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Traditional Chinese Wellness


In this introductory course, students will gain insight to the holistic approach of traditional Chinese health and wellness. This three-hour course covers the following topics: 

  • Chinese Kung Fu, Tai Chi, popular strength and movement activities
  • Traditional Chinese food
  • Traditional Chinese beverages

By the end of the course, students will be more familiar with and be able to describe fundamentals of Traditional Chinese Well and Health Practices such as Kung Fu, Tai Chi, popular strength and movement activities, foods and beverages that share the same roots with medicine, how these help to maintain health in Chinese people, and are influenced by Chinese thought, logic, and culture. Students will: 

  • Understand some traditional and popular strength and movement activities to maintain good health
  • Understand the food and beverages and their effects on people’s health
  • Understand the historical medical thinking and its influence on healthy habits and lifestyle
  • Gain a further understanding of China, and Chinese people and culture
  • Gain cultural competency: knowledge, understanding, cross-cultural competency, international perspectives
  • Develop interest and confidence in conducting research and motivate discussions about China

Whether you are seeking to improve your physical health, reduce stress, or deepen your understanding of China, Chinese people and culture, a traditional Chinese wellness course can offer valuable insights and practices to help you achieve your goals.

This course is not for academic training, nor medical advice, but for information on this topic.

indigenous engagement course schedule
3 Hours Total
Online Asynchronous
indigenous engagement requirements
No Prerequisites


A September 1 – 30, 2024 FREE
B October 1 – 31, 2024 FREE
C November 1 – 30, 2024 FREE
D December 1 – 18, 2024 FREE
E January 15 – 31, 2025 FREE
F February 1 – 29, 2025 FREE
G March 1 – 31, 2025 FREE
H April 1 – 30, 2025 FREE
I May 1 – 31, 2025 FREE
J June 1 – 30, 2025 FREE
K July 1 – 31, 2025 FREE
L August 1 – 31, 2025 FREE


Email us at extension@concordia.ab.ca