The basic University requirements for graduation with a B.S. Degree in Health Science consist of:
Major Core Requirements
All Health Science majors must complete the required core. The core of the Health Science program contains five areas of competence: Statistics, Program Development, Professionalism, Health Services Organization and Health Promotion. All majors must complete at least one course from each competency area. Courses must be selected in consultation with an advisor.
Admission Under Impaction
For fall admission, in addition to applying to the university by November 30th of the prior fall, applicants must submit a supplemental application to the department by February 1 of the prior spring. Contact the Program Director at 562-985-7507 or firstname.lastname@example.org by November 30th to obtain supplemental application packet.
Applicants must have met requirements for admission to the university as a freshman or transfer student. Applicants must have completed the following prerequisite courses (or equivalents at a transfer institution), each with a grade of C or better: BIOL 200, 207, and 208; MICR 101; H SC 200; MATH 119A; PHYS 100A and B; I S 233; and ENGL 102. Supplemental application materials must include (1) an observation packet documenting a 40-hour observation period in a department of radiation therapy, (2) 3 letters of recommendation (at least one from a radiation therapist at the observation site noted above, and the others from either employers or instructors), (3) a written personal statement, (4) a summary of academic and work history, and (5) documentation of the availability of transportation to clinical sites for the required internship. Applicants must participate in an interview with the Radiation Therapy Career Advisement Committee. Eligible applicants will be admitted for available spaces based on faculty's judgment of their ability to succeed in the program.
Completion of all requirements does not guarantee admission.
Admission Under Impaction for Continuing Students
Students who indicate a Radiation Therapy Option major when they enter as freshmen will be assigned a pre-Radiation Therapy major code. Acceptance into the pre-major by the university does not imply or assure subsequent acceptance into the Option by the Department. Students who are not accepted into the Option cannot continue as pre-Radiation Therapy majors.
Prior to admission to the Radiation Therapy Option, continuing students must
Admission Under Impaction for Transfer Students
Students must be eligible for admission to the university as transfer students and must apply for admission to the university no later than November 30 for admission the following fall. Students who are not admitted to the Option will not be admitted to the university unless they have listed a second choice of major on the application form.
Prior to admission to the Radiation Therapy Option, transfer students must:
The Radiation Therapy Option is designed for individuals who wish to pursue a professional program leading to membership in the health care team using ionizing radiation in the treatment of malignant and some benign diseases. The Option is competency-based and integrates didactic courses and clinical experience to prepare entry level radiation therapists to become integral partners in the health care team and contributing members of the profession.
On a daily basis, the registered radiation therapist is involved in:
Successful completion of the Option requirements allows the student eligibility to apply for licensure examinations at the state and national levels to practice as a registered radiation therapist.
This program is accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT, 20 N. Wacker Drive, Suite 2850, Chicago, Il 60606-3182, phone 312-704-5300) and the State of California, Department of Public Health, Radiologic Health Branch.
Required Radiation Therapy Option Courses
Students will take the following courses in sequence:
All Radiation Therapy courses must be completed with a grade of “C” or better. If a student earns a lower grade, the student must repeat the course and earn an acceptable grade before advancing to the next level of courses.
The Community Health Education option is designed for persons whose occupational objective is to serve as a community health educator with an official, voluntary, or corporate health agency.
The School Health Option is designed for persons who wish to become health science teachers in California middle/high schools. The program is approved by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing and meets subject matter competence requirements for the Health Science Preliminary Single Subject Credential.
In addition to meeting the subject matter competence requirement for the Preliminary Single Subject Credential in Health Science, prospective Health teachers are also required to complete an additional 35 units of professional preparation in the Single Subject Credential Program, including student teaching. Students may begin the professional preparation courses as early as the junior year. With careful planning, it is possible to complete all of the credential program courses, except for student teaching as an undergraduate. Courses may also be completed as post-baccalaureate student. Refer to the Single Subject Teacher Education section of this catalog or the Single Subject Credential Program website (www.ced.csulb.edu/single-subject) for a description of the professional preparation requirements, courses, and application procedures. A student may enroll in the credential program prerequisite course, EDSS 300D, after completing 80% of the required lower division, upper division, and subject matter courses. Prospective students should consult the department's Health Science Single Subject Advisor early to plan their program.
The Health Science Subject Matter Program is being revised to meet new state standards. When the revised program has been approved by the Commission on Teacher Credentialing, the new course requirements will be in effect and supersede current requirements.
Approved upper-division COMM course
Subject Matter Courses
The Option in Health Care is designed for those individuals who have received certification and/or license from an approved allied health/health care program and desire a Bachelor of Science degree. The focus of this option is the development of professional skills for people whose goal is: (a) providing service, or (b) instructing in the health care setting.
Once admitted to the University, students are required to complete the following prior to acceptance into the Health Care Option.
1. Obtain certification and/or license from an allied health/health care program from an institution that has been accredited by either a Committee on Post-secondary Accreditation (COPA) approved accreditation agency or the Committee on Allied Health Education and Accreditation (CAHEA). Those individuals who do not have appropriate certification will be counseled by the Department of Health Science regarding where to obtain an appropriate accredited program, and, when possible, concurrent enrollment may be utilized;
2. Earn a minimum GPA of 2.0.
Core: Three units from each area with advisor consultation:
Take one of the following emphases:
A. Providing Service (12 units)
B. Instructing in the Health Care Setting (12 units)
Twenty-four units required.
The Single Subject Teaching Credential in Health Science prepares one to teach health science in California middle/high schools. Requirements include: a) Bachelor of Science Degree in Health Science with a completion of the school health option from a program approved by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing or BS/BA and a passing score on the CSET in Health Science, b) GPA of 2.75 on the last 60 semester units, c) Professional education courses beyond the B.S. which begin with EDSS 300D: Introduction to Teaching Health Science, d) student teaching in health science. See the Health Science Single Subject Advisor.
The Health Science Subject Matter Program is being revised to meet new state standards when the revised program has been approved by the Commission on Teacher Credentialing, the new course requirements will be in effect and supersede current catalog copy.
For additional information about teaching in California middle/high schools, see the Single Subject Teacher Education Program.