Pre-Health, B.S.

Department

College of Health and Human Services

Jody Hironaka-Juteau, Dean
McLane Hall, Room 178
559.278.4004

Degrees and Programs Offered

PREB in Pre-Health, B.S.

The primary mission of the College of Health and Human Services is to provide professionally oriented education at the baccalaureate level and to provide graduate programs in specialized disciplines related to health and human services. As a major academic unit in a comprehensive regional university, the college is unique and important in educating health and human services professionals of the San Joaquin Valley. The college co-operated with other units of the university to provide a comprehensive curriculum required to effectively prepare qualified professionals.

The college provides an especially important leadership role in community services through participation of its faculty in organizations, boards, and a variety of agencies and by conducting workshops, symposia, in-service education, and applied research. The college is also committed to the continuing education and the professional development of health and human services providers.

The academic disciplines of communicative disorders and deaf studies, gerontology, kinesiology, nursing, physical therapy, public health, recreation administration, and social work education seek to foster interdisciplinary-holistic education for future health and human services providers.

Courses

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HHS 10. Exploring Health Careers

Explores various career choices available in the fields of health and human services. Used in conjunction with preprofessional preparation advisement program in the area of prehealth careers. (1 lecture, 2 lab hours) CR/NC grading only.

Units: 2

HHS 100T. Selected Topics in the Health and Human Services Professions

Interdisciplinary topics of current interest covering subject matter that is appropriate for all health and human services professional disciplines. Topics are rotated each semester. Field assignments may be required.

Units: 1-3, Repeatable up to 6 units

HHS 114S. Collaborative Leadership in Health and Human Services

Prerequisites: Admission to the CHHS Honors Program. Introduction to collaborative leadership values, knowledge and skills in Health and Human Services interdisciplinary settings as well assessing current issues in the field of Health and Human Services. Classroom content will be reinforced through service-learning, which is an integral component of the course.

Units: 3
Course Typically Offered: Fall

HHS 115S. Applied Collaborative Leadership in Health and Human Services

Prerequisites: Admission to the CHHS Honors Program and completion of HHS 114S. Apply collaborative values, knowledge and skills necessary to implement a community needs assessment project in an interdisciplinary context. Classroom content will be reinforced through service-learning, which is an integral component of the course.

Units: 3
Course Typically Offered: Spring

HHS 116W. Interprofessional Communication in Health and Human Services

Prerequisites: Satisfactory completion (C or better) of ENGL 5B or ENGL 10 graduation requirement; minimum of 56 units completed; declared major or minor in the College of Health and Human Services. Introduction to interprofessional communication and collaboration with an emphasis on advocacy and population-centered service delivery. Develops skills for written communication in the health and services professions. Meets the upper-division writing skills requirement for graduation.

Units: 3
Course Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

Requirements

Prehealth Major

A prehealth major is designed for those students wanting to pursue a degree in a health career. This is a one-year major that will provide students an opportunity to complete General Education requirements and explore interests in health related majors such as Kinesiology, Public Health and Nursing. Students will complete this one-year program and then be required to change their selected major in CHHS or to another major within the Fresno State catalog.

Semester 1 (Fall)

Select one course from each area of General Education listed below:

and also enroll in:

Students wishing to pursue a degree in nursing will also need to enroll in BIOL 20 (4 units).

Total (16-21 units)

 

Semester 2 (Spring)

Select one course from each area of General Education listed below:

Total (18-19 units)