PUBLIC HEALTH SCIENCE (AST.PHS)
The Associate in Science in Public Health Science for Transfer degree prepares leaders who promote community health, prevent disease, and improve environmental conditions in which people can be healthy. The Associate in Science in Public Health Science for Transfer degree is interdisciplinary in nature and prepares students for a variety of careers in schools, non‐profit organizations, government agencies, hospitals, and wellness programs.
The Associate in Science in Public Health Science for Transfer degree provides a clearly articulated curricular track for students who wish to transfer to baccalaureate degree programs at a California State University (CSU) campus in areas such as Public Health, Health Science, Kinesiology with a Health Education or a Health and Wellness Promotion concentration, Collaborative Health and Human Services with Community Health option, and related fields. For detailed requirements for individual four‐year institutions, students should contact the transfer institution and meet with a counselor for specific transfer course requirements in their major.
Upon successful completion of this program a student will be able to:
- describe social, political, and economical issues that impact public health and healthcare delivery systems in the United States.
- explain how functional anatomy and physiological regulations affect health and wellness.
- apply basic epidemiological principles used to study patterns of disease and injury among diverse populations.
- explain how social, behavioral, cultural, and environmental factors impact the health status of individuals and populations.
- demonstrate effective communication and problem‐solving skills necessary for addressing contemporary public health issues.