Minor in Health

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A Minor in Health serves as an excellent support field for many majors.  The minor consists of 21 hours in health including HLTH 1366, HLTH 2391, and fifteen additional hours from health courses with at least 6 of those hours advanced.  If an internship in the minor is desired, students must include HLTH 4393 and HLTH 4394 in their course selections.

Non-Health University Majors selecting a Health Minor: Business, Communication, Criminal Justice, Education, History, Kinesiology, Psychology, Sociology, and others.

The health minor may also be selected as one of the three minors required of the Bachelor of Liberal Studies degree and may also be combined with an Associate Degree in Allied Health for a Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences Degree. Interested students should see the advisors for the B.L.S or B.A.A.S degrees for specific degree requirements.

Minor in Health
Degree Specific Requirements6
Lifestyle and Wellness
Human Diseases
Minor Electives - Select 15 credits from the following (6 credit hours must be 3000-level or 4000-level courses taken at SHSU):15
Fund Hlth Promo & Hlth Careers
Health & Medical Terminology
Multicultural Health Issues
Principles of Public Health
US Health Care Systems
Health Planning & Evaluation
Drug Use and Abuse
Safety Education
Family Life & Sex Education
Health Comm & Literacy
Health Care Policy
Patient Navigation
Health Laws and Ethics
Global Health
Environmental Health
Prof Prep Health Careers (Required for HLTH 4394)
Internship Program (Will be health related only)
Managing Health Promotion in the Workplace
Directing Wellness Programs
Total Hours21


HLTH 4365HLTH 4380, and HLTH 4390 require Junior Standing.

HLTH 4371 requires prerequisites of HLTH 1360, HLTH 2391 and Senior Standing.

HLTH 4375 requires prerequisites of HLTH 1360, HLTH 3355 and Senior Standing.

HLTH 4393 requires a prerequisite of HLTH 3350 and the completion of 12 hours of HLTH coursework.

HLTH 4394 requires a prerequisite of HLTH 4393 with a "C" or better.

Students must earn a grade of "C' or better in HLTH 4393 and HLTH 4394.

HLTH 3361 requires a prerequisite of 55 completed hours.