Health (HLTH)

HLTH 101  Introduction to Public Health  (3.0 Units)  

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, and the history and accomplishments of public health officials and agencies. An overview of the functions of various public health professions and institutions, and an in-depth examination of the core public health disciplines is covered. Topics of the discipline include the epidemiology of infectious and chronic disease; prevention and control of diseases in the community including the analysis of the social determinants of health and 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.

Lecture Hours: 54.0

Transfer: Transfers to both UC/CSU

HLTH 102  Contemporary Problems in Personal and Community Health  (3.0 Units)  

This course focuses on the exploration of major health issues and behaviors in the various dimensions of health. Emphasis is placed on individual responsibility for personal health and the promotion of informed, positive health behaviors. Topics include but are not limited to nutrition, exercise, weight control, mental health, stress management, violence, substance abuse, reproductive health, disease prevention, aging, healthcare, and environmental hazards, and safety.

Recommended Preparation: ENGL 101.0

Lecture Hours: 54.0

Transfer: Transfers to both UC/CSU

HLTH 202  Nutrition for Fitness  (3.0 Units)  

Nutrition is an integral part of fitness. Explore the affects of proteins, fats, carbohydrates, water, minerals and vitamins on fitness and health. Grade option.

Lecture Hours: 54.0

Transfer: Transfers to both UC/CSU

HLTH 203  Women's Health Issues Community Health  (3.0 Units)  

This course will focus on women's health and medical care issues in the United States including analyzing, as well as establishing methods of utilizing, the health care system with specific attention to women as health care consumers; contemporary concerns about the health care system and social, physical,emotional, intellectual, spiritual and environmental aspects of gender-health.

Lecture Hours: 54.0

Transfer: Transfers to CSU only