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The Dimensions of Health: Conceptual Models

Author(s): John Hjelm, PhD, North Park University, Chicago, Illinois
  • ISBN-13: 9780763756093
  • Paperback    98 pages      © 2010
Price: $94.95 US List
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The Dimensions of Health: Conceptual Models is an introductory text that examines the five dimensions of personal health: physical, social, emotional, intellectual, and spiritual.

 Each chapter:

  • Provides context for the study of that dimension
  • Includes examples of how experts think about that dimension
  • Presents two or more models developed by scholars and professionals
  • Discusses identifiable characteristics associated with each dimension

By incorporating a variety of perspectives, The Dimensions of Health enables students to formulate their own answer to the question, “What is health?”

This text is perfect for use in conjunction with a personal health text or as a standalone for any personal health course.

Applicable Courses

  • Personal Health 
  • Health Education 
  • Personal Wellness 
  • Health Studies
Chapter 1  The Concept of Health
Chapter 2  Physical Health
Chapter 3  Social Health
Chapter 4  Emotional Health
Chapter 5  Intellectual Health
Chapter 6  Spiritual Health
Chapter 7  Health: Wrapping It Up

John Hjelm, PhD-North Park University, Chicago, Illinois

Dr. John Hjelm is Professor of Exercise and Sport at North Park University in Chicago where he has taught since 1977. He earned degrees in physical education and exercise physiology culminating in a Ph.D. in Health Education from The Ohio State University.

During his career Dr. Hjelm has taught a variety of classes including Health and Behavior, Exercise Physiology, Kinesiology, and Health Promotion. He enjoys teaching different courses and has worked to be a generalist in an age of specialization. Part of the attraction of Health is that it incorporates the whole person.

He has presented at the state and national levels on topics such as spiritual and emotional health, savvy fitness consumers, assessing physical fitness, evaluating body composition, and obesity.


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