University of Texas at El Paso Academic Catalog

Academic Catalog

Minor in Health Promotion

The minor in Health Promotion allows for students from all disciplines to complement their respective degrees with knowledge in health promotion, a growing and in-demand work skill. This minor provides foundational information on health science, health promotion, and community health. The minor is augmented with health science electives that provide general information about a variety of health-related topics.

Students will develop the following skills: 

  • Communication: Reach mutual understanding through effective exchange of information, ideas, and feelings
  • Leadership: Step up, think, and act critically and creatively to bring others together to accomplish a common task
  • Problem-solving: Find solutions to difficult or complex issues
  • Research: Be able to search, investigate and critically analyze information in response to a specific research question
  • Social responsibility: Act ethically and responsibly for the benefit of society and the public good
  • Stress management: Be able to identify causes of stress, identify effective coping mechanisms, and take action to change the situation
  • Teamwork: Participate as an effective, efficient member of a group in order to meet a common goal

Additionally, students will learn: 

  • Health behavior, use of effective mechanisms to help individuals make informed decisions about lifestyle modifications. 
  • Health education techniques

Degree Plan 

Health Promotion Minor
Required Courses:
HSCI 1301Fnd. of Hlth Sci. & Hlth Promo3
HSCI 3301Community Health3
HSCI 3312Theories & Meth of Hlth Behav3
Select three of the following: 9
Fundamentals of Nutrition
Wellness Dynamics
Computer Syst for Hlth Profess
Health Perspectives in Aging
Substance Use & Society
Environmental Health
Death, Dying and Bereavement
Occupational Health & Safety
Family Life & Human Sexuality
Public Health Administration
Health Cnrns of Preadol & Adol
Total Hours18