Health Science, Minor

The minor in health science is designed for undergraduate students from a variety of disciplines across the university who wish to expand and apply their understanding in key areas of public health including healthcare research; policy; management and delivery; epidemiology; informatics; communications; and contemporary issues in food policy, nutrition, health disparities, disease prevention, and disability in society. The minor is comprised of five courses, two of which are required (The American Healthcare System (PHTH 1260) and Community and Public Health (PHTH 2350)) to equal 20 credits in total. Health science faculty will consult with students to assist with elective selections relevant to their interests.

Complete all courses listed below unless otherwise indicated. Also complete any corequisite labs, recitations, clinicals, or tools courses where specified.

Required Courses

PHTH 1260The American Healthcare System4
PHTH 2350Community and Public Health4

Elective Courses

Complete three of the following:9-12
Introduction to Exercise, Fitness, and Health
Contemporary Issues in Nutrition
Society and Health
Communication Skills for the Health Professions
Global Perspectives on Discrimination and Health
Healthcare Management
Critical Issues in Health and Public-Health Policy
Introduction to Epidemiology
Advances in Measuring Behavior
Global Health
Evaluating Healthcare Quality
Economic Perspectives on Health Policy
Food, Food Policy, and Health
Community-Based Participatory Research: Environmental Health
Clinical Nutrition Applications in Health and Disease
Patient-Centered Health Informatics
Healthcare Research
The (in)Visibility of (dis)Ability in Society

GPA Requirement

2.000 GPA required in the minor