Health & Wellness - Minor

Program Advisor




Minors have been established within the University to provide opportunities for formal inter-school study. Students must be enrolled in a degree program and must be in good standing to be eligible to take a Minor in another school.  The Minor Fields generally consist of 15-21 credits of prescribed courses, depending on the Field. Upon successful completion of all requirements, the title of Minor Field of Study and the courses taken in support of the Field are entered on the student’s transcript. 

Minor in Health and Wellness

Milken Institute School of Public Health offers a Minor in Health and Wellness through the Department of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences. Students completing the minor in health and wellness gain a deeper understanding of personal health and well being.  The SPHs Specialty Field of Study in Health and Wellness consists of 15 credit hours (six credit hours of required courses and twelve credit hours of advisor approved electives).  The Minor provides a strong foundation in health and wellness in preparation for lifelong well being and to serve as a foundation to maintain health. Requirements: 2.25 cumulative GPA or above.


Required courses: 
HLWL 1117Functional Fitness 
HLWL 1116Lifestyle Nutrition 
9 credits of elective courses selected from the following: 
HLWL 1102Stress Management 
HLWL 1103Issues in Men's Health 
HLWL 1104Outdoor and Environmental Education 
HLWL 1105Yoga & the Meaning of Life 
HLWL 1106Drug Awareness 
HLWL 1108Weight and Society 
HLWL 1109Human Sexuality 
HLWL 1110Issues in Alternative Medicine 
HLWL 1111Sport and the Law 
HLWL 1112Issues in Women's Health 
HLWL 1114Personal Health and Wellness 
EXSC 1112Current Issues in Coaching 
EXSC 1114Community Nutrition 
EXSC 1117Principles of Coaching 
EXSC 1118Sport and Nutrition 
EXSC 1119WChildren and Sport 
EXSC 2117WSport Psychology 
EXSC 2119Basic Nutrition 
EXSC 2122Food Systems in Public Health


Adding or Dropping

To Add or Drop a Minor and to Change the Original Minor Program of Study

Please see the Program Advisor for information, admission to the minor field, to drop the minor, for assistance in the selection of the elective course and to amend the courses on the original program of study. GW School of Public Health will not process requests to add a Minor during the registration period.  All transactions require the Application for Undergraduate Minor form and signatures.


Past Program Guides

This is the current program guide for this program. Students should follow the course requirements from the year in which they entered the program. Prior to August 4th, 2014 the Minor in Health and Wellness was categorized as a Secondary Field of Study.

Past Guides:
Guides that are not available online can be accquired from the Academic Affairs Program Coordinator in the Dean's Office.