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Health

The Health Education department is committed to the advancement of the total health and well-being of Cerritos College’s diverse population (age, ethnicity, lifestyles, economic status, etc.) through helping students become health literate. 

The Health Education Department has curriculum focused on the objectives of fostering emotional and physical well-being of the student. Our mission is to provide knowledge of concepts related to healthy living, lifelong wellness, stress-reduction techniques, and an understanding of the components of physical fitness. 

Schedule of Health Education Classes

HEALTH EDUCATION ASSOCIATE Of ARTS DEGREE (Spring 2019)

The Health Education AA degree will prepare students to enter a people-oriented, diverse field in promoting lifestyle wellness and improvement in health for all individuals of society. Community health workers assist individuals in changing behaviors and making responsible decisions to achieve a healthier lifestyle. Opportunities for community health education professionals include outreach programs, social support, assessing community needs, and collecting data. (CSU transfer)

Required Core Courses (17 units)

COURSE NUMBER COURSE DESCRIPTION UNITS
HED 100 Contemporary Health Problems 3
HED 110 Community First Aid and CPR 3
HED 202 Health Systems and Perspectives 3
BIOL 120 Introduction to Biological science 4
MATH 112 Elementary Statistics 4

 

Select One Department Course (3 units)

COURSE NUMBER COURSE DESCRIPTION UNITS
HED 101 Stress Management 3
HED 103 Women, Their Bodies and Health 3
HED 105 Mind, Body, Health 3
HED 104 Introduction to Health and Society 3
HED 201 Health Promotion and Education 3
HED 200 Nutrition for Health, Fitness, and Physical Activity 3

TOTAL REQUIREMENTS: 20 units

To qualify for a degree in health education, students must take the courses that are designated as having health education emphasis. Complete the General Education requirements and electives to achieve a minimum of 60 units.

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