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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 2016
  • 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 Public Health (3.0 cr)
HLTH 3303 - Planning Community Health Interventions (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
This course is designed to help students create and sustain wellbeing throughout their lives. By understanding how environmental, biological, socio-economic, and social influences affect their health, students can be empowered to make positive behavioral changes that benefit themselves and society. The dimensions of wellness serve as the foundation for making sustainable choices related to nutrition, fitness, mental/emotional wellbeing, and other areas of personal health. The importance of goal setting and social support will be emphasized through an individualized health behavior project.
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, interpretation of nutrition informatics, 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 Public Health
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Concepts, philosophies, values, and history of public health and health education. Provides an introduction to public health and health education careers, organizations, certifications, and research literature. Emphasizes skills and competencies needed by public health and health education professionals. Ethical issues and professional trends are discussed. prereq: HLTH 1100, Public Health or Pre-Public Health major, or Public Health minor, or instructor consent
HLTH 3303 - Planning Community Health Interventions
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01411
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Assessment, planning, implementation, and evaluation of interventions related to the societal functions of public health, including human disease and health promotion/protection. Covers public health concepts/values, professional/technical writing, and evidence-based models for behavior change. pre-req: HLTH 3101, HLTH 3301, Public Health or Pre-Public Health major with Community Health Education/Promotion concentration, or Public Health minor, or instructor consent
HLTH 3307 - Conducting and Managing Worksite Health Promotion Programs
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
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: minimum 45 credits
HLTH 3400 - Facilitating Healthy Lifestyle Change
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Facilitation skills in health behavior change for individuals or small groups. Emphasis on theories and principles of behavior change, health coaching ethics/strategies, interpersonal skills, treatment planning, professional and technical writing, and HIPAA-compliant records management. Includes assessing, planning, implementing and evaluating behavior change processes. prereq: HLTH 1470, HLTH 3101, HLTH 3301, Public Health or Pre-Public Health major with Community Health Education/Promotion concentration, or Public Health minor, or instructor consent