You are in the official 1998-99 General Catalog
for California State University, Fresno.
School of Health and Human Services
Department of Health Science
ANTHONY ALCOCER, Chair
CAROL DUPRAS, Department Administrative Assistant
McLane Hall, Room 196
B.S. in Health
Environmental Health Science/Industrial Hygiene
Occupational Safety and Health
Master of Public Health (MPH)
Environmental and Occupational Health
Minor in Health Science
Anthony M. Alcocer, Chair
Community Health Advisers: Gerald W. Davoli, Vickie D. Krenz, Sherman K. Sowby
Environmental Health Science/Industrial Hygiene Advisers: Sanford M. Brown, Wayne N. Clark, Ronald C. Schultz, Christopher J. Tennant
Health Services Advisers: Donald L. Matlosz, Donald Pogoloff
Occupational Safety and Health Adviser: Michael J. Waite
Credential Adviser: Sherman K. Sowby
MPH Adviser: Sanford M. Brown
The Bachelor of Science in Health Science and the Master of Public Health
degrees are designed to prepare students for careers with official and voluntary
health agencies at the federal, state, or local levels of government as
well as the private sector.
The Master of Public Health degree is designed for individuals seeking a professional degree in public health. This degree is recognized throughout the world.
Bachelor of Science Degree
The Department of Health Science offers curricula leading to a Bachelor
of Science degree, including a major and minor in health science with options
in community health, environmental health science/industrial hygiene, health
services, and occupational safety and health.
Today there is an increasing emphasis upon health, health problems, and the resolution of these problems by all levels of government and by the industrial and military segments of our society. People are concerned about their health, and a concerned nation is in need of educated, trained, and sensitive individuals to provide assistance and action -- actions that cater to the physical, psychological, and social needs of our country and developing nations throughout the world.
The mission of the program is to prepare public heath professionals for leadership roles in the fields of environmental/occupational health, health administration, and health promotion so that they may contribute to the process of improving the health of communities located within the San Joaquin Valley, California, and the southwest. This mission is fulfilled by attaining several program goals which address on a partnership basis the health needs of the ethnically and socioeconomically diverse populations living in the San Joaquin Valley and the southwest. Coursework for the M.P.H. degree is varied and designed to provide the maximum opportunity for problem-solving approaches to the complex issues in the operation, environment, and human factors confronting the health care systems.
The options are designed to provide basic education for careers in environmental
health, industrial hygiene, community health, occupational safety, public
health, occupational health, and the allied health professions. Individuals
may be employed by voluntary health agencies, hospitals, public health agencies,
and in the private sector including industry and insurance companies. Career
titles and specializations include: environmental control officer, risk
control specialist, health industry sales, hazardous materials management,
loss control specialist, health educator, safety and health specialist,
health care administration, safety officer/manager, registered environmental
health specialist, secondary teaching, university teaching, safety products
sales, substance abuse, industrial hygienist, health promotion, environmental
analyst, and disease control officer.