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Addiction Studies

Minor / Morgantown Campus

The minor in Addiction Studies prepares addiction professionals for employment in substance use disorder treatment, and related settings, to help combat the addiction crisis in West Virginia and across the nation.

Visit the College of Applied Human Sciences College Website View the Addiction Studies Minor Plan of Study

Adventure Sports Leadership

Minor / Morgantown Campus

The minor in Adventure Sports Leadership is designed for students interested in outdoor, activity-based engagement. Students will learn and practice first aid, navigation, survival and risk management skills and experientially explore adventure sports of their choosing from a range of possibilities. This minor is an opportunity to develop the knowledge, skills and experiences desired in the adventure sports industry.

Visit the College of Applied Human Sciences College Website View the Adventure Sports Leadership Minor Plan of Study

Advertising

Minor / Online

Imagine creating a 30-second spot for the Super Bowl or an interactive Internet campaign for a corporate client. The online Advertising minor prepares students for a variety of careers in the fast-paced and exciting field of advertising.

Visit the Reed College of Media College Website View the Advertising Minor (Online) Plan of Study

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Agribusiness Management

Minor / Morgantown Campus

The Agribusiness Management Program focuses on agribusiness and business development in nonmetropolitan regions.

Visit the Davis College of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Design College Website View the Agribusiness Management Minor Plan of Study

Child Development and Family Studies

Minor / Online

This minor prepares individuals to work with children and their families in a variety of professional settings. Students will concentrate on courses that address topics, such as the physical, cognitive, social and emotional development of children as facilitated by families, educators, child care professionals and others.

Visit the College of Applied Human Sciences College Website View the Child Development and Family Studies Minor (Online) Plan of Study

Disability Studies

Minor / Morgantown Campus

Students collaborate with and learn from experts in the disability field including pediatric neurologists, geneticists, speech-language pathologists, audiologists, special education leaders, social workers, physical and occupational therapists and others. This minor can augment studies in a wide range of academic majors or serve as an area of emphasis in the Multidisciplinary Studies (MDS) program.

Visit the College of Applied Human Sciences College Website View the Disability Studies Minor Plan of Study

Diversity in Physical Activity and Sport

Minor / Online

The Diversity in Physical Activity and Sport minor is designed for students wanting to extend their exploration of physical activity and sport as sites for understanding issues of diversity and social justice and further examine the vital role of diversity in one's personal and professional life. Students may select courses spanning topics of race and ethnicity, gender, disability, socioeconomic status and more in both national and global contexts. This minor is appropriate for any student pursuing a career in physical activity, sport or related industry.

Visit the College of Applied Human Sciences College Website View the Diversity in Physical Activity and Sport Minor (Online) Plan of Study

Early Intervention

Minor / Morgantown Campus

Early childhood intervention is a support and educational system for very young children who have been victims of, or who are at high risk for child abuse and/or neglect. The mission of early childhood intervention is to assure that families who have young at-risk children receive resources and support that assist them in maximizing their children’s physical, cognitive and social/emotional development while respecting the diversity of families and communities.

Visit the College of Applied Human Sciences College Website View the Early Intervention Minor Plan of Study

Entertainment Media

Minor / Online

As the market becomes more cluttered with entertainment options and technological advances make it easier and easier to tune out the choices that don’t interest the consumer, entertainment companies will rely more and more on the media to bring their goods to the top of the consumers’ awareness.

Visit the Reed College of Media College Website View the Entertainment Media Minor (Online) Plan of Study

Environmental Protection

Minor / Morgantown Campus

The Environmental Protection program prepares students for careers in areas that safeguard the quality of the environment. The curriculum consists of two elements: interdisciplinary training in a broad array of environmental protection sciences and an area of emphasis in agronomy, pest management or soil and water conservation.

Visit the Davis College of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Design College Website View the Environmental Protection Minor Plan of Study

Esports Management

Minor / Morgantown Campus

Learn all aspects about one of the fastest growing sports in the world in this innovative academic offering. This minor includes classes from the College of Applied Human Sciences, the John Chambers College of Business and Economics and the Reed College of Media.

Visit the College of Applied Human Sciences College Website View the Esports Management Minor Plan of Study

Event Planning

Minor / Online

The Bureau of Labor Statistics projects event planner employment growth of 43.7% between 2010 and 2020 with the expectation that over 30,000 new jobs will be added during that time frame.

Visit the Reed College of Media College Website View the Event Planning Minor (Online) Plan of Study

Family and Youth

Minor / Online

The family and youth minor will prepare individuals to work with families and young people. Students will concentrate on courses that address topics, such as the physical, cognitive, social and emotional development of youth as facilitated by families, educators, childcare professionals and others.

Visit the College of Applied Human Sciences College Website View the Family and Youth Minor (Online) Plan of Study

Forensic and Investigative Science

Minor / Online

One of WVU’s most highly ranked majors, Forensic Investigative Science is for students with a passion for research and a desire to apply scientific analysis to legal proceedings.

Visit the Eberly College of Arts and Sciences College Website View the Forensic and Investigative Science Minor (Online) Plan of Study

Health Coaching

Minor / Morgantown Campus

The Health Coaching minor is designed for students desiring a career in health and well-being. Students learn the foundations of behavior-change science and the theoretical and practical considerations for empowering clients to adopt and sustain healthy lifestyles. Students completing the minor are prepared to sit for the American Council on Exercise (ACE) national certification exam required to become an ACE Certified Health Coach.

