Centers & Programs


Hospitality Management is offered as a Bachelor of Science degree in the Department of Family and Consumer Sciences at California State University, Long Beach. It is designed to prepare students with the necessary background and expertise to excel as managers and leaders in the restaurant, foodservice, hotel, and lodging industries. The program provides a broad-based foundation in both academic and professional courses and includes hands-on practical experience.

We offer a Masters of Sciences in Gerontology, a post-baccalaureate Gerontology Certificate, an upper-division undergraduate Gerontology Certificate and a minor. Students in our Gerontology Program have opportunities to gain real life experience in the field through service learning and internships. We have global partnerships with gerontologists around the world, who are invited into our “virtual” classrooms. Our alumni hold leadership positions in non-profit, for-profit, governmental, research and educational settings. Our faculty has expertise in a wide range of topics including business, nursing, social work, research and non-profit management.


To further the college and campus goal of graduating a diverse student body with highly valued degrees, the College of Health and Human Services (CHHS) Academic Advising Center promotes students' initiative, independence, and scholarship through holistic and innovative advising methods.  The CHHS Academic Advising Center provides both general education and major academic advising to currently matriculated CSULB undergraduate students in all of the CHHS disciplines: Criminology & Criminal Justice, Family & Consumer Sciences, Health Care Administration, Health Science, Kinesiology, Nursing, Recreation & Leisure Studies, Social Work, and Speech-Language Pathology. 

The Army ROTC, Military Science Program, at California State University Long Beach recruits, trains, and develops undergraduate and graduate students to provide them the necessary skills and leadership development to become officers in the United States Army, Army Reserve or Army National Guard.  Army ROTC provides students with the character-building aspects of a diverse, self-disciplined civilian education with tough, centralized leadership development training.  Students can major in any degree-awarding academic program and can earn merit-based scholarships that can provide a monthly stipend, yearly book allowance, and tuition or room and board payments.  

The CDFS program is the largest within the department with almost 1,000 majors and minors. We are certified by the National Council on Family Relations, as well as, accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC). 

The Center for Criminal Justice Research and Training (CJ Center) provides today’s law enforcement and criminal justice personnel with current, relevant, and quality advanced training and has been doing so since 1967.  The CJ Center continually works with California (POST) Peace Officer Standards and Training, California (STC) Standards and Training for Corrections, and other criminal justice professionals.  The CJ Center in addition to training criminal justice professionals supports the School of Criminology, Criminal Justice, and Emergency Management (CCJEM) with a Crime Scene Investigator Certificate program and works with CCJEM students and professors.  The CJ Center is one of the largest training centers in the State of California and has trained thousands of local, state, and federal criminal justice professionals.

The Center for Health Equity Research (CHER) promotes health equity by engaging researchers and community partners in conducting rigorous and innovative public health research, and place-based and program evaluation. Our research focuses on diverse, underserved, and high risk populations. Center staff and affiliated faculty have extensive experience in community-based research, with much of our work in the area of HIV, other sexually transmitted infections (STIs), and reproductive health. Interventions used in several of our HIV prevention studies and 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. 

The NCLR/CSULB Center for Latino Community Health, Evaluation, and Leadership Training was established in 2005 to support and create diverse community health initiatives that increase access to culturally and linguistically relevant health education, prevention, screening, and treatment. Initial funding for the Center came through an earmark supported by the Congressional Hispanic Health Task Force spearheaded by former Congresswoman and U.S. Secretary of Labor, Hilda Solis. Our mission is to improve, promote, and advocate for the health and well-being of diverse Latino/Hispanic communities. While we have grown considerably since our official founding, our work continues to improve health, educational, and social equity among the Latino communities with whom we work and serve. Grants funded through myriad governmental agencies and gifts from private donors support our efforts in the areas of HIV/AIDS prevention, obesity prevention, youth empowerment, nutrition education, perinatal and maternal child health, and Latino educational success. Our programs capacitate communities by training undergraduate and graduate students to work closely with leading multi-disciplinary academics to positively create culturally relevant strategies that improve the health access of Latinos in the United States. 

The program initial efforts will be headed by Iveris L. Martinez, Ph.D., of the Archstone Foundation Endowed Chair in Gerontology and director of the Center for Successful Aging at Long Beach State; Dr. Gail Farmer, former associate dean for research and former chair in the Department of Health Science; Dr. Grace Reynolds, Professor of Health Care Administration Department, and Dr. Vennila Krishnan, associate professor of physical therapy and director of the school’s CRAB Laboratory

The Child and Family Center, located in the Department of Family and Consumer Science, is an educational program, which provides training of early childhood professionals in Child Development and Family Studies. The center also provides high quality childcare services for CSULB employees and their families. The Toddler and Preschool classrooms are nationally accredited educational programs for children between the ages of 18 months-5 years. The center is designed to model Developmentally Appropriate Practices from the National Association for the Education of Young Children (, to enhance the developmental skills that are age and individually appropriate for each child in the group.

The LifeFit Center @ The Beach is a health and fitness facility for Long Beach community members age 49+ and CSULB employees of all ages. We are an educational laboratory for the College of Health and Human Services and we lead outreach programs both on- and off-campus. Our newly renovated 17,000-square-foot facility offers a spacious fitness floor, group fitness classes, personal training, nutritional counseling, and monthly educational workshops. We provide multidisciplinary and innovative health, fitness and social programs that promote a lifelong commitment to wellness on campus and in the greater Long Beach community.

The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at CSULB is celebrating almost 25 years as a Center in the College of Health and Human Services.  Although OLLI classes are currently offered using Zoom, we usually offer non-credit classes to adults 50 and older on campus (HS&D 101). Other classes may be held at Long Beach Bridge Center, on Pine Avenue in downtown Long Beach, at the St. Isidore Historical Plaza, 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.

Community Programs

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.

Camp Nugget provides small group instruction by university students enrolled in the KIN Department who are studying to receive an Adapted Physical Education Teaching Credential under the supervision of Dr. Barry Lavay, CSULB Professor. Camp activities include aquatics with swim instruction, fundamental motor skills, health-related physical fitness, dance, lead-up cooperative games, and adapted sports.

The Garden is a hybrid art form that combines typical elements of Japanese garden design within the context of its Southern California location. They shared a passion for the outdoors, and gardening in particular. Loraine and Earl recognized the importance of travel, well-being, education and art as a means to self-development.

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.