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This 27 credit hour minor (reference number 373) will prepare students and assist them to acquire public health protection skills for program design, implementation and the evaluation of policies and practices to assist in preventing or reducing environmental hazards on individuals and communities.

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Students in various disciplines, such as health administration, public health, social work, environment health, anthropology, and nursing, may use this minor (reference number 382) to augment their majors with courses that cover skills for analyzing important global trends in health, and provide knowledge and understanding of diversity in culture and health issues. The minor provides students with fieldwork experience in a global context.

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The minor in health care administration (reference number 386) requires a minimum of 23 semester hours. This minor is compatible with various majors such as business, social and behavioral sciences, allied health, nursing, communication, journalism and public health.

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The minor in health education (reference number 389) requires a minimum of 23 semester hours. This minor provides a basic foundation for students desiring preparation in health promotion and disease prevention. The minor in health education may be used in combination with many majors to enhance student's career opportunities and as preparation for graduate study in a variety of health disciplines. Completion of the minor along with a teaching certifiable major leads to certification in health education.

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This 27 credit hour minor (reference number 387) is designed to improve students’ skills in program design, implementation and evaluation in diverse settings. Graduates from the program may pursue employment opportunities such as community / public health educators, employee wellness managers, health coaches and community health workers.

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The minor in Occupational Health and Safety (reference number 427) requires a minimum of 24 semester hours. This minor provides the basic foundation for students to develop the skills necessary to promote a safe and healthy work environment in a number of industries. The occupational health and safety minor may be used in combination with many majors to enhance a student's career opportunities and as preparation for graduate study in a variety of health disciplines.

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The minor in Worksite Health Promotion (reference number 495) requires a minimum of 18 semester hours. This minor provides a basic foundation for students desiring preparation in worksite health promotion. This minor will enable students to merge worksite health promotion with physical education, nutrition, health education, or business management courses in their professional preparation. The worksite health promotion minor may be used in combination with many majors to enhance a student's career opportunities and as preparation for graduate study in a variety of health disciplines.

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