SCHOOL OF HEALTH-RELATED PROFESSIONS

Introduction

The School of Health Related Professions provides educational opportunities for students interested in pursuing a wide range of health-related careers in the University, community and commercial sectors. Academic programs within the school offer strong, science-based preparation for researchers, technicians, and teachers who will advance knowledge to promote health, prevent disease, improve the quality of life, and enhance human physical performance. The school also provides course work for undergraduates who wish to enter the professions of medicine and physical therapy or to prepare for graduate study in the health science fields.

At the time this catalog was being edited, the School of Health Related Professions and its major programs were undergoing review and reorganization. All current and prospective students considering application to one of the undergraduate or graduate majors offered by the School should check with the academic advisors for that major.

DEGREES AND MAJORS

Degrees

The School of Health-Related Professions offers academic programs leading to the Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences (B.S.H.S.), Master of Arts, Master of Science, and Master of Education.

Undergraduate Majors

Within the B.S.H.S. degree program, students may select a major in exercise sciences, health education, medical technology, occupational safety and health, or physical education. For detailed descriptions of these majors, see below.

Graduate Majors

At the master's level, a major is offered in exercise and sport sciences. For further information on requirements for graduate degree programs, see the Graduate Catalog.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

Formal admission to the School of Health-Related Professions is required of all undergraduate students and is contingent upon acceptance into a specific major. Applicants for all B.S.H.S. majors must have completed a minimum of 56 units of college credit applicable to a baccalaureate degree and must have maintained a cumulative grade-point average of 2.2500 or higher on all collegiate work attempted. Additional admission requirements for specific majors are described below.

Students normally apply for admission to majors in the school at the beginning of their junior year, after completion of two years of study in Arts and Sciences. Any student enrolled in the University who is considering application for admission to one of the majors in health-related professions should consult faculty advisors in that major.

GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS FOR THE BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN HEALTH SCIENCES

I. Basic Skills and Proficiencies Units

A. English 6

B. Foreign Language 0-8

Students must demonstrate proficiency in a single foreign language at the 2nd semester level. This can be accomplished through courses (8 units) or by examination (0 units).

C. Mathematics 3

Total 9-17

II. Study Areas

A. Traditions and Cultures 9

B. Biological and Physical Sciences 12

C. INDIVIDUALS, SOCIETIES AND INSTITUTIONS 9

D. The Arts and Literature 6

Total 36

Total General Education Requirements 45-53

Each of the majors within the B.S.H.S. degree has identified specific courses that are acceptable to meet the general education requirements presented above. These courses are listed in the following section describing major fields.

MAJORS

MAJOR IN EXERCISE SCIENCES

The Department of Exercise and Sport Sciences provides preparation for students intending to pursue graduate study in the exercise sciences as well as for those students who may seek admission to professional schools such as medicine or physical therapy. In addition, students selecting the exercise sciences major may find employment in health and sport clubs, or in community fitness and recreation programs.

General Education Requirements for the Major in Exercise Sciences

I. Basic Skills and Proficiencies (9-17 units)

A. English Composition (6 units): ENGL 101 (or 103H), ENGL 102 (or 104H).

B. Foreign Language (0-8 units): Students must demonstrate proficiency in a single foreign language at the 2nd semester level. This can be accomplished through courses (8 units) or by examination (0 units).

C. Mathematics (3 units): MATH 117R (or 117S).

II. Study Areas (36 units)

A. Traditions and Cultures (9 units): One 3-unit course from BookLink List 1 and a two-course sequence from BookLink List 2.

B. Biological and Physical Sciences (12 units): CHEM 103a-103b, 104a-104b; PHYS 102a, 180a.

C. Individuals, Societies and Institutions (9 units): PSYC 101, and two additional 3-unit courses approved from BookLink, one of which focuses on gender, class, race, or ethnicity.

D. THE ARTS AND LITERATURE (6 UNITS): TWO 3-UNIT COURSES APPROVED FROM BOOKLINK.

Admission to the Major

The following courses must have been completed: CHEM 103a-103b, 104a-104b; ENGL 101 (or 103H), 102 (or 104H); EXSS 201, 202, 308; MATH 117R (or 117S), 118, 124 or 125a; MCB 181; PHYS 102a-102b, 180a-180b; PSYC 101.

Major Requirements

The major requires completion of a core of 24 units: EXSS 201, 202, 308, 420, 421, 460, 462, 495a, 496b, and 10 units from
EXSS 377, 440, 445, 470, 477, 495a, 495b, 495d, 495e, 495f, 495g. The remaining units must be selected, with the approval of an advisor, from a list of several recommended courses or from a supporting minor.

MAJOR IN HEALTH EDUCATION

The Division of Community and Environmental Health offers instructional programs designed to prepare students for careers focusing on the prevention of critical societal health problems. Students may obtain a major in health education with an option in community health or school health education. The community health education option provides students with the competencies necessary to work in governmental, voluntary, clinical, worksite, and commercial health promotion settings. The school health education option prepares health education teachers for primary and secondary schools.

