Health and Wellness Studies Minor

The Department of Health and Wellness Studies now offers students the opportunity to minor in Health and Wellness Studies. The minor consists of four (4) core courses and ten (10) elective HWS credits (no more than 2 courses can be designated as a B General Education requirement). The total number of credits required for the minor is twenty-four (24).


The Health and Wellness Studies minor is designed to complement and enrich interdisciplinary learning at Binghamton University. Students will critically evaluate scientific literature and research related to health, wellness, and disease prevention. This knowledge will be applied to effectively assess, plan, motivate and implement health promoting behaviors and cultivate lifelong wellness to diverse populations. These educational experiences provide students with the understanding to integrate core concepts and to pursue careers in health and wellness. Our mission is to provide a broad foundation in the concepts of health promotion and wellness education to encourage healthy living both personally and professionally.

Core Courses:

  • HWS 233/NURS 220: Stress Management (2 credits)
  • HWS 331/NURS 311: Contemporary Health Issues (4 credits)
  • HWS 332/NURS 312: Nutrition (4 credits)
  • HWS 336/NURS 313: Science and Application of Exercise (4 credits)


  • 10 credits of HWS courses with no more than 2 courses designated as a B Gen Ed requirement.

A minimum GPA of 3.0 is required for students who wish to minor in Health and Wellness Studies.

To apply, please complete and return the application, (for Word format, click here and for PDF format, click here) a personal statement as requested on the application and a copy of your up to date unofficial transcript to the Department of Health and Wellness Studies located in the West Gymnasium.

For more information, please contact: 
Lisa Hrehor, Director

Last Updated: 7/7/16