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2015-2016 University Catalog 
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Health Science, Department of

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Department Chair

Sora Tanjasiri

Department Office/Website

Kinesiology and Health Science 121


Jackie Blyleven, John Breskey, Laura Chandler, Anthony Di Stefano, Lilia Espinoza, Jasmeet Gill, C. Jessie Jones, Danny Kim, Maria Koleilat, Michele Mouttapa, Archana McEligot, Jennifer Piazza, Alysia Ransons, Sora Tanjasiri, Diana Tisnado, Dara Vazin, Jie Weiss, Michele Wood, Joshua Yang


The mission of Health Science focuses on understanding and promoting health in diverse populations. Health science bridges the gap between scientific discoveries and the application of this knowledge to improve the quality of people’s lives. Health science research reflects the range of diverse health problems, settings and populations. The approach considers the multi-level determinants of health and well-being, including individuals, groups, organizations and communities. Health science professionals work at these various levels to implement and evaluate efforts that promote health and prevent illness and disease. An important aspect of this process involves empowering people to change the factors that influence their health and well-being, be it within the individual or in their social environment.

The Health Science program offers a Bachelor of Science degree in Health Science with focus areas in health promotion and disease prevention, occupational and environmental health or global health. The undergraduate minor in Health Science, based on core curricula, provides opportunities for professional and/or personal enhancement.

The Master of Public Health (MPH) degree offers specialized areas of study in health promotion and disease prevention, environmental and occupational health, and gerontological health.

Learning Goals and Student Learning Outcomes

The following goals and learning outcomes have been established for students pursuing a degree in health science:

An understanding of theories and research-based health interventions

  • Describe major theories associated with health science and public health
  • Describe the steps involved in planning, implementing and evaluating research based health interventions

Information literacy and research skills

  • Access and identify evidence based information sources relevant to specific health issues
  • Analyze statistical, epidemiological and qualitative data to promote population health

Professional, ethical and reflective practice with diverse populations

  • Apply theories, research findings and best practices to promote health with diverse communities
  • Analyze ethical issues that arise in the field of health science and public health

Communication skills

  • Make effective oral presentations taking into account diverse stakeholders
  • Write effectively taking purpose and audience into account

Programs and Courses Offered


    Bachelor of ScienceMaster of Public HealthNon-Degree


      Health Science

      Courses are designated as HESC in the class schedule.

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