HNS Minors

Health Education

A Health Education minor is an interdisciplinary minor offered to any student at South Dakota State University. It may be of particular interest to those pursuing a teaching degree. The minor can be obtained by completing a required core and set of elective courses offered across several disciplines. This minor is strongly suggested for those individuals pursuing a major in Community and Public Health with a teaching specialization. Having a Health Education minor can lead to teaching health in public schools in the region. 

For Minnesota certification in Health, additional coursework will be required. Please check with the PETE Coordinator for these details and to help in planning for this certification. All students interested in obtaining this minor must obtain written approval from the PETE Coordinator. A minimum final grade of "C" is required in each course taken in the minor.

Nutrition

A minor in Nutrition can be beneficial to individuals who are pursuing an undergraduate degree in many health related fields and pre-professional programs. It may also assist students who are interested in attending graduate or medical school by providing a strong science knowledge base. The minor would benefit students in the hospitality and/or food service industries. The Nutrition minor provides students a strong fundamental knowledge of metabolism and the complex interaction between foods and our bodies. The minor does not allow students to become a registered dietitian.

Recreation Administration

A Recreation Administration minor is an interdisciplinary minor offered to any student at South Dakota State University; it may be of particular interest to those pursuing seasonal and/or summer employment. The minor can be obtained by completing a required core and set of elective courses offered across several disciplines. This minor is strongly suggested for those individuals pursuing a HPER or Health Promotion major, and a Park Management or PETE specialization. Having a Recreation Administration minor can lead to summer/seasonal opportunities with municipal park and recreation agencies, state and national park agencies, Boys and Girls Clubs, and YMCA or YWCA's. Please check with the Recreation Administration Coordinator for these details and to help in planning for this minor emphasis of additional study.