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Summer School 2021: Health, Wellness and the Pursuit of Happiness

Summer classes give you an extra chance to complete courses and stay on track or get ahead in your degree program. For those wishing to graduate early, summer courses let you cross off required classes so you can take others during the fall and spring. You can shave a semester or two off of your college career.

NC State’s Department of Parks, Recreation & Tourism Management is offering several courses this summer including PRT 200 with Professor Michael Kanters.

PRT 200 – Summer Session Five Week Session (June 28- July 30, 2021)
Despite having one of the highest standards of living in the world, a growing number of Americans are unhappy. The global pandemic of 2020 gave most of us a pause in which to reflect on our personal priorities as well as the realities surrounding racial and ethnic discrimination in our country. The purpose of this course is to help students understand the behaviors that are personally beneficial and contribute to a healthy and happy life. Students will learn what research says about what makes us happy and healthy, and how to put those strategies into practice. Course modules focus on activities that have been proven to increase happiness along with strategies to build healthy habits.

Modules include: Why Leisure?, Happiness, Managing Stress, Social Connections, Personal Finance and Happiness and more. You can learn about Dr. Kanters and this inspiring course in this video.

For more information about the course, contact Dr. Kanters at Also, see more information on summer sessions at NC State and registration.