General Education Requirements for the Major in Health Education

I. Basic Skills and Proficiencies (9-17 units)

A. English Composition (6 units): ENGL 101 (or 103H), ENGL 102 (or 104H).

B. Foreign Language (0-8 units): Students must demonstrate proficiency in a single foreign language at the 2nd semester level. This can be accomplished through courses (8 units) or by examination (0 units).

C. Mathematics (3 units): MATH 117R (or 117S).

II. Study Areas (36 units)

A. Traditions and Cultures (9 units): One 3-unit course from BookLink List 1 and a two-course sequence from BookLink List 2.

B. Biological and Physical Sciences (12 units): CHEM 103a, 104a; ECOL 181, 182.

C. Individuals, Societies and Institutions (9 units): PSYC 101, SOC 101 and POL 130.

D. The Arts and Literature (6 units): Two 3-unit courses approved from BookLink.

Admission to the Major

The following courses must have been completed: CHEM 103a-103b, 104a-104b; ECOL 181, 182; ENGL 101 (or 103H), 102 (or 104H); EXSS 201, 202; HLTH 178; MATH 117R (or 117S); PSYC 101; SOC 101.

Major Requirements

The major requires completion of a core of 33 units. The remaining units must be taken in one of two options: community health or school health education.

THE MAJOR CORE REQUIREMENTS-33 units, including CHEM 103b, 104b; ECOL 320; EXSS 201, 202, 261; HLTH 306, 330, 400; N SC 310; OSH 486.

THE COMMUNITY HEALTH OPTION-HLTH 200, 430, 432, 433, 434, 440, 493 (2 units) FCM 487.

The school health education option-HLTH 381, 430, 432, 434 AND COLLEGE OF EDUCATION COURSE WORK REQUIRED FOR STATE TEACHING CERTIFICATION.

Students applying for the school health education option leading to teaching certification must meet additional requirements in order to be eligible for enrollment in professional education courses taught in the College of Education. These requirements include:

1. a cumulative grade-point average of 2.500 or higher on the most recently completed 56 units of course work completed at the time of application or by the end of the current semester, whether at the University or elsewhere;

2. evidence, at the time of application, of successful completion of the Upper-Division Writing-Proficiency Examination and successful completion of a Developmental Writing Workshop if the Upper-Division Writing-Proficiency Examination was evaluated as unsatisfactory.

MAJOR IN MEDICAL TECHNOLOGY

The Division of Medical Technology provides professional preparation for a career in medical technology, which is also called clinical laboratory science. This health profession is responsible for clinical laboratory analyses, including quantitative, qualitative and morphological measurements which assist the physician in clinical diagnosis and treatment.

Completion of the medical technology major, accredited by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences, qualifies the student for various National Registry examinations.

Post-baccalaureate students who meet certain minimum requirements may apply for the professional training to become M.T. certification eligible. Students in this category should contact the Medical Technology Program Office for more information.

General Education Requirements for the Major in Medical Technology

I. Basic Skills and Proficiencies (9-17 units)

A. English Composition (6 units) : ENGL 101 (or 103H), ENGL 102 (or 104H).

B. Foreign Language (0-8 units): Students must demonstrate proficiency in a single foreign language at the 2nd semester level. This can be accomplished through courses (8 units) or by examination (0 units).

C. Mathematics (3 units): MATH 117R.

II. Study Areas (36 units)

A. Traditions and Cultures (9 units): Choose a two-course sequence from Booklink List 2 and one course from List 2.

B. Biological and Physical Sciences (12 units): CHEM 103a, 103b, 104a, 104b, PHYS 102a, 180a.

C. Individuals, Societies and Institutions (9 units): MEDT 387, and two additional 3-unit courses approved from Booklink one of which focuses on gender, class, race, or ethnicity.

D. The Arts and Literature (6 units): Two 3-unit courses approved from Booklink (one course in the arts, one in literature).

Admission to the Major

All general education requirements for the major must have been completed as well as the following courses: CHEM 241a-241b, 243a-243b, 322, 323, 460 or 462a; C SC 115 or MIS 111; EXSS 201, 202; MATH 118 (MATH 124 or 125a may be substituted for MATH 117R and 118); MIC 205, 419; PHYS 102b, 180b; STAT 263.

Major Requirements

The major requires completion of 54 units, including MEDT 471R, 471L, 472R, 472L, 473R, 473L, 474R, 474L, 475a-475b-475c, 476, 481, 482, 483, 484, 496a.

MAJOR IN OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH

The Division of Community and Environmental Health provides professional preparation for students planning a career in the field of industrial hygiene. The major in occupational safety and health is concerned with training students in the recognition, evaluation, and control of environmental factors and stresses arising from the work place.

A moratorium has been placed on admissions to this undergraduate major. However, other degree options are available in the areas of environmental and occupational health. Interested students should consult the faculty in occupational safety and health for information concerning these options.

