Health Education Major

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The Health Education Department offers a AS in Health Education and a AS-T in Public Health Science 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.

Health Education Major (AS)

The Health Education major is 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. The coursework includes personal and community health topics, an analysis of the major determinants of health from an equity perspective, and the application of critical thinking and quantitative reasoning to contemporary public health challenges. The goal of the program is to develop a diverse student body to address the health needs of our communities. With a Bachelor’s Degree in Health Education, students are prepared for careers within a wide range of public and private employers. 

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this program, students will be able to:

  • Analyze factors that shape health and illness of individuals and communities.
  • Examine the causes and consequences of health inequities and community resilience.
  • Access, interpret and analyze research to understand and improve community health.
  • Evaluate strategies to improve health. 

Public Health Science (AS-T)

The Associate in Science in Public Health Science for Transfer degree is designed to provide students with sufficient understanding of public health theories, concepts and applications to succeed in upper division coursework in public health and health-related majors at a four -year college or university. This degree emphasizes a social justice framework, with a focus on the social determinants of health and improving the health of diverse communities. The major in Public Health prepares students for careers in public health and related health professions in settings including community based organizations, health departments, local state and federal agencies, social service organizations, healthcare organizations, educational institutions and research organizations.

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this program, students will be able to:

  • Apply a public health equity framework to support the health and well-being of diverse communities.
  • Access, interpret, and analyze health data and evidence-based research to understand and improve community health.
  • Integrate principles of biology and chemistry into a public health framework.