Health Minor

The health minor, open to all students, exposes you to current trends and issues in personal and community health, nutrition, and psychology. Students also select 9 semester hours of health-related elective courses from the sciences, family and consumer science, nursing and/or sociology. Students who complete the health minor will be able to describe personal habits and routines for maintaining physical and mental health, describe best practices for promoting community and public health, and build a knowledge base in a particular area of personal or community health. The minor is often paired with majors in public health education, psychology, social work, and kinesiology and health science.

Minor Requirements

Required courses - 9 hrs.

  • NUR 363 Personal and Community Health or FCS 221 Introduction to Community and Public Health - 3 hrs.
  • FCS 202 Food and Nutrition - 3 hrs.
  • PSY 311 Principles of Abnormal Psychology or PSY 356 Abnormal Psychology and Adjustment - 3 hrs.

Electives - 9 hrs.

  • BIO 202 Microbiology and Immunology - 4 hrs.
  • BIO 300 (or ENC 110) Population, Resources and Environment - 3 hrs.
  • CHM 102 Chemistry and Civilization - 3 hrs.
  • FCS 410 Advanced Nutrition - 4 hrs.
  • FCS 411 Medical Nutritional Therapy - 4 hrs.
  • NUR 163 Health of the School Age Child - 3 hrs.
  • NUR 217 Men's Health Issues - 2 hrs.
  • NUR 219 Women and Health - 3 hrs.
  • NUR 220 Alcohol: Use and Abuse - 3 hrs.
  • NUR 221 Substance Abuse - 3 hrs.
  • NUR 233 Sexually Transmitted Diseases - 1 hr.
  • NUR 353 Aging: A Life Experience - 3 hrs.
  • NUR 372 Safety and Emergency Care - 3 hrs.
  • NUR 376 Advanced Concepts in Health - 3 hrs.
  • PSY 303 Lifespan Developmental Psychology or PSY 350 Developmental Psychology - 3 hrs.
  • PSY 314 Adult Development and Aging - 3 hrs.
  • SOC 341 Medical Sociology - 3 hrs.