General Education Requirements for the Major in Occupational Safety and Health

I. Basic Skills and Proficiencies (9-17 units)

A. English Composition (6 units): ENGL 101 (or 103H), ENGL 102 (or 104H).

B. Foreign Language (0-8 units): Students must demonstrate proficiency in a single foreign language at the 2nd semester level. This can be accomplished through courses (8 units) or by examination (0 units).

C. Mathematics (3 units): MATH 117R (or 117S) or MATH 125a.

II. Study Areas (36 units)

A. Traditions and Cultures (9 units): One 3-unit course from Booklink List 1 and a two-course sequence from Booklink List 2.

B. Biological and Physical Sciences (12 units): CHEM 103a, 104a, ECOL 181, 182.

C. Individuals, Societies and Institutions (9 units): PSYC 101, SOC 101, and one additional 3-unit course approved from Booklink which focuses on gender, class, race, or ethnicity.

D. The Arts and Literature (6 units): Two 3-unit courses approved from Booklink.

Admission to the Major

All general education requirements for the major must have been completed as well as the following courses: CHEM 103b, 104b, 241a, 243a; MIS 111; PHYS 102, 103, 181, 182.

Major Requirements

The major requires completion of the following 56 units: CHEM 322, 323; ECOL 320; EXSS 201, 202; HLTH 433; STAT 263; MIC 205; OSH 402, 410, 412, 460, 486, 487, 495a (or 499 for 3 units) and 9 units of approved electives.

MAJOR IN PHYSICAL EDUCATION

The Department of Exercise and Sport Sciences offers general and professional education for students planning careers in teaching physical education and coaching athletics. The physical education major curriculum prepares students to teach physical education and sports in the public schools and in other agencies which hire physical educators.

General Education Requirements for the Major in Physical Education

I. Basic Skills and Proficiencies (9-17 units)

A. English Composition (6 units): ENGL 101 (or 103H), ENGL 102 (or 104H).

B. Foreign Language (0-8 units): Students must demonstrate proficiency in a single foreign language at the 2nd semester level. This can be accomplished through courses (8 units) or by examination (0 units).

C. MATHEMATICS (3 UNITS): MATH 117R (OR 117S).

II. Study Areas (36 units)

A. Traditions and Cultures (9 units): EXSS 288 plus one 3-unit course from Booklink List 1 and one 3-unit course from Booklink List 2.

B. Biological and Physical Sciences (12 units): CHEM 103a, 103b, 104a, 104b, EXSS 201.

C. Individuals, Societies and Institutions (9 units): EXSS 320, PSYC 101 and one 3-unit course approved from Booklink.

D. The Arts and Literature (6 units): Two 3-unit courses approved from BookLink.

Admission to the Major

Students who wish to pursue a physical education major leading to teaching certification are required to take course work in the College of Education and must meet the specific eligibility requirements listed below. Items 3-4 in this list, requirements established by the College of Education, apply to all undergraduate students whose major programs require College of Education professional education courses which have restricted enrollment. It should be noted that admission to these courses may be restricted should the number of qualified applicants exceed the capacity of the College of Education. Admission to the physical education major is contingent upon completion of the eligibility requirements listed below:

1. a minimum of 56 units applicable to the physical education major, including CHEM 103a-103b, 104a-104b; ENGL 101
(or 103H), 102 (or 104H); EXSS 201, 202, 285, 288, 320, 373, 374, 6 units of professional activities (EXSS 208-232), and MATH 117R (or 117S); PSYC 101;

2. an approved application for admission to the physical education major on file with the Undergraduate Advising Office, Department of Exercise and Sport Sciences;

3. a cumulative grade-point average of 2.500 or higher on the most recently completed 56 units of course work completed at the time of application or by the end of the current semester, whether at the University or elsewhere; and

4. evidence, at the time of application, of successful completion of the Upper-Division Writing-Proficiency Examination and successful completion of a Developmental Writing Workshop if the Upper-Division Writing-Proficiency Examination was evaluated as unsatisfactory.

Major Requirements

The physical education teaching major (secondary-school emphasis) requires completion of a minimum of 55 units in the Department of Exercise and Sport Sciences. An additional 6 units of exercise and sport sciences courses plus student teaching are required to obtain teaching certification for grades K through 12. In both the secondary emphasis and the K-12 emphasis, a minimum of 22 units of College of Education course work is required for State Teaching Certification: ED P 310, EDUC 350, LRC 435, TTE 493b and 496c.

THE PHYSICAL EDUCATION TEACHING MAJOR (SECONDARY-SCHOOL EMPHASIS)-27 units of EXSS courses required for admission to the major (listed above); 37 additional units, including EXSS 279, 354 (2 units), 355, 360, 371, 377, 380, 381, 385, 394b, 410, 497a, and 8 units of professional activities selected from EXSS 208-232. The departmental professional skills requirements may be satisfied through proficiency examination or completion of a minimum of ten courses and 14 units from Professional Activity courses.

THE PHYSICAL EDUCATION TEACHING MAJOR (K-12 EMPHASIS)-64 units of exercise and sport sciences courses as required for the secondary school emphasis (described above), plus 9 additional units to include EXSS 294a, 350, 452 and TTE 493a.