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Public Health Education and Promotion 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 2017
  • Required credits in this minor: 27 to 28
Students with other majors who have a strong interest in public health education and promotion may choose to complete this minor. The coursework covers health content and public health education/promotion program planning 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 education and promotion minor. Recommended to declare minor by October 1 for spring semester and March 1 for fall semester. Contact the HPER department for more details.
For information about University of Minnesota admission requirements, visit the Office of Admissions website.
Minor Requirements
Lower Division (10 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)
PSY 2021 - Developmental Psychology [LE CAT6, LECD CAT06, SOC SCI, CDIVERSITY] (4.0 cr)
Upper Division (17-18 cr)
Apply for admission to the upper division after completing the lower division courses, earning 60 credits, and having 2.50 GPA.
HLTH 3301 - Foundations of Health Education and Promotion (3.0 cr)
HLTH 3303 - Health Education and Promotion Program (3.0 cr)
HLTH 3307 - Conducting and Managing Worksite Health Promotion Programs (3.0 cr)
HLTH 3400 - Facilitating Healthy Lifestyle Change (3.0 cr)
Approved electives include any courses 3000 or higher from Health Education, HPER, Coaching, Communication, Exercise Science, Psychology, Recreation/Environmental Education; HLTH 4100 or 5100 are also accepted. Other 3xxx or higher courses with permission from program coordinator.
 
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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.
PSY 2021 - Developmental Psychology (LE CAT6, LECD CAT06, SOC SCI, CDIVERSITY)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Major processes in human development, conception through lifespan; biological and cultural influences on physical-motor, cognitive, social, and emotional development; effects of diverse cultural traditions and values; social policy implications.
HLTH 3301 - Foundations of Health Education and Promotion
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 3303 - Health Education and Promotion Program
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
HLTH 3400 - Facilitating Healthy Lifestyle Change
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Prerequisites: 3301, Health Education or Public Health Education and Promotion major or minor or instructor consent
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
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