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Health and Wellness *

Department of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences

Contact Information

Health and Wellness
School of Public Health and Health Professions
211 Kimball Tower
South Campus
Buffalo, NY 14214

Phone: 716.829.6792
Fax: 716.829.2428
Web Address: http://sphhp.buffalo.edu/exercise-and-nutrition-sciences/education/health-and-wellness-minor.html
Dr. David P. Hostler III
Chair
Heather Kearns, MPH
Undergraduate Program Director

Program Overview

The Health and Wellness minor is an interdisciplinary program that gives students a foundation in the concepts of health promotion and wellness education. Courses in the minor are offered through the departments of Community Health and Health Behavior, Exercise and Nutrition Sciences, Psychology, Counseling and Educational Psychology, and Wellness Education Services (UB Experience work). The program will examine theories and research related to health promotion in order to provide a foundation in the concepts of healthy living and prepare students for careers in health and wellness. The Health and Wellness minor includes courses related to prevention, health maintenance and health education, within the context of health and wellness promotion for diverse populations. A variety of issues will be addressed, including obesity, tobacco use, sexual health, violence prevention, alcohol use, exercise and nutrition. The minor requires a practicum or internship experience to provide an opportunity for application of knowledge. These practical experiences offer emphasis in the areas of: wellness in the campus environment, corporate or community health promotion.

Last updated: July 30, 2015 1:29 pm EST