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.
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.