Public Health Minor
The Public Health (PH) Minor is offered through the Department of Health Promotion and Physical Education and is designed to expose students to the broad field of public health with a focus on understanding the determinants of health, improving quality of life and overall well-being through evidence-based initiatives, and expanding the credentials of students entering health related professions.
The PH Minor includes 15 credit hours of study, 6 credits in the Public Health Minor
Core and 9 credits in Public Health Minor Electives.
The Public Health Minor is designed to:
Introduce students to a variety of Public Health concepts with the knowledge and skills
to assess community needs and design, implement, and evaluate public health education
Focus on improving quality of life and overall well-being of individuals, worksites, and communities through behavioral, environmental, and policy-based initiatives.
Expand the credentials of students entering health related professions and/or advanced areas of related study.
Minor Core (6 Credit hours):
- WELL 2000: Foundations of Health and Wellness
- PHE 2100: Introduction to Public Health Education
Minor Electives (9 Credit Hours)
I. Upper Division PHE Electives (6 Credit Hours)
Select two of the following:
- PHE 3150: Applied Analytic Techniques in Public Health Education
- PHE 4300: Environmental Health Issues
- PHE 4500: Epidemiology
- IPE 4413: Interprofessional Collaboration and Care
- PHE 3330:Health Systems & Health Policy
- NURS 3330:Health Systems & Health Policy
II. Upper Division Electives (3 Credit Hours)
- Any one 3000 – 4000 level course with the following prefix: PHE, HPE, IHS, IPE