kevin Fohrer | Daily Trojan)

USC is piloting a one-unit course that aims to advise students on wellness practices and encourage healthy living. The course was created by members of the Undergraduate Student Government, the Provost’s office and the USC Chan Division of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy.

OT 299, “THRIVE: Foundations of Well-Being,” teaches students a variety of wellness skills, from stress management techniques to tips for making friends in college. While the course will be geared toward first-year students in the future, it is currently being introduced to all students.

The class will feature TED talk-style lectures from faculty guest speakers who offer expert opinion in each week’s topic, followed by a Q&A session. During the discussion portion of the class, professors and students will have the opportunity to talk [keep] incorporating those skills into their daily lives.

Read the full article at the Daily Trojan.