Interdisciplinary Health (Minor)

Interdisciplinary Health (Minor)

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Course codes have changed for many Kinesiology courses. Download the new course codes here.

What is interdisciplinary health?

Interdisciplinary health allows you to focus on a range of health-related issues in your studies, from nutrition to health education to youth risk behavior. The minor complements a variety of majors in areas such as education, healthcare and social work, to help you enhance your career opportunities.

Why study interdisciplinary health at UNH?

The interdisciplinary health minor at UNH provides foundational knowledge while also giving you the flexibility to structure your program of study to your professional career interests.

Potential career areas

  • Community health educator
  • Corporate health program manager
  • Health education teacher
  • Nutritionist
  • School health coordinator
Department of Kinesiology
New Hampshire Hall, 124 Main Street
Durham, NH 03824

Phone: (603) 862-2071

Curriculum & Requirements

The central focus of the Interdisciplinary Health minor is to prepare future educators for employment in schools, community health centers, and/or corporate settings.

Interdisciplinary Health Minor Requirements

HDFS 746Human Sexuality4
HPE 648Current Issues in Teaching Health4
HPE 702/KIN 802Health Content and Youth Risk Behavior4
or NUTR 610 Nutrition Education and Counseling
HPE 712Health Education Practicum4
NUTR 400Nutrition in Health and Well Being4
HPE 671Health Education Pedagogy4
Total Credits24

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