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Health and Wellness Promotion Minor

Kinesiology, School of
College of Education and Human Development
  • Program Type: Undergraduate free-standing minor
  • Requirements for this program are current for Fall 2019
  • Required credits in this minor: 16 to 17
  • No
The health and wellness promotion minor allows students from different disciplines to explore areas within the world of physical activity, personal health and wellness promotion to support their primary undergraduate program. The purpose of this minor is to provide students with a stronger understanding of how physical activity, recreation, personal wellness and nutrition can be promoted in their professional career and integrate with their current academics. Students will utilize scientific findings to understand the effects of physical activity and recreation in terms of community health, individual health, and overall wellness. They will focus on the health and physical activity in the context of society and how to create and utilize programs that promote physical activity, leisure and wellness. All students will take the required courses that total 14 credits. The required courses focus strongly on how to understand and integrate wellness promotion and leisure, and include 2 physical activity courses to give students a better understanding of physical activity promotion. Students will then be able to choose elective course/s to finish their minor and allow them to focus on a course/s that best fits with their education and professional goals. This should be discussed with the minor coordinator.
Program Delivery
This program is available:
  • via classroom (the majority of instruction is face-to-face)
Admission Requirements
Freshman and transfer students are usually admitted to pre-major status before admission to this major.
For information about University of Minnesota admission requirements, visit the Office of Admissions website.
Minor Requirements
Required courses
KIN 3001 - Lifetime Health and Wellness [SOCS] (3.0 cr)
KIN 4214 - Health Promotion (3.0 cr)
REC 3601W - Leisure and Human Development [WI] (3.0 cr)
Nutrition course
Take one nutrition course from the list below or consult with your program coordinator.
FSCN 1112 - Principles of Nutrition [TS] (3.0 cr)
or FSCN 3612 - Life Cycle Nutrition (3.0 cr)
Physical Activity course(s)
Students need to take 2 or more credits from the following list:
PE 1007 - Beginning Swimming (1.0 cr)
or PE 1012 - Beginning Running (1.0 cr)
or PE 1014 - Conditioning (1.0 cr)
or PE 1015 - Weight Training (1.0 cr)
or PE 1016 - Posture and Individual Exercise (1.0 cr)
or PE 1029 - Handball (1.0 cr)
or PE 1031 - Sabre Fencing (1.0 cr)
or PE 1032 - Badminton (1.0 cr)
or PE 1033 - Foil Fencing (1.0 cr)
or PE 1034 - Judo (1.0 cr)
or PE 1035 - Karate (1.0 cr)
or PE 1036 - Racquetball (1.0 cr)
or PE 1037 - Squash Racquets (1.0 cr)
or PE 1038 - Beginning Tennis (1.0 cr)
or PE 1044 - Self-Defense (1.0 cr)
or PE 1045 - Rock Climbing (1.0 cr)
or PE 1046 - Tae Kwon Do (1.0 cr)
or PE 1048 - Bowling (1.0 cr)
or PE 1053 - Ice Skating (1.0 cr)
or PE 1055 - Golf (1.0 cr)
or PE 1057 - Beginning Skiing (1.0 cr)
or PE 1058 - Snowboarding (1.0 cr)
or PE 1065 - Beginning Tumbling and Gymnastics (1.0 cr)
or PE 1067 - Basketball (1.0 cr)
or PE 1071 - Beginning Cricket (1.0 cr)
or PE 1072 - Soccer (1.0 cr)
or PE 1074 - Beginning Volleyball (1.0 cr)
or PE 1107 - Intermediate Swimming (1.0 cr)
or PE 1135 {Inactive} (1.0 cr)
or PE 1137 - Intermediate Squash (1.0 cr)
or PE 1146 - Intermediate Tae Kwan Do (1.0 cr)
or PE 1154 - Figure Skating (1.0 cr)
or PE 1174 {Inactive} (1.0 cr)
or PE 1205 - Scuba and Skin Diving (1.0 cr)
or PE 1262 - Marathon Training (3.0 cr)
or PE 1720 {Inactive} (1.0-3.0 cr)
Elective Courses
Students must take one additional course or courses totaling 2 credits or more from the designated courses. Additional electives will be available in consultation with the health promotion and wellness minor program coordinator.
