Public Health Minor

Are you passionate about helping others live healthy, meaningful lives?

This minor is for students who want to become advocates for health in their local communities and around the globe. You'll focus on environmental health sciences, epidemiology, nutrition, public health programming and more. You will also have plenty of opportunities for hands-on learning within communities and organizations locally and all across the globe. So, if you’re considering a career in public health or just want to expand your knowledge in this area, add on this minor!

Interested in a Public Health Minor?

Contact us directly at:

Department of Health, Recreation & Community Services
WRC 203
Cedar Falls, IA 50614-0241

Phone: 319-273-2654


This minor requires students to complete 20 semester hours of predetermined coursework. Below are the courses you will need to complete if you are looking to earn your minor in public health.

  • Introduction to Public Health
  • Basic Nutrition    
  • Epidemiology of Human Diseases
  • Planning and Evaluating Public Health Programs
  • Implementation and Advocacy in Public Health Programs
  • Environmental Health Science
  • Adapted Physical Education