Minor in Child Health and Well-being

Minor Advisor

Barbara Anderson

Understanding child development and well-being is integral to keeping a child healthy. Similarly, knowing how to interact with children, what questions to ask family members to assess development, and recognizing typical milestones in development by age group are all a part of good health care practice.

The child health and well-being minor combines theoretical and practical approaches to understanding child development and well-being. Coursework in this minor examines child development biologically, psychologically, and socially from birth through age 18. Development is studied in the context of the child’s daily experience, with additional coursework focused on medical settings, special needs challenges, and grief.

The minor requires a minimum of 19 hours: 10 hours of courses on child development, and nine hours of courses examining health and well-being. Six hours of advanced course credit must be distinct from credit earned for a student’s major or another minor.

Requirements for the Minor in Child Health and Well-being