The Health Promotion Minor is designed to assist students in gaining a deeper understanding of health issues and their impact on overall quality of life. The multidisciplinary course options will provide a basis for personal and professional growth, emphasize positive lifestyle choices and explore global health/wellness concerns.
Enrollment in the Health Promotion Minor is available to all freshmen, sophomores and juniors who are enrolled in bachelor degree programs at Michigan State University. Students may start enrolling in the classes at any time and required coursework does nothave to be completed prior to adding the minor to the academic record.
Kinesiology and Athletic Training majors should contact a KIN advisorto discuss adding the Minor to your program.
NOTES for Non-Kinesiology majors:
The application link will be active and available from September 1st through March 1st only.
Students must add the Minor prior to reaching 88 credits (senior standing).
TO ADD THE MINOR and ensure it appears on the transcript, please complete the Addition of Health Promotion Minor form. Once completed forms are approved, the minor will be posted
to the student record. Students can check StuInfo to verify addition of
the minor code. An advising appointment is not necessary. For
questions, email Jennifer Watson, Undergraduate Kinesiology Advisor.
PLEASE NOTE: Students must plan accordingly for successful completion of the Health Promotion Minor. Be sure to check for course dates, availability, and prerequisite requirements. Seats in KIN 121 and PSY 320 are often very limited. Students who choose to add the minor in the junior year may not have time to complete all requirements before graduation.
Click HERE for worksheet to track completion of requirements.
1) All of the following courses (9 credits):
The Healthy Lifestyle
Introduction to Human Nutrition
Health Psychology (Prerequisite: PSY 101)
2) At least 9 credits from the following courses:
Women and Health:
Anthropological and International Perspectives
Culture, Health, and Illness
Dynamics of Personal Adjustment
World Food, Population, and Poverty
Disease in Society: Intro to Epidemiology and Public Health
Geography of Health and Disease
Lifespan Human Development in the Family
Interpersonal Relationships in the Family
Introduction to Public Health
Dietary Supplements: Evidence vs Hype
Nutrition in Medicine for Pre-Health Professionals