Happiness - FIT633


The Evidence Behind the Emotion

by Cynthia Saver, MS, RN and Rosalinda Alfaro-LeFevre, MSN, RN, ANEF
(4.8 / 8 ratings )

This course is credentialed for:
Fitness (0.10 CEU)
Fitness (0.10 CEU)

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Many patients and healthcare providers haven’t thought much about the concept of happiness. They want to be happy, but they’re not quite sure what it is nor what they can do to be happier. Yet a sense of happiness and well-being has been linked to improved health and longevity. Knowing how to manage life’s circumstances to feel happier can improve physical and psychological health. This module examines the science of happiness and reviews some of the studies done by positive psychologists and organizations dedicated to improving world happiness. It also explains the physiological changes the body experiences with happiness and gives evidence-based strategies for improving happiness and sense of well-being.


The goal of this program is to provide healthcare professionals with information about the science of happiness, including evidence-based strategies for improving well-being. After studying the information presented here, you will be able to:
  • Define happiness, positive psychology and well-being
  • State three physiological and three psychological benefits of happiness
  • Describe four evidence-based strategies for increasing happiness

Accreditation Information
This course is intended for an interprofessional audience, including nurses, health educators, fitness professionals, occupational therapists, dietitians, respiratory therapists and social workers.
Fitness professionals: Take this version of the course to ensure you receive appropriate credit.
For the version accredited or approved for another profession, go to your specific profession at www.continuingeducation.com or Nurse.com/CE. If you have a CE Direct login ID and password (generally provided by your employer), please log in as you normally would at cedirect.continuingeducation.com and search for this topic title.
This course is not yet approved.

Course Originally Released on: 7/11/2011
Date of Most Recent Review: 8/17/2017
Course Termination/Update Date: 8/17/2020

Unless stated above, the planners and authors of this course have declared no relevant conflicts of interest that relate to this educational activity. Relias LLC guarantees this educational activity is free from bias.

Please see CE Course Instructions to learn how to earn CE credit for this module.

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Yibeyin A - minneapolis, MN  ·  Jul 04, 2019
very excellent i recommend for every one who has ce exame
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Catie C - Guilford, CT  ·  Jun 02, 2019
A good way to earn credit
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KAM CHUEN K - Tsuen Wan, N.T., IT  ·  Apr 16, 2019
Very good course on the issue and I learn a great deal from it.
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Brigitte J.A.G. S - Brunssum, IT  ·  Apr 01, 2019
Very good. I enjoyed taking this course very much
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