Wellness Minor

*Effective Fall 2020, this minor is being phased out and has a 3-year teach out plan. More information can be found here.

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 304Physiology of Exercise3
Select a minimum of ten credit hours from the following:10
Drug Education
Kinesiology
Principles of Strength Training and Conditioning
Principles of Aerobic Training
Exercise Prescription for Special Populations
Fitness and Sports Nutrition
Psychology of Sport
Community Health
Graded Exercise Testing
Personal and Environmental Health
Practicum in Physical Education
Health Psychology/Stress Management
Total Credit Hours18

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.

University 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 3 credit hours beyond the major, emphasis, concentration and/or general studies requirements.
  3. Earn a minor GPA of at least 2.0.