Health And Wellness * : Overview

Department of Social and Preventive Medicine

Contact Information

Health and Wellness
School of Public Health and Health Professions
210B Kimball Tower
South Campus
Buffalo, NY 14214

Phone: 716.829.6707
Fax: 716.829.2428
Web Address:
Dr. Jo Freudenheim
Allison MacKenzie, MS
Clinical Instructor


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, Health Behavior, Psychology, Counseling and Educational Psychology, and Wellness Education Services (UB Experience). 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.

Updated: 13 Nov 2012 06:02:32 EST