Liberal Arts AA Degree 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.

Required CoursesUnits
Select one of the following:37-39
Area of Emphasis18
18 units required: 2 courses each from area I and II (must include HS 013), 1 course each from area III and IV
AREA I - Nutrition & Health (6 units)
Health, Safety & Nutrition
General Nutrition 1
Introduction to Kinesiology 1
Personal & Community Health 1
AREA II - Child Development & Community Health (6 units)
Child Growth & Development
Child, Family & Community
Introduction to Alcohol & Drug Studies 1
Law/Ethics: Community Resources
Personal & Community Health 1
Intro to Recreation & Sport Management
Introduction to Race & Ethnicity 1
AREA III - Business/Human Relations & Communication (3 units)
Principles of Management
Introduction to Business 1
Business Law I 1
Human Relations in the Workplace
Introduction to Race & Ethnicity 1
Introduction to Public Speaking 1
Intercultural Communication 1
AREA IV - Biology and Anatomy (3 units)
Elements of Biology 2
Human Anatomy and Physiology I 1
Human Anatomy and Physiology II 1
(Courses selected can be used to also fulfill GE area, see a counselor for appropriate course selection; all courses transfer to CSU)
Transferable Electives (as needed to reach 60 transferable unites)
Kinesiology Activities2