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Northwest Missouri State University


Minors

Child and Family Studies

The Child and Family Studies minor is directed toward giving the student knowledge, skill, and theory needed to successfully work with families across the life span. Topics emphasized in the courses required include family interaction and functioning, family structure, forms and variation, as well as various approaches to the study of the family. The major coursework will guide the direction of career opportunities. Positions are available in both public and private sectors in many diverse areas.

Gerontology

Gerontology is an interdisciplinary minor that provides specific coursework and experiences for working with older adults. The interdisciplinary coursework includes courses from the departments of Behavioral Sciences and Health and Human Services. This minor is designed for a variety of undergraduate majors whose professional preparation may require them to provide programs and services for the older adult population. Courses from this minor also provide excellent professional development opportunities for individuals currently employed in services to the aging.

Sport Psychology

Sport psychology in an interdisciplinary minor that provides specific coursework and experiences for working with athletes. The interdisciplinary coursework includes courses from the departments of Behavioral Sciencs and Health and Human Services.