Six Dimensions of Wellness

To ensure personal and educational success, KPU’s health + wellness initiatives will focus on six dimensions of health. The following six dimensions of health have been selected as a broad and reasonable starting point for KPU.  Note that we are not limited to these six dimensions in our work going forward.

Emotional Wellness


Beyond the ability to handle stress, Emotional Wellness embodies an optimistic approach to life, including an awareness and acceptance of your thoughts, feelings and behaviours, whether positive or negative.

Financial Wellness


Achieving a level of understanding and comfort with managing your financial situation – where your money comes from and where it is going – is key to realizing Financial Wellness.

Mental Wellness


The World Health Organization (WHO) defines mental health as “a state of well-being in which the individual realizes his or her own abilities, can cope with the normal stresses of life, can work productively and fruitfully, and is able to make a contribution to his or her community.”

Physical Wellness


Paying attention to and nurturing your body with mindful movement and nourishment is paramount to Physical Wellness.

Social Wellness


Social Wellness embraces the concept of meaningful relationships - respecting yourself and others, and creating a support system of valued family members and friends.

Spiritual Wellness


The Spiritual Wellness dimension seeks meaning and purpose in human existence, and encompasses a deep appreciation for the depth and expanse of life and the natural forces within the Universe that connect us all.