This new minor also comes at a time when the Kinesiology and Health Sciences Department is moving in an additional direction. Ickes and Scott are the first-ever faculty members with specific training in public health. They have developed new courses that contribute to the minor, and which reflect a new movement in their department.
“It’s a change in direction in what we do,” said Michael Deschenes, chair and professor of kinesiology and health sciences. “It’s mainly because public health is everywhere these days. We’re a health-obsessed society and we just felt like that was an empty area that needed to be filled on campus.”
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