Lifetime Fitness for Health | HHS 231


Lifetime Fitness for Health | HHS 231 | College of Public Health and Human Sciences

This baccalaureate core course is designed to encourage personal awareness and responsibility for the maintenance of health and physical well being. Through lectures, discussions, assignments, and personal reflections, students will expand their knowledge of health and wellness.

The Baccalaureate Core Fitness requirement for students to graduate Oregon State University consists of two components: A Lifetime Fitness for Health course (HHS 231) and a Physical Activity Course (PAC) of their choice.  HHS 231 has traditionally served as a lecture course (2 credits) providing students with essential skills and strategies to implement in their lives in promotion of life-long health and wellness.  

Designed to facilitate the development of positive health behaviors in physical activity and nutrition, HHS 231 teaches students self-awareness and strategies to initiate these behaviors and creates the foundation for healthy habits they can continue to develop throughout their time at OSU. To foster student success in adopting and sustaining health behaviors aligned with their personal interests and needs, HHS 231 intentionally intersects and collaborates with many programs and resources on campus that support positive health behaviors.

Some collaborations of the HHS program are with Student Health Services, Physical Activity Courses (PAC) program, Healthy Campus Initiative, Academic Success Center, Dixon Recreation Center, Counseling and Psychological Services, University Housing and Dining, and MU Retail Food Service.

HHS 231 provides up-to-date and relevant health and wellness information; practical strategies to implement positive behavior change in physical activity, nutrition, and stress management throughout college and the lifespan.


Additional information (for example, section, meeting time, location and instructor) for any HHS courses you have enrolled in can be found by logging into Canvas.


Resource Guide

The HHS 231 Resource Guide contains campus resources for students relating to nutrition, physical activity and stress management.

Special Examination for Waiver or Credit

A Special Examamination for Waiver or Credit (Special Exam) is offered for those students who wish to demonstrate their understanding of the material covered in the course in place of taking the entire course of lectures and labs.

Details about how to take the exam are available on the HHS 231 Special Examination page.