Diversity and Inclusion in Health and Human Development, Minor

Program Code: DIHHD_UMNR

Program Requirements

Requirement Credits
Requirements for the Minor 18

Requirements for the Minor

A grade of C or better is required for all courses in the minor, as specified by Senate Policy 59-10.

Additional Courses
Additional Courses: Require a grade of C or better
Select two of the following:6
Introduction to Biobehavioral Health Keystone/General Education Course
Introduction to Communication Sciences and Disorders
Introduction to Human Development and Family Studies Keystone/General Education Course
Introduction to Management in the Hospitality Industry
Introduction to Health Services Organization
The Cultural and Behavioral Foundations of Kinesiology
Introductory Principles of Nutrition Keystone/General Education Course
Leisure and Human Behavior Keystone/General Education Course
Supporting Courses and Related Areas
Supporting Courses and Related Areas: Require a grade of C or better
Choose 12 credits from one of the following clusters. At least 6 credits must be at the 400 level and at least 3 credits outside of your major:12
Global Health Diversity and Inclusion:
Diversity and Health
Introduction to Global Health Issues
African Health & Development
Global Health Equity
Principles of Epidemiology
Principles of Public Health Administration
Global Nutrition Problems: Health, Science, and Ethics
Tourism and Leisure Behavior
Health and Identity:
Straight Talks I: Advanced Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity Peer Education
Diversity and Health
Gender and Biobehavioral Health
Women's Health Issues
Deaf Culture Keystone/General Education Course
Sexual Identity over the Life Span
Gender and Social Development
Women and Sport
Work, Recreation, Family and Community:
Family Development
Family Development in an Economic Context
Human Resource Management in the Hospitality Industry
The Historical, Cultural, and Social Dynamics of Sport
NUTR 456
Inclusive Leisure Services Keystone/General Education Course

Academic Advising

The objectives of the university’s academic advising program are to help advisees identify and achieve their academic goals, to promote their intellectual discovery, and to encourage students to take advantage of both in-and out-of class educational opportunities in order that they become self-directed learners and decision makers.

Both advisers and advisees share responsibility for making the advising relationship succeed. By encouraging their advisees to become engaged in their education, to meet their educational goals, and to develop the habit of learning, advisers assume a significant educational role. The advisee’s unit of enrollment will provide each advisee with a primary academic adviser, the information needed to plan the chosen program of study, and referrals to other specialized resources.

READ SENATE POLICY 32-00: ADVISING POLICY

University Park

Deborah Houser
Academic Adviser
801 Ford Building
University Park, PA  16802
814-863-8989
dmh44@psu.edu

Career Paths

Students might use the minor in Diversity and Inclusion in Health and Human Development to prepare for future positions in diversity leadership in organizations or for further graduate studies related to culturally appropriate health care, culturally sensitive tourism and hospitality, or simply to better prepare them for a diverse and global future.

Careers

Many employers are recognizing that being a successful company in the 21st century requires a full commitment to diversity and inclusion. Career paths now exist for individuals who specialize in understanding the challenges of serving diverse patients, students, customers, or clients and developing programs to ensure the organization is welcoming to all, able to recruit and retain a diverse workforce, and provide ongoing training that improves inclusion.

MORE INFORMATION ABOUT POTENTIAL CAREER OPTIONS FOR GRADUATES WITH A MINOR IN DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION IN HEALTH AND HUMAN DEVELOPMENT

Opportunities for Graduate Studies

Students continuing on to graduate study in clinical fields will find tremendous growth in personalized medicine, which fully appreciates the unique characteristics of persons, as well as in societal determinants of health, which recognizes health is shaped by our cultural environment. Students seeking further study in social and behavioral sciences can gain a strong platform for graduate programs that emphasize how culture, society and behavior interact in ways that impact health and quality of life. Students interested in graduate studies in business or management can develop an understanding of one of the critical issues facing leaders in any business organization.

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Contact

University Park

COLLEGE OF HEALTH AND HUMAN DEVELOPMENT
345 Health and Human Development Building
University Park, PA 16802
814-865-1427
hdh3@psu.edu

http://hhd.psu.edu/Undergraduate-Education/