Undergraduate Minor in Work Place Wellness, 20-22 credits

The minor helps students to understand the importance of employee wellness and the value of human capital. In the workplace, diverse groups collaborate to develop a vital and productive workplace culture.

Workplaces are a key partner in efforts to improve the health and well-being of your nation. This minor is an excellent addition to many degrees, including exercise science and adult fitness, nutrition, nursing, health education, health promotion, human resources, communication studies, and others.

Required Courses (Complete 13 Hours):

  • WWIN 201 Improving Worker Wellbeing: A Multidisciplinary Approach Many workplace issues influence worker wellbeing. Designed to introduce how workplace culture, safety, and occupational health policies, personal health-related decisions, and other related practices have the potential of influencing worker wellbeing. 3.000 Credit hours
  • WWIN 305 Introduction to Workplace Wellness Planning Using a systematic planning model when developing programs is important for program success. This course introduces students to a logic-model driven planning approach and to the concept of health and productivity management. Prerequisite: WWIN 201. 3.000 Credit hours
  • WWIN 310 Workplace Wellness Administration Improving the efficiency of administrative tasks and communication practices can greatly impact wellness management practice. Focuses on enhancing skills and technologies important for program administration. Prerequisite: WWIN 201. 3.000 Credit hours
  • WWIN 396 Civic Engagement: Workplace Wellness Program Students assist in an ongoing, community-based, professionally led workplace wellness program setting. A combination of class meetings and practical experience provides valuable insight into workplace wellness practices. Prerequisite: WWIN 305, 310. 3.000 Credit hours
  • WWIN 498 Seniorr Seminar Workplace Wellness Participants discuss issues, content, and practices encountered during their involvement in the workplace wellness minor. Open only to individuals who have completed all other requirements of the workplace wellness minor. Prerequisite: WWIN 396, 397. 1.000 Credit hours

Directed Electives (Complete 4-6 Hours):

