Gerontology Minor

The School of Health and Applied Human Sciences offers an interdisciplinary minor in gerontology which focuses on the study of older adults and the aging process. The minor draws faculty from a variety of disciplines, such as sociology, psychology, public health, recreation therapy, gerontology, and social work. The minor is designed for students with a general interest in aging, and will help prepare students for careers that involve working with older adults. Coursework encourages students to obtain field experience in local agencies serving older adults. Students should contact the coordinator for additional information.

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Health Minor

The School of Health and Applied Human Sciences offers a Health minor, which provides students with a strong foundation of health and wellness content knowledge and skills to facilitate healthy living both personally and professionally. The minor reflects the multi-dimensional nature of health and wellness through inclusion of courses such as Human Sexuality, Nutrition and Behavior, Substance Abuse Prevention, Mental and Emotional Health, Consumer Health, Explorations in Public Health, etc. Students should contact the Public Health Program Coordinator for more information.

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Tourism, Recreation & Sport Minor

Due to the interdisciplinary nature of our field, students majoring in other degree programs are able to complete a minor in Tourism, Recreation & Sport. Students must complete 21 hours, comprised of five core classes and two elective credits, as approved by the faculty. These classes will assist students to gain strong foundational knowledge of theTourism, Recreation & Sport industry that they can pair with their major.

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Yoga Studies Minor

A minor in yoga studies provides students with a thorough knowledge of anatomy and physiology from which to build yoga postures, as well as a strong background in yoga philosophy. The history and theory of this ancient practice will be combined with in-depth training and applied learning opportunities for students to apply the practice and teaching methodologies.

This unique program is one of only two yoga studies minors in the country. It will provide the knowledge needed to teach yoga as a career or use yoga as a tool when working with clients as physical therapists, occupational therapists, personal trainers, social workers, as teachers and more.

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Assistance Dog Training Minor

The assistance dog training minor is designed to prepare students to be assistance dog trainers and to use animal assisted interventions in a variety of settings, such as schools, hospitals, and long-term facilities. Course work requires field experience working with assistance dogs in-training and individuals with disabilities.

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