Academic Catalog

Yoga and Mindfulness Minor

The Division of Kinesiology, Health and Sport Studies in the College of Education offers a minor in Yoga and Mindfulness for undergraduate and graduate students majoring in any discipline. The minor provides an excellent opportunity for students to broaden their knowledge of yoga and mindfulness philosophy, practice, and teaching skills. In addition, the program enhances career prospects across all professions as students learn how to integrate and design yoga and mindfulness activities and programs within their area of study. As restorative practices, yoga and mindfulness enables anyone working in health care, social work, education, exercise, etc. professions to practice self-care and better serve the individuals they serve in their respective careers.

To be eligible to apply for the Yoga and Mindfulness minor, students must have a minimum over­all grade point average of 2.75.   For advising regarding the yoga and mindfulness minor, students with last names A-K should contact Fawne Allossery ( Students with last names L-Z should contact Kurt Troutman (  

The Yoga and Mindfulness minor allows students in any department across all schools and colleges at WSU to add yoga and mindfulness skills and knowledge as an added credential to their degree programs. The addition of a Yoga and Mindfulness minor will expand employment opportunities and add expertise in yoga and mindfulness philosophy and theory, holistic health promotion, knowledge of body movement and mechanics, and leading others in yoga and mindfulness programs in many different career settings.

The minor is a minimum of 15 credit hours consisting of the courses listed below (9 credit hours of required cores and 6 credit hours of elective courses). The electives allow the student to further develop yoga and mindfulness skills by applying them to specific content areas. Additional courses can qualify as electives in consultation with an advisor in the Division of Academic Services in the College of Education. 

Required Yoga and Mindfulness courses9
Yoga: History, Philosophy, and Practice
Mindfulness: Philosophy, Theory, Practice, and Research
Yoga and Mindfulness in Professional Practice
Elective courses6
Dynamics of Personal Health
Health Behavior Change
Yoga Fusion
Mindfulness, Fitness and Stress Management
Tai Chi Chuan: Beginning
Clinical Gross Anatomy
Anatomy and Physiology
Introduction to the Philosophy and Practice of Iyengar Yoga
Psychology of Human Happiness
Fitness and Dance
Management and Instruction in Health and Physical Education
Motor Learning and Control
Anatomical and Physiological Bases of Physical Activity
Sport Psychology
Physical Activity and Exercise Psychology
Methods of Group Training
Exercise Physiology I
Exercise Physiology II
The Study of Non-Violence
Health Psychology
Mind-Body-Spirit Approaches and Social Work Practice
Total Credits15
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