Associate Professors—Love, Ovrebo
Lecturers—Aronoff, Burrows, Matson, Peper, Shen
B.S. in Health Science: Concentration in Community Health Education
B.S. in Health Science: Concentration in Health Studies
Minor in Health Science
Minor in Holistic Health
Certificate in Holistic Health
M.S. in Health Science
Allied Health Concentration. The allied health concentration is designed for individuals who have completed basic preparation in nursing or one of the allied health fields; e.g., respiratory therapy, radiologic technology, physical therapy, dental hygiene, medical records, and who wish to be teachers, supervisors, or administrators. To be eligible for admission to this program, individuals must be licensed, registered, or certified in their field and have a minimum of two years of experience. The program is NOT designed to provide specific advanced training in the individual's health field.
Community Health Education Concentration. Community health education is designed to facilitate voluntary changes in social and individual health behaviors. The community health education concentration prepares individuals to plan, implement and evaluate health education programs for health and human services such as health departments, voluntary health agencies, clinics, hospitals, and in business and industry.
The course work and field experience in the community health education concentration have three primary objectives: (1) to provide a theoretical and philosophical foundation in principles of community health education; (2) to facilitate the development of professional skills in program planning, implementation, and evaluation; and (3) to offer broad course work in personal, community, and school health. Students are also expected to complete course work in biological, social, and behavioral sciences.
Health Studies Concentration. The Health Studies Concentration provides a broad background in health, while permitting flexibility to enable the student to tailor the degree to meet his/her special interests or an employer's requirements. The concentration is designed for students who wish to pursue careers in a variety of emerging health-related areas, as well as for the student who wishes to pursue a less specialized, less career-specific health degree.
General Information. Holistic health is concerned with the health and well-being of the whole person—mind, body, spirit, and environment in dynamic balance and interdependence. It emphasizes and seeks to enhance the inherent healing ability of each individual and empower people through teaching principles and skills that enable them to take greater responsibility for their personal development, healing, and health maintenance. This interdisciplinary approach assumes a systems perspective in which mind-body-consciousness interacts with the physical, biological, and psychosocial environment. A change in any one part can result in unbalancing the individual. Holistic health complements and extends beyond our current medicine, an approach that engenders the rebalancing of the individual.
There are many specific applications and forms of holistic health, some derived from ancient healing traditions and others from modern technology. These areas include: stress management, behavioral medicine, applied psychophysiology, biofeedback, autogenic training, Chinese medicine (including acupuncture, acupressure, herbology, nutrition, qigong), somatic therapies (such as: Feldenkrais, bioenergetics, Alexander), therapeutic touch and subtle energy therapies, meditation, yoga, guided imagery, psychoneuroimmunology, transformative psychospiritual and psychosomatic therapies, and others.
Although careers in holistic health per se are still limited, holistic health is a rapidly expanding field and is now seeing a demand for training in this area among health care practitioners, such as nurses, physicians, paramedics, health educators, physical therapists, occupational therapists, nutritionists, counselors, psychotherapists, health researchers, health consultants, and others. Certain areas of holistic health, such as Chinese medicine, somatic therapy, and biofeedback, are becoming more important and careers in these fields are not uncommon.
The Holistic Health Minor/Certificate is designed to gain a background in western physiological perspectives; a survey of holistic health practices as developed in the East and West; a metaphoric view of health, disease, and healing; specific practices in-depth; some theory and background in related areas as well as learning specific self-healing practices. The minor serves as an interdisciplinary liberal arts program that complements or supplements a student's major field of study, especially in health-related areas. The Holistic Health Certificate is a certificate of completion of a curriculum in holistic health for those who already have an academic degree and/or are already in health professions. In addition, since holistic health emphasizes self-care and self-regulation, the minor and certificate program can be taken for personal stress reduction, growth, healing, and health maintenance.
Purpose. The program's primary purpose is to prepare health professionals to assume educational roles in health institutions and community colleges. Graduates of this program can fulfill roles in patient education, pre-/inservice education, continuing education, and classroom teaching. A secondary purpose is to prepare health professionals for supervisory and administrative roles in health institutions. Health professionals who are most likely to find this program of interest are nurses and allied health specialists. Third, the M.S. enables school health personnel to expand and enhance their roles in elementary and secondary schools. All graduates of the program may apply for a community college teaching certificate through the State of California. Finally, this degree provides the foundation for those who plan to pursue a doctoral degree.
History and Philosophy. The program emerged in its current configuration in the mid-1970's in response to the allied health professions' burgeoning need for educators. A Kellogg Foundation grant was secured to develop the curriculum which, at that time, became the only one of its kind west of the Mississippi. The program remains unique in the region with regard to its focus on the education of allied health specialists.
A small percentage of health science graduates select careers outside the health care field. The professional skills developed in the degree programs have numerous applications in non-health employment settings. Additionally, some health science graduates elect graduate studies in public health, administration, social services, dentistry, medicine, and law.
BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN HEALTH SCIENCE
The Bachelor of Science is a 132-unit degree.
Courses for these programs are listed in alphabetical sequence (see Health Education discipline in the Announcement of Courses section).
The following foundation courses or their equivalents must be completed prior to graduation. Individuals are strongly encouraged to complete these courses prior to the junior year. Students entering from the community college system, or other four-year universities, should have their transcripts evaluated by a department adviser in order to receive credit for equivalent courses taken elsewhere. Some foundation courses may be counted for SFSU general education credit. To determine whether courses taken at another college or university may be accepted as foundation courses, individuals should seek the assistance of an adviser in the Department of Health Education.
Units BIOL 100 Human Biology 4 BIOL 210 General Microbiology and Public Health 3 BIOL 211 General Microbiology and Public Health Laboratory 1 CHEM 101 Survey of Chemistry 3 CHEM 102 Survey of Chemistry Laboratory 1 PSY 200 General Psychology 3 S S 106 Political Economy: Theory, Pro- cesses, and Institutions 3 Two of the following: 6-7 ANTH 120 Introductory Social & Cultural Anthropology SOC 105 Sociological Perspec- tives SOC 106 Introduction to Contemp- orary Social Issues (4) PHIL 383 Ethics in Medicine Total for foundation 24-25
Units H ED 290 Promoting Positive Health or H ED 310 Health in Society 3 H ED 312 Consumer Health 3 H ED 410 Organization and Function of Health Services 3 H ED 420 Epidemiology 3 H ED 425 Introduction to Research and Statistics in Health 3 H ED 430 Foundations of Community Health Education 3 H ED 431 Community Health Education: Planning, Implementation, and Evaluation 3 H ED 450 Contemporary Issues in Health 3 BIOL 328 Human Anatomy 4 BIOL 610/611 Principles of Human Physiology and Laboratory 4 Total for core 32
Units Foundation courses (see above) 24-25 Core courses (see above) 32 ANTH 630 Medical Anthropology 3 SOC 476 Medical Sociology 4 Two of the following selected on advisement: 6-8 MGMT 405 Introduction to Manage- ment and Organizational Behavior MGMT 605 Seminar in Organization Behavior PLSI 501 Public Administration & American Bureaucracy (4) PLSI 503 Issues in Public Admin- istration and Policy (4) Electives on advisement 6-8 Total for major 77-78
Units Foundation courses (see above) 24-25 Core courses (see above) 32 H ED 300 The Health Education Profession 3 H ED 418 Environmental Health 3 H ED 480 Field Work in Community Health 6 H ED 660 School Health Programs 3 DIET 253 Nutrition in Health and Disease 3 URBS 456 Urban Community Organizing and Citizen Action 3 Total for major 77-78
Units Foundation courses (see above) 24-25 Core courses (see above) 32 H ED 300 Health Education Professions 3 H ED 480 Field Work in Community Health 3-6 Additional units on advisement 12-16 Total for major 77-79NOTE: The additional twelve to sixteen units must be selected with the approval of an adviser. Several patterns of courses have been developed to serve as guides for the students who have an interest in pursuing careers in specific emerging areas. However, a program tailored to meet a student's unique intentions may also be developed. In all cases, adviser involvement is essential. Three of the twelve to sixteen units must have a Health Education prefix. No more than six (6) units may be taken from any one department.
MINOR IN HEALTH SCIENCE
Units H ED 310 Health in Society 3 H ED 312 Consumer Health 3 H ED 410 Organization and Function of Health Services 3 Upper division electives in health education from the following or related fields on advisement as related to student's needs and interests: 12 H ED 315 Drugs and Society H ED 320 Contemporary Sexuality H ED 414 Women's Health H ED 415 Health Aspects of Aging H ED 417 AIDS: Contemporary Health Crisis H ED 418 Environmental Health H ED 420 Epidemiology H ED 430 Foundations of Community Health Education H ED 431 Community Health Educa- tion: Planning, Imple- mentation, and Evaluation H ED 444 Sexually Transmissible Diseases: Trends & Issues H ED 500 Values Clarification in Sexuality H ED 582 Homelessness and Public Policy H ED 660 School Health Programs Total for minor 21
Applications for this minor or certificate program and assignment of an adviser can be made through the Institute for Holistic Healing Studies, Department of Health Education. Institute for Holistic Healing Studies Office: Hensill Hall 703; (415) 338-1210.
This program is open to matriculating students as well as non-degree students. A non-degree student must register through the Extended Learning program as an Open University student.
Courses for these programs are listed in alphabetical sequence (see Holistic Health discipline in the Announcement of Courses section).
