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​Liberal Arts with Emphasis in Health Education and Nutrition

These courses introduce the basic competencies and practice within the various fields of health. These include: Health Education, Public Health & Wellness Promotion, and Nutrition. Courses are designed to introduce the student to the broad base of study needed for the future health professional who will design, conduct, promote, evaluate, and manage activities to help improve the health of people. Students will develop the necessary skills to work within various population groups. Students gain exposure to the different needs within these diverse population groups in the context of eliminating health disparities and to identify possible obstacles to their access to the various services provided by health professionals. Students will be introduced to the effective management of public, private, and government organizations.

with emphasis in Health Education and Nutrition

Dept. No. Title Units
Required Courses:
General Education (CSU GE or IGETC)


Area of Emphasis
18 units required: 2 courses each from area I & II, 1 course each from area III & IV (must include HS-013)

Area I - Nutrition & Health: (6 units)

ECE-044 - Child Health, Safety & Nutrition
HS-013 - General Nutrition
HS-072 - Introduction to Health & Society
KINE-008 - Intro to Kinesiology
KINE-010* - Personal & Community Health (formerly HE-001)​

Area II - Child Development & Community Health: (6 units)

ECE-010 - Child Growth & Development
ECE-012 - Child, Family & Community
HSAD-001 - Intro to Alcohol/Drug Studies
HSAD-024 - Law/Ethics: Community Resources
KINE-010* - Personal & Community Health (formerly HE-001)
RE-001 - Intro to Community Recreation
SOC-014 - Intro to Race and Ethnicity​

​Area III - Business/Human Relations & Communication: (3 units)​

BUMA-001 - Principles of Management
BUMA-010 - Intro to Business
BUMA-020A* - Business Law I
BUMA-027 - Marketing
BUMA-032 - Human Relations in the Workplace
COMM-001- Intro to Public Speaking
COMM-017 - Intercultural Communication
SOC-014 - Intro to Race and Ethnicity

Area IV - Biology and Anatomy: (3 units)

BI-0​04* - Elements of Biology
BI-013* - Human Anatomy & Physiology I
BI-014* - Human Anatomy & Physiology II


Courses selected can be used to also fulfill a GE area, see a counselor for appropriate course selection; all courses transfer to CSU; courses in BOLD also transfer to UC 

*indicates that transfer credit is limited depending on UC


Electives (as needed to reach 60 transferable units)

Kinesiology Activities 2


Note: Students are advised to work closely with an academic advisor to be sure all the required general education courses available are taken for successful transfer into health majors, such as, Health Education, Health & Wellness Promotions, Public Health, Nutrition, and Nursing.*Pre-Nursing Core courses must be meet to successfully transfer into BSN programs.