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Course Description

Stress is one of the most common words used in society today and a phenomenon that each one of us will experience at some point in our life. Stress affects people of all ages, professions and life situations.
While we have an innate understanding of stress and what it feels like to be stressed, defining stress can be tricky because we all react to it in different ways. However, stress can be defined as a physical, mental, or emotional strain or tension caused by our exposure to different incidences or occurrences in our lives. When we respond positively to these occurrences we do not feel stress. However, the minute we are faced with an incidence that we feel we cannot handle, we may feel our stress mounting.

Stress is subjective to each individual; what can be considered a stressful event by one person may be less stressful to another. Therefore, stress is not caused by the event itself, but how an individual interprets the situation and deals with it. When people cannot cope with the demands placed on them and negativity sets in, this is considered a stress response.


Even though stress has become part of our everyday life, excessive stress can affect a person's health and emotional stability. It can also affect our overall quality of life by reducing productivity, creating, or exacerbating, existing health problems, and contributing to premature aging.

So what do we do about stress in our lives? How do we deal with it? How do we prevent it? That's where this course comes in.  Working through the lessons in this course will help you understand the origins of your stress and provide you with a practical approach for reducing stress in your life and thus, improving your health and emotional well being.

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  • Self-Paced
  • Printable Lessons
  • Full HD Video
  • 6 Months to Complete
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  • Start Anytime
  • PC & Mac Compatible
  • Android & iOS Friendly
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Universal Class is an IACET Accredited Provider

Course Lessons

Average Lesson Rating:
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(2,671 votes)

Lesson 1. Introduction to Stress

Stress can be defined as a physical, mental, or emotional strain or tension caused by our exposure to different incidences or occurrences in our lives. 11 Total Points
  • Lesson 1 Video
  • Review Article: Psychological Symptoms of Stress
  • Take Survey: Reasons for Taking this Course
  • Complete Assignment: Lesson 1: Symptoms of Stress
  • Complete: Quiz for Lesson 1

Lesson 2. What are our Stressors?

In this lesson, we will address what triggers our external and internal stress. 10 Total Points
  • Lesson 2 Video
  • Complete Assignment: Lesson 2: External and Internal Stressors
  • Complete: Quiz for Lesson 2

Lesson 3. Small Changes and Large Rewards

This lesson begins our journey on identifying changes you can make in our lives to reveal or reduce stress. 11 Total Points
  • Lesson 3 Video
  • Complete Assignment: Lesson 3: Solving a Stressful Situation
  • Complete: Quiz for Lesson 3

Lesson 4. Stress Prevention

In this lesson, we will discuss some things that we can do to prevent stress, and three styles of coping with stress. 9 Total Points
  • Lesson 4 Video
  • Take Poll: Preventing Stress
  • Complete Assignment: Lesson 4: Ways to Reduce Stress
  • Complete: Quiz for Lesson 4

Lesson 5. Coping Skills

The lesson expands on the coping skills discussed in the last lesson. It provides you with information on the many coping skills available to reduce stress in your life. 7 Total Points
  • Lesson 5 Video
  • Review Article: Coping with Stress
  • Complete: Quiz for Lesson 5

Lesson 6. Stress in the Home

This lesson provides you with ways on how to make your home a better place for relaxation. 9 Total Points
  • Lesson 6 Video
  • Complete: Quiz for Lesson 6

Lesson 7. Overcoming Monetary Stress and Unhealthy Worry

This lesson continues the work we did in the last lesson and addresses further issues that cause stress, namely Money. 9 Total Points
  • Lesson 7 Video
  • Complete: Quiz for Lesson 7

Lesson 8. Stress and the Workplace

This lesson goes deeper and talks about how we can reduce stress by being organized, delegating, avoiding burnout, communication, dealing with different personalities, and taking your vacation. 10 Total Points
  • Lesson 8 Video
  • Review Article: Stress at Work
  • Complete: Quiz for Lesson 8

Lesson 9. Dealing with Frustration and Anger

This lesson is about dealing with frustration and anger, dealing with difficult people, and having closure on things that have been bothering you for years. 12 Total Points
  • Lesson 9 Video
  • Complete Assignment: Lesson 9: Dealing with Difficult People
  • Complete: Quiz for Lesson 9

Lesson 10. Stress Reducing Exercises

This lesson provides some of the basic exercises you can begin with and provides you with further references to help you pursue meditation and yoga as a stress reliever. 53 Total Points
  • Lesson 10 Video
  • Review Article: Exercise to Reduce Stress
  • Take Poll: Rate this Course
  • Take Survey: Program Evaluation Follow-up Survey (End of Course)
  • Complete: Quiz for Lesson 10
  • Complete: The Final Exam
Total Course Points

Learning Outcomes

By successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
  • Define and identify stress.
  • Define and identify stressors.
  • Describe the idea of small changes and large rewards to relieve stress.
  • Describe methods and techniques for preventing stress.
  • Develop coping skills.
  • Identify stress in the home.
  • Describe ways to overcome monetary stress and unhealthy worry.
  • Describe stress and the workplace and how to overcome it.
  • Deal with frustration and anger.
  • Demonstrate stress reducing exercises, and
  • Demonstrate mastery of lesson content at levels of 70% or higher.

Additional Course Information

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Course Title: Stress Management
Course Number: 7550250
Course Requirements: View Course Requirements
Lessons Rating: 4.6 / 5 Stars (2,671 votes)
Languages: English - United States, Canada and other English speaking countries
Course Type: Self Help (Self-Paced, Online Class)
CEU Value: 0.4 IACET CEUs (Continuing Education Units)
CE Accreditation: Universal Class, Inc. has been accredited as an Authorized Provider by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET).
Grading Policy: Earn a final grade of 70% or higher to receive an online/downloadable CEU Certification documenting CEUs earned.
Assessment Method: Lesson assignments and review exams
Instructor: Dr. Dennis Mithaug
Syllabus: View Syllabus
Duration: Continuous: Enroll anytime!
Course Fee: $50.00 (no CEU Certification) || with Online CEU Certification: $75.00

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