REC 4271 - Community Leisure Services for Persons with Disabilities (3.0 cr)
or SMGT 3601 - Ethics and Values in Sport (2.0 cr)
or SMGT 3861 - Sport and Recreation Law (3.0 cr)
or FSOS 1101 - Intimate Relationships [SOCS] (4.0 cr)
or FSOS 3102 - Family Systems and Diversity [SOCS, DSJ] (3.0 cr)
or FSOS 3104 - Global and Diverse Families [SOCS, GP] (3.0 cr)
or FSOS 4101 - Sexuality and Gender in Families and Close Relationships (3.0 cr)
or FSOS 4104 - Family Psychology (3.0 cr)
or YOST 1001 - Seeing Youth, Thinking Youth: Media, Popular Media, and Scholarship [CIV] (3.0 cr)
or YOST 2101 - Urban Youth and Youth Issues [DSJ] (4.0 cr)
or CSPH 3000 {Inactive} (1.0-4.0 cr)
or CSPH 3001 - Introduction to Integrative Healing (3.0 cr)
or CSPH 3101 - Creating Ecosystems of Well-Being (2.0 cr)
or CSPH 3201 - Introduction to Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (2.0 cr)
or CSPH 3211 - Living on Purpose: An Exploration of Self, Purpose, and Community (2.0 cr)
or CSPH 3301 - Food Choices: Healing the Earth, Healing Ourselves (3.0 cr)
or CSPH 4311 - Foundations of Hatha Yoga: Alignment & Movement Principles (3.0 cr)
or CSPH 4312 - Hatha Yoga Philosophy, Lifestyle, & Ethics (3.0 cr)
or CSPH 4313 - Hatha Yoga Teaching Principles & Methodology (2.0 cr)
or PSY 3206 - Introduction to Health Psychology (3.0 cr)
or SOC 3613W - Stuffed and Starved: The Politics of Eating [SOCS, GP, WI] (3.0 cr)
or SOC 4246 - Sociology of Health and Illness (3.0 cr)
 
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KIN 3001 - Lifetime Health and Wellness (SOCS)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Overview of health/wellness. Physical, emotional, intellectual, spiritual, social, environmental, and financial health. Influence of societal changes on general health/wellness of diverse populations.
KIN 4214 - Health Promotion
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Behavioral and environmental theories of health promotion. How to develop and evaluate programs. Smoking cessation, asthma management programs. Students develop a health promotion program for their class project.
REC 3601W - Leisure and Human Development (WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Spring
Explore issues associated with roles of leisure throughout life span. Principles/procedures for designing programs, services, facilities relative to individual values, attitudes, identity, culture, age, gender. prereq: REC major or instr consent
FSCN 1112 - Principles of Nutrition (TS)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
This course explores fundamental concepts of nutrition, nutrient functions, human nutritional requirements, and food sources. We will learn about evaluating nutrition information and food safety, and investigate the role of nutrition in chronic disease, public policy, and the environment. Nutrition is both a science and social science. This class involves social aspects, but mainly concerns the biochemistry and physiology of how food is processed in the body. The chapters on carbohydrates, lipids, proteins, and metabolism especially built on biology and physiology. Course topics include: 1. essential nutrients (macro-and-micro-nutrients) needed from the diet; 2. major functions of nutrients and physiological changes with deficiency or excess; 3. digestion, absorption, and metabolism of nutrients; 4. weight management; 5. scientific method and nutrition; 6. life cycle issues; 7. food safety issues 8. nutrition for sports Prerequisites: High school biology and chemistry
FSCN 3612 - Life Cycle Nutrition
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Prerequisites: CHEM 1061/1065
Typically offered: Every Fall
Nutritional changes throughout lifecycle. Pregnancy, lactation, childhood, adulthood, aging. Topics relevant to lifecycle changes (e.g., body composition, immunity, sports nutrition). prereq: CHEM 1061/1065
PE 1007 - Beginning Swimming
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Grading Basis: OPT No Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Introduction to basic aquatic safety, fundamentals of swimming and hydrodynamics. Principles of hydrodynamics and stroke mechanics; five basic strokes; basic rescue techniques with use of pool equipment; hydrotherapy for disabilities and other conditions, opportunities for competitive activities, lifetime enjoyment of aquatics.
