Stress appears to be an epidemic. Research has shown it is related to cardiovascular disease, hypertension, and a depressed immune system that may contribute to cancer and other diseases. This course will help students better understand the sources of stress and learn how to manage and overcome the stresses of everyday life. Research, as well as effective coping techniques, will be presented. The mind-body connection will be explored as it relates to the effect of stress on life expectancy and quality of life.