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Mission Statement

Our mission of the Department is to prepare highly competent professionals who are well prepared in the disciplines of public health including environmental health science, health care management and administration, nutrition and food sciences, and public health education, and to maintain the department as a public health leader within the University's service area. Graduates will exhibit broad health science knowledge, applied technical and human skills, clear personal and social values, civic commitment to the community, and a desire for lifelong learning and achievement. To this end, we are committed to achieving excellence in undergraduate and graduate education by being at the forefront of scientific advancement and professional practice in the areas of research, teaching, and service consistent with the philosophy and goals of the California State University System, the San Bernardino campus, and the College of Natural Sciences. 

We help students prepare for jobs in local health departments, community organizations, health services, schools, hospitals, industry, tribal health, and many other sites. Our students may also pursue graduate programs in research, epidemiology, physician assistant, nursing, occupational and respiratory therapies, and other allied health careers.


Our values serve as a guide in the work we do in the pursuit of effectiveness and excellence.  We value:


Innovative approaches to educate and inspire faculty and students in teaching, learning, and addressing health matters.


Fairness and social justice in addressing individual and population health.


Actions to achieve equitable access to public health, health resources, and public policies.

Interdisciplinary Collaboration

Using an ecological framework and reasoned debate in collaborative approaches across disciplines to advance scientific knowledge, and improve individual and population health.

Student Centered Learning

A dynamic learning community that fosters engaged learning where students have a voice in the process of their education including practical opportunities for problem solving.


Honesty and mutual respect in teaching, learning, and public service as we engage students in activities to advance a sense of the profession as they assume duties and responsibilities in health careers.


A respect for all people in global and local communities and to appreciate diverse cultures’ perspectives, and beliefs as we promote population health and reduction of health disparities.


Engagement by faculty and students in methods that foster comprehension of the extent of current health knowledge and the role of research to contribute to future health knowledge and solutions.

Undergraduate Degree Programs

Bachelor of Science Degree with concentration in:
Environmental Health Science
Health Care Management
Public Health Education (Accredited by Council on Education for Public Health)

Bachelor of Science Degree in
Nutrition and Food Sciences (Accredited Didactic Program in Dietetics)


Departmental Resources

Alumni Survey

If you earned a BS in Health Science, a BS in Nutrition and Food Sciences, an MPH, or an MSHSA degree, please take the alumni survey


CEPH Accreditation for Public Health Information

CEPH accreditation result: 
CEPH Board of Councilors acted at its October 5-7, 2017 meeting to accredit the Public Health Program at California State University, San Bernardino for a five-year term, extending to December 31, 2022 with an interim report to be submitted in fall 2018.

Result report sent to Dr. Becerra can be found results-1.2017.pdf. Full report can be found Final-2017.pdf.

CEPH Self Study, updated April 10, 2017

CEPH Self Study, updated after site visitors' comments. May 5, 2017

Public Health Workforce Development

Free professional development webinars developed for professionals working in the field of Public Health

Policy Development
Duration: 1 hour
NCHEC Category 1- 1.75 CHES credits
At the end of the session, participants will be able to:

  • Discuss means to involve priority population and other stakeholders during the policy planning process
  • Identify key sources of data
  • Understand and evaluate policies that impact health

Sing-up for Policy Development Training

Health Education Competency Training
Duration: 1 hour

At the end of the sesison, participants will be able to:

  • Understand the core functions and competencies of health education
  • Methods to be an effective health educator

Sign-up for Health Education Competency Training

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