Health Curriculum

 Guided Pathways Program Map for Associates in Arts in Health Education

  • HED 100 Contemporary Health Problems
    Contemporary Health: Students will identify, analyze, and seek solutions to contemporary health issues. The learner will be exposed to such health components as improving nutrition and physical fitness, enhancing mental and emotional health, creating healthy and caring relationships, avoiding and overcoming destructive habits, preventing and fighting disease, reproduction, healthcare, environmental safety, and facing life’s transitions. Transfer Credit: CSU; UC

  • HED 101 Stress Management This course is designed to give students an understanding of physiological and mental determinants and manifestations of stress. Topics include the nature and physiology of stress, mental stress, stress as it relates to disease, emotions, and personality, behavior modification, communication, time management, physical exercise and nutrition. Students are also trained in a variety of stress management techniques including imagery, progressive muscle relaxation, biofeedback, problem solving techniques, state and trait anxiety inventories, centering, breathing exercises, yoga, meditation, art therapy, music therapy, and humor therapy. Transfer Credit: CSU

  • HED 102 Introduction to Public Health 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 are 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. (This course is not open to students who are enrolled in or have completed HO 102.) Transfer credit: CSU

  • HED 103 Women’s Health Women, Their Bodies and Health: This course will examine contemporary women’s health issues and body image concerns. General topics will include images of women, lifespan changes, mental health, eating disorders, prevention of abuse and self-harm, social roles, sexual identity and sexuality, relationships, birth control and pregnancy. Current research on cardiovascular disease, cancer and other chronic conditions will be discussed as they pertain to women’s issues. Students will develop the skills necessary to become wiser consumers of health and beauty-enhancing products. (This course is not open to students currently enrolled or who have completed WS or WSG 103) Transfer Credit: CSU

  • HED 104 Health and Society This course will examine different lifestyles among diverse populations by evaluating the influences of health practices within their respective environments. The class will explore the physical, mental, and spiritual foundations for understanding and developing important cultural competencies in regards to the cultural care of society. Transfer Credit: CSU

  • HED 105 Mind, Body, and Health This course focuses on the mind/body interaction and how attitudes and emotions directly affect physical health and well-being. Special attention will be placed upon the importance of social support and interpersonal relationships and how they affect well-being. Health as it pertains to psychology, psychoneuroimmunology, relationships, faith, personality types, and other issues related to consciousness will be discussed. Transfer Credit: CSU

  • HED 110 Community First Aid and CPR  This course introduces the skills required to provide basic life support in an emergency illness or injury. The course includes adult, infant and child CPR and First Aid. Upon successful completion of all tests, student will have the option to purchase a 2-year American Red Cross First Aid and CPR card. (This course is not open to students who are currently enrolled in or have received credit for KIN 110). Transfer Credit: CSU; UC

  • HED 200 Nutrition for Health Nutrition for Health, Fitness and Physical Activity: This course is the introduction to the basic nutritional principles important to the non-active and physically active individual. Material will cover the scientific concepts of nutrition related to the function of nutrients in basic life processes and current health issues, with emphasis on individual needs, the role of food in enhancing body composition, energy production. physical activity and sport performance. Current research and practical activities will be presented. This course is especially applicable to individuals interested in careers related to wellness or athletics. Transfer Credit: CSU; UC

  • HED 201 Health Promotion and Education This course focuses on the principles and foundations of health promotion and education. The course materials will provide students from different backgrounds with essential knowledge and preparation to work in community health programs. Students will apply the lessons learned in this course by helping people make healthy choices through different philosophies and theories of health promotion/education. The required textbook is appropriate and ideal for the class since various topics will comprise cultural diversity and equality in health education and promotion. Transfer Credit: CSU

  • HED 202 Health Systems and Perspectives This course focuses on the availability and delivery of the healthcare systems in the United States. The course materials will provide students with knowledge in which health care services are organized and delivered, the forces that impact health care public policy decisions, factors that determine the allocation of health care resources and the establishment of priorities, the relationship of health care costs to measurable benefits, and the contributions of medical technology, research findings, and societal values on the health care delivery system. Transfer Credit: CSU

  • HED 204 Occupational Work Experience in Community Health Worker (Offered Fall 2022) One unit of occupational work experience in a community health setting requiring 60 non-paid hours or 75 paid hours of work per semester. Work experience/career internship provides the opportunity for students to apply skills and knowledge learned in the classroom. This class will be required for the Certificate of Achievement in Community Health Worker. It will provide occupational experience for the student in various community health