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What is Health and Human Development?

Diverse fields of study that share one
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The Diversity and Inclusion in Health and Human Development minor helps students explore and understand the impacts that racial, ethnic, socioeconomic status, and cultural diversity have in the world of health care, education, hospitality, recreation, and tourism.

What is Diversity and Inclusion in Health and Human Development? 

The minor in Diversity and Inclusion in Health and Human Development seeks to provide students with the competencies needed to be successful in a multi-cultural and global society. Graduates of this program will be able to appreciate diverse perspectives, work in diverse teams, and welcome individuals from many different backgrounds. The minor allows students to cluster their studies in one of three areas: 

  • Global Health Diversity and Inclusion;
  • Health and Identity; or
  • Work, Recreation, Family, and Community.

The courses that students select can cut across several different content areas including nutrition, biobehavioral health, kinesiology, health policy, hospitality and tourism, recreation and parks, communication disorders, and human development.

You might like this program if...

You enjoy working with diverse communities or in diverse environments, or you seek to understand how diversity and inclusion are related to quality of life. The minor is also an opportunity for students to explore how diversity and inclusion can be important for a community, school, healthcare organization, hotel, restaurant, recreation program, or other employer. Employers in a variety of fields, including health care, hospitality, tourism, education, and recreation, have high demand for employees who understand serving diverse customers and meeting the needs of a multi-cultural team.

Learn more about the minor.