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Coaching Science

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 in order 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. Students applying for the minor must have completed at least one semester of full time study with a minimum GPA of 2.25. Enrollment in the minor for at least four semesters is required due to sequencing of course work. A minimum grade of C- is required in all courses for completion of the minor.

Coaching Science Checksheet


The dance minor provides students with an opportunity to study a variety of coursework including, but not limited to, technique, composition and choreography and electives in the historical, cultural, pedagogical, and somatic areas of dance. Also, dance minors complete a variable credit capstone experience project. The Dance Minor is a joint program between the College of Health Sciences and the College of Arts and Sciences and is organized through the College of Arts and Science.  For more information please visit the Dance Minor webpage.

Dance Checksheet

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.

Health & Wellness Checksheet

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 it is particularly suited for students who are planning careers in health and exercise sciences such as health and physical education, health promotion, fitness, occupational therapy, therapeutic recreation, physical therapy, sports medicine and coaching. The minor will help Health and Physical Education students to pursue a national certification in Adapted Physical Education. Students applying for the minor must have completed at least one semester of full-time study with a minimum GPA of 2.0. 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.

Health, Physical Activity and Disability Checksheet

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, including 12 required credits and 6 credits selected from a list of recommended electives. Human Services majors may count only HDFS 230 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.

Medical Social Services Checksheet


A minor in Nutrition provides student from other degree programs including, but not limited to, Biology, Chemistry and Nursing a fairly intensive level of understanding of nutritional science as well as acknowledgement of this knowledge. This minor is for students interested in the area of nutrition who believe that good nutrition and personal lifestyles are important for the well-being of individuals. This program is not available to students whose major program requires all of the following courses: A minimum of 15 credit hours with a minimum grade of C- is required.

Nutrition Checksheet

Public Health

Public Health is the science and art of preventing disease, prolonging life, and promoting health through the organized efforts and informed choices of society, organizations, public and private sectors, 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 and policy as well as 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.

Public Health Checksheet