The National Communication Association defines health communication as “the study of communication as it relates to health professionals and health education, including the study of provider-client interaction, as well as the diffusion of health information through public health campaigns.”  Based on this definition our minor includes both foundational courses required of any student minoring in health communication and two options for emphasis in either health communication campaigns or health communication administration.

The minor includes interdisciplinary coursework in one of two concentrated areas:

  • Health Communication Campaigns. This concentration focuses on the construction, interpretation and diffusion of health information through public campaigns.
  • Health Communication Administration. Focuses on provider-client interactions, such as communication among health care organizations, nurses, doctors and patients.


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