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This minor is an integrative investigation of the wellness of today’s complex society. It examines the interdisciplinary nature of human wellness and the means of optimizing lifelong wellness.

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Wellness Minor

A minor in wellness will provide students with knowledge and life skills to enhance the quality of their own lives in the critical areas discussed below.

A minor in wellness will promote wellness as an alternative to traditional treatment perspectives. Wellness is a critical issue in our society. The costs for physical and mental health continue to increase. However, the cost of problems in these areas expands far beyond the costs of treatment. The impact of wellness problems in the workplace, the effects of family relationship problems on children and the social costs of wellness problems are well documented. A strong focus on wellness can contribute to prevention of many of these problems and their considerable social costs.

This minor provides individuals with a multi-system and interdisciplinary approach to wellness. Students from a variety of fields will gain a broader understanding of the role of wellness in their professional and personal lives.

The wellness minor will enhance students’ skills in their major field by providing a focus on prevention and wellness applications. Students gain knowledge and skills in a number of wellness areas, including stress management, fitness, financial wellness, family enrichment, nutritional well-being and environmental wellness. This minor can be a good addition to any major because wellness is an important part of life and has been shown to impact professional success.


The wellness minor consists of a minimum of 18 credits. Students choose credits from the listed courses. A minimum of eight credits must be taken at North Dakota State University for the minor to be awarded.

Required: 12 CreditsCredits

ADHM 410 - Dress in World Cultures or
    ADHM 411 - Food and World Cultures

HDFS 186 - Consumer and Society 3
HDFS 242 - Couples, Marriages and Families3
HNES 111 - Wellness3
Elective Options: 6 Credits Credits
Select two of the following courses. These courses cannot be 
from your major.
ADHM 486 - Dress and Human Behavior 3
COMM 212 - Interpersonal Communication3
HNES 200 - Principles of Nutrition3
HNES 217 - Personal and Community Health3
RELS 100 - Introduction to Religion3
RELS 243 - Religion and Self3
SOC 115 - Social Problems 3
SOC 214 - Social Interaction3

This sample curriculum is not intended to serve as a curriculum guide for current students, but rather an example of course offerings for prospective students. For the curriculum requirements in effect at the time of entrance into a program, consult with an academic adviser or with the Office of Registration and Records.

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Evelyn Morrow Lebedeff Hall is located in the center of campus on Centennial Boulevard and is connected to the east end of the Katherine Kilbourne Burgum Family Life Center (Campus Map)

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