Disability Studies Minor

for the Undergraduate Minor in Disability Studies


department website: http://www.kch.illinois.edu/

department faculty: Kinesiology & Community Health Faculty


college catalog page: Applied Health Sciences

college website: http://www.ahs.illinois.edu/


To declare the minor or ask questions about the requirements, please contact:
Dr. John Kosciulek; jkosciul@illinois.edu; 217-244-3386


Programs in Community Health and Kinesiology
 

Undergraduate Programs:

major: Community Health, BS

concentration: Community Health: Health Education & Promotion, BS

concentration: Community Health: Health Planning & Administration, BS

concentration: Community Health: Rehabilitation Studies, BS

major: Kinesiology, BS

concentration: Kinesiology: Teacher Certification, BS

major: Interdisciplinary Health Sciences, BS

         concentration: Interdisciplinary Health Sciences: Health & Aging, BS

         concentration: Interdisciplinary Health Sciences: Heath Behavior Change, BS

         concentration: Interdisciplinary Health Sciences: Health Diversity, BS

minor: Kinesiology

minor: Disability Studies

minor: Interdisciplinary Aging

minor: Health Administration

minor: Public Health

joint degree: Community Health, BS and Public Health, MPH

joint degree: Community Health, BS and Epidemiology, MPH

joint degree: Kinesiology, BS and Public Health, MPH

joint degree: Kinesiology, BS and Epidemiology, MPH

joint degree: Interdisciplinary Health Sciences, BS and Public Health, MPH

joint degree: Interdisciplinary Health Sciences, BS and Epidemiology, MPH


Graduate Programs:

degree: Kinesiology, MS

degree: Kinesiology, PhD

degree: Community Health, MS

degree: Community Health, PhD

degree: Rehabilitation, MS

degree: Public Health, MPH

degree: Epidemiology, MPH

joint degree: Community Health, BS and Public Health, MPH

joint degree: Community Health, BS and Epidemiology, MPH

joint degree: Kinesiology, BS and Public Health, MPH

joint degree: Kinesiology, BS and Epidemiology, MPH

joint degree: Interdisciplinary Health Sciences, BS and Public Health, MPH

joint degree: Interdisciplinary Health Sciences, BS and Epidemiology, MPH


The undergraduate Minor in Disability Studies focuses on the physical, behavioral, biological, and social aspects of disability and chronic health conditions. The minor can include coursework from a broad array of departments, thus accommodating students from different disciplines across the campus. There are no prerequisites for this minor. The curriculum blends cultural and clinical perspectives of disability in society to allow for multiple approaches to understanding disability and to enable individual tailoring to meet students’ varied career interests (e.g., medicine, nursing, physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech/hearing therapy).

Students must take at least six hours of advanced (300-level or 400-level courses) and six hours of coursework must be distinct from credit earned for the student’s major or another minor. Additional information regarding a minor in Disability Studies can be found here

for the Undergraduate Minor in Disability Studies


The undergraduate Minor in Disability Studies focuses on the physical, behavioral, biological, and social aspects of disability and chronic health conditions. The minor can include coursework from a broad array of departments, thus accommodating students from different disciplines across the campus. There are no prerequisites for this minor.  The curriculum blends cultural and clinical perspectives of disability in society to allow for multiple approaches to understanding disability and to enable individual tailoring to meet students’ varied career interests.

Please refer to https://provost.illinois.edu/education/advising-resources/pursuing-undergraduate-minor/ for additional information regarding policies related to undergraduate minors.

Minimum required course work: Students must take at least six hours of advanced (300-level or 400-level courses) and six hours of coursework must be distinct from credit earned for the student’s major or another minor.


Minimum hours required for completion: 19 hours.

Foundational Courses:7
Disability in American Society
Medical Aspects of Disability
Select one course from the following list of Core Options:3
Disability in Recreation, Sport and Tourism
Hearing Health and Society
Disability, Culture & Society
Adapted Physical Education
Additional Content Courses Chosen from the following list of electives:9
Disability Design
Intro to Health Communication
Interpersonal Health Comm
Organizational Health Comm
Communication & Health Equity
Child Fam with Special Needs
Feminist Disability Studies
Work and Disability
Diversity in Recreation, Sport, and Tourism
Language & Culture of Deaf Communities
Communication and Aging
Comm Competence and Disorders
Social Work and Disability Studies
Introduction to Intellectual Disability
Total Hours19