Goal Setting

Students will demonstrate the ability to use goal-setting skills to enhance health.

The Skill

The ability to set, work towards, and achieve goals that enhance personal well-being.

Why It Matters

Goals challenge a person to grow and improve while empowering a person to act with intention and purpose. 

How to Do It

Skill Cues for Students for Setting SMART Goals


S - Specific - Clearly define what you’re going to do


M - Measurable - State success criteria, so know when the goal is met

• A - Achievable - Challenge yourself while also being realistic


• R - Relevant - Connect your goal to what you value and is important to you


• T - Timebound - Include a date that it will be achieved by

How to Do It

Goal setting doesn’t stop with writing the goal. After you’ve written a goal, you have to actually work to make it happen. This is the “practice” part of the process. During this step, you deliberately work towards reaching your goal.

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