Health communication, one of the fastest growing fields in the broader communication discipline, addresses how communication intersects with all aspects of health (social, mental, and physical).
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Students pursuing this minor must complete 18 credits (9 required credits and 9 elective credits). Eight credits of course work must be unique to the minor. Students must earn a minimum grade of 2.00 in all courses applied to the health communication minor.
COMM 430 - Persuasion Credits: 3
COMM 334 - Family and Health Communication Credits: 3
Other COMM courses may be substituted with approval of the minor director.
COMM 399 - Special Topics in Communication Credits: 1-3(with approval of the minor director)
COMM 433 - Environmental Communication Credits: 3
Students should confer with the health communication minor program director when making choices among these courses. Other courses may be substituted with approval of the minor director.
HAP 310 - Healthcare Ethics Credits: 3
HAP 395 - Health Care Finance Credits: 3
HAP 425 - Health Economics and Policy Credits: 3
HEAL 230 - Introduction to Health Behavior Credits: 3
HEAL 310 - Drugs and Health Credits: 3
HEAL 325 - Health Aspects of Human Sexuality Credits: 3
HEAL 327 - Women's Health Credits: 3
HEAL 331 - Men's Health Credits: 3
HEAL 351 - Relationship Health Credits: 3
HEAL 372 - Health Communication Credits: 3
HHS 432 - Healthy Aging Credits: 3
GCH 205 - Global Health Credits: 3
GCH 300 - Introduction to Public Health Credits: 3
GCH 310 - Health Behavior Theories Credits: 3
GCH 350 - Health Promotion and Education Credits: 3
GCH 360 - Health and Environment Credits: 3
GCH 412 - Fundamentals of Epidemiology Credits: 3
GCH 445 - Social Determinants of Health Credits: 3
INTS 310 - Violence and Gender Credits: 3-6
INTS 314 - Conflict, Trauma and Healing Credits: 6
INTS 410 - Contemporary Health Issues Credits: 3-18
INTS 440 - Death, Dying, and Decision Making Credits: 3
NUTR 295 - Introduction to Nutrition Credits: 3
PSYC 211 - Developmental Psychology Credits: 3
PSYC 313 - Child Development Credits: 3
PSYC 314 - Adolescent Development Credits: 3
PSYC 321 - Counseling Psychology Credits: 3
PSYC 322 - Behavior Modification Credits: 3-5
PSYC 325 - Abnormal Psychology Credits: 3
PSYC 326 - Therapeutic Communication Skills Credits: 3
PSYC 415 - Psychological Factors in Aging Credits: 3
PSYC 417 - Science of Well Being Credits: 3
PSYC 418 - Death, Dying, and Grieving Credits: 3
SOCW 415 - Child and Family Welfare Credits: 3
SOCW 435 - Introduction to Gerontology Credits: 3
SOCW 445 - Social Determinants of Health Credits: 3