Wellness Minor

This is a draft edition of the 2024-2025 catalog. Information contained within is subject to change.

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

NOTE: The HSES 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 HSES students engage with students, clients and all other participants in their programs.

  1. Earn a grade of C or higher in all minor coursework.

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.