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Health Science and Recreation Department

BS - Health Science

Course Requirements

General Education Requirements39
Of the 51 units required by the university, 12 units may be satisfied by specified major and support requirements. Consult major advisor for details.
American Institutions(6)
Of the 6 units required by the university, all may be satisfied within general education requirements as specified in the schedule of classes.
Physical Education2
Graduation Writing Assessment Requirement(3)
At SJSU, students must pass both the SJSU Writing Skills Test (WST) and a 100W course. For additional information on the WST, please see Exceptions to the GWAR may be found at
Preparation for the Major15
Students selecting this concentration must earn a grade of "C" or higher in each of the courses required in the Preparation for the Major.
HS 001. Understanding Your HealthE3
HS 015. Human Life SpanD13
HS 067. Introductory Health StatisticsB43
Any course that is currently articulated to STAT095 may be used to fulfill the HS067 preparation course for this major. UNVS 015C or UNVS 016C may also be used in lieu of the statistics course required by this major through the Summer 2014.
HS 074. Healthy Communities3
HS 102. Health Team Building3
Requirement of the Major42-51
Students must complete the following CORE courses with a grade of "C" or better to graduate. All other approved electives require a "C-" or better to graduate.
Core Courses30
HS 103. Introduction to Health Policy3
HS 104. Community Health Promotion3
HS 135. Health Issues in a Multicultural SocietyS3
HS 158. Health Communications and Technology3
HS 159A. Community Assessment for Health Promotion Program Planning3
HS 159B. Health Promotion Program Planning for Community Change3
HS 161. Epidemiology3
HS 162. Health Care Organization and Administration3
HS 165. The Health Professional3
HS 167. Biostatistics3
Additional Courses12-21
Selected with major advisor approval.
Option One:21
21 units of approved electives (see list), a minimum of 3 units of internship is required
Option Two:12-18
University Electives13-22

Total Units:120