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Community Health & Wellness
The Community Health & Wellness department offers a minor which is open to all Curry College students. As with the Community Health & Wellness major, the health minor provides students an opportunity to combine the study of health with a major in any discipline.
The Community Health & Wellness minor is a program with foundations in the biological, psychological, social, and behavioral sciences. Our goal is to prepare students who are interested in entering in the growing health industry for careers working with individuals, hospitals, communities, worksites, wellness centers, or in the local, state, or federal government. We educate our students with the necessary transferrable skills that are needed to thrive in their chosen careers which have included but are not limited to Public Health, Health Education/Promotion, Community Health Education, Substance/Alcohol Abuse, Occupational Therapy, Nursing, and Medicine.
|HE 1000||Personal Health|
|SCI 1020||Human Body*|
*BIOL 1075/1175 Anatomy and Physiology I and BIOL 1085/1185 Anatomy & Physiology II can also meet this requirementRequirements for the Community Health and Wellness Minor (select two of the following):
|HE 2000||Community Health|
|HE 2010||Health Promotion and Planning|
|HE 2200||Social Determinants|
Students can take no more than six (6) credit hours of those electives from one area. For example, a student cannot take all fifteen credit hours from the Biology category. Rather, they may take up to six (6) credits in Biology in order to fulfill this requirement. Classes taken as an elective may not also count toward any minor.
When you get to college, you hear from your friends, family, and professors that the best thing to do is get involved. Getting an on-campus job, becoming an orientation leader and a resident assistant, having an internship, and even creating a new club at Curry, Abby Pieger '17 heard that message loud and clear.
"My internship at Athletic Republic is great. I'm being groomed to train middle and high school-age kids who have the goal to become Division 1 college athletes. Already it has helped strengthen my passion for fitness, enhanced my communication skills and reassured me that this is the career I want to pursue."
A psychology major with a minor in community health and wellness and an Honors student, Jessica Lorento '16 was looking for an academic experience in which she could have one-on-one relationships with her professors. "When I first got to Curry I met the psychology professors and right away they were super friendly and welcomed me in; that's a huge reason why I came."
Congratulations to members of the Curry education and health faculty for their on-going professional accomplishments!