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A Health & Wellness Minor will help you develop a strong foundation and comprehensive approach to understanding health promotion and the well-being of the body, mind, and spirit. With an emphasis on preventing illness and maintaining wellness and health in all capacities. Health & Wellness examines the mind-body connection and why psychological well-being is so important to whole-person wellness. In this minor, you will use the application of innovative, evidence-based behavioral strategies to foster wellness and provide opportunities to serve the broader community.
When paired with Taylor’s Christian liberal arts emphasis and passion for serving others, a Health & Wellness minor helps prepare students to serve in a variety of health and wellness careers, including public health, community health work, health coaching, education, and many more.
This collaborative program allows students to gain hands-on experience by helping community members who are at risk of preventable illness, including type 2 diabetes. Called Invitation, which stands for INspire VITality And Transformation In Our Neighborhoods, the program pairs trained Health Science and Psychology students with Grant County residents. The patients and students will meet one-on-one to discuss nutritional, lifestyle, and other types of wellness education. Patients can also elect to participate in personal training sessions through Taylor’s Fit Into Health program, where customized fitness routines help them get active.
At 21 credit hours, this minor is a good match with Public Health, Health Sciences, Human Physiology & Preventative Medicine, Sport Management, Youth Ministries, and the pre-med curriculum (which can be added to any major).
Students interested in course descriptions and academic policies can check out our Undergraduate Catalog.
A Taylor liberal arts education will prepare you to live and work in a fast-changing world. It also goes a step further: laying a strong spiritual foundation that cultivates wisdom. You’ll become a well-versed individual, equipped with critical thinking skills, a lifelong love of learning, and an appreciation for God’s creation.
Jul 31, 2019
Jordan Hunsberger (’18) came into Taylor as a declared Exercise Science major, and graduated with his Exercise Science degree and a new ambition to get into medical school.Read Article
Jul 23, 2019
In the fall of 2017, Exercise Science majors Sara Bergen and Rachel Breuer originally began this research project on balance for a Research Methods class. Thanks to the hard work of Bergen and Breuer, as well as a generous grant from the Women’s Giving Circle, the project has turned into a full-scale trampoline training class for elderly locals that works to improve their balance and keep them active.Read Article
Jul 22, 2019
This summer, three exercise science majors and Taylor faculty member Dr. Matt Renfrow will work with Dr. Shelley Kirk from Cincinnati Children’s Hospital, which is ranked as the second best children’s hospital in the world, according to the 2018-2019 U.S. News & World Report survey.Read Article