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