PE 1012 - Beginning Running
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Grading Basis: OPT No Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Fundamentals of running. Completing a 5K race. Benefits of running. Appropriate apparel/equipment. Principles of running. Injury prevention. Road racing rules. Nutrition, hydration.
PE 1014 - Conditioning
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Grading Basis: OPT No Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Fundamentals of personal fitness. Principles of fitness; health and motor skill components of fitness; principles of training/conditioning programs; nutrition; weight control; common fitness injuries; motivation and consistency in fitness programs; stress management.
PE 1015 - Weight Training
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Grading Basis: OPT No Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Introduction to weight training. Basic aspects of weight training including exercise selection and technique, charting workouts, program design, nutritional considerations, and safety.
PE 1016 - Posture and Individual Exercise
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Grading Basis: OPT No Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Good posture techniques, individual exercises, fitness concepts, and mental techniques. Specific overall sound body and mind techniques to include flexibility exercises, cardiovascular fitness, resistance training, nutrition management, weight control, stress management, and self-thought.
PE 1029 - Handball
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Grading Basis: OPT No Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Hand and eye coordination, footwork in practice and game conditions, and skills and strategies of service and rally for the court sport handball (four-wall version). Novice to intermediate levels of play accommodated.
PE 1031 - Sabre Fencing
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Grading Basis: OPT No Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Basic sabre techniques, movement, an overview of fencing as a recreational sport and an Olympic sport, and the history of fencing.
PE 1032 - Badminton
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Grading Basis: OPT No Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Fundamentals including etiquette, terminology, game rules for singles and doubles, footwork, shot selection, and strategy.
PE 1033 - Foil Fencing
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Grading Basis: OPT No Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Fending fundamentals, including basic foil techniques, movement, a general overview of fencing as a recreational sport and an Olympic sport, and the history of fencing.
PE 1034 - Judo
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Grading Basis: OPT No Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Basic skills for throwing, falling, grappling (matwork), choking, arm and neck techniques; contest judo from Jiu-Jitsu; fundamental rules and scoring of contests. Videotapes used for technique instruction and contest appreciation.
PE 1035 - Karate
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Grading Basis: OPT No Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Introduction to Traditional Japanese Shotokan Karate. Students learn to punch, block, strike, & kick with a focus on proper form, posture, & body mechanics. Students also learn a Kata (choreographed form), techniques with partners, & practical self-defense. Non-contact - no pads, hitting, or throwing.
PE 1036 - Racquetball
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Grading Basis: OPT No Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Fundamentals of racquetball, including equipment; safety and etiquette; terminology; game rules of singles, doubles, and cutthroat; grips; basic strategies; serves and shots.
PE 1037 - Squash Racquets
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Grading Basis: OPT No Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Entry-level technique, basic equipment, international dimension courts, and fitness.
PE 1038 - Beginning Tennis
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Grading Basis: OPT No Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Fundamental strokes, including forehands, backhands, volleys, lobs, overheads, and serves; introduction to doubles play; terminology, rules, and etiquette.
PE 1044 - Self-Defense
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Grading Basis: OPT No Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Physical, psychological, and de-escalation skills for acting in crisis situations. Distance, body language, and tone of voice are addressed. Physical skills include striking, kicking, shifting, blocking, releasing techniques, floor defenses, and applications to armed attackers and multiple attackers.
