MINORS IN BHAN
This minor will help students develop a personal coaching philosophy, an understanding of the body, how it performs, injury and injury prevention, teaching of skills and progressions, sport psychology, and a variety of team responsibilities. A practicum or field experience will be required in the student’s chosen sport to further enhance the development of coaching skills and philosophy. If a student chooses a sport that is a winter sport, i.e., basketball, the student is required to register for winter session. The same requirement applies for a practicum experience done during the summer. The Coaching Science Minor requires 19 credits.
Enrollment in the minor for at least three semesters is required due to sequencing of course work. A minimum grade of C- is required in all courses for completion of the minor.
A minor in dance is available for students who have an interest in dance and want a concentration of study in this area to complement their career goals. The minor provides students with the opportunity to study a variety of coursework including, but not limited to, technique, composition and choreography, and elective choices in the historical, cultural, pedagogical, and somatic areas of dance. Additionally, dance minors complete an introductory seminar course exploring career options in dance as well as a variable credit capstone experience project at the end of the minor course of study. The Dance Minor is a joint program between the College of Arts & Sciences and the College of Health Sciences.
Health & Wellness
The Health and Wellness minor is for students who have an interest in expanding their knowledge of health and wellness issues. Courses will provide students with the knowledge, skills and experiences necessary to understand the role culture, gender, environment and behavior play in personal and community health. The minor will provide students with the opportunity to complement their major course of study by expanding and applying health knowledge and concepts to their chosen profession and personal life. Students in the Health Behavior Science major are not eligible to take this minor. A grade of C- or better in all required courses is necessary for successful completion of the minor. A maximum of nine credits may be from the student’s major or another minor.
Health, Physical Activity and Disability
This program provides undergraduate students with a theoretical base and quality field-based experiences to appropriately serve individuals with disabilities across the lifespan in a variety of settings that promote health and wellness. The minor is open to students in any major, but is particularly suited for students who are planning careers in health and exercise sciences such as health promotion, fitness, occupational therapy, physical therapy, therapeutic recreation, health and physical education, special education, sports medicine and coaching. A grade of C- or better in required courses is needed for successful completion of the minor. A maximum of six credits may be from the student’s major or another minor.
Medical Social Services
Medical social services provide assistance to patients and their families with accessing available community resources. Professionals in this field connect people to appropriate social and/or medical services. Typical employment settings include hospitals, schools, hospice, and nursing home facilities.
Open to all students in all majors, the minor introduces the intersection of social services and public health within an interdisciplinary context. Although the minor provides background content for students interested in pursuing a master’s degree in medical social work, this minor alone does not qualify students for professional licensure in social work.
The minor requires 18 credit hours that include a combination of required core courses and courses selected from a list of recommended electives. Human Services majors may count only HDFS230 for both this minor and their major. Health Behavior Science majors may not count more than one course toward both this minor and their major. All courses included in the minor must be completed with a C- or better.
A minor in Nutrition provides students in a variety of degree programs with a fairly intensive level of understanding of nutritional science. This minor is for students interested in the field of nutrition who believe that good nutrition and healthy lifestyle choices are important for the overall well-being of individuals. The program includes three core nutrition courses, two nutrition electives and requires four semesters of chemistry and, as such, is well suited for students in Biology, Chemistry and Nursing, as well as other majors. It is not available to students in the majors of Applied Nutrition, Nutrition and Dietetics or Nutrition and Medical Sciences due to the extensive amount of course overlap.
A minimum of 15 credit hours with a minimum grade of C- is required.
Public Health is the scientific field of study focused on preventing disease, promoting health, and prolonging life. This is achieved through the conduct of scientific research, implementation of health education programs and the organized efforts and informed choices of society, communities and individuals. A joint program between the Department of Behavioral Health and Nutrition and the School of Public Policy and Administration, the Public Health minor provides an interdisciplinary opportunity to develop practical skills in program development and increase knowledge in the areas of social systems, policy, and leadership. This minor offers a greater appreciation for the application of public health concepts to the student’s field of study.
The minor, available to students of all disciplines, requires 18 credit hours distributed as follows: Three required core courses (9 credits), and three elective courses (9 credits). At least six of the nine elective credits must be chosen from outside your major. All courses in the minor must be completed with a C- or better.