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Minor in Aging and Population Health

With the growing emphasis on health promotion and preventative care, new opportunities in wellness-related industries emerge every day and benefit diverse communities. Our BA in Wellness and Health Promotion Practice prepares students for a career in this rewarding field.

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The Aging and Population Health curriculum is designed to prepare students to tackle the complex health challenges presented by an aging population. They will learn about programs and strategies that can be deployed to improve health for older adults from a population health perspective, and by using a collaborative approach. A multi-disciplinary approach is central to this curriculum because of the many factors (health, social, economic, etc.) that contribute to health and well-being in later life.

The Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health is dedicated to promoting health and wellness of individuals and communities in the southwest and globally with an emphasis on achieving health equity through excellence in research, teaching and service. Our Minor in Aging and Population Health serves as an extension of our mission to promote health and social justice locally and globally. Meeting the needs of our aging society is one of the most significant public health challenges of the 21st century. Our this minor will help prepares students for career opportunities in human services, government agencies, retirement communities, nursing homes, health care and long-term institutional care facilities.


2.0 GPA

Admission to the minor requires a minimum 2.0 GPA.


How to Declare the Minor

Step One

Find your Advisor

See the academic advising page to determine your academic advisor (determined by the student's campus and last name).

Step Two

Declare Minor

Send your prospective advisor a brief statement of interest (approximately 300 words) on why you'd like to add the minor to your degree. Note: Admission into the minor does not guarantee entry into public health courses as course registration depends on meeting course pre-requisites and course availability.

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