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Building Resilience is a Course

Building Resilience

Ended Nov 30, 2015

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Full course description

Starts October 5, 2015

Resilience is the ability to bounce back from adversity. It is not something all individuals are born with, however, the resilience skill set can be taught and the lessons learned can empower individuals to manage stress and learn to thrive.

Goal: To aid in the development of a skill set that allows individuals to thrive in any environment by overcoming adversity and managing stress

Objective: Deliver resiliency messages to students in a variety of formats  

Learning Outcomes:  

  • Students will be able to define resilience, risk factors, and preventative factors. 
  • Students will be able to explain the benefits of resilience. 
  • Students will demonstrate the ability to utilize specific skills to optimize their well-being. 
  • Students will develop a resilience map to be utilized in college and life after college. 


Self Report:

  • Perceived Wellness Score 
  • Connor Davis Resilience Scale

Julie Zaruba Fountaine, MS

A native of Minnesota, Julie attended the University of Mary for her B.A. in Exercise Science and Spanish minor. She went on to attend North Dakota State for her M.S. in Health, Nutrition, and Exercise Science. Since joining the College of St. Scholastica in 2011, Julie has enjoyed the role of Wellness Coordinator, and has taught both online and on-campus courses. In 2015, she became the first member of the College of St. Scholastica’s staff to be recognized by WELCOA as one of the Top 100 Health Promotion Professionals.