The vision of wellness education in Alberta is for students to be educated, informed and contributing members of society and to develop the knowledge, skills and attitudes needed to be well in every sense of the word—emotionally, intellectually, physically, socially and spiritually.
Wellness education incorporates the needs and priorities of Alberta students living and learning in the 21st century. The wellness education program nurtures the whole child, creates transdisciplinary learning experiences and enables transitions through wellness-related courses.
Evidence indicates that the best way to impact student health behaviours is through a comprehensive school health (CSH) approach. CSH is an internationally recognized approach for supporting student learning while addressing school health in a planned, integrated and holistic manner.