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Health and Wellness Minor

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A HEALTH minor from Graceland can take you out of the classroom and into fascinating experiences job shadowing, volunteering and interning at hospitals, the American Red Cross, and government community health programs. Combining a Health minor with other areas of study from Graceland can help create a professional edge for students in the professional world.

Offerings
Minor
Field of Study
Science & Math
Format
Lamoni Campus
Curriculum
  • Health and Wellness Minor

    The Health and Wellness Minor is designed for students interested in a variety of fields not just those related to healthcare. Students will gain the scientific background of current trends as they relate to health and wellness. Additionally, the minor includes hands-on practical courses to prepare students for real world scenarios and interpersonal skills necessary to be a successful professional.

    Required Core Courses 10 s.h.

    Select 9 additional hours from the courses below:

    Courses Offered
    • BIOL2300Anatomy and Physiology I (2-2)
      BIOL2300 Anatomy and Physiology I (2-2) - 3 s.h.

      The study of structure and function of the human body on the cellular, tissue, organ, and organ-system level. All organ systems are discussed. Emphasis is on the anatomy of the musculoskeletal, cardiovascular, and digestive systems. Laboratory includes both gross and microscopic structure and function. (One year each of high school biology and chemistry or the equivalent strongly recommended.) Additional fee required. Goal 1A

    • HLTH1100First Aid
      HLTH1100 First Aid - 1 s.h.

      The development of practical skills in the emergency treatment of the injured. Some attention will be given to the prevention of injuries. The content to be covered will include the Standard and Advanced levels of the First Aid program sponsored by the National Red Cross. Students holding current, equivalent certifications will receive an automatic waiver for the class. This is to be verified by the instructor of the class or the Health and Movement Science Division Chair. Additional fee required.

    • HLTH1220Mental Health First Aid Training
      HLTH1220 Mental Health First Aid Training - 1 s.h.

      Teaches participants how to identify, understand and respond to signs of mental illnesses and substance use disorders. Focuses on the unique experiences and needs of college students and gives participants the skills needed to reach out and provide initial support to someone who may be showing signs of a mental health or substance use challenge and help connect them to the appropriate care. This course includes an optional certification for Mental Health First Aid through the National Council for Mental Wellbeing for a fee. Mental Health First Aid encourages early detection and intervention by teaching participants about the signs and symptoms of specific illnesses like anxiety, depression, schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, eating disorders and addictions. The program offers concrete tools and answers key questions like "What can I do?" and "Where can someone find help?" Participants are introduced to local mental health resources, national organizations, support groups and online tools for mental health and addiction treatment and support.

    • HLTH2200Contemporary Issues in Health
      HLTH2200 Contemporary Issues in Health - 2 s.h.

      An in-depth study of nutrition, drugs, consumer health, and other areas of current concern. Goal 3F

    • HLTH2560Nutrition
      HLTH2560 Nutrition - 3 s.h.

      A study the principles of nutrition as it relates to health, exercise, sports and disease. Students will be presented with applied content that includes research-based guidelines meant to help students differentiate between nutrition recommendations that are backed by science and the overabundance of false and misleading information. Goal 1A

    • HLTH3100Drugs Education and Behavior
      HLTH3100 Drugs Education and Behavior - 3 s.h.

      This course will prepare the student to become an effective drug educator with emphasis on historical and current drug use and trends and its effects on society and human behavior. (Goal is for students to make positive decisions to protect their own health but also higher understanding of effects to social health/life when others use or abuse drugs.)

    • HLTH3120Human Sexuality
      HLTH3120 Human Sexuality - 3 s.h.

      Discussion of sexual biology, psychology, and sociocultural dimension of human sexual health and behavior.

    • HLTH3220Personal and Community Health
      HLTH3220 Personal and Community Health - 3 s.h.

      A foundational course designed for students to become informed about health as well as becoming responsible and active participants in the maintenance of their personal health and affecting the health of their community. The course is intended to provide coverage of health promotion, mental health, stress management, afflictions and diseases, aging, environmental health, consumerism and health care and promotion. ELO4 Global Learning - Sustainability.

    • HLTH3900Advanced Topics in Health and Human Performance
      HLTH3900 Advanced Topics in Health and Human Performance - 3 s.h.

      A study of selected topics in health to be announced prior to the semester when the course is offered. Probable topics to be addressed include: human diseases, environmental health, human sexuality, substance abuse, death education, aging, and etc. May be repeated for credit as topics change.

    • PHED0490Relaxation and Stress Management
      PHED0490 Relaxation and Stress Management - 1 s.h.

      This course is designed to develop knowledge of and skill in basic posture enhancement and relaxation techniques, and to provide motivation for further self-improvement.

    • PHED1500Introduction to Kinesiology
      PHED1500 Introduction to Kinesiology - 3 s.h.

