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Health Science

College of Health and Human Services

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Department Chair: Robert H. Friis

Department Office: Health and Human Services (HHS) 2, Room 115
Telephone: (562) 985–4057

Faculty: Veronica Acosta-Deprez, Stephanie L. Eatmon, Dale W. Evans (Emeritus), Gail Farmer, Mohammed R. Forouzesh, Robert H. Friis, Sarath Gunatilake, Javier Lopez-Zetina, Gina Piane, Britt K. Rios-Ellis

Liaison, CSULB/VA Joint Studies Institute: Robert H. Friis

Director, Graduate Studies: Mohammed R. Forouzesh

Director, Undergraduate Studies: Sally Champlin

Director, Radiation Therapy: Stephanie Eatmon

Clinical Coordinator, Radiation Therapy: Cheryl Brady

Coordinator, Single Subject Credential: Sally Champlin

Administrative Support Coordinator: Mark Vela

Career Possibilities

Health Science: Health Educator • Government Inspector • California Middle/High School Health Teacher • Researcher/Evaluator • Health Education Specialist • Public Health Educator • Patient Educator • Radiation Therapist

Radiation Therapy: Staff Therapists • Simulator Therapists • Dosimetrists • Educators • Senior Therapists • Department Managers • Temporary Staffing Therapists • Consultants • Equipment Sales and Marketing (For more information, see


The Department offers undergraduate and graduate study in Health Education, and an undergraduate option in Radiation Therapy. For program information, students should contact the department office for referral to one of the faculty advisors: Director of Undergraduate Studies, Director of Radiation Therapy, Director of Graduate Studies or Single Subject Credential Advisor.

All Health Science majors and minors are responsible for requirements specified in the University Catalog. Students should meet periodically with either the Director of Undergraduate Studies, the Director of Radiation Therapy, or the Director of Graduate Studies. Faculty advisors will discuss and review the student's academic program, program requirements and monitor academic progress. Students also have responsibility for keeping track of unit totals required for graduation and insuring that these requirements are met.

Program in Health Education

Health education programs help participants enhance health, prevent disease and disability, as well as help improve the well-being of people in organizations, schools, businesses, and communities. The program focuses on environmental influences, which include the cultural and societal context in which health behavior occurs; it also emphasizes processes for developing and changing individual attitudes and behaviors toward health.

The focus of health education is on planned change. Individuals are encouraged to take responsibility for their own health and to assume responsibility for the health of their families and communities.

As our society continues to change, health problems are redefined. Future health advances will not only come from new technology, but also as the result of community, group, and individual actions. These factors will impact education, lifestyle, environment, and the organization and delivery of health services.

Brochures that describe each of the programs are available at the Health Science Department office.

Courses are designed to satisfy Health Science requirements for:

  1. general education,
  2. the baccalaureate degree major,
  3. Single Subject Teaching Credential in Health Science,
  4. Master of Science Degree with a Major in Health Science,
  5. Master of Public Health Degree in Community Health Education.
  6. Master of Science in Nursing/Master in Public Health