Health Promotion Minor

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 students who are enrolled in bachelor degree programs at Michigan State University. Required coursework does not have to be completed prior to adding the minor to the academic record; students may enroll in classes at any time.

TO ADD THE MINOR and ensure it appears on the transcript, students should complete the Addition of Health Promotion Minor formOnce 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.

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 210, 240 and PSY 320 are often very limited. Students who choose to add the minor in the junior or senior year may not have time to complete all requirements before graduation. 

Coursework Requirements: 

1) All of the following courses (12 credits):

Course NumberTitleCredits
KIN 210Principles of Exercise Physiology3
KIN 240Principles of Biobehavioral Health3
HNF 150Introduction to Human Nutrition3
PSY 320Health Psychology   (Prerequisite: PSY 101)3

2) At least 9 credits from the following courses:

Course NumberTitleCredits
ANP 270Women and Health: Anthropological and International Perspectives3
ANP 370Culture, Health, and Illness 3
CEP 260Dynamics of Personal Adjustment3
CEP 261Substance Abuse3
EEP 260World Food, Population, and Poverty3
EPI 390Disease in Society: Intro to Epidemiology and Public Health4
GEO 435Geography of Health and Disease3
HDFS 225Lifespan Human Development in the Family 3
HDFS 444Interpersonal Relationships in the Family3
HDFS 445Human Sexuality 3
HM 101Introduction to Public Health3
HNF 102Dietary Supplements: Evidence vs Hype3
HNF 310Nutrition in Medicine for Pre-Health Professionals3
HNF 385Public Health Nutrition3
HNF 406Global Foods and Culture 3
HNF 415Global Nutrition3
HNF 457Sports and Cardiovascular Nutrition3
PHL 344Ethical Issues in Health Care 4
PHL 453Ethical Issues in Global Public Health3
PSY 333The Neurobiology of Food Intake and Overeating3
SOC 475Health and Society3