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Public Health Minor

D Applied Human Sciences
College of Education and Human Service Professions
  • Program Type: Undergraduate minor related to major
  • Requirements for this program are current for Fall 2018
  • Required credits in this minor: 20 to 21
Students with other majors who have a strong interest in public health may choose to complete this minor. The coursework covers health content that would be applicable to various employment settings.
Program Delivery
This program is available:
  • via classroom (the majority of instruction is face-to-face)
Admission Requirements
A GPA above 2.0 is preferred for the following:
  • 2.50 already admitted to the degree-granting college
  • 2.50 transferring from another University of Minnesota college
  • 2.50 transferring from outside the University
Admission into minor requires a minimum 2.5 cumulative GPA (including transfer work) and completion of lower division course work. Students already enrolled as majors in CEHSP will be given priority for admission to the public health minor. Contact the Department of Applied Human Sciences for more details.
For information about University of Minnesota admission requirements, visit the Office of Admissions website.
Minor Requirements
At least 12 credits of HLTH courses applied to the minor must be taken from UMD.
Lower Division (6 cr)
HLTH 1100 - Health and Wellness Strategies for Life [LE CAT8, SUSTAIN] (3.0 cr)
HLTH 1470 - Human Nutrition [LE CAT5, NAT SCI] (3.0 cr)
Upper Division (9 cr)
Apply for admission to the upper division after completing the lower division courses, earning 45 credits, and having 2.50 GPA.
HLTH 3116 - Principles of Epidemiology and Human Disease (3.0 cr)
HLTH 3301 - Foundations of Public Health (3.0 cr)
HLTH 3500 - Environmental Health (3.0 cr)
Health Content/Skills Requirement (5 - 6 cr)
Take 2 or more course(s) totaling 5 - 6 credit(s) from the following:
· HLTH 1700 - First Responder (3.0 cr)
· HLTH 3000 - Program Administration in Public Health (3.0 cr)
· HLTH 3101 - Community Health (3.0 cr)
· HLTH 3202 - Drug Education (2.0 cr)
· HLTH 3115 - Consumer Health Education (3.0 cr)
· HLTH 3118 - Women's Health Issues (3.0 cr)
· HLTH 3341 - Encountering Death and Grief: A Cross-Cultural Journey [CDIVERSITY] (3.0 cr)
· HLTH 3400 - Facilitating Healthy Lifestyle Change (3.0 cr)
· HLTH 4100 - Historical Perspectives of Community Health Through Culture & Art in Italy [GLOBAL PER] (3.0 cr)
· HLTH 3117 - Principles of Sex Education (3.0 cr)
or PSY 3215 - Topics in Human Sexuality (3.0 cr)
· HLTH 3303 - Planning Community Health Interventions (3.0 cr)
or HLTH 3307 - Conducting and Managing Worksite Health Promotion Programs (3.0 cr)
 
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HLTH 1100 - Health and Wellness Strategies for Life (LE CAT8, SUSTAIN)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01409 - Hlth1100/1000
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
A lecture series introducing students to health and wellness encompassing nutritional, physical, emotional and spiritual aspects of health and well-being with emphasis on behavioral, environmental and social influences on developing a satisfying and productive lifestyle in our society.
HLTH 1470 - Human Nutrition (LE CAT5, NAT SCI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Emphasis on chemical nature of dietary nutrients, physiological and metabolic aspects of human nutrition, effects of diet on human health, and global issues in health and nutrition.
HLTH 3116 - Principles of Epidemiology and Human Disease
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Spring
Discussion of diseases and distribution among people. Topics include epidemiological concepts of how diseases are transmitted, surveillance and outbreak investigations, and prevention to eliminate diseases in the community. Vital statistics and methods of tabular-graphical data will be explored. prereq: Minimum 45 credits
HLTH 3301 - Foundations of Public Health
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Health, philosophy, and theories of health education and promotion; introduction to the profession, professional organizations and literature. Responsibilities and competencies of health educators in various settings. Ethical issues, current and future trends in health education and promotion. prereq: 1100 and [(pre-or concurrent registration in 3300 and Health Education Community concentration majors) or Health Education School concentration major or Health Education or Health Education or Public Health Education concurrent registration is required (or allowed) in Promotion major or minor]or instructor consent
HLTH 3500 - Environmental Health
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Biological, ecological, and physiological aspects of the environment; concurrent effects on health of the community; and possible solutions to environmental problems. prereq: Health Education or Public Health Education and Promotion major, minimum 60 credits or instructor consent
HLTH 1700 - First Responder
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Principles of emergency response and accident prevention in the home and community. Leads to Red Cross first emergency responder certification.
