Health

Health

TYPE: Minor
DEPARTMENT: Health and Human Performance Department

LOCATION: On-Campus/Online

The UW-Superior Health Minor increases students’ knowledge of contemporary health issues and how to apply appropriate skills to take action that promotes or restores health. Upon graduation, students in this program become health literate people who are critical thinkers, creative problem solvers, self-directed learners, effective communicators, and ultimately responsible and productive citizens.  

Many students interested in the health minor are qualified to sit for the Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES) licensing exam. This nationally recognized credential assures employers that individuals meet the highest standards for the profession. Health education specialists can be found in a variety of settings, including hospitals, clinics, schools and universities, government offices, businesses and non-profits, and more. Health education specialists work with individuals, families, and communities, as well as public and private organizations to create, implement, oversee, and analyze programs and strategies that promote health and well-being. 

Course topics include: 

  • Responding to emergencies  
  • Human structure and function  
  • Principles of nutrition  
  • Human sexuality  
  • Drugs, health and human behavior  
  • Pathophysiology of disease  
  • Community and environmental health  

K-12 Health Education 

This minor is approved by Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction for individuals who have completed the Physical Education EC-A Teacher Certification. This program prepares students to provide instruction in health promotion and prevention of health problems in the school setting. 

This minor must be paired with the Physical Education major, required teacher certification coursework, and student teaching.

While our programs are designed to align with Wisconsin state licensure requirements, many students apply for licenses in other states, such as Michigan and Minnesota. Students are encouraged to check with their state’s Department of Education to determine if there are additional requirements.

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