Public Health Minor

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Department of Applied Human Sciences
Program Type
Applied Human Sciences
College of Education and Human Service Professions

About this Program

According to the American Public Health Association, public health promotes and protects the health of people and the communities where they live, learn, work, and play. When you study public health, you are studying health promotion, disease prevention, emergency preparedness, health communication, health program management, and health disparities. Students who choose to study Public Health at UMD are passionate about promoting health and preventing disease. The coursework introduces you to the field of public health, the foundations of the public health profession, and a range of health content and skills. Students with other majors who have a strong interest in public health may choose to complete the public health minor. The Public Health Minor is popular for students who are majoring in Psychology, Biology, Exercise Science, Healthcare Management, and other degree programs.

Sample Courses:

  • Health and Wellness Strategies for Life 
  • Human Nutrition
  • Intro to Public Health
  • Foundations of Public Health
  • Principles of Epidemiology
  • Conducting and Managing Worksite Health Promotion Programs
  • Environmental Health

Program Learning Outcomes