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CHHS Centers, Clinics, and Community Programs

After School Adapted Physical-activity Programs (ASAPP) - The program is offered to children ages 5 through 12 with disabilities and special needs. Provided is small group (2 or 1-1 child/staff ratio) instruction by university students enrolled in the KIN Department and studying to receive an Adapted Physical Education Teaching Credential under the supervision of Dr. Barry Lavay. Activities emphasized through individualized and group instruction include fundamental motor skills, health-related physical fitness, cooperative lead-up games, sports, relaxation activities, and social responsibility. Two, 10-week sessions are offered during the CSULB academic year (Fall and Spring) on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons for 1 hour. The cost is $150.00 for each 10-week program of 20 sessions including a motor assessment and IEP. Some full and partial scholarships are available based on need. The website provides a program brochure.

Bureau of Government Research and Service (BGRS) - The mission of the Bureau is to support the teaching, research, and service functions of the Center. The Bureau fulfills this mission in several ways. The Bureau conducts research of benefit to the discipline of public policy and administration and disseminates that research. It offers a variety of services (training, consulting, contract administration) to the wider public policy and administration community in southern California, linking academicians with practitioners. Suitable activities for the Bureau include offering training workshops, seminars, and conferences of interest to the public policy and administration community, writing grant proposals for funded research, conducting funded research, contracting for services to public and not-profit agencies; and undertaking these activities in cooperation with other similar entities. It offers opportunities for students to develop their skills by working on Bureau projects. And it generates support for the development of Center faculty, such as travel to professional conferences.

Camp Nugget - This 4 week program is offered to children ages 5 through 12 with disabilities and special needs. Provided is small group instruction (4-1 child/staff ratio) by university students enrolled in the KIN Department and study to receive an Adapted Physical Education Teaching Credential under the supervision of Dr. Barry Lavay. Camp activities include aquatics with swim instruction, fundamental motor skills, health-related physical fitness, dance, lead-up cooperative games, and adapted sports. The 4 week program begins usually the last Monday in June and continues through-out the first three weeks of July. Camp Nugget is offered Monday through Friday, from 9 a.m. to noon and the cost is $400.00. Registration usually begins in early April and is on a first come for serve basis. Some full and partial scholarships are available based on need. The website provides a program brochure.

Center for Behavioral Research and Services (CBRS)

Center for Criminal Justice Training and Research (CCJRT) - The mission of the Center for Criminal Justice Research and Training is to provide today’s law enforcement and Criminal Justice personnel with current, relevant and quality training as determined by research and training needs assessments and to establish ongoing working relationships with the California Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST), law enforcement agencies, Standards and Training for Corrections (STC), and other law enforcement professional associations.

Center for Disability Studies and Scholarship (CDSS)

Center for Health Equity Research (CHER) - The Center for Health Equity Research conducts social and behavioral research and evaluation on health-related issues in partnership with community-based organizations and public health departments throughout the greater Long Beach area to further its mission of “promoting health equity through science, community and collaboration.” Center staff and affiliated faculty have extensive experience in community-based research with a focus on health equity, with much of our work in the area of HIV, other sexually transmitted infections (STIs), reproductive health, and social discrimination. Interventions used in several of our HIV prevention studies (Project RESPECT, RESPECT-2, and Safe in the City) have been designated by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention as evidence-based behavioral interventions (EBI) and have been included in the Compendium of Evidence-Based Interventions and Best Practices for HIV Prevention. CHER faculty and staff have also worked on two other EBIs  (Safety Counts and Community PROMISE). There are 84 EBI interventions, and we are proud of the contributions made in this area by our Center and our University. Through CHER, junior faculty and students receive mentoring to conduct health disparities research.  Most notably, CHER received a Research Infrastructure in Minority Institutions (RIMI) grant from the National Institution on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD) to foster the next generation of leaders in public health research. As RIMI comes to a close, CHER continues to mentor students by serving as an internship site for both undergraduate and graduate programs at CSULB.  Interns at CHER gain hands-on experience with proposal writing, data collection, and data analysis.  CHER is currently the lead evaluator of Building Healthy Communities Long Beach (BHCLB), a 10-year initiative funded by The California Endowment.  Through this and other research, CHER provides its interns with opportunities to be involved in an innovative developmental evaluation approach that uses local, state, and national level data.  CHER continually seeks motivated students looking for experience in research and evaluation. 

Center for Latino Community Health, Evaluation & Leadership Training - The NCLR/CSULB Center for Latino Community Health, Evaluation and Leadership Training works to develop health programs for underserved Latino communities, provides technical assistance to organizations already serving in this capacity, and furnishes Latino communities with the research and education needed to facilitate the development of effective health programs and policies.