Visit the College of Applied Human Sciences College Website View the Health Coaching Minor Plan of Study

Health Promotion

Minor / Online

The online health promotion minor prepares students for a variety of careers in the growing field of health promotion and disease prevention. Typical job areas include healthcare marketing and communication for hospitals, health promotion for geriatric care facilities, health marketing for non-profits such as the American Lung Association, or health communication positions within the Department of Health and Human Services (e.g., CDC, NIH, FDA).

Visit the Reed College of Media College Website View the Health Promotion Minor (Online) Plan of Study

Healthcare Data Analytics

Minor / Morgantown Campus

Visit the School of Medicine College Website

Human Services

Minor / Online

A minor in human services meets the increasing need of public and private sector employers for paraprofessionals. Students who complete a minor in human services may be employed through public agencies, hospitals, government-sponsored housing or clinics, and some criminal justice offices. Graduates will be prepared to work in social services, mental health and substance abuse agencies, or in other related positions under the guidance of counselors, psychologists, nurses and social workers.

Visit the College of Applied Human Sciences College Website View the Human Services Minor (Online) Plan of Study

Infant and Toddler

Minor / Online

This minor prepares individuals to work with infants and toddlers in a variety of professional settings. Students will concentrate on courses that address topics, such as the physical, cognitive, social and emotional development of infants and toddlers, as facilitated by families, educators, childcare professionals and others.

Visit the College of Applied Human Sciences College Website View the Infant and Toddler Minor (Online) Plan of Study

Interactive Design for Media

Minor / Morgantown Campus

Visit the College of Creative Arts College Website

Journalism

Minor / Morgantown Campus

The rapid expansion of the information age has led to an increased demand for college graduates with strong writing and reporting skills with a solid understanding of the ethical standards of the journalism industry. Journalism teaches students how to write, report and produce content across media platforms, as well as how to engage with modern audiences using the latest digital applications and tools.

Visit the Reed College of Media College Website View the Journalism Minor Plan of Study

Personal Training and Group Fitness

Minor / Morgantown Campus

The Personal Training and Group Fitness minor is designed for students desiring a career in health and well-being. Students are trained to evaluate fitness abilities and develop exercise programs across individual and group settings to satisfy client goals. Students will be prepared to sit for the American Council on Exercise (ACE) national certification exam required to become an ACE Certified Personal Trainer and/or an ACE Certified Group Fitness Instructor.

Visit the College of Applied Human Sciences College Website View the Personal Training and Group Fitness Minor Plan of Study

Physical Training and Performance

Minor / Morgantown Campus

The Physical Training and Performance minor is designed for students interested in strength and conditioning. The minor provides students with an understanding of the theoretical and practical considerations associated with physical training (e.g., speed, agility, strength, endurance, flexibility, power) for improved athletic performance, fitness and wellness.

Visit the College of Applied Human Sciences College Website View the Physical Training and Performance Minor Plan of Study

Public Relations

Minor / Online

The online Public Relations minor prepares students for a variety of careers in the dynamic field of public relations. Typical job areas include media relations, event planning, corporate communications, crises management, publicity and promotion, public affairs and government relations.

Visit the Reed College of Media College Website View the Public Relations Minor (Online) Plan of Study

Special Education

Minor / Morgantown Campus

The Special Education minor helps prepare students to work with children and adolescents with mild/moderate disabilities including learning disabilities, emotional/behavior disorders and intellectual disabilities. Students are introduced to basic principles and practices that support high quality educational programming and services in special education settings.

Visit the College of Applied Human Sciences College Website View the Special Education Minor Plan of Study

Sport and Exercise Psychology

Minor / Online

The Sport and Exercise Psychology minor is designed for students to explore the various mental factors that affect both performance and health outcomes in sport and exercise settings. Students in this minor have an opportunity to engage in self-exploration as well as learn the sport and exercise psychology basics that complement the work of other professions, such as coaching, fitness, wellness, military, law and medicine.

Visit the College of Applied Human Sciences College Website View the Sport and Exercise Psychology Minor (Online) Plan of Study

Sport Coaching

Minor / Morgantown Campus

The Sport Coaching minor is designed for students to learn the theoretical foundations and best practices of effective sport coaching. The minor prepares future coaches to make decisions in developing, implementing and evaluating sport programs consistent with their athletes' competitive and developmental levels.

Visit the College of Applied Human Sciences College Website View the Sport Coaching Minor Plan of Study

Sport Communication

Minor / Online

The sport business industry is one of the largest and fastest growing industries in the U.S., generating billions of dollars each year. The sport communication minor can prepare you for a career in this exciting field. Students will gain a foundational understanding in media writing, public relations and strategic communications, as well as an understanding of the issues affecting professional and collegiate sports today.

View the Sport Communication (Online) Major Information     View the Sport Communication Minor (Online) Plan of Study

Strategic Social Media

Minor / Online

Today’s most rapidly expanding media platform is social media — Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, YouTube and many other sites. As people become increasingly dependent on social media for news, current events, products, goods and services, businesses and other organizations need employees with the ability to communicate with the digital audience.

Visit the Reed College of Media College Website View the Strategic Social Media Minor (Online) Plan of Study

Sustainable Trails Development

Minor / Morgantown Campus

Visit the Davis College of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Design College Website