Child Health and Well-being Minor
for the minor in Child Health and Well-being
department website: http://hdfs.illinois.edu/
department faculty: https://hdfs.illinois.edu/directory/faculty
overview of college admissions & requirements: Agricultural, Consumer & Environmental Sciences
college website: https://aces.illinois.edu/
Understanding child development and well-being are integral to keeping a child healthy. Similarly, knowing how to interact with children, how to ask family members questions to assess development, and knowing typical milestones in development by age group are all a part of good medical and allied health practices. The child health and well-being minor combines theoretical and practical approaches to understanding child development and well-being. Coursework in this minor examines child development biologically, psychologically, and socially from birth through age 18. Development is looked at in the context of the child’s daily experience, with additional coursework focused on medical settings, special needs challenges, and grief.
The minor requires a minimum of 19 hours; ten hours of courses on child development and nine hours of courses examining health and well-being. 6 hours of advanced course credit must be distinct from credit earned for a student's major or another minor.
|Intro to Human Development|
|Infancy & Early Childhood|
Choose one course from:
|Health and Well-being courses:||9|
|Grief and Loss Across the Lifespan|
|Child Fam with Special Needs|