Program type:


On Campus
Est. time to complete:

2-3 semesters
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Help others live healthier lives with a minor in health promotion from the kinesiology department at UNT.
The Department of Kinesiology, Health Promotion, and Recreation supports and encourage an in-depth understanding of the nature and functioning of human beings in their physical, health, and leisure behaviors and the programs which facilitate the enhanced quality of life. The Department intends to accomplish this mission through the academic preparation of professionals, contributions to the professional body of knowledge, and provision of service to the university and community at large.Add a Health Promotion Minor to your undergraduate degree from UNT to expand your understanding of the good life. Courses emphasize both theoretical application and hands-on learning.

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Why Earn a Kinesiology Health Promotion Minor?

The health promotion minor is designed to prepare graduates for careers in a variety of community health organizations (hospital-based health programs, worksite wellness programs, community-based agencies, commercial fitness centers and public health departments), as well as in local, state and national government health agencies (CDC&P, FDA, EPA).

This minor will help students communicate essential health information to prevent and manage diseases, and improve the quality of life for our population.

Kinesiology Health Promotion Minor Highlights

College of Education ranked 9th in Texas and 66th in the South by
College of Education ranked 1st in the North Texas region among public graduate schools, 3rd among public graduate schools in Texas, 68th among public graduate schools and 89th overall in the nation by U.S. News & World Report
Bachelor's in kinesiology program ranked 33rd for affordability by
The Pediatric Movement and Physical Activity Laboratory positively influences the physical activity engagement of school-aged children to improve the health of students through empirical research, increasing public awareness and policy advocacy.
The Applied Physiology Laboratory includes more than 8,000 square feet of state-of-the-art facilities for the measurement of bioanalytical outcomes following various exercise or nutritional treatments.
Undergraduate health promotion program ranked 5th in Texas, 31st in the South and 75th in the nation by

Kinesiology Health Promotion Minor Courses You Could Take

Health Promotion Skills and Competencies (3 hrs)
Explores foundational content and skills development related to roles and responsibilities of the health educator. Content is relevant to the Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES) exam.
Consumer Health Advocacy (3 hrs)
Examines an analysis and appraisal of issues related to the production and distribution of products and services as they affect consumer health. The role of the health educator as a consumer advocate is explored.
Health Promotion in the Corporate Setting (3 hrs)
Presents the importance of promoting health in a corporate setting. Students are introduced to planning and implementing a comprehensive health promotion program in a corporate setting.
Environmental Community Health (3 hrs)
Examines the nature and complexity of environmental health issues including specific health problems associated with environmental health.
Chronic Disease Prevention and Management (3 hrs)This course reviews the physiological, social, and behavioral research related to the prevention and management of lifestyle related chronic diseases including
obesity, diabetes, and cardiovascular disease, through nutrition and physical activity.
Health Promotion: Development and Application of Presentation Skill (3 hrs)
Introduction to communication theories, methods of behavior change (behavior and social science theories), marketing/social marketing models, mass communication theories and persuasive presentation concepts. Case studies, resources, research tools and examples of different media channels are reviewed and analyzed to explore how to reach different target audiences with the most effective health communication strategy required.

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