PE 1045 - Rock Climbing
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Grading Basis: OPT No Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Safety, knots, equipment, techniques, and anchor systems used in climbing. Course includes all necessary equipment. prereq: Good general health, no [neck or back] problems
PE 1046 - Tae Kwon Do
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Grading Basis: OPT No Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Fundamentals of Tae Kwon Do. Principles of martial arts, body mechanics of Tae Kwon Do, practical self-defense.
PE 1048 - Bowling
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Grading Basis: OPT No Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Fundamentals, including stance, approach and delivery, scoring, bowling terminology, and etiquette.
PE 1053 - Ice Skating
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Grading Basis: OPT No Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Basic turns, basic stops, balance techniques, and various other skills from both the forward and backward positions. Equipment, safety issues, ice skating terminology.
PE 1055 - Golf
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Grading Basis: OPT No Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Proper grip, stance, ball address, swing, club selection, psychological management, rules, and etiquette. Basic instruction in analyzing, assisting with, and coaching golf.
PE 1057 - Beginning Skiing
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Grading Basis: OPT No Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Alpine skiing. How to stop, turn, and use lifts. Safety, etiquette, and purchase of equipment. Class held at Highland Hills ski area in Bloomington.
PE 1058 - Snowboarding
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Grading Basis: OPT No Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Alpine snowboarding. Uses American Teaching System. Classes are split into nine skill levels, beginning through advanced. Held at Hyland Ski and Snowboard School in Bloomington. prereq: Good general health, injury free
PE 1065 - Beginning Tumbling and Gymnastics
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Grading Basis: OPT No Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Rolls, handstands, cartwheels, extensions, handsprings, tucks (flips). Spotting techniques. Skills on bars, vault, and beam.
PE 1067 - Basketball
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Grading Basis: OPT No Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Fundamental skills and rules of basketball, with emphasis on basic court movement and different offensive and defensive strategies.
PE 1071 - Beginning Cricket
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Grading Basis: OPT No Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Fundamentals of Cricket. Laws of Cricket, bowling/batting techniques, competitive/recreational Cricket opportunities.
PE 1072 - Soccer
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Grading Basis: OPT No Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Fundamentals of soccer including sporting behavior both on and off the field, game rules, soccer terminology, participation and competition drills, fundamental soccer skills, practical instruction in strategy.
PE 1074 - Beginning Volleyball
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Grading Basis: OPT No Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Basic skills, team play, rules, officiating, and strategy.
PE 1107 - Intermediate Swimming
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Grading Basis: OPT No Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Intermediate swimming skills. Fundamentals of swimming and hydrodynamics. prereq: 1007 or equiv, proficient ability to swim 100 meters or instr consent
PE 1137 - Intermediate Squash
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Grading Basis: OPT No Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Stroke mechanics, shot placement, changing pace. Court movement/positioning. Fitness requirements, joint/muscle stresses. Weight training for squash. On-court etiquette. prereq: 1037 or instr consent
PE 1146 - Intermediate Tae Kwan Do
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Grading Basis: OPT No Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
Continuation of 1046. Focuses on Olympic-style intermediate skills/techniques. Self-defense techniques for men/women. prereq: 1046, previous Tae Kwon Do experience (World Tae Kwon Do Federation sanctioned), basic white Tae Kwon Do uniform
PE 1154 - Figure Skating
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Grading Basis: OPT No Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Spring
Terminology, rules. Basic moves, jumps, spins. On-/off-ice assignments. prereq: 1053 or equiv or instr consent
PE 1205 - Scuba and Skin Diving
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Grading Basis: OPT No Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Diving equipment, physics, physiology, decompression, emergencies, recreational dive planning, oceans, currents and aquatic life, snorkeling/SCUBA equipment usage, buoyancy control, entries, emergencies. prereq: Ability to swim 400 yds comfortably or instr consent
PE 1262 - Marathon Training
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: OPT No Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Physical challenge achieved through physiological/psychological adaptation. Goal setting that fosters adaptation in many facets of life. Marathon history. prereq: No pre-existing medical condition that would prevent finishing a marathon, instr consent
