Public Health and Recreation Department

Minor - Health Professions

A minor in Health Professions provides all students with the opportunity to gain a breadth of knowledge and understanding of the challenging health issues facing a multicultural society. Courses must be unique to the minor.

University Graduation Requirements

To be awarded a minor, at least 12 units of coursework must be completely distinct and separate from the coursework in the major (University Policy S16-4).

Course Requirements

Requirements of the Minor12-15
Required Courses3
HS 135. Health Issues in a Multicultural SocietyS3
Choose courses from four of the following five areas.
GERO 108. Health in Later Life3
GERO 111. Medical Ethics3
GERO 117. Social Policy and Services in Aging3
GERO 127. Aging and Mental Health3
GERO 137. Families, Aging, and Diversity3
Health Science
HS 025. Health Team Building3
HS 161. Epidemiology3
HS 162. Health Care Organization and Admin3
NURS 180. Individual Studies1-4
Or other courses with Director of Health Professions Approval
Nutrition, Food Science and Packaging
NUFS 008. Nutrition for the Health Professions3
NUFS 009. Introduction to Human NutritionE3
NUFS 106A. Human Nutrition in the Life Span3
NUFS 116. Aging and Nutrition3
Or other courses with Director of Health Professions Approval
Other Health-Related Areas
HPRF 134. Complementary and Alternative Health Practices3
KIN 069. Stress Management: A Multidisciplinary PerspectiveE3
KIN 155. Exercise Physiology3
KIN 156. Introduction to Adapted Physical Activity3
KIN 169. Diversity, Stress and HealthS3
KIN 188. Prevention and Care of Athletic Injuries2
RECL 110. Leisure, Life and Contemporary Society3
RECL 112. Foundations of Recreation Therapy3
RECL 185. Leisure, Recreation and Aging3
RECL 198. Rec Therapy Assessment and Documentation3
Or other courses with Director of Health Professions Approval

Total Units:12-15

Or other courses with Director of Health Science Approval.