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Bachelor of Science in Health Science

Environmental Health Science

The Environmental Health Science Concentration is the appropriate choice for students who want to become health inspectors (i.e., Registered Environmental Health Specialist), industrial hygienists, or hazardous waste control experts. For those who plan on becoming Registered Environmental Health Specialists, this concentration is approved by the Environmental Specialist Registration Committee of the California Department of Public Health.

Students who are certified by the Environmental Health Coordinator will have met the academic and experience requirements for admittance to the State Environmental Health Specialist Registration Examination.

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Program Coordinator: Dr. Lal Mian, Ph.D

Health Services Administration

We are excited to announce that our BS in Health Science with a Concentration in Health Care Management (HCM) has been elevated to a Bachelor of Science in Health Services Administration (BSHSA). The redesigned program incorporates rigor, standards, and relevancy into course content that will better prepare our students for competitive, entry-level positions in health care administration and related fields. 

The new BSHSA degree is designed to prepare a diverse-student body for management roles in public, not-for-profit, and private health care settings, to enhance the quality and innovation in the delivery of health care services for all individuals. Graduates from this program, gain relevant work-related experiences and are: 1) trained in health care management competencies including marketing, finance, human resources, and other related functions, with a working knowledge of operations, information systems, statistical analysis, and quality improvement, and 2) prepared to enter the workforce or a graduate program. This program aligns with certification standards of the Association of University Programs in Health Administration (AUPHA), which is the certifying body for undergraduate, health administration programs.

The B.S. in Health Science with a concentration in Health Services Administration may be combined with a minor in business.

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Program Coordinator: Dr. Nicole Henley, MBA, Ph.D

Public Health

Students pursuing careers in school health education are encouraged to enroll in the B.S. in Health Science, Integrated Teaching Track.

The Public Health Education concentration prepares graduates for professional positions in county health departments and other public health agencies, community-based organizations, health care, tribal health, international organizations, and for graduate programs in physician assistant, occupational

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Program Coordinator: Dr. Sen Luu-Padilla, MPH, DrPH

Bachelor of Science in Nutritional Science and Dietetics

Nutritional Science and Dietetics

Nutrition and Food Sciences is appropriate for students preparing for careers dealing with foods, nutrition, or dietetics. After graduation, students are eligible to apply and complete an ACEND accredited internship/supervised-practice programs. After completion of 1,200 hours of supervised-practice, they are eligible to take the registration to become a registered dietitian/nutritionist (RDN). Also, graduates with Verification Statement may take the exam for Diet Technician Registered (DTR) to become Nutrition and Dietetic Technician Registered (NDTR). Graduates may also work as Certified Dietary Manager (CDM), dietary aides, School Nutrition Specialists (SNS), and in many other food- and nutrition-related jobs.

Approved as a Didactic Program in Dietetics by the American Dietetic Association (ADA)

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Program Coordinator: Dr. Dorothy Chen, M.S., Ph.D, RDN