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Health Promotion MINOR

The Health Promotion Minor is designed to assist students in gaining a deeper understanding of health issues and their impact on overall quality of life. The multidisciplinary course options will provide a basis for personal and professional growth, emphasize positive lifestyle choices and explore global health/wellness concerns.

Enrollment in the Health Promotion Minor is available to all freshmen, sophomores and juniors who are enrolled in bachelor degree programs at Michigan State University. Students may start enrolling in the classes at any time and required coursework does not have to be completed prior to adding the minor to the academic record.

TO ADD THE MINOR and ensure it appears on the transcript, students must complete the Addition of Health Promotion Minor form prior to reaching 88 credits (senior standing). The application link will be active and available to non-Kinesiology Department majors from September 1st through March 1st only.

Completed forms will be approved, and the minor will be posted to the student record. Students can check StuInfo to verify addition of the minor code. An advising appointment is not necessary. For questions, email Becky Olsen, Undergraduate Kinesiology Advisor.

PLEASE NOTE: Students must plan accordingly for successful completion of the Health Promotion Minor. Be sure to check for course dates, availability, and prerequisite requirements. Seats in KIN 121 are often very limited. Students who choose to add the minor in the junior year may not have time to complete all requirements before graduation. 

Coursework Requirements: 

Click here for worksheet to track completion of requirements.

(1) Both of the following courses (6 credits):

Course Number Title Credits
KIN 121 The Healthy Lifestyle  3
PSY 320 Health Psychology 3

(2) One of the following courses (3 credits):

Course Number Title Credits


150 Introduction to Human Nutrition



260 Principles of Human Nutrition


(3) At least 9 credits from the following courses:

Course Number Title Credits
ANP 270 Women and Health: Anthropological and International Perspectives 3
ANP 370 Culture, Health, and Illness  3
BS 162 Organisms and Populations 3
CEP 260 Dynamics of Personal Adjustment 3
CEP 261 Substance Abuse 3
EEP 260 World Food, Population, and Poverty 3
FSC 211 Principles of Food Science 3
FSC 421 Food Laws and Regulations 3
HDFS 145 Individual Couples & Families 3
HDFS 225 Lifespan Human Development in the Family  3
HDFS 414 Parenting 3
HDFS 444 Interpersonal Relationships in the Family 3
HDFS 445 Human Sexuality  3
HM 101 Introduction to Public Health 3
HNF 375 Community Nutrition (Discuss with KIN adviser HNF 377 and 490) 2
HNF 377 Applied Community Nutrition 4
HNF 406 Social Cultural Aspects of Food  3
LB 144 Biology I: Organismal Biology 4
MMG 201 Fundamentals of Microbiology 3
MMG 301 Introductory Microbiology 3
MMG 302 Allied Health Microbiology Laboratory 1
NUR 300 Pathophysiology 4
PHL 344 Ethical Issues in Health Care  4
PSY 339 Psychology of Women  3
SOC 241 Social Psychology 3
SOC 47 5 Health and Society 3