The Department of Allied Health Sciences offers a minor in Health Promotion upon successful completion of HPED 246; DIET 111, 200, 211; and 9 hours of the following BIOL 425; DIET 305, 330; FACS 477; FCED 133; HPED 141 or 190, 240, 374, 411, 412; NURS 307, 460; PSYC 211; SATC 220; SOCI 387, 391. Students may substitute nine hours of other special topics or themed courses that have a main focus or theme that addresses health promotion. Approval of department head of Allied Health Sciences required for substitutions. Students must earn a grade of C or better in all coursework for the minor. Dietetics majors may not earn this minor.
The World Health Organization defines health promotion as the process of enabling people to increase control over and improve their health. This minor is designed for individuals interested in health promotion and/or health/wellness in allied health organizations, fitness/wellness programs, recreation programs, and schools. The minor incorporates 20 credit hours of multidisciplinary coursework and is open to all students.