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Health & Wellness (Minor)

The Health and Wellness interdisciplinary minor explores personal involvement in and commitment to health and wellness and the factors that influence the health status of individuals and society.

Health & Wellness (Minor)


Description


What is Health & Wellness at ODU like?

The Health and Wellness interdisciplinary minor explores personal involvement in and commitment to health and wellness and the factors that influence the health status of individuals and society.

Program Highlights


What makes Health & Wellness at ODU unique?

  • This interdisciplinary minor fosters an appreciation for personal responsibility for health and strategies to enhance and preserve the individual's and the public's health.

  • Societal health and the factors that impact on the health and wellness of a community and the individual's role in health policy are examined.

  • Students gain an awareness of the cultural, psychological, sociological and ethical issues affecting and effected by the health and wellness of individuals and the society in which they live.

Courses


What are some courses offered in Health & Wellness at ODU?

EXSC 250:
STRENGTH/CONDITION LDRSHP LAB


This course will provide the student with skills in exercise leadership. The student will learn how to lead resistance training, flexibility training, cardiovascular training involving a variety of exercise modes, and group exercise, such as step aerobics. Prerequisites: BIOL 240 or BIOL 250 AND MATH 102M or higher with a C or better.

EXSC 326:
Exercise Physiology I


An investigation into the metabolic adaptations, neuromuscular, endocrinological, and respiratory responses to acute and chronic exercise endeavors. Implications for enhanced health and physical performance are integrated. Prerequisites: BIOL 240 or BIOL 250, BIOL 241 or BIOL 251, CHEM 121N and CHEM 122N with a C or better; MATH 102M or higher with a C or better.

EXSC 366:
Exercise Science Seminar


Seminar will include resume and cover letter writing skills, internship requirements, agency placement referrals, interviewing techniques, and certification options. Prerequisites: BIOL 240 or BIOL 250 AND MATH 102M or higher with a C or better; EXSC 326.

Requirements


What are the requirements to apply for Health & Wellness at ODU?

Students entering the Minor program in Health & Wellness should meet the minimum university admission requirements (Undergraduate Admission)

Cost

Tuition and Fees

Estimated rates for the 2021-22 academic year. Rates are subject to change. Anyone that is not a current Virginia resident will be charged non-resident rates. That includes international students.

Virginia Resident


Per Credit:

$ 360

Non-Resident


Per Credit:

$ 1,032

Active Duty Military Rate


Per Credit:

$ 250

Technology Delivered Courses Outside Virginia and/or the United States


Per Credit:

$ 407

Ways to Save

Here are a few ways for you to save on the cost of attending ODU. For more information visit University Student Financial aid

Next Steps


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Contact


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Master Lecturer


Name:

Laura Hill


Location:

2022 STUDENT RECREATION CTR, NORFOLK, VA, 23529



Office:

757-683-4624


Undergraduate Admissions


Location:

1004 Rollins Hall, Norfolk, VA 23529


Phone Office:

757-683-3685


Fax:

757-683-3255


Email:

admissions@odu.edu


International Admissions


Location:

2101 Dragas Hall, Norfolk, VA 23529


Phone Office:

757-683-3701


Fax:

757-683-3651


Email:

intladm@odu.edu

Additional Programs


Are there other programs at ODU I may be interested in?

With over 120 undergraduate programs, 130 graduate programs at the master'seducation specialist and doctoral levels plus a wealth of certificate and professional development programs, Old Dominion University has the program for you. Visit our academic program listing page to see other programs ODU has to offer.

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