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Elementary Health Minor

Note: This minor is no longer available as an option for students in Elementary Education. The information provided below is for students admitted to the professional program prior to summer 2013.

Program Advisor: Bonnie Klassy, bjklassy@wisc.edu. Also consult with advising staff at Education Academic Services (EAS), Room 139 Education Building, 1000 Bascom Mall, 608-262-1651.

Complete a minimum of 24 credits to include all course work below. A minimum 2.75 GPA is required, based on all UW–Madison course work included in the minor requirements.

Core Requirements—18–20 credits

  • Kines 116 First Aid and Basic Life Support, 2 or certification in both first aid and CPR from a campus or community organization. Documentation of current certification (either adult or child) must be presented to the health education program advisor. If equivalent is used, the minor will require only 24 credits.
  • Human Biology requirement. Complete one of the following:
    Gen&WS 103 Women and Their Bodies in Health and Disease, 3
    Anthro 105 Principles of Biological Anthropology, 3
    Genetics/Zoology/Botany 133 Genetics and Human Affairs, 3
    Physiol 335 Physiology, 5
  • Kines/Curric 501 Health Information for Teachers, 3. This course should be taken first in the Curriculum course sequence (fall and spring semesters). Pre-authorization is required to enroll.
  • Kines/Curric 541 Organization and Administration of School Health Programs, 3 (spring semester)
  • Kines/Curric 542 Teacher Education About Alcohol and Other Drugs, 3 (spring semester)
  • Kines/Curric 561 Teacher Education in Human Sexuality, 3 (fall semester)
  • Kines/Curric 567 Issues, Materials and Methods in Health Education, 3 (this course should be taken last in the course sequence; fall semester)

Breadth Requirements—6 credits

Choose at least 6 credits from:

  • Cnsr Sci 478 Consumer Information, 3
  • Cnsr Sci 532 Health Care Issues for Individuals, Family, and Society, 3
  • Com Arts 325 Mass Media and Human Behavior, 3
  • Food Sci 120 Science of Food, 3
  • Inter-He 111 Alcohol: Behavior, Culture and Science, 3
  • Kines 465 Principles of Relaxation, 2v
  • Nutr Sci 132 Nutrition Today, 3
  • Nutr Sci 350 World Hunger and Malnutrition, 3
  • PE Activ 100 Exercise, Nutrition, and Health, 2
  • Soc/Psych 160 Human Sexuality: Social and Psychological Issues, 3
  • Soc Work 105 Health Care Systems: Interdisciplinary Approach, 2
  • Soc Work 453 Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse, 3
  • Envir St 112 Environmental Studies: The Social Perspective, 3
  • Envir St 308 People, Chemicals, Environment, 2

Substitutions: A wide variety of other relevant courses related to teaching about health are offered on campus. Substitution of another course (maximum of 3 credits) is possible but must be approved in advance by a health program advisor.