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School of Professional Studies

Health Promotion & Exercise Sciences

HPX Minors

The HPX department now offers four minors. Promoting good health is an interest for many students regardless of major. These minors can enrich major programs such as Nursing, Education, Psychology, Communications, Business, the Natural Sciences and Interdisciplinary Studies. Students can choose Community Health, Exercise Science, Holistic and Integrative Health or Wellness Management.

Students accepted into the program are expected to have completed all course prerequisites for the program. To obtain a minor you must notify the Department Chairperson of your interest by submitting this form. A copy should also be sent to the Registrar’s Office so that we may add the minor to your transcript. Depending upon your major requirements, you may need to take credit hours over the degree credit minimum required for graduation. Please see your adviser to review all program requirements.

Minor in Community Health (18 Credits)

HPX 100 Health Promotion & Maintenance (3 credits)
HPX 271 Health Education Programs in the Community (3 credits)
HPX 202 Epidemiology of Disease (3 credits)
HPX 353 Environment & Global Health (3 credits)
Any two additional 3-credit courses from approved list (6 credits)

Approved List of Community Health Electives
HPX 203 Introduction to Human Nutrition
HPX 230 Drug Studies
HPX 240 Introduction to Principles of Holistic and Integrative Health
HPX 241 Mind/Body Interventions for Health
HPX 242 Cross-Cultural and Traditional Healing Methods
HPX 253 Concepts of Disease
HPX 254 Fitness Seminar & Lab.
HPX 255 Group Fitness Instruction
HPX 352 Mental Health
HPX 355 Human Sexuality
HPX 281 Principles of Wellness
HPX 343 Food, Herbs, Supplements and Other Products
HPX 344 Energy Healing Therapies
HPX 380 Worksite Health

 

Minor in Exercise Science (18 credits)

HPX 100 Health Promotion and Maintenance
HPX 203 Nutrition and Health
PSY 262 Sport Psychology
*HPX 313 Principles of Personal Training
*HPX 314 Exercise Physiology
*HPX 318 Exercise Kinesiology
*Require successful completion of BIO 105/106 prior to enrollment

 

Minor in Holistic and Integrative Health (18 Credits)

HPX 100 Health Promotion & Maintenance (3 credits)
HPX 271 Health Education Programs in the Community (3 credits)
Any four additional 3-credit courses from approved list (12 credits)

Approved List of Holistic and Integrative Health Electives
HPX 240 Introduction to Principles of Holistic and Integrative Health
HPX 241 Mind/Body Interventions for Health
HPX 242 Cross-Cultural and Traditional Healing Methods
HPX 343 Food, Herbs, Supplements and Other Products
HPX 344 Energy Healing Therapies

 

Minor in Wellness Management (18 Credits)

HPX 100 Health Promotion & Maintenance (3 credits)
HPX 271 Health Education Programs in the Community (3 credits)
Any four additional 3-credit courses from approved list (12 credits)

Approved List of Wellness Management Electives
HPX 203 Introduction to Human Nutrition
HPX 254 Fitness Seminar & Lab.
HPX 255 Group Fitness Instruction
HPX 281 Principles of Wellness
HPX 380 Worksite Health
HPX 313 Principles of Personal Training

For more information about the minors, please contact:

Dr. Robyn Housemann, HPX Chair
203-837-8882
housemannr@wcsu.edu