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IDS 402 - Wellness

Course guide to assist students with research in IDS-402.

Topic Examples


There are some types of topics that may not be appropriate for the work in this course. Review the following examples of topics to better understand the topic selection process.  

Topic 1: The use of yoga to support PTSD clients in therapy

Good choice or poor choice? This topic is a good fit for this course because it could address the history of PTSD, the new awareness of trauma therapies, or the reasons why yoga works as a modality for treatment. In addition, your project could also address yoga’s relationship to the eight dimensions of wellness, and it could be analyzed through any of the four lenses of general education. 

Topic 2: The Keto diet is the best diet; it works better than all the others

Good choice or poor choice? This topic is a poor fit for this course because it is based on an opinion. In addition, it does not consider the historical realities of fad diets, or whether any plan truly works for everyone. Because it is based on an opinion, it will be harder to look at this topic in relation to the eight dimensions of wellness.