Health Teaching Minor

The minor in Health Teaching provides students intending to go into teaching or health promotion with the opportunity to enhance their knowledge of health and their teaching skills in personal wellness and health-related fields. Students will learn about health from personal, public, community, and global perspectives, drawing from interdisciplinary studies in physical education, physiology, nutrition, exercise science, sociology, psychology, women’s studies, child and family studies, agriculture and sustainability, and social justice studies, as well as education.

Degree Requirements

The minor in Health Teaching requires a minimum of six (6) course credits, as follows:

Required Core Course

HLT 215Significant Issues in Health

1 Course Credit

HLT 315Health Education and Promotion

1 Course Credit

CFS 221Fundamentals of Nutrition

1 Course Credit

Required Distribution Courses

Two courses chosen from

HLT 111/WGS 111Human Sexuality

1 Course Credit

HLT 210/APS 210Health in Appalachia (APS)

1 Course Credit

HLT 224Addiction & Violence/Fam (WGS)

1 Course Credit

HLT 236/WGS 236Women and Health (WST)

1 Course Credit

PSY 215Health Psychology

1 Course Credit

Required additional HLT Course

One (1) additional course from the list above or another HLT course approved by the program to meet this requirement (i.e., a summer travel course or a health-related internship); selection of this course must be approved by the Health Teaching minor advisor


Admission to the Minor — An interview with members of the Health faculty in the Program, as well as a program recommendation, are required for admission to the Health minor.

Proficiency Requirements for Retention in and Completion of the Minor — A grade of C (2.0 GPA) or higher in each required Health Teaching minor course, as well as in each prerequisite and collateral course, is required for continuation in the minor. Students not receiving a grade of C or higher may repeat that particular course to raise the grade while remaining in the minor program. In addition to the course GPA requirement, certification in first aid including adult, child, and infant cardio-pulmonary resuscitation (CPR) with Automated External Defibrillator (AED) must be completed by the first term of the senior year. This may be met by taking HLT 109 or through successful completion of an outside course with certification.

Additional considerations for the Health Studies Minor — Designated Summer courses may be used for the Health Teaching Minor.