Health Science

The degree in Health Science is intended for students who plan to pursue a more advanced degree or certificate in a health career. *Please note that this is a major in Health Science and not in Biological Science. Career Options: Careers for those with an Associate Degree in Health Science will be able to work as a health educator, pre-professional in X-ray technology, dental hygienist, physician’s assistant or in another related health career.
Requirements:
Units: 19-21
AH 3
The Person in the Life Cycle (Active)
3
AH 11
Nutrition (Active)
3
or
BIO 11
Nutrition (Active)
3
CHEM 1A
General Chemistry (Active)
5
CHEM 1B
General Chemistry (Active)
5
CHEM 30A
Elementary Chemistry (Active)
4
CHEM 30B
Elementary Organic and Biochemistry (Active)
4
BIO 1
Cell and Molecular Biology (Historical)
4
BIO 10
Principles of Biology (Active)
4
BIO 15
Survey of Human Anatomy and Physiology (Active)
5
or
AH 15
Survey of Human Anatomy and Physiology (Active)
5
BIO 7
Human Anatomy (Active)
4
BIO 9
Human Physiology (Active)
5
or
AH 9
Human Physiology (Active)
5
BIO 8
General Microbiology (Active)
5
or
AH 8
General Microbiology (Active)
5
 
0
MATH 233
Intermediate Algebra (Historical)
5
or
ECOL 1
Conservation of Natural Resources (Active)
4
PSYC 10
Introduction to Psychology (Active)
3
General Education Requirements:
Units: 35-39
A student may complete the Gavilan College A.A./A.S. general education, the CSU-GE Breadth or the IGETC pattern, plus sufficient electives to meet a 60 unit total. See a counselor for details. NOTE: A course may be used to satisfy both general education and major requirements. See "Double Counting Rule".
Total: 54-60

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HE 1Health Education (3.0)Historical
3.0 Lecture. This course focuses on attaining individual awareness, critical-thinking skills and self-responsibility relating to personal health. The interaction of individual physical, psychological, social, emotional, spiritual and environmental factors in determining health status is developed through integration of major concepts. This course has the option of a letter grade or pass/no pass. ADVISORY: Eligible for English 250 and English 260. (Option of a standard letter grade or Pass/no pass.) Effective: Fall 2019 to Fall 2020.
HE 1Health Education (3.0)Active
3.0 Lecture. This course focuses on the exploration of major health issues and behaviors in the various dimensions of health. Emphasis is placed on individual responsibility for personal health and the promotion of informed, positive health behaviors. Topics include nutrition, exercise, weight control, mental health, stress management, violence, substance abuse, reproductive health, disease prevention, aging, healthcare, and environmental hazards and safety. This course has the option of a letter grade or pass/no pass. ADVISORY: College level reading and writing skills or equivalent placement using college assessment practice. (Option of a standard letter grade or Pass/no pass.) Effective: Fall 2020.
HE 2Human Sexuality (3) Review all entries Active
Assists students in gaining increased knowledge, appreciation, and respect for their own sexuality, as well as others. Approved by the Board of Registered Nursing for 54 hours of continuing education credit (Provider #00892). (C-ID: PSY 130) ADVISORY: Eligible for English 250 and English 260 (Standard Letter Grade.) Effective: Summer 2020.
HE 2Human Sexuality (3.0)Historical
3.0 Lecture. Assists students in gaining increased knowledge, appreciation, and respect for their own sexuality, as well as others. Approved by the Board of Registered Nursing for 54 hours of continuing education credit (Provider #00892). (C-ID: PSY 130) ADVISORY: Eligible for English 250 and English 260 (Standard Letter Grade.) Effective: Spring 2018 to Summer 2020.
HE 5Introduction to Public Health (3.0)Active
3.0 Lecture. This course is an introduction to the discipline of public health. It provides students with the basic concepts and terminologies of public health as well as an overview of the functions of various public health professions and institutions. ADVISORY: Eligible for English 1A. (Standard Letter Grade.) Effective: Fall 2019.
HE 92Stress Management (3.0)Active
3.0 Lecture. This course examines the stress process and its relationship to health, disease, lifestyle and the sociocultural environment. Stress across ones lifespan will be examined with emphasis on available resources and stress management strategies. (Option of a standard letter grade or Pass/no pass.) Effective: Fall 2019.
HE 762Mindfulness Practices: Yoga, Meditation, Breathing Methods (0.0)Active
1.0-3.0 Lab. This class is about learning healthy mindfulness practices and stress reduction techniques through the use of yoga, meditation, and breathing methods as well as other mindfulness exercises. This course is designed for older adult population and/or incarcerated individuals. (Non Credit.) Effective: Fall 2020.

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