Health Studies Minor

Program Overview

Health studies is a broad term used to refer to the study of health issues and behaviors with a particular emphasis on health at the level of the individual person.

As our collective understanding of human health is continually evolving, the minor in Health Studies provides students with broad exposure to current and evidence-based content through a variety of personal health courses.  Students who minor in Health Studies will explore content in several foundational areas of personal health and well-being, and may select elective courses based on personal interests and needs. 

The minor in Health Studies is well suited for students interested in exploring their own health, as well as those students who are interested in careers in the field of health and human services.

Why Minor in Health Studies?

The minor in Health Studies is a good choice for students who:

  • Want broad exposure to personal health information for self-improvement and general knowledge.
  • Want to explore individual wellness issues as they relate to their major area of study.
  • Want to develop the skills to become a more engaged and informed consumer of health-related information.

More Information

Admissions requirements: To be admitted to the minor in Health Studies, students must take and pass with the grade of C or better PBHL 1100: Healthy U or PBHL 1200: Current Health Issues or PBHL 1300: Healthy Living After 30.

How to declare the minor:  To declare a minor in Health Studies, students must contact the Career Development and Gloria S. Williams Advisement Center, Student Center 301.

Additional questions:  If you have questions about the Health Studies minor, please contact the Department of Public Health in Hunziker Wing, room 132 or call 973-720-2394.

Program Requirements

18 Credits

Core Course: 3 credits

 

 

 

(select one of the following courses) 

CR

UCC

 

PBHL 1100

Healthy U

3

Area 1

 

PBHL 1200

Current Health Issues

3

Area 1

 

PBHL 1300

Healthy Living After 30

3

Area 1

 

Elective Courses: 15 credits

 

 

(select any five of the following courses)

CR

UCC

PREREQUISITES 

PBHL 2100

Women’s Health

3

-

 

PBHL 2150

Drugs and Health

3

-

 

PBHL 2200

Stress Management

3

-

 

PBHL 2210

Nutrition

3

-

 

PBHL 2700

Concepts and Issues of Aging

3

-

 

PBHL 3140

Reproductive Rights

3

Area 5

 

PBHL 3210

Lifespan Nutrition

3

-

PBHL 2210

PBHL 3900

Human Sexuality

3

-