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The following Health Education courses are offered:

HEED 300
Health Science   3 Units
Prerequisite: None
General Education: AA/AS Area III(b); CSU Area E1
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
This course is designed to help students achieve a high level of health and prevent disease by assisting them to maximize both their personal lifestyles and their environments. This course will help students identify various factors influencing current and future levels of health. Additional information includes mental health, stress management, nutrition, weight control, fitness, sexuality, addictive substances, and disease. (C-ID PHS 100)

HEED 302
Introduction to Public Health   3 Units
Prerequisite: None
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
This course provides an introduction to the discipline of Public Health. Students will gain an understanding of the basic concepts and terminologies of public health as well as the history of public health officials and agencies. The course will provide an overview of the functions of various health professions and institutions as well as an in-depth examination of the core disciplines within public health including the epidemiology of infectious and chronic disease; prevention and control of diseases in the community; an analysis of the social determinants of health; strategies for eliminating disease, illness, and health disparities among various populations; community organizing and health promotion programming; environmental health and safety; global health; and healthcare policy and management. (C-ID PHS 101)

HEED 351
Personal Health and Wellness    3 Units
Prerequisite: None
General Education: AA/AS Area III(b); AA/AS Area III(a); CSU Area E1
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 36 hours LEC; 54 hours LAB
This course focuses on a personalized approach to creating healthy habits for life. Students will assess their current level of health in the areas of physical, occupational, intellectual, emotional, spiritual, social, and environmental health and use appropriate behavior modification tools to enhance health levels in these areas. Particular emphasis will be placed on the positive synergistic relationship between physical activity and overall health and wellness levels. This course has a lab component that will require students to participate in physical activity.

HEED 495
Independent Studies in Health Education    1-3 Units
Prerequisite: None
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 54-162 hours LAB

HEED 499
Experimental Offering in Health Ed    .5-4 Units
Prerequisite: None
Course Transferable to CSU

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