Health And Wellness * : Degrees & Policies

Degrees Offered

Undergraduate: Minor


Contact the Exercise & Nutrition Science department advisor (829-6707) or School of Public Health and Health Professions advisors (829-6769).

Acceptance Information

Applications are available online at:
Application deadlines: Applications are accepted on an on-going basis.
Enrollment to the minor may be limited (10-15 students/year).

Academic Requirements

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

Health And Wellness - Minor

Acceptance Criteria

A minimum GPA of 2.5 overall is required for acceptance.
Students must have at least one semester completed at UB prior to applying.

Advising Notes

Applications are accepted on an on-going basis. Applications will be reviewed each semester on a monthly basis. Applications are available online at:

Required Courses

ES 102 Fundamentals of Wellness
ES 428 Health Promotion, Prevention & Wellness (Fall only)
UBE 110 (Section WES) Introduction to Peer Education
UBE 496 (Section WE2, Universal Yoga or Section WE3, Nutrition and Environment) or ES 496 (Section MED) Practicum
Three health and wellness electives

Total required credit hours for the minor: 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 (Section WES)

Second Year
Fall UBE 496 (Section WE2 or WE3) or ES 496 (Section MED)
Spring Elective

Third Year
Fall ES 428 and elective
Spring 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*
NTR 401 Nutrition and Health
NTR 402 Nutrition and the Lifecycle
PSY 322 Abnormal Psychology
PSY 325 Health Psychology
PSY 336 Developmental Psychology
PSY 404 Alcohol and Health
PSY 438 Sport & Exercise Psychology
HB 527 Study of Health Behaviors** or
HB 528 The Public Health Practice of Tobacco Control** or
SPM 538 Community Health Assessment and Surveillance**
UBE 496 (WE1) Health and Wellness Peer Education (Fall)***
UBE 496 (WE1) Special Projects in Wellness (Spring)***

* ES students must take a different elective
** only one 500-level course can be taken for undergraduate credit
*** Must complete ES 102 and UBE 110 (WES) prior to registering for this course.

Updated: 13 Nov 2012 06:02:32 EST