The minor in Healthcare Studies is designed for students from any major who have an interest in healthcare. The Healthcare Studies minor will allow students to learn important aspects of the health profession including appropriate terminology and the foundational elements of professionalism in the healthcare setting. Students will also gain an understanding of basic biological and medical principles related to human health and disease, the fundamental aspects of the history or philosophy of healthcare, and psychological, social, or economic issues associated with healthcare in America. Twelve hours must be upper-division courses.

Required Courses in Health Career Development Foundations: 5 semester credit hours

HLTH 1100 Career Exploration for the Health Professions

HLTH 3300 Pre-Health Professional Development

HLTH 3101 Medical Terminology

Electives: 13-15 semester credit hours

BIOL 3370 Exercise Physiology

BIOL 3455 Human Anatomy and Physiology with Lab I

BIOL 3456 Human Anatomy and Physiology with Lab II

ECON 3330 Economics of Health

HIST 3328 History and Philosophy of Science and Medicine

HLTH 1322 Human Nutrition

HLTH 3301 Issues in Geriatric Healthcare

NSC 4356 Neurophysiology

NSC 4366 Neuroanatomy

PHIL 3320 Medical Ethics

PHIL 4321 Philosophy of Medicine

PSY 4328 Health Psychology

PSY 4346 Human Sexuality

SOC 4372 Health and Illness