Minor in Health Studies

This minor is available to students registered in a 120 credit hour Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Music, Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Science (Medical Science) program.

The requirements are as for appropriate degree program including 24 credit hours as described in Health Studies. To count towards the minor, a minimum grade of B- is required.

Required Courses

Students must complete 24 credit hours above the 1000 level from the list of approved elective courses noted below. A minimum of "B-" in these approved elective courses above the 1000 level earns credit toward the Minor.

Elective Requirements

24 credit hours from the approved list below, all above the 1000 level, and 12 credit hours above the 2000 level. These credit hours must include courses from at least two of the following disciplines: Humanities, Social Sciences, Physical/Life Sciences, Engineering, Health Professions. Not all of these courses are offered every year. Some courses require prerequisites.

  • ENGL 2030.03: Literature, Health and Healing
  • HIST 3108.03: Topics in the Social and Cultural History of England: Madness and Marginality
  • INTD 3115.03: Global Health: Challenges of Global Health Equity in the 21st Century
  • PHIL 2805.03: Ethics and Health Care: Patient Care
  • PHIL 2810.03: Ethics and Health Care: Social Policy
  • PHIL 4801.03: Topics in Ethics and Health Care
  • SOSA 2400.06: Health and Illness Across Cultures
  • SOSA 2501.06: Sociology of Health and Illness
  • SOSA 2502.03: Biomedicine and the Illness Experience
  • SOSA 2503.03: Health and Society
  • SOSA 2933.03: Health and Culture
  • SOSA 2966.03: Health and Illness through Culture and Space
  • SOSA 3135.03: The Social Organization of Health Care
  • SOSA 3141.03: Sociology of Mental Disorders
  • SOSA 3143.03: Health, Illness and the World
  • SOSA 3145.03: Gender and Health (cross-listed with GWST 3145.03)
  • SOSA 3147.03: Social Gerontology
  • SOSA 3148.03: The Sociology of Addiction
  • SOSA 3150.03: Sociology and Anthropology of the Body (cross-listed with GWST 3150.03)
  • SOSA 3231.03: Psychological Anthropology
  • SOSA 3245.03: Women and Aging, (cross-listed with GWST 3810.03)
  • SOSA 4006.03: Issues in Health and Illness
Faculty of Science
University of King’s College

Note: All University of King’s College courses are open to Dalhousie students.

Faculty of Engineering
Faculty of Health Professions
  • DISM 3010.03: Intro to Occupational Disability Management
  • DISM 3030.03: Understanding Occupational Injury and Disability
  • HAHP 1000.03: Introduction to Health Promotion
  • HAHP 1100.03: Personal Health
  • HAHP 2000.03: Human Growth and Development
  • HAHP 3000.03: Community Development
  • HESA 4000.03: Canadian Health Care Delivery System
  • HESA 4001.03: Management Roles and Competencies
  • HESA 4002.03: Health Human Resource Management
  • HESA 4004.03: Health Care Planning
  • HESA 4005.03: Health Care Financial Management
  • HLTH 4040.03: Health Law for Non-Lawyers
  • HPRO 1195.03: Introduction to Health Promotion
  • HPRO 2110.03: Health Promotion Theory
  • HPRO 2120.03: Health Promotion Policy
  • HPRO 2250.03: Human Nutrition
  • HPRO 2255.03: Drugs & Drug Education
  • HPRO 2361.03: Program Planning
  • HPRO 3325.03: Mental Health Promotion
  • HPRO 3335.03: Introduction to Disease Prevention
  • HPRO 3345.03: Epidemiological Approach to Disease
  • HPRO 3351.03: Injury Prevention and Safety Education
  • HPRO 3360.03: Multicultural Health Promotion Research & Policy
  • HPRO 3370.03: International Health Promotion Research & Policy
  • HPRO 3397.03: Community Health Promotion Strategies
  • HPRO 4365.03: Health: A Biopsychosocial Approach
  • HPRO 4412.03: Human Sexuality
  • HPRO 4422.03: Environmental Health
  • HPRO 4450.03: Comprehensive School Health Promotion
  • HSCE 2000.03: Health Care Ethics
  • HSCE 3000.03: Culture, Diversity, and Health
  • HSCE 4030.03: Leadership in Health Care
  • IPHE 2201.03: Introduction to Aboriginal People’s Health and Healing
  • KINE 3200.03: Sociocultural Issues in Physical Activity
  • LEIS 2127.03: Leisure Theory
  • LEIS 2130.03: Therapeutic Recreation
  • LEIS 2384.03: Leisure and Individuals with Disabilities
  • LEIS 3296.03: Leadership and Group Dynamics
  • LEIS 3360.03: Analysis of Leisure Service Delivery Settings
  • LEIS 3492.03: Counselling for Health and Well-being
  • OCCU 2000.03: Occupation and Daily Life
Faculty of Medicine
  • ANAT 1020.03: Basic Human Anatomy
  • ANAT 5555.03: Embodying the Body
  • PHYL 2030.06: Human Physiology
Faculty of Computer Science
  • CSCI 1204.03: Computer Science I for Health Professionals

Contact Political Science for more information.