Health & Fitness

Ways to Health and Wellness

Course Fee R799.00

What Is This Course About?

The primary purpose of this course is to provide education and support which will enhance positive, health-enhancing behaviours, while decreasing negative, risky, health-harming behaviours through learning and understanding. Ultimately this course is about enabling people to take responsibility for their health and wellbeing, while enabling others to do the same.

Who should be doing this course?

This course is for everybody who would like to live a healthy, calm and positive life: The first step towards health and wellness is to understand how your body works and deals with negative inputs from you (e.g. stress, toxins, food) and its environment.

Learning Outcomes

After completion of this course, candidates should:

  • Be able to define & conceptualise wellness and understand the important effect of the educational approach for sustainable and lasting health and wellness behaviour change.
  • Have a workable knowledge of basic anatomy, physiology, wellness, nutrition, stress management, fitness and mental-emotional health, and be able to share this with others.
  • Understand how to integrate the above into a practical solution-driven approach to health and wellness.
  • Be able to use the basic concepts of a wellness lifestyle to develop an integrative and practical wellness model to apply to daily life for self and others.

How Is Your Course Mark Calculated? 

Your course is mark is calculated using the average mark obtained in each of the Chapter tests. In order to pass this course, you must obtain a final course mark of at least 50%. This means that even if you fail a few of the chapter tests, if your test marks in the other chapter tests are high enough you will still be able to pass the course. Good Luck! 

Study at your own pace!

We’ve created our courses to suit your busy life! The duration of this course is based on a student guide where one 300 – 500 word article is read per day, and the assessment is done on a separate day after the relevant articles have been reviewed. But you can do the course in your own time and at your own pace. If you choose to do two readings per day, it will take you half of the estimated time, four readings per day means doing the course in a quarter of the time etc. We leave that decision up to you!  

In the 4 chapters of this course you'll be covering the following areas:

CHAPTER 1 Understanding Basic Concepts Of Health And Wellness
CHAPTER 2 Understanding How The Whole Body Works
CHAPTER 3 Application Of Different Aspects Of Health And Wellness
CHAPTER 4 Applying And Integrating Aspects Of Health And Wellness Principles Into Your Own Life And Then Spreading The Good News

Dr Arien van der Merwe


Dr Arien van der Merwe is a medical doctor, specialising in workplace wellness, body-mind and integrative, natural medicine, stress management and longevity. Arien is an internationally renowned holistic health expert and bestselling author, a well-known and experienced public speaker, facilitator and trainer, internationally published author of 22 books and training manuals on health and wellness, and medical specialist in workplace health and wellbeing since 1998. Arien is the Director of Health Stress Management Gauteng (Pty) (Ltd) and Co-owner (with Anri van der Merwe) of Ariani Health Solutions, based in Faerie Glen, Pretoria.

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