Minor in Wellness Studies

School of Nursing


The Minor in Wellness Studies provides a holistic approach to the study of the human wellness experience and is open to all undergraduate students at Northeastern University. Offering interdisciplinary enrollment, this minor includes foundational Wellness courses as well as a range of interdisciplinary electives that embrace evidence-based science and education vis-a-vis selected domains of wellness. A cross-cultural, lifespan approach to individual and population wellness and wellbeing is offered as an experiential learning initiative.

The Minor in Wellness Studies was developed and is led by the School of Nursing, Bouvé́ College of Health Sciences. Electives are offered through a range of Schools and Colleges across the University in collaboration with the School of Nursing. This interdisciplinary approach to learning facilitates student choice and academic flexibility when tailoring this program of study to suit their personal and professional learning interests, styles and needs.

Admission To The Minor

Students must be in good academic standing (minimum 2.0 GPA) to be admitted to this Minor. Banner Code: WLST


The Minor is satisfied by the completion of 4 (2 required and 2 elective) courses. A final grade of C must be achieved in all courses. Pass/ Fail elections are not allowed. On ground, online, and abroad deliveries will be offered.

Curriculum Outline

Required and Elective Courses

  • Required Courses

    • NRSG 1205 Wellness (4 credit hours)
    • OR

    • NRSG 1206 Wellness Abroad (4 credit hours)
    • NRSG 5000 Advanced Perspectives in Wellness (4 credit hours)

  • Elective Courses

    • HSCI 1105 Human Nutrition (4 credit hours)
    • OR

    • HSCI 1107 Nutrition Service Learning (4 credit hours)
    • HSCI 2350 Advanced Nutrition in Health and Disease (4 credit hours)
    • EXSC 1120 Intro to Exercise, Fitness, and Health (4 credit hours)
    • COMM 2135 Sex and Interpersonal Communication (4 credit hours)
    • COMM 3230 Games for Change (4 credit hours)
    • HLTH 2302 Alternative Medicine (4 credit hours)
    • HLTH 5002 Mindfulness: Theory and Practice ( 3 credit hours)
    • OR

    • NRSG 2206 Global Perspectives in the Science and Practice of Mindfulness (4 credit hours)
    • SOCL 1246 Environment and Society (4 credit hours)
    • PSY 2306 Feeding Behavior and Eating Disorders (4 credit hours)
    • WMNS 2800 Sexual Orientation and Gender Expression (4 credit hours)

Curriculum subject to change

For Additional Information

Please contact Dr. Jane A. McCool at [email protected]

Or the Bouve Office of Student Services for assistance with course registration or if you have questions about the minor.
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