Center for Successful Aging (CSA) - Vision: To serve as a leader in community engagement and applied research to address disparities and promote quality of life in aging. Mission: To bring together faculty and community partners to develop creative solutions for diverse aging populations.

CHHS Academic Advising Center - The College of Health & Human Services (CHHS) Academic Advising Center provides both general education and major academic advising to currently matriculated CSULB undergraduate students in all of the CHHS disciplines: Criminal Justice, Family & Consumer Sciences, Health Care Administration, Health Science, Kinesiology, Nursing, Recreation & Leisure Studies, Social Work, and Speech-Language Pathology.

Child and Family Center - The Child and Family Center, located in the Department of Family and Consumer Sciences at CSULB, is an educational program which provides training of early childhood professionals in Child Development and Family Studies. The Center also provides quality childcare services primarily for CSULB employees and their families, and families from the surrounding community, as enrollment permits. Promotion of educational resources to campus parents is an important component of the Center’s mission. The Center is tied to the mission statements of the Department of Family and Consumer Sciences; the College of Health and Human Services; and California State University, Long Beach.

Health on Wheels - Established in 1996, Health on Wheels is a unique partnership between California State University Long Beach (CSULB) School of Nursing, City of Norwalk and the Norwalk-La Mirada Unified School District. It is a school-based mobile pediatric clinic that provides free health care services to the uninsured and underinsured children in the Norwalk-La Mirada school district. Health on Wheels clinic visits ten school sites on a weekly rotating schedule throughout the school year. Our mission is improving the health and well-being of children by providing quality health care in a respectful and culturally sensitive environment. The clinic is staffed by pediatric nurse practitioner faculty from the School of Nursing at California State University, Long Beach. In addition to serving the community, the clinic is a training facility for graduate and undergraduate nursing students. The services provided at the clinic include physical examinations, diagnosis and management of minor and/or acute illness, immunizations, health education, dental assessments and application of fluoride varnish, basic laboratory services and referrals. For more information, please contact: Dr. Natalie Cheffer at

LifeFit @ The Beach - The LifeFit Center @ The Beach opened on October 1, 2012 as California State University, Long Beach’s (CSULB) newest fitness facility. Fitness provides lifelong health and wellness opportunities in a variety of ways. The LifeFit Center aims to be the premier health and fitness facility in the Long Beach area for the age 50+ community. The LifeFit Center aims to provide fresh and complete health, fitness, social, and wellness programming to all of its members; as well as provide education, research, and career development opportunities for CSULB students, faculty, and staff.

Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) - The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at CSULB is celebrating 20 years as a Center in the College of Health and Human Services.  We offer non-credit classes to adults 50 and older on campus (HS&D 101) as well as at Leisure World Seal Beach, on Pine Avenue in downtown Long Beach, and at the Alpert Jewish Community Center.  Approximately 1700 members enjoy lecture, activity, art, and computer classes in four 8-week sessions per year. OLLI offers members opportunities for social connections with like-minded adults, and interactions with our campus community at large.

PT @ The Beach - PT@The Beach is a physical therapy faculty practice that offers several advantages to help you achieve success with your physical therapy needs such as top, faculty-based clinicians from the CSULB Physical Therapy Department with specialized expertise, ensuring that you receive progressive, evidence-based therapy; individualized, high-quality care provided by physical therapists who closely monitor your rehab from start to finish; access to extensive, sophisticated exercise equipment and, for discharged patients, enrollment in the LifeFit Center for seamless transition from rehab to fitness; and reduced overhead costs, resulting in more affordable health care. Our highly skilled, licensed physical therapists are movement specialists dedicated to providing care in a compassionate, professional, outpatient environment. What sets us apart from other clinics is access to Department of Physical Therapy faculty, who specialize in disorders of the orthopedic, neurologic, integumentary and cardiopulmonary systems, including patients in the geriatric and pediatric populations.

Speech and Language Clinic - The CSULB Speech, Language and Hearing Clinic is a University based clinic which provides comprehensive diagnostic and therapeutic services for children and adults who have communicative disorders.

Sport Training and Research Center (STAR) - The Center for Sport Training and Research (STAR) at Long Beach State University is sport training and research program that utilizes an evidence-based multi-disciplinary approach to enhance sport performance and reduce athletic injury risk. STAR is comprised of experts in sport medicine, biomechanics, sport psychology, strength and conditioning, skill acquisition, and nutrition. Together, STAR faculty and staff design evidence-based training programs and conduct research to help athletes maximize their full potential.