      This course is designed to introduce students to the musculoskeletal system and its relationship to anatomical movements in the body. Students will examine the skeletal system, muscular system, cardiovascular system, respiratory system, endocrine system, and their relationships with exercise science.

    BIOL2300Anatomy and Physiology I (2-2) HLTH1100First Aid HLTH1220Mental Health First Aid Training HLTH2200Contemporary Issues in Health HLTH2560Nutrition HLTH3100Drugs Education and Behavior HLTH3120Human Sexuality HLTH3220Personal and Community Health HLTH3900Advanced Topics in Health and Human Performance PHED0490Relaxation and Stress Management PHED1500Introduction to Kinesiology
    Course Descriptions
    BIOL2300 Anatomy and Physiology I (2-2) - 3 s.h.

    The study of structure and function of the human body on the cellular, tissue, organ, and organ-system level. All organ systems are discussed. Emphasis is on the anatomy of the musculoskeletal, cardiovascular, and digestive systems. Laboratory includes both gross and microscopic structure and function. (One year each of high school biology and chemistry or the equivalent strongly recommended.) Additional fee required. Goal 1A

    HLTH1100 First Aid - 1 s.h.

    The development of practical skills in the emergency treatment of the injured. Some attention will be given to the prevention of injuries. The content to be covered will include the Standard and Advanced levels of the First Aid program sponsored by the National Red Cross. Students holding current, equivalent certifications will receive an automatic waiver for the class. This is to be verified by the instructor of the class or the Health and Movement Science Division Chair. Additional fee required.

    HLTH1220 Mental Health First Aid Training - 1 s.h.

    Teaches participants how to identify, understand and respond to signs of mental illnesses and substance use disorders. Focuses on the unique experiences and needs of college students and gives participants the skills needed to reach out and provide initial support to someone who may be showing signs of a mental health or substance use challenge and help connect them to the appropriate care. This course includes an optional certification for Mental Health First Aid through the National Council for Mental Wellbeing for a fee. Mental Health First Aid encourages early detection and intervention by teaching participants about the signs and symptoms of specific illnesses like anxiety, depression, schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, eating disorders and addictions. The program offers concrete tools and answers key questions like "What can I do?" and "Where can someone find help?" Participants are introduced to local mental health resources, national organizations, support groups and online tools for mental health and addiction treatment and support.

    HLTH2200 Contemporary Issues in Health - 2 s.h.

    An in-depth study of nutrition, drugs, consumer health, and other areas of current concern. Goal 3F

    HLTH2560 Nutrition - 3 s.h.

    A study the principles of nutrition as it relates to health, exercise, sports and disease. Students will be presented with applied content that includes research-based guidelines meant to help students differentiate between nutrition recommendations that are backed by science and the overabundance of false and misleading information. Goal 1A

    HLTH3100 Drugs Education and Behavior - 3 s.h.

    This course will prepare the student to become an effective drug educator with emphasis on historical and current drug use and trends and its effects on society and human behavior. (Goal is for students to make positive decisions to protect their own health but also higher understanding of effects to social health/life when others use or abuse drugs.)

    HLTH3120 Human Sexuality - 3 s.h.

    Discussion of sexual biology, psychology, and sociocultural dimension of human sexual health and behavior.

    HLTH3220 Personal and Community Health - 3 s.h.

    A foundational course designed for students to become informed about health as well as becoming responsible and active participants in the maintenance of their personal health and affecting the health of their community. The course is intended to provide coverage of health promotion, mental health, stress management, afflictions and diseases, aging, environmental health, consumerism and health care and promotion. ELO4 Global Learning - Sustainability.

    HLTH3900 Advanced Topics in Health and Human Performance - 3 s.h.

    A study of selected topics in health to be announced prior to the semester when the course is offered. Probable topics to be addressed include: human diseases, environmental health, human sexuality, substance abuse, death education, aging, and etc. May be repeated for credit as topics change.

    PHED0490 Relaxation and Stress Management - 1 s.h.

    This course is designed to develop knowledge of and skill in basic posture enhancement and relaxation techniques, and to provide motivation for further self-improvement.

    PHED1500 Introduction to Kinesiology - 3 s.h.

    This course is designed to introduce students to the musculoskeletal system and its relationship to anatomical movements in the body. Students will examine the skeletal system, muscular system, cardiovascular system, respiratory system, endocrine system, and their relationships with exercise science.

Exceptional Faculty

Employed in Field

59%

Health & Movement Science graduates

Estimated Salary

$54,500

Health & Movement Science graduates

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Tuition & Aid

Over 98% of students on the Lamoni campus receive financial aid.

An education from Graceland is one of the greatest investments you can make but we understand that cost is often a concern. With our generous scholarships and awards, you will find a truly affordable private education – often the cost of attending Graceland is less than a public university.

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