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.
|BIO 250||Anatomy and Physiology||5|
|PED 304||Physiology of Exercise||3|
|PED 305||First Aid: Responding to Emergencies||3|
|PED 317||Principles of Strength Training and Conditioning||2-3|
|or PED 318||Principles of Aerobic Training|
|PED 352||Fitness and Sports Nutrition||2-3|
|or ALH 352||Applied Nutrition|
|PED 391||Personal and Environmental Health||3|
|Select a minimum of five credit hours from the following:||5|
|Psychology of Exercise|
or PED 374
|Psychology of Sport|
|Graded Exercise Testing|
|Practicum in Physical Education|
|Exercise Prescription for Special Populations|
|Health Psychology/Stress Management|
|Total Credit Hours||23-25|
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.
- Have a valid and declared major on file (minors cannot be awarded in the same areas as the major, emphasis or concentration).
- Earn a minimum of 3 credit hours beyond the major, emphasis, concentration and general studies requirements.
- Earn a grade of C or higher in all minor coursework.
- Earn a minor GPA of at least 2.0.