Minor in Community Health

Discover the Community Health minor

Many groups of people face significant challenges to living healthy lives. These challenges are influenced not only by individual choices but also by where we live, work and play. Through the Minor in Community Health, students gain knowledge, skills and hands-on experience that prepares them to tackle these real world problems.

Eligibility and application procedure

Students enrolled in baccalaureate programs at Indiana University who are in good academic standing.

Public health majors are eligible for up to one minor from the following FSPH disciplines: community health, epidemiology, or global health. Additional details on this policy can be found in the FSPH Student Handbook.

Students who successfully complete the requirements for the community health minor with a grade of “C” or better in all courses credited to the minor will have the minor conferred with their baccalaureate degree.

Minor requirements

The Community Health Minor was recently revised. The updated minor curriculum went into effect in fall 2023. Students who started their Community Health Minor prior to fall 2023 are encouraged to make an advising appointment with a Fairbanks School of Public Health advisor to discuss course planning to complete the minor on the old curriculum or discuss transitioning to the new minor curriculum.

Take the five courses below for a total of 15 credits.

  • PBHL-S 120 Introduction to Community Health
  • PBHL-S 315 Community Organizing for Health Promotion
  • PBHL-S 349 Research Methods in Community Health
  • PBHL-S 415 Applied Health Promotion Methods
  • PBHL-S422 Coaching for Health Behavior Change

Minor in Community Health – CHES Pathway

Students will take these five 3-credit courses:

  • PBHL-S 120 Introduction to Community Health
  • PBHL-S 315 Community Organizing for Health Promotion
  • PBHL-S 330 Theoretical Foundations of Community Health
  • PBHL-S 360 Assessment and Planning for Community Health Promotion
  • PBHL-S 361 Implementation and Evaluation for Community Health

You must complete the required courses with a grade of “C” or better in all courses credited to the minor.

Minor in Community Health – Non-CHES Pathway

Students will take these four 3-credit courses:

  • PBHL-S 120 Introduction to Community Health
  • PBHL-S 220 Navigating the Maze to Healthy Living
  • PBHL-S 250 Social and Behavioral Dimensions of Public Health
  • PBHL-S 337 Health Equity and Social Determinants of Health

PLUS - Pick any one of the following 3-credit courses:

  • PBHL-S 105 Music, Movies, and Public Health
  • PBHL-S 222 This Stress is Killing Me: Stress and Its Effects on You
  • PBHL-S 240 Peer Health Education and Leadership
  • PBHL-S 325 Urban Angst Suburban Blues: Public Mental Health
  • PBHL-S 422 Coaching for Health Behavior Change

You must complete the required courses with a grade of “C” or better in all courses credited to the minor.

Ready to get started?

Students must declare their intention to receive a minor by completing the application for minor form.

Complete the application for a minor form