Public Health Minor

The department of Health Management and Policy offers a minor in public health. Public health deals with the health of populations and focuses on health promotion and disease prevention, as well as access to the medical system. The minor introduces students to many of the foundation areas of public health and provides basic exposure to key concepts and skills in the five core disciplines of public health, as articulated by the Council on Education for Public Health. The minor is open to any baccalaureate student outside of the Health Management and Policy major at UNH. Students interested in this field may decide to continue their education with the Master of Public Health (MPH), which is also offered through HMP.

The public health minor includes the following courses:

Required Courses
HMP 403Introduction to Public Health4
HMP 501Epidemiology and Community Medicine4
HMP 669Human Behavior and the Public Health4
HMP 715Environmental Health4
Select one of the following: 14
Translation of Health Data
Health Policy
Families at Risk
Health Content and Youth Risk Behavior
Stressed Out: The Science and Nature of Human Stress
Recreation & Tourism in Society
Social Welfare Policy: History of Social and Economic Justice

 All prerequisite courses must be met for any listed courses.


Other courses could be considered by submission of an academic petition.