May 19, 2024  
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog 
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog

Promoting Equity in Health and Human Services Minor

Program Coordinator: Kelley Reinsmith-Jones (108 Rivers Building; 252-328-4193;

The Promoting Equity in Health and Human Services Minor is an examination of inequality as it has existed and persists in the United States, particularly in the areas of health and human services.  Apart from 9 s.h. of required College of Health and Human Performance courses, students can choose from a number of multi-disciplinary classes.

The minor provides students with a comprehensive learning experience about (1) the meaning and demonstration of equity in different contexts, (2) the institutional structures that continue to perpetuate inequity in the United States and among vulnerable and historically repressed populations in particular, and (3) the interdisciplinary frameworks of change for achieving equity. The main objective of this program is to provide students with the tools needed to enhance professional proficiency for readiness to participate in local and global efforts that build and maintain justice through equity realization. 

The minor requires 18 s.h. as follows: 


  • A maximum of 6 s.h. may be used to satisfy requirements for both general education and the equity studies minor. The courses must be from the list of approved minor courses.
  • No more than 2 elective courses with the same prefix in sections 2, 3, and 4 can be counted toward the minor.
  • Additional courses may be approved by the director if they significantly further the student’s understanding of equity studies.