The personal health minor allows students with academic interests that lie outside the realm of medical and health sciences to explore and learn the latest information related to healthy lifestyles, including the attainment and retention of high quality personal health.
The program reflects the transdisciplinary nature of personal health by including courses from the nutrition, exercise and wellness and health sciences and health promotion areas. Students gain the knowledge and skills necessary to optimize their personal health and assume increased responsibility to move toward improved overall wellness.
At A Glance
All students are required to meet general university admission requirements:
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Incompatible Majors: BS in dietetics; BS in food and nutrition entrepreneurship; BS in nutritional sciences; BS in exercise and wellness; BS in health education and health promotion; BS in health sciences (healthy lifestyles coaching)
Other Enrollment Requirements: None
Current ASU undergraduate students may pursue a minor and have it recognized on their ASU transcript at graduation. Students interested in pursuing a minor should consult their academic advisor to declare the minor and to ensure that an appropriate set of courses is taken. Minor requirements appear on the degree audit once the minor is added. Certain major and minor combinations may be deemed inappropriate by the college or department of either the major program or the minor. Courses taken for the minor may not count toward both the major and the minor. Students should contact their academic advisor for more information.
A minor in personal health provides students with skills in many areas of exercise, nutrition and emotional health which can enhance the marketable skills they acquire in their major program. Graduates can pursue careers in workplace wellness, the medical field or public health, among many other career options, though most career areas do require more training than a minor alone can provide.