The objective of the Health Education major is the development and education of students in preparation for professional careers in a variety of health fields. The curricula, based upon a foundation in the liberal arts and the natural and behavioral sciences, are directed to special preparation for the various activities in the specific health fields.
Students planning to transfer need to consult with a counselor, prepare a Student Education Plan, and take advantage of support services available in the Career Transfer Center located in Fountain Hall, (805) 378-1536.
Focuses on the nature and function of health in our society and emphasizes major health concepts designed to contribute to the students’ understanding of healthy living. Includes: personal fitness, nutrition, mental health, personal relationships, harmful substances, environmental health, communicable diseases, chronic and degenerative diseases, reproduction and contraception, and consumer health.
Presents an integrated approach to health and physical fitness through the study of basic principles of exercise, nutrition and human behavior. Focuses on a holistic approach to lifestyle choices for the prevention of heart disease, cancer, type 2 diabetes, and obesity. Emphasizes personal responsibility in the application of nutrition, fitness, and stress management principles for weight control and prevention of chronic disease.
Introduces the background knowledge and practical skills necessary for rendering assistance in emergency and sudden illness First Aid situations. Evaluates lifestyle for health and safety concerns and sets appropriate personal goals for achieving a safer and healthier lifestyle.
Introduces components and skills of health and wellness, reviewing positive behavioral changes and their effect on life. Emphasizes self-responsibility based on self-analysis and assessment.
Provides on-the-job learning to develop effective work habits, attitudes, and career awareness in paid or unpaid internships that are related to the discipline. Involves the development and documentation of learning objectives and the completion of an internship paper, presentation, or project. Includes both workplace supervisor and faculty adviser feedback and/or written evaluations. Course Credit Limitation: To take this course, contact the Career Transfer Center. Requires orientation session. Students receive one unit of credit for each 60 hours unpaid or 75 hours paid work. May enroll in up to 4 units a semester with a maximum of 16 total units of any type of work experience.
Allows independent study for students who wish to extend their knowledge of a particular area of Health Education through research and study. Utilizes an approved independent project. Includes one-on-one work with instructor. Interested students should contact a Health Education instructor for assistance in developing a contract for learning about a specific topic.