Wellness and Prevention Minor


This minor provides students with key concepts that impact mental and physical well-being. Students will study foundations for health and explore practices to prevent illness and disease. Obstacles and opportunities for health behavior change are addressed.
NOTE: This minor may not be declared with the following majors: BS Health & Wellness, BS Human Services: Wellness and Prevention, or BS Applied Psychology: Wellness & Prevention.
Students will have the opportunity to:
1. Determine the evidence-based best practices that are common to the field of health and wellness.
2. Recognize the health-related problems of an individual, a community or agency.
3. Apply knowledge of health and wellness concepts to determine interventions that affect behavior change and enhance the overall well-being of an individual or group.

All minor courses must be completed with a minimum grade of C-, and a 2.0 grade point average must be maintained in courses for the minor. Two courses must be at the upper level (600 or 700). Only one overlap is allowed between major and minor.


Minor Requirements

HLTC 560Health Behaviors: Theoretical Foundations for Health Education4
HLTC 720Health Program Planning and Evaluation4
SCI 502Nutrition and Health4
HLTC 612Population Health4
or SCI 550 Wellness and the Human Body
Select one of the following:4
The Emerging U.S. Health Care System
Principles of Exercise Science
Contemporary Issues in Personal and Global Health
Fitness and Health
Total Credits20