Wellness: Policies & Procedures
Wellness Courses follow the same add/drop schedule as academic classes. If a student has an unusual circumstance that requires an add/drop after the determined deadline, they can complete the Add/Drop/Audit Form.
Students wishing to receive an audit grade in a wellness course can do so at the time of registration on SIS. Courses taken for "audit" carry no credit and do not apply toward graduation requirements, satisfy prerequisites or count toward determining enrollment status. Generally, students who enroll as an "audit" wish to participate in the class primarily for the activity benefits, rather than for credit. Registration for an audit must be done using SIS during the first 7 days of each quarter, Monday-Sunday. No audits can be processed after the Add/ Drop period. Classes that are audited carry the same course fee as courses taken for credit.
All injuries that occur in Wellness classes must be reported to the instructor regardless of how minor they may appear. An Incident Report will be completed at the time of the injury. If emergency medical treatment is required, the instructor will contact RIT Public Safety. Medical expenses resulting from class injuries must be covered by the Institute's student health insurance or the student's private health plan. No expenses are covered by Wellness Education.
Credit by Experience
Retroactive wellness credit may be granted to students who are in need of a wellness course to graduate in their final semester. It will be granted only in a time sensitive emergency situation. This is not meant to replace a wellness course.
Students must meet with their advisor first and provide a valid reason why they did not complete a wellness class during their RIT career. Then, if their reason is approved, they may submit a Credit by Experience waiver request. Not all requests will be granted.
Credit by Experience Process for the American Red Cross
- Log into American Red Cross
- Click on Class: Adult First Aid/CPR/AED
- Choose a convenient location, day and time
- Cost $77
- Time: 2 hours and 15 minutes
- Complete the course in person
- Send your completed certificate to your Academic Advisor
- Academic Advisor completes the Wellness Waiver (found in the restricted forms section of the Office of the Registrar)
- Form is electronically sent to Michelle Schrouder, Director, Wellness Education
- The form will be electronically signed and returned to the Academic Advisor
- Academic Advisor submits the form to the Office of the Registrar
- Waiver will appear on transcript
Wellness courses are non-credit bearing course required to meet the RIT graduation requirement.
Please reference the University Policy D05.0 Grades for the most updated information.
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