Public Health Minor

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Public Health Minor

The department of Health Management and Policy offers a minor in public health. Public health deals with the health of populations and focuses on health promotion and disease prevention, as well as access to the medical system. The minor introduces students to many of the foundation areas of public health and provides basic exposure to key concepts and skills in the five core disciplines of public health, as articulated by the Council on Education for Public Health. The minor is open to any baccalaureate student outside of the Health Management and Policy major at UNH. Students interested in this field may decide to continue their education with the Master of Public Health (MPH), which is also offered through HMP.


Department of Health Management & Policy
Hewitt Hall, 4 Library Way
Durham, NH 03824-3563

Curriculum & Requirements

The public health minor includes the following courses:

Required Courses
HMP 401United States Health Care Systems4
HMP 403Introduction to Public Health4
HMP 501Epidemiology and Community Medicine4
HMP 569Human Behavior and the Public Health4
Select one of the following: 14
Public Health: History and Practice
Health Analytics
Environmental Health
Social Marketing
Health Policy
Families at Risk
Health Content and Youth Risk Behavior
Stressed Out: The Science and Nature of Human Stress
Recreation and Leisure in Society
Social Welfare Policy: History of Social and Economic Justice
Drugs and Alcohol: Use, Misuse and Addiction

Explore Program Details

The Health Management and Policy department welcomes applications for admission from current UNH students who wish to transfer from other degree programs at UNH, however, HMP is not accepting applications from other institutions. There are several Discovery, University, and Health Management and Policy introduction courses that are appropriate for students who are interested in, but not yet committed to the major.

Transfer Students

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