Health Studies Minor

A health studies minor provides students who are pursuing a liberal arts education the opportunity to engage in a process of understanding how the health and wellness of individuals can support their capacity to succeed in any chosen field. A health studies minor can complement knowledge attained from major courses.

Degree Requirements

The minor in Health Studies requires a minimum of five (5) course credits, as follows:

Required Core Courses

The following two core courses:

HLT 200Foundations of Health Studies

1 Course Credit

HLT 227/PSY 227Health Psychology (PSY)

1 Course Credit

Required Distribution Courses

Two (2) course credits chosen from the following:

CFS 221Fundamentals of Nutrition

1 Course Credit

HLT 111/WGS 111Human Sexuality (WGS)

1 Course Credit

HLT 210/APS 210Health in Appalachia (APS)

1 Course Credit

HLT 224Addiction & Violence/Fam

1 Course Credit

HLT 236/WGS 236Women and Health (WGS)

1 Course Credit

HLT 300HLT Program Planning & Eval

1 Course Credit

SOC 200Sociology of Health

1 Course Credit

Required additional HLT Course

One (1) additional course from the list above, HLT 395 Health Internship, or health-related course approved by HLT faculty.


Admission to the Minor— An interview with members of the Health faculty in the Department, as well as a departmental recommendation, are required for admission to the Health minor.

Proficiency Requirements for Retention in and Completion of the Minor— A grade of C (2.0 GPA) or higher in each required Health Studies minor course is required for continuation in the minor. Students not receiving a grade of C or higher may repeat that particular course to raise the grade while remaining in the minor program. In addition to the course GPA requirement above, certification in First Aid/Adult & Pediatric CPR with AED must be completed by the first term of the Senior year. May be met by taking HLT 109Comprehensive First Aid, HLT 202 American Red Cross Instructor, HHP 310: Adv. Swimming and Lifeguard Training, or a community course approved by the HHP department.