Physical activity and health promotion minor

About the program

The physical activity and health promotion minor allows students from different disciplines to explore areas within the world of physical activity, personal health, and wellness promotion to support their primary undergraduate program. The purpose of this minor is to provide students with a stronger understanding of how physical activity, recreation, personal wellness, and nutrition can be integrated in their current academic experience and future professional career.

Students will:

  • Utilize scientific findings to understand the effects of physical activity in terms of community, individual health, and overall wellness.
  • Focus on health and physical activity in the context of society.
  • Learn how to create and utilize programs that promote physical activity, wellbeing, and health.
  • Have access to CEHD Career Services to explore related career opportunities.

Related major programs

This interdisciplinary physical activity and health promotion minor is a campus-wide program, open to all undergraduate students, regardless of college or major. Students in the following majors may find this minor particularly relevant:

  • Dance
  • Family Social Science
  • Food Science
  • Kinesiology
  • Nursing
  • Nutrition
  • Psychology
  • Sport Management
  • Youth Studies

Minor requirements/course catalog

For the physical activity and health promotion minor program see the official University catalog for course offerings and requirements.

Advising

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Departmental Advisor
Tracey Hammell
Undergraduate Academic Advisor
612-626-5098
thammel@umn.edu

Become a physical activity and health promotion minor

To apply, submit the application form.

Priority application deadlines

  • Fall semester: April 1
  • Spring semester: November 1