Now, more than ever, we need communicators who can develop clear, culturally relevant messages aimed at influencing health literacy and healthy behaviors. Communication skills are vital to improved outcomes and patient satisfaction in clinical health contexts, public health settings, and the myriad of other spaces people get information about their health.
The reason I chose Health Communication as a minor is that it works nicely with my major. Working with patients, I need to be able to communicate effectively.
There are so many ways health information can be written, interpreted, and understood. Health Communication helps me identify these aspects and present them to my audience: simply, clearly, and effectively.
Health Communication at Minnesota State Mankato combines coursework from majors such as Communication and Media, Technical Communication, and Applied Health Sciences to create a major tailor-made to students' interests and career goals.
The Health Communication minor is an interdisciplinary program designed to provide undergraduate students with writing and speaking skills for use in health and medical settings.