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Tackle chronic disease. Champion fitness. Study the science of human movement and prepare for a career that improves lives.

Minor in Disability Studies

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The undergraduate Minor in Disability Studies focuses on the physical, behavioral,
biological, and social aspects of disability and chronic health conditions. The minor can
include coursework from a broad array of departments, thus accommodating students
from different disciplines across the campus. There are no prerequisites for this minor.
The curriculum blends cultural and clinical perspectives of disability in society to allow
for multiple approaches to understanding disability and to enable individual tailoring
to meet students’ varied career interests (e.g., medicine, nursing, physical therapy,
occupational therapy, speech/hearing therapy).

10 Hours Foundational and Core Coursework

9 Hours Elective Coursework

19 Hours Min. Required for Completion

Students must take at least six hours of advanced (300-level or 400-level courses) and
six hours of coursework must be distinct from credit earned for the student’s major or
another minor.

More Info and Course Requirements

To officially declare this minor, complete this online form.