Human Anatomy/Physiology Units Completion of a college level course in human anatomy/physiology. (BIOL 100, Human Biology, or BIOL 610-611, Principles of Human Physiology and Laboratory, are acceptable) 4 Core Courses HH 380 Holistic Health: Western Perspectives 3 HH 381 Holistic Health: Eastern Perspectives 3 HH 382 Holistic Health and Human Nature 3 HH 383 Chinese Perspectives in Holistic Health 3 Holistic Health Emphases Units selected from one of the following emphases 9 Mind/Body Healing Studies HH 430 Foundation of Biofeedback and Self-Regulation (4) HH 433 Introduction to Autogenic Training HH 305 Relaxation and Stress Reduction HH 690 Psychophysiology of Healing HH 699 Special Study (1-3) Psycho/Spiritual Healing Studies HH 540 Imagery and Meditation in Healing PSY 521 Introduction to Clinical Psychology HH 690 Psychophysiology of Healing HH 699 Special Study (1-3) Chinese Healing Studies HH 420 Chinese Body-Mind Energetics (4) HH 530 Chinese Perspectives of Stress Management HH 510 Herbal & Nutritional Principles in Chinese Healing HH 621 Advanced Studies in Chinese Health and Healing (1-3) HH 699 Special Study (1-3) General Holistic Healing Studies Three Holistic Health courses (9 units) with consent of adviser. Related Health Studies Electives Units selected from the following with consent of adviser 3 AIS 530 American Indian Psychology BIOL 321 Magic, Myths, & Medicine— A History of Medicine CFS 252 Nutrition CFS 355 Nutrition for Wellness DIET 253 Nutrition in Health and Disease HH 680 Holistic Health Seminar HH 694 Cooperative Education in Holistic Health Science (6-12) HH 699 Special Study (1-3) HED 312 Consumer Health HED 320 Contemporary Sexuality HED 410 Organization & Function of Health Services HED 418 Environmental Health LARA 210 Latino Health Care Perspectives LARA 450 Indigenismo: Indigenous Culture and Personality LARA 500 La Raza Community Mental Health KIN 136 Hatha Yoga (1) KIN 175 Elementary Tai-Chi Chuan (1) KIN 275 Intermediate/Advanced Tai-Chi Chuan (1) PHIL 383 Ethics in Medicine PSY 594 Psychology of Biofeed- back Process SOC 476 Medical Sociology (4) Other electives with approval of the adviser Minimum total 28
The program has been designed for full-time working professionals. Core graduate courses in the department are offered once a week from 7:00–9:45 p.m. Most students take no more than two courses per semester; many take only one. Therefore, applicants should expect to complete the program in no fewer than five semesters.
Courses for this discipline are listed in alphabetical sequence (see Health Education discipline in the Announcement of Courses section). It is important to note that not all courses are offered each semester. Careful planning with a graduate adviser is required to ensure proper course sequencing and appropriate selection of electives.
Core Requirements Units H ED 710 Accessing Health Information 3 H ED 715 Philosophy of Health Education 3 H ED 725 Educational Strategies for the Health Professions 3 H ED 740 Evaluation in Health Science Education 3 ISED 612 Statistical Methods in Education 3 Other Requirements H ED 795 Seminar in Research Design* 0-3 Upper division or graduate courses in health sciences or related fields with approval of graduate adviser 9-15 One of the following: 0-3 H ED 892 Supervised Field Internship H ED 895 Individual Research Pro- ject in Health Education Written Comprehensive Examination Minimum total 30*Must be taken if student's culminating experience is H ED 895 or H ED 892. May be taken as an elective if student's culminating experience is the written comprehensive examination.
H ED 892—Supervised Field Internship. This option is designed to demonstrate that the student is able to plan, implement, and evaluate a health education course module. The student who selects this option will assist in teaching a Department of Health Education undergraduate course, and must secure approval from the undergraduate course instructor. The student must present the module curriculum and evaluation design, developed in H ED 795, to a two- or three-person faculty committee prior to implementation. The student will submit results of the implementation to the same committee. This option is particularly valuable for students who plan careers as health education teachers in various settings. Additional requirements and eligibility criteria are available in the department office.
H ED 895—Individual Research Project. To be eligible for this option, the student must have earned at least an A- in H ED 740. The research project must apply health education theory and skills acquired in the core courses with an emphasis on research design and data analysis. In addition, the project must measure both knowledge and skill acquisition. A research proposal, developed in H ED 795, must be presented to the student's research project committee, comprising the H ED 895 instructor and one or two additional faculty members. If the committee does not accept the proposal, the student must take the written comprehensive examination. Additional requirements and eligibility criteria are available in the department office.
Written Comprehensive Examination. Students may choose to complete a written examination, or are required to take an examination if they choose H ED 892 or H ED 895 and the research proposal/module design is not approved by the project/field internship committee. The four-hour examination will include questions designed to assess the student's ability to apply the theory and skills acquired in the core and elective courses. Questions are solicited by the graduate coordinator from those faculty who teach graduate core courses, as well as from faculty who have taught courses elected by the student. The examination is graded by two faculty members. Students who fail the examination, either because of inadequate answers or inability to meet Level Two English proficiency, are allowed to re-take the examination one time. Students who take the written examination must take six additional units of electives.
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