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Excited about being on your own for the first time? Not sure what to expect? Worried what you might do if you start to feel tired, stressed, pressured, conflicted, or unmotivated? Let us help! The Rothenberger Institute (RI) wants to provide every student with tools for leading a healthy, productive, and balanced life through convenient, online, 1-credit wellness courses. Course materials will provide you with opportunities to examine your attitudes and behaviors related to course topics and equip you with strategies to live a healthier and more balanced life. RI’s “teach, don’t preach” approach provides a learning environment that offers you the knowledge and skills to make your own informed decisions. We believe there is tremendous value in learning about health and wellness from your peers, so our courses incorporate stories and input from real students, including video interviews of experienced students. Plus, get feedback and ideas from our Teaching Assistants, who are fellow undergrad students. Consider adding one of these Rothenberger Institute courses in your class schedule: • PubH 1001: Success Over Stress • PubH 1003: Alcohol & College Life • PubH 1004: Sexuality Matters • PubH 1005: Sleep, Eat & Exercise Let your academic adviser know if you are interested in one of these courses, and enroll today!

Center for Spirituality & Healing The Center for Spirituality & Healing provides you with the opportunity to earn academic credit as you reduce stress and improve your wellbeing. As you transition into college life, consider including courses that provide you with the tools you need to help manage life’s experiences. Some of our courses include:

Courses for First-Year Students

Rothenberger Institute Wellness Courses

Our diverse program areas include: Stress Reduction, Animals in Healthcare, Purpose and Resilience, Health Coaching, Arts & Healing, Culturally-Based Healing Practices, Nature-Based Therapeutics, Whole Systems Healing. Learn more at csh.umn.edu

English language program If you are a non-native speaker of English and would like more support with your academic English skills, the University of Minnesota offers various advanced-level English courses for credit. In these courses, you can improve your grammar, listening, speaking, reading, or writing skills. All of these courses are designed to help you further strengthen the academic English skills needed to be successful in University programs. Some of the courses include: • ESL 3402: Research Writing (4 credits) • ESL 3102: Grammar for Academic Purposes (4 credits) • ESL 3602: Academic Speaking (4 credits) • ESL 3551: English Pronunciation (4 credits) • ESL 3001: Integrated Skills for Academic English (2 credits) • ESL 3006: English for Business Interactions (2 credits) • ESL 3007: English for Physics (1 credit)

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Student English Language Support (SELS) In addition to courses, you can also schedule a free, 45-minute consultation with an English as a second language (ESL) professional who will help you work on a particular language skill such as grammar, reading, or pronunciation at Student English Language Support (SELS). Go to cce.umn.edu/esl for more information.

• CSPH 1001: Principles of Health and Wellbeing

Your University email is the official form of communication at the University. Official announcements from the University, your department, and professors are sent to this email address. You are responsible for any information sent to you via University email, including tuition bills and other critical information from instructors and administrative offices. See page 43 for related information.

• CSPH 3201: Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction • CSPH 3301: Food Choices

Courses for First-Year Students

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The University of Minnesota Gold Book introduces first-year students and their families to many of the University’s departments and services...

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The University of Minnesota Gold Book introduces first-year students and their families to many of the University’s departments and services...

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