College of Health, Human Services & Nursing

The academically outstanding programs in the College of Health, Human Services and Nursing prepare students to be knowledgeable, competent, and effective professionals, committed to improving lifelong health, wellness, and development. Program offerings include health sciences, human development, kinesiology and recreation, nursing, occupational therapy, social work and more. 

Child Development B.S.

The Bachelor of Science in Child Development focuses on the study of the individual from conception through the end of adolescence across diverse contexts. Students are provided with fundamental knowledge of developmental processes, theoretical and methodological advances in the study of children, and current issues in the field. The curriculum offers both in-class and field experiences to prepare knowledgeable and effective child and family professionals. Students will be prepared to pursue a graduate education and/or diverse professional careers including early childhood and K-12 education, parent education, youth counseling, prevention/intervention program development, occupational/behavioral/speech therapy, social work, or child advocacy.

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Child Development B.S.: Counseling and Family Services

The Bachelor of Science in Child Development focuses on the study of the individual from conception through the end of adolescence across diverse contexts. Students are provided with fundamental knowledge of developmental processes, theoretical and methodological advances in the study of children, and current issues in the field. The curriculum offers both in-class and field experiences to prepare knowledgeable and effective child and family professionals. Students will gain knowledge and skills pertaining to working with families, cultural diversity in child and family services, and common problems in families and communities. Students will further gain knowledge and skills to prepare them for entry into graduate programs such as marriage and family therapy, social work, counseling, and clinical psychology.

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Child Development B.S.: Early Development and Learning

The Bachelor of Science in Child Development focuses on the study of the individual from conception through the end of adolescence across diverse contexts. Students are provided with fundamental knowledge of developmental processes, theoretical and methodological advances in the study of children, and current issues in the field. The curriculum offers both in-class and field experiences to prepare knowledgeable and effective child and family professionals. Students will gain knowledge and skills in curriculum development, observation, and assessment methods in early childhood settings.

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Child Development B.S.: Juvenile Deliquency

The Bachelor of Science in Child Development focuses on the study of the individual from conception through the end of adolescence across diverse contexts. Students are provided with fundamental knowledge of developmental processes, theoretical and methodological advances in the study of children, and current issues in the field. The curriculum offers both in-class and field experiences to prepare knowledgeable and effective child and family professionals. Students will gain an understanding of the theories, policies, and procedures of the juvenile justice system; the causes of delinquent behavior among adolescents as well as the adjustment problems and treatment of delinquent youth.

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Child Development B.S.: Management and Administration

The Bachelor of Science in Child Development focuses on the study of the individual from conception through the end of adolescence across diverse contexts. Students are provided with fundamental knowledge of developmental processes, theoretical and methodological advances in the study of children, and current issues in the field. The curriculum offers both in-class and field experiences to prepare knowledgeable and effective child and family professionals. Students will gain an overall understanding of management theory and organizational dynamics. Students will have an opportunity to gain knowledge and skills in (1) finance, (2) human resource management, (3) marketing, (4) business and interpersonal communication, (5) program evaluation, (6) and managing non-profit organizations.

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Clinical Science B.S.: Cytotechnology

The Bachelor of Science in Clinical Science is designed to provide baccalaureate level preparation in the clinical science professions. The rapid expansion of basic medical information, methodology and technology in recent years has increased the demand for highly trained professional personnel in the clinical, research, and teaching laboratories. The training of such specialists as medical technologists and cytotechnologists is all within the broad scope of the field of clinical science. Eligible graduates may apply to the Post Baccalaureate Certificate for the clinical internship program in either Medical Technology or Cytotechnology.

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Clinical Science B.S.: Medical Technology

The Bachelor of Science in Clinical Science is designed to provide baccalaureate level preparation in the clinical science professions. The rapid expansion of basic medical information, methodology and technology in recent years has increased the demand for highly trained professional personnel in the clinical, research, and teaching laboratories. The training of such specialists as medical technologists and cytotechnologists is all within the broad scope of the field of clinical science. Eligible graduates may apply to the Post Baccalaureate Certificate for the clinical internship program in either Medical Technology or Cytotechnology.

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Health Science B.S.: Community Health

The Bachelor of Science in Health Science with an option in Community Health Option is designed to provide students with the necessary skills and perspectives to function as effective community health workers and educators in an urban population that is diverse ethnically, economically and demographically.  Students will gain knowledge and understanding of health behavior and strategies for change, health disparities among diverse populations, and the development of programs that increase access to healthcare and related services. Students will acquire skills needed to develop health education materials and gain a basic understanding of public health problems and methods commonly used in studying and addressing these problems. Upon completion of the Community Health Option, students will qualify to take the national Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES) examination.

