Dimensions of Wellness

Seven Dimensional Model

Well-Being 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 Well-Being 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 Well-Being Services embraces the concept of seven dimensions of wellness. These interdependent and interacting dimensions are:


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.