UB Undergraduate Catalog 2006-2007: Health And Wellness<sup>*</sup>

Health And Wellness*

Department of Social and Preventive Medicine

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

Phone: 716.829.2941 x403
Fax: 716.829.2428
Web: www.sphhp/buffalo.edu/spm/wellness

About the Program

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 Social and Preventive Medicine, Exercise and Nutrition Sciences, Psychology, Counseling and Educational Psychology, Student Affairs, and Nursing. 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 clinical experiences offer emphasis in the areas of: wellness in the campus environment, corporate or community health promotion.

Degree Options

Minor - Health and Wellness.

Acceptance Information

Applications are available online at: sphhp.buffalo.edu/spm/wellness
Application deadlines: September 15, 2006
Enrollment to the minor may be limited (10-15 students/year).

Advising Information

Contact the Exercise & Nutrition Science department advisors (829-2941 x238 or x261) or School of Public Health and Health Professions advisors (829-3434 x410 or x287).

Academic Requirements

A minimum GPA of 2.0 overall in required and elective courses must be maintained for successful completion of the minor.

Opportunities for Undergraduate Research and Practical Experience

Courses and internships will be offered that concentrate on campus health and wellness issues which will prepare students for professions in college health, student affairs, and campus health promotion.

Health and Wellness - Minor

Acceptance Criteria

A minimum GPA of 2.5 overall is required for acceptance.

Advising Notes

Applications are due by September 15, 2006. Applications can be submitted online at: www.sphhp.buffalo.edu/spm/wellness

Required Courses

ES 102 Fundamentals of Wellness
UBE 110 Introduction to Peer Education
ES 428 Health Promotion, Prevention & Wellness
UBE 499 Special Projects in Campus Wellness Promotion or ES 496 Practicum
Three health and wellness electives

Total required credit hours for the minor: 18-20

See Baccalaureate Degree Requirements for general education and remaining university requirements.

Recommended Sequence of Program Requirements

First Year
Fall...ES 102
Spring...UBE 110

Second Year
Fall...UBE 499 or ES 496

Third Year
Fall...ES 428 and elective

Electives and Course Groupings

CEP 401 Introduction to Counseling
CEP 404 Introduction to the Rehabilitation of Substance Abuse and Addiction
ES 200 Introduction to Human Movement* or NUR 102 Careers in the Health Sciences
NTR 402 Nutrition and the Lifecycle
PSY 325 Health Psychology
PSY 404 Alcohol and Health
PSY 438 Sport & Exercise Psychology
SPM 527 Study of Health Behaviors** or
SPM 528 The Public Health Practice of Tobacco Control** or
SPM 538 Community Health Assessment and Surveillance**
WS 323 Cultures of Biology, Medicine, Gender and Race

* ES students must take a different elective
** only one 500-level course can be taken for undergraduate credit

Updated: Apr 12, 2006 11:04:19 AM