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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 Care Management

Health care management is concerned with the planning, organization, financing, delivery, and evaluation of public and personal health services. The health services administration concentration prepares students for careers in health services delivery organizations such as hospitals, clinics, managed care organizations, long-term care facilities, and medical offices. Graduates may also enter careers in governmental health care as local and state departments of health, the U.S. Public Health Service, or international health organizations. Management and staff opportunities for the trained baccalaureate include consulting firms, durable medical equipment, pharmaceutical companies, and healthcare information systems vendors.

The B.S. in Health Science with a concentration in Health Care Management may be combined with a minor in business.

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

Public Health Education

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 Nutrition and Food Sciences

Nutrition and Food Sciences

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