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Health Science B.S.: Healthcare Management

The Bachelor of Science in Health Science with an option in Healthcare Management is designed to provide students with a general foundation in the principles and theories of management, the skills needed by frontline or middle level supervisors in a health care unit, an understanding of the organizational structure of the health care system, the financing of health care services in the United States, and knowledge of current health policies at local, state and federal levels. The program aims to strengthen students' intellectual capacities and abilities to develop and mobilize human and institutional resources and services to meet the health needs of diverse individuals and populations, as well as the communities in which they reside.

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Health Science B.S.: Radiologic Technology

The Bachelor of Science in Health Science with an option in Radiologic Technology is designed to accommodate entering undergraduate or transfer students already certified in the profession. The entering program is offered in collaboration with the Harbor-UCLA Medical Center School of Radiologic Technology, which is currently accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education for Radiologic Technologists and approved by the State of California Department of Education for Radiologic Technology training. Upon completion of the program, students will be qualified to take the certification examinations given by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists. A separate application to the Radiologic Technology option for entering students is required.

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Human Services B.A.

The Bachelor of Arts in Human Services prepares students for employment in a variety of professional service careers. The curriculum combines courses from Human Services, Child Development, Health Sciences, Psychology, Sociology, Anthropology and other areas. It is similar to a degree in social work, and it is a great major for people who want meaningful jobs helping others and serving their communities. A unique aspect of the Human Services major is the student's involvement in actual work in the field of human services through the practicums and fieldwork. Fieldwork settings are provided through a wide range of government and private agencies and organizations such as mental health, family service centers, geriatric care, educational settings, the correctional system, recreation departments, alcohol and drug agencies, children services, hospitals, community group settings and many others.

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Human Services B.A.: Mental Health Recovery

The Bachelor of Arts in Human Services with an option in Mental Health Recovery prepares students for employment in a variety of professional service careers. The curriculum combines courses from Human Services, Child Development, Health Sciences, Psychology, Sociology, Anthropology and other areas. It is similar to a degree in social work, and it is a great major for people who want meaningful jobs helping others and serving their communities. A unique aspect of the Human Services major is the student's involvement in actual work in the field of human services through the practicums and fieldwork. Fieldwork settings are provided through a wide range of government and private agencies and organizations such as mental health, family service centers, geriatric care, educational settings, the correctional system, recreation departments, alcohol and drug agencies, children services, hospitals, community group settings and many others.

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Physical Education B.A.: Fitness Director

The Bachelor of Arts in Physical Education with an option in Fitness Director is designed to provide students with a general foundation in the principles and theories of exercise prescription and the skills needed by frontline of exercise specialist in a fitness setting. A student in this option will acquire the essential knowledge in a variety of disciplines, such as exercise physiology, kinesiology, motor learning, sports nutrition, and test/measurement in physical education, to be eligible certified as a fitness instructor, exercise specialist, or fitness director by a national professional organization. The degree prepares students to be knowledgeable, competent, and effective professionals committed to working in the fields of Physical Education, Rehabilitation, Physical Fitness, and Coaching for a diverse society. The program emphasizes excellence in teaching, scholarship, and practice on developing solutions for the issues of lifelong health, development, and physical adaptability.

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Physical Education B.A.: Pre-Physical Therapy

The Bachelor of Arts in Physical Education with an option in Pre-Physical Therapy is designed to prepare complete pre-requisite coursework for graduate studies in various allied health professions including athletic training, physical therapy, occupational therapy, orthotics/prosthetics, and chiropractic. The degree prepares students to be knowledgeable, competent, and effective professionals committed to working in the fields of Physical Education, Rehabilitation, Physical Fitness, and Coaching for a diverse society. The program emphasizes excellence in teaching, scholarship, and practice on developing solutions for the issues of lifelong health, development, and physical adaptability.

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Physical Education B.A.: Teaching

The Bachelor of Arts in Physical Education with an option in Teaching is designed to provide students with the essential skills and the comprehensive knowledge from multiple perspectives including biological and physical sciences, social and behavioral sciences, and humanities. The goal of the program is to prepare professional physical educators who will lead diverse individuals and populations towards healthy life and wellbeing of humankind through promotion of lifelong participation positive healthy practices. The degree prepares students to be knowledgeable, competent, and effective professionals committed to working in the fields of Physical Education, Rehabilitation, Physical Fitness, and Coaching for a diverse society. The program emphasizes excellence in teaching, scholarship, and practice on developing solutions for the issues of lifelong health, development, and physical adaptability.

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Nursing B.S.: (RN to BSN online)

The Bachelor of Science in Nursing RN-BSN is designed for registered nurses who wish to expand their nursing career opportunities and leadership roles. Students are equipped to function as leaders, managers and resource persons in a variety of health care settings. The curriculum is responsive to the needs of adult learners whose time, lifestyle, or work schedules make it difficult to complete a traditional course of study in residence at a campus. The program aims to make quality higher education in nursing more accessible to employed registered nurses and aims to improve health care in California. The program is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.

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