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Health Science

Health Science Department

The mission of the Health Science Department is to aid and encourage students’ development into competent professionals and life-long learners who are responsible for community health/public health disciplines, including health education and related areas. The program fosters the development of health professionals who are person-centered and sensitive to the diverse qualities and the changing face of today’s health care delivery system. Upon graduation, our students are able to facilitate the physical, psychological and social well being of people, individually and collectively, in a multi-cultural, multi-ethnic metropolitan context.

Chair's Message

Welcome back to a new semester at Cal State Long Beach. I hope the summer break provided you an opportunity to relax and recharge for the challenges of a new academic year. The new academic year 2017-2018 signals the start of my term as Chair of the Health Science Department. I will soon be establishing regular communication with all faculty, staff and students to listen for advice and feedback on how to enhance our academic experience. The fall semester promises to be a productive and exciting one as each of us contributes to making the Health Science Department a transformational place for educational excellence. Again, welcome back and I look forward to engaging with each other in the months ahead.

Degrees Offered

  • Bachelor of Science in Health Science with options in Community Health Education and School Health Education
  • Minor in Health Science
  • Single Subject Credential in Health Science
  • Master of Public Health – Option in Community Health Education

Professional Positions Held by Graduates

Health Educator • California Middle/High School Health Teacher • Researcher/Evaluator • Health Education Specialist • Public Health Educator • Patient Educator • Government Inspector • Educators • Department Managers • Consultants


The Master of Public Health program is accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH). The Bachelor of Health Science in the Health Science program is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC). The Department’s School Health program is accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education and the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing.