Health Promotion


The Health Promotion minor provides a basic understanding of the community health field and an opportunity to gain background in a variety of health issues related to disease prevention and health promotion. Coursework for this minor focuses on health promotion and disease prevention among special target groups within a particular community, with the ultimate goal of providing practical health information to diverse population groups through the use of behavioral interventions.

About this Program

Department Information

For more than 60 years, the Department of Health Education and Behavior has been at the forefront of the health promotion and public health field, demonstrating leadership in instruction and mentoring, research and scholarship, and service and practice. By emphasizing innovation and data-driven advancements, the department’s efforts ensure that students are well prepared for the health promotion and public health careers of the future.




The minor is open to all juniors and seniors, with the exception of students majoring in Health Education and Behavior.

This minor requires the completion of at least 15 credits of HSC coursework. Students should refer to the course descriptions in the undergraduate catalog for any prerequisites for each course.

Required Courses

Must be successfully completed before taking the specialization electives.

HSC 3032Foundations of Health Education3
HSC 3102Personal and Family Health3
HSC 3201Community and Environmental Health 13
Specialization electives6
Total Credits15

Requires STA 2023 with a C or better.

Specialization Electives

HSC 4133Human Sexuality Education3
HSC 4134Emotional Health and Counseling3
HSC 4143Drug Education and Behavior 13
HSC 4174Behavioral and Environmental Determinants of Obesity3
HSC 4233Patient Health Education3
HSC 4574Nutrition Education for Special Populations 23
HSC 4579Women's Health Issues3
HSC 4593HIV/AIDS Education3
HSC 4623Minority Health Issues3
HSC 4624Trends in International Health3
HSC 4663Community Health Methods in Injury Prevention and Control3
HSC 4664Health Communication for Consumers3
HSC 4694Worksite Health Promotion3
HSC 4950Current Topics in Health Education (youth health issues, etc.)3

Requires APK 2105C with a C or better.


Requires HUN 2201 with a C or better.