Wellness Minor

With renewed interest in the health of the nation, burgeoning health costs, and recent developments in preventative and remedial strategies for a variety of lifestyle-related diseases (heart disease, obesity, cancer, osteoporosis, and sexually transmitted diseases), there is a growing need for individuals trained in the field of wellness. A minor in wellness could be especially helpful for students majoring in nursing, recreation sport management, psychology, biology (pre-medicine or pre-physical therapy), or management, or for students who wish to self-implement a wellness program.

Minor Requirements
BIO 250Anatomy and Physiology5
PED 352Fitness and Sports Nutrition3
PED 304Physiology of Exercise3
PED 305First Aid: Responding to Emergencies3
PED 317Principles of Strength Training and Conditioning2
or PED 318 Principles of Aerobic Training
PED 391Personal and Environmental Health3
PED 480Practicum in Physical Education2
Select a minimum of five credit hours from the following:5-6
Psychology Of Sport
Graded Exercise Testing
Health Psychology/Stress Management
Total Credit Hours26-27

NOTE: The HPER department may require of their students in major and minor programs of study that are enrolled in certain classes that will be going out for applied learning experiences, internship and/or practicums to obtain at their cost an appropriate professional conduct, background checks, and fingerprinting. This requirement is to be completed before HPER students engage with students, clients and all other participants in their programs.

Graduation Requirements

  1. Have a valid and declared major on file (minors cannot be awarded in the same areas as the major, emphasis or concentration).
  2. Earn a minimum of 4 credit hours beyond the major, emphasis, concentration and general studies requirements.
  3. Earn a grade of C or higher in all minor coursework.
  4. Earn a minor GPA of at least 2.0.