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CATALOG • 2009-2010


The Health and Wellness Minor

For information, contact Dr. Micah Sadigh.

Requirements - 18 credits to fulfill the minor

All students must complete the core course,  PSY 201 Mind-Body Medicine; at least three credits from each of the four categories (Biological, Psychological, Social, and Spirituality) plus an additional three credits from one of the above listed four categories. In addition, students must demonstrate two experiences in the physical area as defined below. Credits in the physical component do not count towards the 18 credits required for the minor.

Core Course
PSY 201 Mind-Body Medicine 3 credits                                         

I. Biological
BIO 112 Concepts in Human Biology and Health Issues   4 credits
BIO 117 Human Anatomy and Physiology I 4 credits
BIO 118 Human Anatomy and Physiology II 4 credits
BIO 217 Anatomy and Physiology I 4 credits
BIO 218 Anatomy and Physiology II 4 credits
MUS 130 Healing With Music 3 credits
NEU 200 Introduction to Neuroscience 3 credits
NTR 113 Nutrition and Fitness 1 credits
NTR 114 Nutrition and the Elderly 1 credits
NTR 115 Eating Disorders and Weight Management 1 credits
NTR 160 Food and Nutrition for Healthy Living 4 credits
NTR 210 Principles of Nutrition 3 credits

II. Psychological
PSY 202 Stress, Disease and Psychophysiological Interventions 3 credits                                                                                                                                      
PSY 227 Principles of Helping Relationships 3 credits
PSY 229 Introduction to Biological Psychology 3 credits
PSY 251 Health Psychology 3 credits
PSY 231 Social Psychology 3 credits
PSY 309 Abnormal Psychology 3 credits

III. Social
SOC 243 Social and Psychological Aspects of Aging 4 credits
SOC 270 Contemporary Environmental Issues 3 credits
SOC 309 Sociology of Health, Illness and Death 3 credits
SWK 303 Human Behavior and the Social Environment 3 credits

IV. Spirituality
DNC 113 Relaxation 1 credits
DNC 115 Human Movement Potential 1 credits
HON 133 Changing the World from the Inside Out 3 credits
PSY 339 Existential Psychology and the Search for Meaning 3 credits
REL/PSY 204 Psychology of Religion 3 credits
REL 220 Death and Dying 3 credits
REL 233 Spirituality and Wellness 3 credits

Physical Requirements

Students must demonstrate participation in physical activities, which maintain or improve cardiovascular functions, endurance, or flexibility.  These activities may be credit bearing or non-credit bearing.  If credit bearing, the course does not count towards the 18 credits required for the minor.  If non-credit bearing, the activity must be approved by a health and wellness minor advisor.  Students must complete two physical activities, each of which must consist of at least 2.5 hours of physical activity per week, for the duration of a semester.  
Examples of credit bearing courses which fulfill 2.5 hours of physical activity per week, for the duration of a semester are:

Physical
DNC 211 Beginner Ballet 1.5 credits
DNC 213 Intermediate Ballet 1.5 credits
DNC 311 Advanced Ballet 1.5 credits
DNC 216 Beginner Jazz 1.5 credits
DNC 218 Intermediate Jazz 1.5 credits
DNC 314 Advanced Jazz 1.5 credits
DNC 220 Beginner Modern 1.5 credits
DNC 230   Intermediate Modern 1.5 credits
DNC 330 Advanced Modern 1.5 credits
DNC 223 Beginner Tap 1.5 credits
DNC 225 Intermediate Tap 1.5 credits
DNC 318 Advanced Tap 1.5 credits
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