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HEP Minors

A minor often complements a major. It allows students to expand their major and explore other disciplines. The Department of Health Professions offers several minors.”

Aging Services Leadership Minor

The Aging Services Leadership minor assists individuals interested in gaining knowledge pertaining to aging, eldercare, and gerontology. The minor prepares individuals to understand the cultural, physical, and social aspects of aging, along with the aspects of how aging affects populations.

The Lifestyle Medicine Minor requires the following courses and electives. In addition to the courses listed below, many courses will require prerequisite courses prior to registration.

Summary of Minor Requirements

Required Core Courses: 12 Credits
Required Elective Courses: 6 Credits
Total for Minor: 18 Credits

Course Information

Health Care Management Minor

The Health Care Management Minor requires the following courses and electives. In addition to the courses listed below, many courses will require prerequisite courses prior to registration.

Summary of Minor Requirements

Required Core Courses: 6 Credits
Required Elective Courses: 12 Credits
Total for Minor: 18 Credits

Course Information

Integrative Health Care Minor

The Integrative Health Care Minor requires the following courses and electives. In addition to the courses listed below, many courses will require prerequisite courses prior to registration.

Summary of Minor Requirements

Required Core Courses: 9 Credits
Required Elective Courses: 12 Credits
Total for Minor: 21 Credits

Course Information

Lifestyle Medicine Minor

The Lifestyle Medicine Minor requires the following courses and electives. In addition to the courses listed below, many courses will require prerequisite courses prior to registration.

Summary of Minor Requirements

Required Core Courses: 9 Credits
Required Elective Courses: 9 Credits
Total for Minor: 18 Credits

Course Information

Men’s Health Minor

The Men’s Health program is the first academic program of it’s kind. This program of study addresses the root of ill health for men and boys, during a time in which men are experiencing high rates of chronic disease, addictions and mental health issues, expressed as loss of motivation, substance use, anger and false masculinity.

The curriculum respects diverse cultural values, including the fluidity of gender identification, while providing support toward defining values of healthy masculinity.

Consistent with the mission of MSU Denver, students who follow this pathway, will achieve competency and expertise in transforming the lived experience of men and boys toward whole health, which ultimately contributes to better lives for women, other men, children, animals and the natural world.

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Public Health Minor

The undergraduate minor in Public Health will provide students with a basic understanding of the Public Health field by exploring social, cultural, and biological dimensions of health.

The Public Health Minor requires the following courses and electives. In addition to the courses listed below, many courses will require prerequisite courses prior to registration.

Summary of Minor Requirements

Required Core Courses: 15 Credits
Required Elective Courses: 3 Credits
Total for Minor: 18 Credits

Course Information

Pre-Health Care Minor

The Pre-Healthcare Minor provides background knowledge for individuals interested in healthcare. This includes, but is not limited to, individuals who plan to apply to a clinical education program, a graduate program in healthcare management, or a pre-licensure nursing program, including, but not limited to, the MSU Denver Nursing Program.

The Pre-Health Care Minor requires the following courses and electives. In addition to the courses listed below, many courses will require prerequisite courses prior to registration.

Summary of Minor Requirements

Required Core Courses: 8 Credits
Required Elective Courses: 13 Credits
Total for Minor: 21 Credits

Course Information

Accreditation

Academic Accreditation is an assurance of the quality of an academic program. The Higher Learning Commission (HLC) is an independent corporation that was founded in 1895 as one of six regional institutional accreditors in the United States. HLC accredits degree-granting post-secondary educational institutions in the North Central region, including Colorado and 18 other states. The mission of the HLC is to serve the common good by assuring and advancing the quality of higher learning. For more information, please visit the Higher Learning Commission.

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