Th Health Promotion minor is for students interested in teaching health education or working for community health agencies. To earn a teaching endorsement in health education, students must complete 18 hours of coursework and the ILTS content-area test (Health #142) must be passed. 

The minor in Health Promotion is 18 hours.  

Program Benefits

Our courses are taught by health professionals who have worked in wide variety of settings, thus bringing to the classroom diverse, real-world experiences. Many of the courses are offered in online or hybrid formats, as well as on campus, to afford flexible choices. All students complete the minor prepared to design, implement, manage, and evaluate health education programming and to act as health resource person to their students, school, and community.

The Health Promotion minor, while typically pursued by students seeking the middle or high school teaching endorsement, also affords an opportunity for non-teacher education majors to learn more about personal and population health. Students majoring in social work, psychology, sociology, business, interdisciplinary studies, and other areas seeking to broaden their understanding of health as it relates to their primary field will benefit from the minor.

Career Options

To learn more about requirements for endorsement at either level, prospective students should contact the program’s academic advisor, Marianne Morrissey at or (773) 442-4159.  

For more detailed career information, visit the U.S. Department of Labor Occupational Outlook Handbook.

Academic Catalog Information

Take a closer look at the minor in Health Promotion and the courses offered toward the program.

Health Promotion, Minor

Department and Contact Information

If you are interested in the program or have questions, please contact Health Sciences and Physical Education (HSPE) at (773) 442-5560.

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