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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:

  • BIOL 205 Human Biology (4)
    Prerequisite: GE Foundation requirements.
  • MICR 101 Introduction to Human Disease (3)
    Prerequisite/Corequisites: Course that fulfills the A1 GE requirement.
  • 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 210 Introductory Statistics (4)
    Prerequisite: PSY 100, GE A1 requirement, and eligible to take a General Education Mathematics course.
  • SOC 250 Elementary Statistics (4)
    Prerequisites: SOC 100 or SOC 142 or instructor consent.
  • 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.
  • H SC 210 Contemporary Health Issues (3)
    Prerequisite: GE Foundation requirements.
  • H SC 301 Orientation to Health Science (3)
    Prerequisite: Open to Health Science majors and minors only.
  • H SC 401 Community Health Education (3)
    Prerequisite: HSC 301.
  • H SC 403 Community Health Statistics (3)
    Prerequisite: GE Math and SOC 250 or PSY 210 (PSY 100 prereq) or STAT 108.
  • H SC 421 Health Behavior (3)
    Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.
  • H SC 422 Environmental Health (3)
    Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.
  • H SC 423 Consumer Health (3)
    Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.
  • H SC 425 Human Sexuality and Sex Education (3)
    Prerequisite: GE Foundation, one or more Exploration courses, and upper-division standing. Recommended: PSY 100.
  • H SC 427 Drugs and Health (3)
    Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.
  • H SC 430 School Health Program (3)
    Prerequisite: HSC 301.
  • H SC 435 Health Promotion/Risk Reduction (3)
    Prerequisite: HSC 421.
  • H SC 440 Applied Concepts of Health Science (3)
    Prerequisite: HSC 430.

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