The Department of Health and Exercise Studies offers a 15 credit hour Health minor that is designed for undergraduate students wishing to pursue careers in health-related professions and for students wishing to gain in-depth knowledge in various contemporary health-related topics for their own personal development. The minor provides students with theories, concepts, and practical skills concerning health behavior and includes a practicum to apply theory to practice.
- This minor requires the completion of 15 credit hours
- There are four (4) required courses totaling seven (7) credit hours
- Students will choose elective courses totaling eight (8) credit hours
- Students must obtain a grade of “C-” or better in each of the required and elective courses
- A minimum of 10 credit hours must be completed at NCSU including the practicum
Required Minor Courses (Minimum 7 Hours)
- HESM 285 Personal Health
- HESM 300 Practicum in Health
- HESM 375 Health Planning and Programming
- HESM 377 Methods of Health Promotion
Elective Courses (Minimum 8 Hours)
- HESM 212 Alcohol, Drugs and Tobacco
- HESM 213 Human Sexuality
- HESM 280 Responding to Emergencies
- HESM 284 Women’s Health Issues
- HESM 286 Nutrition, Exercise, and Weight Control
- HESM 287 Stress Management
- BIO 105 Biology in the Modern World
- BIO 106 Biology in the Modern World Laboratory
- or BIO 181 Introductory Biology I
- NTR 500 Introduction to Human Nutrition
- GN 301 Genetics in Human Affairs
- MB 200 Microbiology and World Affairs
- SOC 381 Sociology of Medicine
- PRT 200 Leisure Behavior, Health and Wellness
- Read over all information regarding the minor program.
- Contact the minor program coordinator (firstname.lastname@example.org).
- Declare the minor through CODA in MyPack portal.
- Begin taking the required and/or elective courses in the minor program.
- Meet with the minor coordinator prior to enrolling in the minor practicum.