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Is this program for me?

The 15-hour minor in Health, reflecting interest in wellness, health promotion and allied health careers, blends with majors in the natural and social sciences.  The minor also can prepare students for entry into a health related graduate program.  The minor, open to all students, would be especially appropriate for the following majors: 

  • Allied Health
  • Nutrition
  • Pharmacy
  • Optometry
  • Health Communications
  • Biology
  • Biochemical and Biophysical Sciences
  • Chemistry
  • Education
  • Human Development and Consumer Science
  • Kinesiology
  • Political Science
  • Psychology
  • Sociology

What will I Learn?

Students pursuing a Minor in Health will learn to:

  • Assess Individual and Community Needs for Health
  • Plan and implement Health Promotion Strategies, Interventions, and Programs
  • Serve as a Health Resource Person
  • Communicate and Advocate for Health
  • Evaluate Health Promotion Programs

Since degree plans change periodically, students will follow the degree plan that is in place at the time in which they complete an official, signed degree plan.  Following is the most current sample degree plan for a Minor in Health.

To apply for this minor, make an appointment with a Health Education Undergraduate Advisor.

Coursework required for a Health minor.

Minor declaration contract - pdf file

Course # Course Name Hours
HLT 1353 Personal Health 3
HLT 2320 Foundations of Health 3
HLT 3301 Individual Behavior with Health Consequences 3
HLT 3381 Health Promotion and Disease Prevention 3
HLT 3000 or 4000 level Health Advanced Elective Course 3

Total Hours: 15

A total of fifteen (15) hours are required, nine (9) of which must be advanced. Nine (9) hours must be taken in residence, six (6) of which must be advanced. Students must earn a 2.00 minimum cumulative grade point average on courses attempted in the minor at the University of Houston.

The 15 hour minor in Health, reflecting renewed interest in wellness, health promotion and allied health careers, blends with majors in the natural and social sciences.  The minor, open to all students, would be especially appropriate for the following majors:  Allied Health, Biology, Biochemical and Biophysical Sciences, Chemistry, Education, Human Development and Consumer Sciences, Kinesiology, Political Science, Psychology, and Sociology.

For more information please contact the Health Advisor.