Teaching, Learning & Assessment

Holistic wellness & integrative learning

CSUMB educators* help students engage in their career development and civic lives by fostering holistic wellness and integrative learning

*CSUMB educators include faculty, student affairs professionals, staff, students, and community partners

CSUMB's Health and Wellness Services has many programs that support holistic wellness

Holistic wellness and integrative learning paradigm

We thrive as a community when we all help each other integrate learning that fosters wellness, equity, belonging, career development, and civic engagement.

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CSUMB Holistic Wellness & Integrative Learning Paradigm
CSUMB Holistic Wellness & Integrative Learning Paradigm


Being our authentic selves without heightened risk of physical or emotional harm

Physical Wellness

Meeting needs for physical activity, diet, sleep, and nutrition

Mental & Emotional Wellness

Responding productively to life situations and creating satisfying relationships

Spiritual Wellness

Expanding our sense of purpose and meaning in life

Environmental Wellness

Fostering pleasant, stimulating environments that support good health and well-being

Financial Wellness

Establishing satisfying current and future financial situations


Recognizing, discussing openly, and responding productively to influences of identity, power, and privilege

Community & Belonging

Developing a sense of connection and a well-developed support system of caring family, friends, and/or colleagues


Recognizing creative abilities and finding ways to expand knowledge and skills in personal, curricular, co-curricular, community, and workplace contexts


Achieving satisfaction and enrichment derived from one's professional and civic work and its impacts on others

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Integrative learning octopus metaphor

Integrative learning octopus metaphor - octopus by Sarah Chen, CSUMB Science Illustration

WSCUC Academic Resources Conference Presentation

WSCUC ARC 2018: Fostering Institutional Change to Support Holistic Wellness, Learning, and Engagement presentation abstract and PowerPoint