Requirements and Curriculum

The minor—open to students in any major—requires 20 credit hours and a minimum GPA of 2.0 in all required and elective courses.

Apply Knowledge with Practical Experiences

You’ll have an opportunity to apply your knowledge learned in the classroom through the required practicum experience.  These practical experiences off you the opportunity to engage in hands-on work promoting health and wellness in university, workplace and community settings.

Required Courses (11 credits)

All courses are 3 credit hours unless otherwise indicated.

The required lower division courses—ES 102, UBE 110 (Section WES)—should be completed prior to UBE 496 (Section WE2 or WE3) or ES 496 (Section MED).

Elective Courses (9 credits)

All courses are 3 credit hours unless otherwise indicated.

  • ES 200 Introduction to Exercise Science*
  • NTR 401 Nutrition and Health
  • NTR 402 Nutrition in the Lifecycle
  • CHB 501 Study of Health Behavior or CHB 502 Health Behavior Change or CHB 538 Community Health Assessment and Surveillance**
  • CEP 401 Introduction to Counseling
  • CEP 404 Introduction to the Rehabilitation of Substance Abuse and Addiction
  • PSY 322 Abnormal Psychology
  • PSY 325 Health Psychology
  • PSY 336 Developmental Psychology
  • PSY 404 Alcohol and Health
  • PSY 438 Sport & Exercise Psychology
  • UBE 496 (Section WE1) Health and Wellness Peer Education***
    Offered in fall semester only
  • UBE 496 (Section WE1) Special Projects Wellness***
    Offered in spring semester only

* Exercise science students must take a different elective.
** Only one 500-level course can be taken for undergraduate credit.
Students interested in the MPH in Community Health and Health Behavior should take CHB 501 and CHB 502.
*** Must complete ES 102, UBE 110 (WES) prior to registering for this course.

Keep Up With Minor Requirements

When you are about one year away from graduation, contact Undergraduate Student Services, the Office for Academic and Student Affairs (OASA), at to ensure you are on track with the health and wellness minor requirements.

Completing Minor Requirements

The health and wellness minor is a supplement to a major degree and cannot be completed by itself. You must complete the minor before or at the same time as your major. If you do not complete all of the requirements, you will need to drop the minor in order to graduate or postpone graduation to finish the minor.

All requirements must be met to be awarded the health and wellness minor. In order to receive the Health and Wellness minor you must be eligible for a bachelor's degree at graduation. 

Visit the Undergraduate Catalog for information on University degree requirements.

Using Electives to Satisfy both Major and Minor Requirements

Elective courses can be used to satisfy both your major and minor requirements. For example, if you completed PSY322 Abnormal Psychology to satisfy your psychology major requirement, it will also count towards your health and wellness minor requirement. There is an exception for exercise science majors and ES200 Introduction to Human Movement. Exercise science majors must select a different course to satisfy the elective requirement for the minor.

Additionally, if you have completed a course that satisfies the minor before you were accepted, we will count the course as completed once you have been accepted into the health and wellness minor.