Undergraduate Minors

Complement your major area of study with a minor.  You can focus on aging studies, coaching, health, or nutrition promotion.  Most students can fulfill the requirements for a minor by using their elective courses. 

Aging Studies

Knowledge about aging, older adults, and our rapidly aging society is relevant to almost every major area of study. The interdisciplinary minor in Aging Studies at Ithaca College is for students considering careers in the field of aging, those whose future careers may include some contact with older adults, and for students who simply have an interest in learning more about the fastest growing segment of our population. This flexible minor offers opportunities to select courses of interest and complete fieldwork with the aging population. Open to all majors. 


Passionate about athletics? Prepare yourself to coach one or two specific sports by completing a coaching minor. The minor includes courses such as Philosophy and Principles of Coaching, Health Sciences Applied to Coaching, Sport & Exercise Psychology, and a sport-specific coaching seminar. During your fieldwork course, you'll have the opportunity to gain hands-on experience working directly with a coach and a team. 

 Open to all majors in all disciplines.


Explore a diverse range of health issues within our flexible 18-credit  health minor. Start with a conceptual framework that serves as a foundation for your studies. Then take advantage of the minor's flexibility to study topics of personal interest, whether it's focusing on health promotion and disease prevention, examining health care systems, or exploring various health content areas such as nutrition, stress management, or human sexuality. Open to all majors in all disciplines except public and community health.

Nutrition Promotion

Examine the state of nutrition in the United States systematically and learn more about the depth and breadth of nutrition in society. The nutrition promotion minor provides an introductory level examination of the history, theory and methods of nutrition promotion. Students are given the opportunity to discuss the wide-range of nutritional issues and their relationship to health problems. Students will gain a broad understanding of where nutrition falls within the health care system and how health professions can promote lifelong health through nutritional approaches. 


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