REC 4271 - Community Leisure Services for Persons with Disabilities
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Prerequisites: REC major or #
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall
Exploration/application of concepts/techniques of normalization. Least restrictive environment strategies to leisure service delivery in inclusive community settings for range of individuals with disabilities. prereq: REC major or instr consent
SMGT 3601 - Ethics and Values in Sport
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
In sport management we have many opportunities to ask questions regarding acts and decisions as right or wrong. What does it mean to act in a way that characterizes good behavior? How do we develop morally? What are our personal values and moral orientations? Does sport perpetuate violence in society? What is moral and ethical conduct in sport management? What is meant by the term social responsibility? Do professional sport team owners have a responsibility to the community? How do we make decisions that are good, right and authentic? These questions and other ethical issues in sport will be explored from historical, philosophical, and sociological perspectives. The process of critical reading, thinking, writing, and discussion will be emphasized. Thoughtful reflection and respectful dialogue are encouraged. Critical thinking is a learned process and two activities are central to this process: 1) identifying and challenging assumptions and 2) exploring and imagining alternatives (Brookfield, 1987). prereq: SMGT major and 60 credits completed or in progress.
SMGT 3861 - Sport and Recreation Law
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
This course is designed to acquaint the students to the US legal system, structure, process and terminology. The course provides an introduction of the legal aspects of contract law, tort law, statutory law, negligence, and constitutional law. A student upon completion of the course will understand basic legal aspects of sport and physical activity and will be able to provide managerial analysis and decision making based upon a legal aspects of sport knowledge, therefore providing a competitive advantage of the organization of which are involved. The course instruction relies heavily on court case studies and the legal implications in a sport setting. prereq: SMGT major or REC major or SMGT minor or Health and Wellness Promotion minor and 60 credits completed or in progress.
FSOS 1101 - Intimate Relationships (SOCS)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Couple dynamics. Overview of how to develop, maintain, and terminate an intimate relationship. Communication, conflict resolution, power, roles. Programs for marriage preparation, marriage enrichment, and marital therapy.
FSOS 3102 - Family Systems and Diversity (SOCS, DSJ)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00529 - FSoS 3102/FSOS 5101
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Family systems/theories applied to dynamics/processes relevant to family life. Diversity issues related to gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation, and disability. Divorce, single parenthood, remarriage. Family strengths/problems. prereq: At least soph or instr consent
FSOS 3104 - Global and Diverse Families (SOCS, GP)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00758 - FSoS 3104/FSOS 4102
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Perspectives on family dynamics of various racial/ethnic populations in the United States/other countries in context of national/international economic, political, and social processes. prereq: at least Soph or instr consent
FSOS 4101 - Sexuality and Gender in Families and Close Relationships
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Human ecology/development as frameworks for examining sexuality in close relationships. Diversity of sexual beliefs, attitudes, behaviors within differing social contexts. Using scientific knowledge to promote sexual health among individuals, couples, families through various life stages. prereq: At least jr or instr consent
FSOS 4104 - Family Psychology
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Processes in families of origin, families of choice, and other close relationships, within diverse social contexts. Evaluating current research on family dynamics within/across generations.
YOST 1001 - Seeing Youth, Thinking Youth: Media, Popular Media, and Scholarship (CIV)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Use of life-experience, news and popular media to explore everyday realities of being a young person, as it varies by age social class, race/ethnicity, geography, time period, sexual orientation, and capacity.
YOST 2101 - Urban Youth and Youth Issues (DSJ)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
What it is like to be a young person in a city, in the United States and worldwide. prereq: 1001 or instr consent
CSPH 3001 - Introduction to Integrative Healing
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Current US health care system/US cultural views of health/wellness. Various complementary/alternative medical systems/practices that might be integrated into current way of thinking about health/wellness/treatment of illness/disease. prereq: 60 credits or instr consent
CSPH 3101 - Creating Ecosystems of Well-Being
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Information, practices, and tools that enable individuals and communities to build capacity for well-being. Factors and ecosystems that contribute to health, happiness, and well-being. Students develop a personal plan for health and well-being and one for a community.
