Population Health Minor

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What is population health?

Population health is defined as the health outcomes of a group of individuals, including the distribution of such outcomes within the group. It aims to improve the health of an entire human population. Courses available in this minor focus on promoting and protecting the health of the population. The Population Health minor will benefit graduates by allowing them to draw from their studies knowledge of specific population groups in their given fields of employment.

Why complete a Population Health minor?

This minor covers the determinants and dynamics of health at a macro level, and is ideal for Management students who plan to work in the health care field. Students will be introduced to topics such as ecology of health and disease, ethics and public health, health and society, public health, and men’s and women’s health.


What courses will I take in a Population Health minor?

Population Health Program Planning Guide (pdf)

What programs offer a Population Health minor?

When you apply to the U of L for admission, you apply to a program (degree or certificate) and a major. A four-course minor in Population Health is available as an adjunct to all majors in the following programs:

In some cases, achievement of the minor and a chosen major will require a student to take extra courses. For students who complete all the requirements, the minor in New Media will be acknowledged on the official transcript.