Public Health (Minor)

Public Health (Minor)

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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 669Human Behavior and the Public Health4
Select one of the following: 14
HMP 505
Public Health: History and Practice
HMP 715
Environmental Health
HMP 735
Social Marketing
HMP 746
Health Policy
HDFS 586
Families at Risk
OT 513
Stressed Out: The Science and Nature of Human Stress
RMP 490
Recreation and Leisure in Society
SW 525
Social Welfare Policy: History of Social and Economic Justice
SW 714
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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