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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.

Courses Required for the Major in Health Education
Course Units
HLTH 53 Health in Society
or HLTH 27 Men’s Health Issues
or HLTH 25 Women’s Health Issues ................................ 3
HLTH 54 Introduction to Public Health ............................ 3
BIO 9 Human Biology
or BIO 11 Intro to the Science of Living Organisms........ 4
PSYC 5 Statistics for Behavioral Sciences
or ECON 5 Introductory Statistics
or MATH 80 Probability and Statistics ............................ 4

Six units must be taken from the following elective courses:
HLTH 10 Health and Aging ................................................. 3
HLTH 14 Advanced CPR and First Aid .............................. 2
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 or 23 Psychology of Race & Ethnic Relations .... 3
PHYS 1 Introduction to Human Physiology ...................... 3
WOMN 54 The Politics of Sexual Violence ........................ 3
Total Units ...................................................................... 20