About

Health Education Students

The Health Education Department offers a Major in Health Education designed to prepare students for transfer to the California State University (CSU) system for further study in health education, public health and related academic fields. With a Bachelor’s Degree in Health Education, students are prepared for careers with a wide range of public and private employers. The Health Education Major is open to all students who are admitted to City College of San Francisco and who have satisfied the prerequisites listed next to each course before enrolling in that course.

Core courses in the major: The major consists of 14 units of required courses. Students interested in the major should note that the quantitative skills courses all have mathematics prerequisites and should plan their course of study accordingly.

Electives in the major: Students majoring in Health Education are required to take at least six (6) units of approved electives described below.
Requirements for Bachelor’s Degrees in the Health Education or Health Science field vary widely. Students are advised to check the specific major requirements for the institution they plan to transfer to.

Prerequisites: There are no specific prerequisites for the Health Education Major except for those prerequisites and advisories required of certain classes. This includes one of the core classes in the major, Psychology 5 (or MATH 80 or ECON 5), which requires students to take the Math Placement Test and to either place into the class or take MATH 60 or 860 or MATH 45 or 845 as a prerequisite. Some of our elective courses also have prerequisites. These courses are highlighted with an asterisk (*) in the list of elective course options.

Download the Courses Requirements Checklist: 

Courses Required for the Major in Health Education

 

Course

 

Units

HLTH 53

or

HLTH 27

or

HLTH 25

 

Health in Society

 

Men’s Health Issues

 

Women’s Health Issues

 

3

HLTH 54

 

Introduction to Public Health

3

BIO 9

or

BIO 11

Human Biology

 

Intro to the Science of Living Organisms

 

4

PSYC 5

or

ECON 5

or

MATH 80

Statistics for Behavioral Sciences

 

Introductory Statistics

 

Probability and Statistics

 

4

6 units of Elective Courses (see below for full list)

 

6

 

Total Units

 

20

 

Six units must be taken from the following elective courses:

 

Course

 

Units

 

HLTH 10

Health and Aging

3

 

HLTH 30

Drugs and Society*

3

 

HLTH 35

Holistic Health

3

 

HLTH 38

Trauma Response and Recovery*

3

 

HLTH 48

Violence as Public Health Issue

3

 

HLTH 50

Tai Chi for Health

3

 

HLTH 64

Health Education and Prevention

3

 

HLTH 65

Youth Development and Leadership

3

 

HLTH 66

Health Education and Chronic Disease Management

3

 

HLTH 68

HIV/STI Outreach Skills

3

 

HLTH 67

HIV/STI Prevention Education

3

 

HLTH 72

Cultural Aspects of Addiction*

3

 

HLTH 73

Case Management/Individual Intervention*

3

 

HLTH 76

Group Facilitation*

3

 

HLTH 80

Interpreting in Health Care I

6

 

HLTH 83

Motivational Counseling Skills*

3

 

HLTH 90A

Homelessness Issues

5

 

HLTH 91C

Hepatitis ABC’s

3

 

HLTH 95

Transgender Health, Working with Clients & Communities

1

 

HLTH 97

Health & Stress in Society

3

 

HLTH 110

Health Impacts of Incarceration

3

 

HLTH 111

Women, Incarceration and Health

1

 

HLTH 116

Conflict Resolution Skills in the Health Care Workplace

1

 

HLTH 120

Health and Educational Justice

3

 

HLTH 221

Health and Social Justice

3

 

HLTH 231

Urban Health Policy

3

 

ADMJ 59

Organized Crime and Gangs: A Social, Cultural and Legal Perspective

3

 

ANAT 25

General Human Anatomy

3

 

CDEV 67

The Child, the Family, and the Community

3

 

CDEV 100

Violence and Its Impact on Children and Their Families

3

 

IDST 17

Human Sexuality

3

 

IDST 37

Racial and Ethic Groups in the United States-A Comparative Survey

3

 

LBCS 79

Health and Safety in the Workplace

3

 

LBCS 81

Organizing for Economic and Social Justice

3

 

MB 12

Introduction to Microbiology

3

 

NUTR 12

Introduction to Nutrition

3

 

POLS 4

The Politics of Globalization

3

 

POLS 22

Environmental Politics and Policy

3

 

PSYC 22 / 23

Psychology of Race & Ethnic Relations

3

 

PHYS 1

Introduction to Human Physiology

3

 

WOMN 54

The Politics of Sexual Violence

3