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Department of Health Science & Human Ecology

We Are Here For You!

Due to COVID-19/coronavirus, we are not in our campus offices—but we are still open for business and working to support you!

Health Science and Human Ecology staff, faculty, and advisors are working virtually to meet the needs of students, colleagues, and members of the CSUSB community. Currently, the best means to contact us is via email. You are important to us, and we will respond to your emails as soon as possible. You can look up faculty and staff emails on the CSUSB Campus Directory. You can also contact the CNS Office of the Dean at

Please monitor your Coyote email daily for important announcements and information from the Health Science and Human Ecology and CSUSB administrators, faculty, and staff. Also, keep in touch with your instructors via Blackboard in addition to email.

Stay safe, stay healthy, and practice social distancing. We are all in this together — all of us — and we are taking all steps necessary to support your academic goals and progress during these challenging times.

Again, thank you for your patience and understanding.

Please visit the university's Resources for Virtual Learning, Teaching, and Working page for updated information on internet access and Wi-Fi, laptop checkout, Zoom training and tutorials, housing, counseling, basic needs, parking refunds, free software downloads and training, tech support, financial aid, information for student assistants, and more.

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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.

Departmental Resources

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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


Public Health Workforce Development Trainings

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


Click on the training you would like to register for below.  Enter your mail address, select "I am a new user," enter your Full Name, select to accept the use policy, and finally "Enroll in Course." Once this is done, you will receive an email with a course invitation. Click on the link invite that you received, and access the course. 


Policy Development Workshop
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

Sign-up for Policy Development Training

Health Education Competency Training Workshop
Duration: 1 hour

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

  • Demonstrate the core functions and competencies of health education
  • Identify methods to be an effective health educator

Sign-up for Health Education Competency Training

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