Undergraduate Degree & Course Catalog

Health and Wellness Minor - Program Requirements

School of Public Health and Health Professions

211 Kimball Tower
South Campus
Buffalo, NY 14214
Dr. David P. Hostler III
Heather Kearns, MPH
Undergraduate Program Director

Completing the Health and Wellness Minor Program

Academic Requirements

Successful completion of the minor requires 20 credit hours and a minimum GPA of 2.0 overall in all required and elective courses.

Academic Advice

Applications to the Department of Exercise and Nutrition Science are accepted on an on-going basis. Applications will be reviewed each semester on a monthly basis.

Transfer Credit Policy

In order to apply to the minor, students must be a matriculated student in a UB major. After one semester at UB, students may apply to the minor. Courses must be articulated to UB to be used to satisfy minor requirements.

Required Courses

ES 102 Fundamentals of Wellness
ES 428 Health Promotion, Prevention & Wellness (Spring only)
UBE 110 (Section WES) Introduction to Peer Education

Practical Experience (Pick One):

UBE 496*** (Section WE2) Universal Yoga ***(Juniors/Seniors only)
UBE 496 (Section WE3) Nutrition and Environment*** (Spring only)
ES 496***(Section MED) Practicum (at a wellness-oriented site) ***
Three health and wellness electives (9 credits)

Note: The required lower division courses – ES 102 and UBE 110 (Section WES) – should be completed prior to UBE 496 (Section WE2 or WE3) or ES 496 (Section MED).


CEP 401 Introduction to Counseling
CEP 404 Introduction to the Rehabilitation of Substance Abuse and Addiction
ES 200 Introduction to Human Movement*
ES 435 Health Coaching & Behavior Modification
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
CHB 501 Study of Health Behaviors** or
CHB 502 Health Behavior Change** or
CHB 538 Community Health Assessment and Surveillance**
UBE 496 (WE1) Health and Wellness Peer Education*** (Fall only)***
UBE 496 (WE1) Special Projects in Wellness*** (Spring only)***
UBE 496 (WE2) Universal Yoga*** (Juniors/Seniors only)
UBE 496 (WE3) Nutrition and Environment*** (Spring only)
ES 496 (MED) Practicum***(at a wellness-oriented site)

*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. Permission of instructor required.

Total Credit Hours Required

Total Credits Required for Minor/Certificate  20 

Minors and certificates must be completed in conjunction with a major and all university degree requirements must be met.

Students should consult with an academic advisor to determine how any transfer or exam credit might be utilized in meeting general education, prerequisite or major requirements.

See Baccalaureate Degree Requirements for general education and remaining university requirements.

Curricular Plan / Degree Map

First Year
Fall ES 102 Fundamentals of Wellness
Spring UBE 110 (Section WES) Introduction to Peer Education

Second Year
Fall UBE 496*** (Section WE2) or ES 496*** (Section MED) Practicum (at a wellness-oriented site)- (3 credits required)
Spring UBE 496*** (Section WE3) or Elective

Third Year
Fall Elective
Spring ES 428 Health Promotion, Prevention, & Wellness (3 cr.) and Elective

Published: November 17, 2017 09:58:44 AM