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Health Minor

Health impacts nearly every facet of our lives — and it may also play a role in your career aspirations. The University of Central Missouri offers a Health minor designed for undergraduate students majoring in an area outside of the Health Studies degree. Our Health minor complements nearly any other major to give you a better understanding of how health and wellness impact the world around us.

Whether you’re looking to pursue a career related to business administration, marketing, criminal justice or psychology, among others, UCM’s Health minor will help you build the knowledge to succeed in nearly any field.

Tailor your Health minor to suit your goals

UCM’s Health minor is completely customizable. Take just five classes of your choosing and build a Health minor that will help you meet your professional goals.

You can also complete your undergraduate coursework in a way that works for you: All of our classes are offered on campus in Warrensburg, and half are also offered online.

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16:1 student-to-faculty ratio

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Choose from nearly 20 electives

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Add to nearly any bachelor’s degree

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Top 15% best value program

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Some online classes available

What you will study

Whether your career aspirations involve working with health data, helping others create healthy work environments or marketing and selling health products, UCM’s Health minor will be a valuable addition to your bachelor’s degree. 

Our Health minor is yours to customize. This undergraduate program offers nearly 20 electives, covering a broad range of topics to choose from, such as:

  • Applied Nutrition
  • Drugs: Addiction to Recovery
  • Health Behavioral Theory
  • Pathophysiology


Excellence in Health Studies

  • Top 15%: Most Popular Colleges for Health Professions (College Factual, 2022) 
  • Best Value: Bachelor’s Degree College for General Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences (College Factual, 2022) 
  • Most Popular: Bachelor’s Degree Colleges for Health Professions (College Factual, 2022) 


Unique learning opportunities in health

Because many job options are related to health and health care, we structure our Health minor in a flexible way, so you can tailor your studies to your passions and professional pursuits. 

No matter which health courses you take, you’ll have hands-on experiences that complement your undergraduate degree coursework. Take your learning beyond the classroom with:

  • Internships: Apply health studies principles and theories in a community, corporate or clinical internship setting. Upon completion of three required courses, you can take part in an internship and get experience that employers value. You’ll also gain credit toward your Health minor. 
  • Study abroad: Each spring, our Health Studies program sponsors a study abroad experience to help our undergraduate students gain new perspectives on health in a different culture. For example, we’ve recently taken students on a 10-day culinary tour in France. 
  • Student life activities: Join one of UCM’s more than 200 student organizations to gain valuable learning experiences and connect with your classmates. Health Studies students frequently take part in the Student Dietetic Association or the Student Athletics Activities Club as well as University Health Center activities. 
  • Research initiatives: Assist UCM’s Health Studies program faculty with a research project. For instance, a Health Studies faculty member has had students help her with research related to global health and addiction recovery. Students have also gotten involved with research in UCM’s Honors College and the McNair Scholars program.


What can you do with a minor in Health from UCM?

When you pursue a Health minor from UCM, you’ll be well equipped to pursue administrative and professional roles within clinics, government agencies, hospitals, insurance companies, pharmaceutical companies and other health-related employers.

Discover a strong future in health studies

Stand out in a competitive job field with a Health minor. Use our interactive tool below to explore career options, salary expectations and more.




Financial assistance options for Health Studies students

UCM offers some of the lowest tuition rates in Missouri, which makes pursuing a Health minor a valuable investment. We also offer several ways to help you finance your college education and make it more affordable.

In addition to university-wide scholarships and funding opportunities from your major program of study, you may be able to apply for the following awards as a Health minor:

  • College of Health Science and Technology Scholarship
  • Mike and Sueann Carter Scholarship

Learn more about program-specific scholarships using the UCM Scholarship Finder.


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Do you have an interest in fitness, nutrition or wellness? At UCM, we also offer minors in:


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