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|
|EXS 304||Physiology of Exercise||3|
|Select a minimum of ten credit hours from the following:||10|
|Community and Public Health|
|Principles of Strength Training and Conditioning|
or EXS 318
|Principles of Aerobic Training|
or EXS 327
|Exercise Prescription for Special Populations|
|Fitness and Sports Nutrition|
or ALH 352
|Psychology of Exercise|
or EXS 374
|Psychology of Sport|
|Personal and Environmental Health|
|Graded Exercise Testing|
|Practicum in Physical Education|
|Health Psychology/Stress Management|
|Total Credit Hours||18|
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.
Program Graduation Requirements
- Earn a grade of C or higher in all minor coursework.
University Graduation Requirements
- 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/or general studies requirements.
- Earn a minor GPA of at least 2.0.