  • COMM 251 Business and Professional Communication Explores a variety of communication issues in business and professional contexts, including gender, diversity, co-worker relationships, interviewing, group and team skills, leadership, and nonverbal communication. Also emphasizes written communication and oral presentation skills appropriate to business. 3.000 Credit hours
  • COMM 351 Organizational Communication Introduces students to traditional and contemporary theoretical perspectives in the study of organizational communication, with an emphasis on the structure and function of communication in organizations. 3.000 Credit hours
  • CPSY 230 Human Relationship Development An introduction to the basic psychological principles and techniques of enhancing relationships with self and others. Emphasizes understanding self-limiting behavior, self-understanding, and skill development and knowledge in the dynamics of interaction with others. 3.000 Credit hours
  • EDTE 204 Selection and Management of Technology Resources Introductory study of principles and recommended practices for selection, acquisition, maintenance, and utilization of educational media, equipment, and communication technologies. Emphasis on curriculum use of technologies. 3.000 Credit hours
  • EXSC 201 Human Performance Concepts and Assessment An introduction to the knowledge and skills necessary to administer assessments of physiological components related to human movement and athletic performance. Exercise science majors may repeat only once. Open only to exercise science and athletic training majors. 3.000 Credit hours
  • HSC 160 Fundamentals of Human Health Emphasizes life-style behaviors contributing to health promotion and disease prevention. General areas affecting health status are identified and suggestions made as to how health-related behaviors, self-care, and individual decisions contribute to wellness and influence dimensions of health. No regularly scheduled laboratory. 3.000 Credit hours
  • HSC 180 Principles of Community Health Provides an introduction to community health concepts by examining the purpose, history, organization, functions, tools, activities, philosophy, and achievements of community health practice at the local, state, national, and international levels. Focuses on populations, settings, and special issues of community health. Includes an out of class service learning component. 3.000 Credit hours
  • HSC 250 Emergency Health Care Prevention and emergency procedures of various emergency health problems and injuries, including cardiac and respiratory arrest. First Aid and CPR certifications are offered. Not open to students who have credit in AT 240 or PEP 250. 3.000 Credit hours
  • HSC 367 Drug Dependency and Abuse Analyzes the medical, psychological, sociological, and legal dimensions of drug use in the United States. Examines the incidence and prevalence of drug abuse together with the roles played by the school and community in dealing with this health problem. 3.000 Credit hours
  • HSC 372 Women and Health General overview of issues related to women and health: health needs of working women, special nutritional concerns, the gynecological exam, reproductive anatomy and physiology, fertility and infertility, breast problems, wife abuse, and rape. 3.000 Credit hours
  • HSC 381 Stress Management Aids in understanding the physiological, psychological, and sociological aspects of stress. Students will increase their awareness of the effects of stress, identify personal stress triggers, and develop strategies to minimizing stress throughout their daily lives. 3.000 Credit hours
  • HSC 482 Environmental Health Examines health issues, scientific understanding of causes, and possible future approaches to control of the major environmental health problems in industrialized and developing countries. The relationship of people to their environment, how it affects their physical well-being, and what they can do to influence the quality of the environment and to enhance the protection of their health are also emphasized. Basic concepts of the modes of transmission of environmental stressors from source or reservoir to host and methods of reducing their impact on human population are accentuated. Prerequisite: HSC 180. 3.000 Credit hours
  • NUR 103 Health Behav: Cult Variations Examines culturally based health beliefs and values, preventive and therapeutic health practices and caring behaviors in diverse cultural and ethnic groups in the United States. Classroom and experiential activities address cultural assessment, awareness, and competence. 3.000 Credit hours
  • NUR 201 Complementary and Alternative Heallth Modalities Focuses on an introduction to complementary and alternative modalities through essential concepts of holistic healing including the philosophical basis and information about various healing modalities for society at large. 2.000 Credit hours
  • NUR 299X Experimental/Developmental Topics Topics relevant to the discipline. Course titles to be announced before each semester. A total of 6 credits may be earned. 1.000 TO 6.000 Credit hours
  • NUTR 275 Personal Nutrition Emphasizes the principles of nutrition and their application to daily living. The relationship between diet and health, the role of nutrition in reducing individual health risk, and contemporary issues in nutrition will be discussed. Core Transfer Library: Health and Physical Education (IHP 1402) Not open to students who have credit in NUTR 240 or 340. 3.000 Credit hours
  • NUTR 340 Principles of Human Nutrition Addresses the principles of nutrition, life cycle nutrition, and the relationship of diet to health and disease. Prerequisite or parallel: CHEM 100 or 101 or 111 or permission of the department chairperson. Not open to students who have credit in NUTR 240 or 275 or by permission of the department chairperson. 3.000 Credit hours
  • PEP 250 First Aid First aid, CPR, and Bloodborne Pathogens Training and certification as outlined by nationally recognized agencies. Designed for majors or minors in the School of Kinesiology. Core Transfer Library: Health and Physical Education (IHP 1401) Not open to students who have credit in HSC 250. 2.000 Credit hours
  • PSYS 213 Psychology of Human Adjustment An introduction to how people can cope more effectively with common emotional, interpersonal, and situational problems. Self-management strategies and positive coping techniques are introduced for the enhancement of personal growth and adjustment. Prerequisite: PSYS 100. 3.000 Credit hours
  • PSYS 373 Industrial Psychology Application of psychological principles to personnel selection, training, and evaluation; worker motivation and morale; leadership and supervision; job design; and workplace health and safety. Prerequisite: PSYS 100. 3.000 Credit hours
  • SOC 329 Work and Society Examines work organization in historical and contemporary societies. Prerequisite: SOC 100 or permission of the instructor. 3.000 Credit hours
  • TDPT 360 Industrial Safety and Health Study of the practices used to establish a safe and healthful environment for industrial personnel. Includes the requirements of safety- and health-regulating agencies, and hazard recognition and correction. 3.000 Credit hours
  • WWIN 405 Workplace Wellness Coaching Introduces theory, skills, and techniques related to guiding groups and individuals through meaningful lifestyle changes by emphasizing motivational strategies and behavioral and holistic practices. Participants will be introduced to lifestyle assessments, wellness and lifestyle change models, and basic interviewing and referral skills. 3.000 Credit hours
  • WWIN 496 Seminar in Workplace Wellness Seminar topics will be identified, focusing on current issues in workplace wellness. Using the seminar format, will include research, discussion, and dissemination of information gathered in a given topic. A total of 6 credits may be earned. 1.000 TO 6.000 Credit hours