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Bachelor of Science in Health Science - Option in School Health Education (120 units)

The School Health Option is designed for persons who wish to become Health Science teachers in California middle and high schools. The program is approved by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing and meets subject matter competence requirements for the Single Subject Teaching Credential in Health Science. Prospective students should consult the department's Health Science Single Subject Advisor early to plan their program.

Requirements

Lower Division:

Take all of the following courses:

  • HSC 210 Contemporary Health Issues (3)
    Prerequisite: GE Foundation requirements.
  • BIOL 205 Human Biology (4)
    Prerequisite: GE Foundation requirements.
  • or
  • BIOL 207 Human Physiology (4)
    Prerequisite: GE Foundation requirements
  • and
  • BIOL 208 Human Anatomy (4)
    Prerequisite: Grade of "C" or better in one of the following: ART 372, BIOL 201, BIOL 205, BIOL 207, BIOL 212, BIOL 311, CHEM 140, DANC 261, or MICR 200.

Additionally, take:

  • CHEM 100 Chemistry and Today's World (4) or Higher
    Prerequisite: One Foundation course
  • NUTR 132 Introductory Nutrition (3)
    Prerequisite/Corequisites: One Foundation course.
  • PSY 100 General Psychology (3)
    Prerequisite/Corequisites: GE A1 requirement.

Take one of the following courses:

  • PSY 110 Introductory Statistics (4)
    Prerequisite: Eligible to take a General Education Mathematics course.
  • SOC 170 Elementary Statistics (4)
    Prerequisites: Eligible to take a General Education Mathematics course.
  • STAT 108 Statistics for Everyday Life (3)
    Prerequisites: None.

Upper Division:

Take one of the following:

  • COMM 335 Persuasive Speaking (3)
    Prerequisite: GE Foundation requirements.
  • Approved upper-division COMM course

Take one of the following courses:

  • EDP 301 Child Development and Learning (3)
    Prerequisite: None.
  • EDP 302 Early and Late Adolescent Development (3)
    Prerequisite: None.
  • EDP 305 Educational Psychology (3)
    Prerequisite: None.

Take one of the following courses:

  • ANTH 329; CDFS 319; HSC 420; PSY 378; SOC 320, SOC 423

Subject Matter Courses

Take all of the following courses:

  • ETEC 444 Computer Technology in Education, Level I (3)
    Prerequisite: Course design assumes familiarity with topics introduced in ETEC 110.
  • HSC 210 Contemporary Health Issues (3)
    Prerequisite: GE Foundation requirements.
  • HSC 301 Orientation to Health Science (3)
    Prerequisite: Open to Health Science majors, pre-majors, and minors only.
  • HSC 401 Community Health Education (3)
    Prerequisite: HSC 301.
  • HSC 403 Community Health Statistics (3)
    Prerequisite: A grade of ā€œCā€ or better in SOC 170 or PSY 110 or STAT 108 or STAT 118 or HDEV 190.
  • HSC 421 Health Behavior (3)
    Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.
  • HSC 422 Environmental Health (3)
    Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.
  • HSC 423 Consumer Health (3)
    Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.
  • HSC 425 Human Sexuality and Sex Education (3)
    Prerequisite: GE Foundation, one or more Exploration courses, and upper-division standing. Recommended: PSY 100.
  • HSC 427 Drugs and Health (3)
    Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.
  • HSC 430 School Health Program (3)
    Prerequisite: HSC 301.
  • HSC 435 Health Promotion/Risk Reduction (3)
    Prerequisite: HSC 421.
  • HSC 440 Applied Concepts of Health Science (3)
    Prerequisite: HSC 430. Students must have scored 11 or higher on the GWAR Placement Examination or successfully completed the necessary portfolio course that is a prerequisite for a GWAR Writing Intensive Capstone.

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