CSPH 3201 - Introduction to Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Techniques by which stress endemic in a fast-paced competitive culture can be reduced or worked with constructively. Students practice/apply techniques of mindfulness. Recent medical-scientific literature on physiological/psychological elements in the stress response.
CSPH 3211 - Living on Purpose: An Exploration of Self, Purpose, and Community
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Explore questions of meaning/purpose. Explore other people's ways of living on purpose. Consider big questions that shape present/future. Build framework to lead purposeful life. Primarily Online Course with 3 in-person meetings prereq: 30+ credits completed or instr consent
CSPH 3301 - Food Choices: Healing the Earth, Healing Ourselves
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01890
Typically offered: Every Spring
Link between our food/diet, agricultural practices, and health of planet. Food security. Cultural/personal context of food choices. Ways that food is produced, especially industrial monoculture. Food choices and the earth's bio diversity. Land use, water use, pollution, energy needs, climate change. Alternatives: organic/sustainable, fair trade. Economic policies/choices. Global tradeoffs.
CSPH 4311 - Foundations of Hatha Yoga: Alignment & Movement Principles
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Summer
Anatomical considerations/understanding critical to executing safe/effective Hatha Yoga instruction. Overview of human gross anatomy/bodily systems essential to Hatha Yoga. First in sequence of three courses in University of Minnesota Yoga Teachers Education & Training Sequence. Students who complete sequence may be qualified to register with Yoga Alliance as 200 hour Registered Yoga Teacher. prereq: [Prerequisite PsTL 1135 Essentials of Human Anatomy and Physiology or equivalent], instr consent (prerequisite course may be taken concurrently)
CSPH 4312 - Hatha Yoga Philosophy, Lifestyle, & Ethics
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
History, tradition, philosophy of Hatha Yoga with emphasis on ethical practice of Hatha Yoga. Study of classical/modern text. Foundational concepts of how to use knowledge to facilitate strong Yoga Asana, Pranayama, meditation practice. Second course in sequence of three (3) courses in University of Minnesota Yoga Teachers' Education & Training Sequence. prereq: 4311
CSPH 4313 - Hatha Yoga Teaching Principles & Methodology
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Communication/sequencing principles necessary for teaching effective, safe Hatha Yoga classes. Use knowledge/skills gained during prerequisite two Hatha Yoga courses. Practice skills through participation in Service Learning. Third course in sequence of three (3) courses in University of Minnesota Yoga Teachers' Education & Training Sequence. prereq: 4311, 4312
PSY 3206 - Introduction to Health Psychology
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02593 - Madr 3206/Psy 3206
Typically offered: Every Spring
Theories/research in health psychology. Bi-directional relationships between psychological factors and physical health. Stress/coping, adjustment to chronic illness. Psychological factors in etiology/course of disease. Health behavior change. prereq: 1001
SOC 3613W - Stuffed and Starved: The Politics of Eating (SOCS, GP, WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01131 - GloS 3613W/GloS 3613V/Soc 3613
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
This course takes a cross-cultural, historical, and transnational perspective to the study of the global food system. Themes explored include: different cultural and social meanings attached to food; social class and consumption; the global food economy; global food chains; work in the food sector; the alternative food movement; food justice; environmental consequences of food production. prereq: Soc majors/minors must register A-F
SOC 4246 - Sociology of Health and Illness
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Spring
This course is an introduction to the importance of health and illness in people’s lives, how social structures impact who gets sick, how they are treated, and how the delivery of health care is organized. By the end of the course you will be familiar with the major issues in the sociology of health and illness, and understand that health and illness are not just biological processes, but profoundly shaped by the organization of society. prereq: One sociology course or instr consent; soc majors/minors must register A-F