Gain a broad-based foundation in the liberal arts and sciences, as well as a fundamental knowledge of health education, in the Bachelor of Arts in Health Sciences with a focus on Inspired Teaching and Learning and a Preliminary Single Subject Credential.
This Bachelor of Heath Science program prepares you for a career in the teaching profession in California as a health science educators in middle and high school. You’ll become dedicated to inspiring all PK-12 learners by emphasizing social emotional-health thriving, meaningful academic achievement, and equitable and inclusive learning communities. The health science degree program and courses meet the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CTC) requirements for a Preliminary Single Subjects Teaching Credential.
*Please note: Students need to satisfy/pass the Basic Skills Requirement (e.g., CBEST) and Subject Matter Competency Requirement (e.g., CSET) early (prior to Credential Area Methods coursework) into their programs to avoid interruptions to program progress and/or financial aid arrangements.
Program Learning Outcomes
- Demonstrate knowledge of developmentally appropriate grade level health education content domains.
- Describe the relationship of personal, family, school, community, cultural and environmental factors as related to health behavior and physical, emotional, and mental well-being.
- Identify cognitive, social, and physical characteristics, growth, and development of healthy adolescents, at-risk adolescents and those who have health problems.
- Examine components of research-based health education and health promotion programs/practices including coordinated school health programs.
- Analyze the role of mass media, technology and the Internet in promoting physical, mental and emotional health literacy and behaviors.
- Discuss the personal, social, and legal requirements and appropriate prevention and intervention strategies in providing a safe, inclusive school environment.
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School of Health and Human Services
“Our faculty members are nationally recognized across a broad spectrum of health profession disciplines and prepare students for success in the ever-evolving health care field.”School of Health and Human Services