8 Dimensions of Wellness

Wellness is vital to a healthy and happy life.  Whether you are a new or graduate student; just starting out or in the middle of your career; or an employee: Clarkson College recognizes the importance of your wellbeing.  The following are used throughout programming and around campus to indicate these vital elements of your wellness and how they can impact your overall quality of life. We recognize eight dimensions of wellness: occupational, emotional, spiritual, environmental, financial, physical, social, and intellectual. Each dimension of wellness is interrelated with others and each is equally vital in the pursuit of optimum health. We believe that each person can reach an optimal level of wellness by understanding how to maintain and optimize each of the dimensions of wellness.

College is a demanding time, and you’re facing the challenges of school, work, family obligations, and a social life.  If you do not have them already, it is time to establish health and wellness practices that will carry on well into your career after graduation.  You can use this guide to keep your mind and body health now, and throughout your life.

  1. Emotional wellness: Coping effectively with life and creating satisfying relationships
  2. Environmental wellness: Good health though pleasant environments that support well being
  3. Financial Wellness: Satisfaction with current and future financial situations
  4. Intellectual Wellness: Identifying ways to expand knowledge, abilities and skills
  5. Occupational Wellness: Personal satisfaction and enrichment from one’s work
  6. Physical Wellness: Recognizing the need for physical activity, proper nutrition, sleep
  7. Social Wellness: Developing a sense of connection, community, belonging and a support system
  8. Spiritual Wellness: Expanding our sense of purpose and meaning in life

Dimensions of Wellness