The Health and Kinesiology Department offers 3 minors
The Health minor offers undergraduate students courses in the areas of public health, positive behavior change, and healthy lifestyles. It is designed for students entering into careers other than health promotion and education, who wish to have a formally-recognized educational training in health.
This minor would serve as an ideal complement to existing BS programs in Parks, Recreation & Tourism; Family & Consumer Studies; Psychology; Anthropology; Sociology; Political Science; and Communication.
Health Teaching Minor
The Health Teaching minor is for students who are already pursuing a different teaching major, and are also interested in health education as an additional topic of study.
Occupational Safety and Health Minor
Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) encompasses the field of workplace accidents, illnesses, and injury prevention. OSH is a rewarding career because of the ability to meaningfully help people at work while applying principles of prevention and science. The OSH minor is a unique minor in that it is needed within all work environments and can be applied to your chosen major in unique ways to make you more valuable as an employee in your chosen workplace. A few of the areas covered in these courses are risk assessment and management, workplace hazard recognition, workplace health exposures, ergonomics and human factors, job design, noise and injury prevention, along with other job-related safety and health concerns.
Why choose the OSH minor?
Scholarships and paid internships are available!
The job market for OSH is plentiful with a very positive future need for graduates that includes many rewarding jobs. The type of OSH work varies from industry to industry with each OSH career application differing from job to job. For example, safety in construction is considerably different than safety in manufacturing, petrochemicals, or engineering. An OSH minor facilitates easy changes in careers that are quite interesting but without the requirement to obtain another degree!