Dimensions of Wellness

Seven Dimensional Model

Campus Wellbeing Services recognizes that good health is more than the absence of illness, but rather a dynamic state of wellbeing that acknowledges the importance and inseparability of the seven dimensions of wellness.

These definitions of wellness resonate with Campus Wellbeing Services:

  • “Wellness is an active process through which people become aware of, and make choices towards, a more successful existence.” (National Wellness Institute)
  • “Wellness is a multidimensional state of being describing the existence of positive health in an individual as exemplified by quality of life and a sense of wellbeing.” (Charles Corbin)

If wellness is associated with a successful existence and with quality of life and sense of wellbeing, it must consist of more than health of the physical body. Therefore Campus Wellbeing Services embraces the concept of seven dimensions of wellness. These interdependent and interacting dimensions are:

Emotional
Environmental
Intellectual
Occupational
Physical
Social
Spiritual

Each of the above links provides information on the elements and benefits of the specific dimension, a list of practices that enhance that dimension, and specific campus resources for enhancing that dimension.