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Healthy Self-Esteem

3 Credits
3 Credits

A child’s physical and mental well-being connects through a healthy sense of self-esteem. Research shows that unconditional love is fundamental for bringing forth healthy self-esteem. In this course, participants learn a step-by-step approach to help students navigate their social and inner worlds. Students are set for success in their learning and throughout their lives by developing and maintaining healthy self-esteem. Today's students deserve the opportunity to learn these valuable life skills.

What is Healthy Self-Esteem?

Self-esteem is how we feel about ourselves–good or bad. Healthy self-esteem centers on acceptance and love. Everyone, including children, understands life has ups and downs. Accepting these highs and lows fosters resilience and compassion. Expressing love for ourselves and others affirms the value of who we are as we are. This is the foundation of healthy self-esteem.

What You Will Learn?

Students in the Health Self-Esteem course will learn techniques to teach their students essential life skills for promoting healthy self-esteem. These skills include:

  • Accepting past mistakes and responding well to criticism
  • Fostering compassion for themselves and others
  • Setting and achieving goals that will enrich their lives
  • Learning self-acceptance techniques

What are the Assignments and Projects?

The course is divided into six learning modules:

  • Analysis and Applications
  • Healthy Self-Esteem Action Plan
  • Healthy Self-Esteem Lesson Plan
  • Health Self-Esteem Lesson Plan Reflection
  • Healthy Self-Esteem Website Project
  • Healthy Self-Esteem Interview

In addition, the course includes a welcome module and a course wrap-up module.

Who Should Enroll in the Healthy Self-Esteem Course?

Educators who are interested in fostering healthy self-esteem in their students and promoting their academic, social, physical, and mental well-being.

What Educators Who Took the Healthy Self-Esteem Course Are Saying

"I have truly enjoyed this class. The instructor was knowledgeable and responded promptly to any and all questions. The book and instructional material was informative and helpful as a teacher and parent." 

– Educator, New Jersey

"Great course, excellent instructor!" 

– Educator, New Hampshire

NOTE: The required book must be purchased separately.

This course is applicable towards the Health Education Teaching Certificate.

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Dr. Andrew Herrick

I am currently Director of Academic Development and a faculty member at Fresno Pacific University. I am responsible for all course offerings and marketing through the Office of Continuing Education, which includes identifying and developing new programs, courses, and instructors who are passionate about Christian higher education. I actively teach graduate, undergraduate, and professional development online courses for the university.