The goal of the Health-Ethics Seminar is to nurture students toward an intentional, healthful and ethical lifestyle. Within the framework of the course students are expected to think about who they are, to understand their connection to others and to plan for who they intend to be. They will be introduced to nutritional and fitness strategies, strategies for building psycho-socio-emotional hardiness, stress management, prevention of communicable disease, avoidance of harmful chemical substances, principles for safeguarding reproductive health and personal safety, and an understanding of how to balance ethical responsibilities to oneself and others, while considering 21st-century cultural influences.
Health is required of all students for graduation. Students that enter as freshman are required to take and successfully complete the Health/Ethics Seminar course. The course is graded as pass/fail and there is little to no work required outside of class meetings. Those entering WRA after grade nine without a health credit must meet this requirement by taking a more traditional health course within the academic curriculum.