HLTH 3000 - Program Administration in Public Health
Credits: 3.0 [max 6.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Theoretical and practical basis of administrative process and organizational structure of HPER programs. prereq: Major in Health Education or Public Health Education and Promotion or Exercise Science or Physical Education or Recreation or instructor consent; credit will not be granted if already received for HPER 3000
HLTH 3101 - Community Health
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Health promotion and disease prevention at local, state, and national levels. Comparison between health problems of individuals and those of groups. Analysis of functions and roles of voluntary and official agencies. Exploration of community-based programs. prereq: Minimum 30 credits
HLTH 3202 - Drug Education
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Physiological and psychological effects of alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs. Survey of societal causes and effects of drug use and abuse. Reasons and pressures for drug use by students. Appraisal and assessment of teacher's role in education, intervention, and treatment of drug abuse. prereq: 45 credits, for students seeking and admitted to the STEP (Secondary Teaching Education program), major in health education, public health education and promotion, physical education, exercise science and communication sciences and disorders or instructor consent.
HLTH 3115 - Consumer Health Education
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Overview of concepts of marketing, analysis, selection, and decision making regarding health care, products, services, and providers. prereq: Minimum 30 credits
HLTH 3118 - Women's Health Issues
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Survey of American women's health issues. Role of women as patients and as health care providers. Language, politics, and economics of women's health care. Comparison of American women's health status to that of women around the world. prereq: Minimum 30 credits
HLTH 3341 - Encountering Death and Grief: A Cross-Cultural Journey (CDIVERSITY)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Spring
Grief, loss, death, dying, and bereavement in our society as understood by children, adolescents, and adults. Review of research and current literature; education program planning strategies for individuals associated with schools, agencies, organizations, or worksites. prereq: credit will not be granted if already received for 5341
HLTH 3400 - Facilitating Healthy Lifestyle Change
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Facilitate health behavior change for individuals and small groups. Emphasis on theories and principles of behavior change, health counseling ethics, interpersonal skills, and records management. Includes assessing, planning, implementing, and evaluating behavior change processes. prereq: 3301, Health Education or Public Health Education and Promotion major or minor or instructor consent
HLTH 4100 - Historical Perspectives of Community Health Through Culture & Art in Italy (GLOBAL PER)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02245 - FORS 4100/HLTH 4100
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Summer
Investigating the foundations of public and community health using primary historical sites in the area now unified as Italy. Analyze the impact of social and cultural factors on community health from early civilizations through the Renaissance, with emphasis of effects of the Black Death. Examine the role of arts used to convene health information for non-literate populations. Relate to aspects of preventative health care and promoting healthy communities in the present. prereq: minimum 30 credits and instruction consent; no grad credit
HLTH 3117 - Principles of Sex Education
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Planning and implementing comprehensive sex education programs in various settings. Sexual physiology, sociocultural aspects of sexuality, birth control, prevention of STDs/HIV, teen pregnancy, and other current topics. How community and family values affect sex education. prereq: Health Education major or Public Health Education and Promotion, minimum 45 credits or instructor consent
PSY 3215 - Topics in Human Sexuality
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01438 - Psy 3215/3216
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Biological and psychosocial factors relating to human sexuality, sexual functioning, gender, and related issues. Group discussion of societal factors, values, and attitudes and their impact on behavior. prereq: 1003 or instructor consent
HLTH 3303 - Planning Community Health Interventions
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01411 - Hlth 3303/3450
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Introduction to planning models used in health education/promotion programming. Provides knowledge and skills necessary to assess, plan, and implement health education/promotion programs for multi-age populations. Includes needs assessment, community analysis and organization, program design, and implementation. prereq: Concurrent registration is required (or allowed) in 3301, Health Educ pr Public Health Education and Promotion major or minor or instructor consent
HLTH 3307 - Conducting and Managing Worksite Health Promotion Programs
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Prerequisites: 3303, Health Education or Public Health Education and Promotion major or minor or Exercise Science major or instructor consent
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
How to design, implement, and evaluate worksite and employee health promotion programs. Exploration of current theories and practical application. Focus on employee needs assessment and risk appraisal, worksite health culture development, effective intervention planning, program evaluation and financial cost and benefits. prereq: 3303, Health Education or Public Health Education and Promotion major or minor or Exercise Science major or instructor consent