Public Health Science

Kinesiology, Health & Athletics

The AS-T degree in Public Health Sciences offers a direct pipeline to both transfer and career paths globally by applying critical analysis skills to contemporary health issues and assessing the fundamental characteristics and organizational structures of the U.S. health system and the significant differences in systems in other countries.

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Students discuss the role of community engagement in promoting public health and social justice.  They will learn of the multiple determinants of health, including sociological, economic, genetic, behavioral, environmental, and other factors that impact human health and health disparities. Students study the risk factors and modes of transmission for infectious and chronic diseases and how these diseases affect both personal and public health.  They will apply the basic concepts, methods, and tools of public health data collection, use, and analysis and explain why evidence-based approaches are an essential part of public health practice.

Program Length

In consultation and cooperation with the Public Health Science programs of the California State Universities (CSUs), the AA-T in Kinesiology can be completed in four fulltime semesters. Students should work with an IVC Counselor on building their Individual Education Plan.

Transfer Options

The AS-T in Public Health Science is among only 23 degrees at IVC that guarantee admission to the CSU system.  In addition, the AS-T is considered favorably in the application process at UC Irvine for those interested in their B.S. in Public Health Sciences.

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Transfer Options, Degrees and/or Certificates

Sample Academic Plans

  • This is only a sample academic plan. Some CSU majors may have additional required or recommended courses for transfer. Please see a counselor to create a customized My Academic Plan (MAP) that will best meet your specific academic goals.
Semester 1
Sample Educational Plan for a single term.
CourseTitleCSU GE Area/MajorUNITS
WR 1College Writing 1A24
MATH 10*Introduction to StatisticsB4 & Major3
COMM 1Communication FundamentalsA13
HLTH 1Health EducationE & Major3
Semester 2
Sample Educational Plan for a single term.
CourseTitleCSU GE Area/MajorUNITS
WR 2College Writing 2 - Critical Thinking A34
HLTH 5Introduction to Public HealthD & Major3
CHEM 4Introduction to General & Organic Chemistry and BioChemistryB15
ArtsArts GE CourseC13
Summer
Sample Educational Plan for a single term.
CourseTitleCSU GE Area/MajorUNITS
BIO 1Life SciencesB2 & Major3
Semester 3
Sample Educational Plan for a single term.
CourseTitleCSU GE Area/MajorUNITS
BIO 11Human AnatomyMajor4
HLTH 6Health and Social JusticeD3
HumanitiesHumanities GE CourseC23
PSYC 1 Introduction to Psychology D & Major3
Semester 4
Sample Educational Plan for a single term.
CourseTitleCSU GE Area/MajorUNITS
BIO 12Human PhysiologyMajor4
HLTH 7Global Health D3
Arts/HumanitiesArts or Humanities GE CourseC1 or C23
PS 1American GovernmentD3
NUT 1Principles of NutritionE3
  1. Chemistry 1A has a pre-requisite of Math 124 or higher.

*Students may be eligible for one or more AA/AS/AA-T/AS-T degrees if they complete a GE transfer pattern, have specific courses, and have 60 transferable units. Please see a counselor for degree options and advisement.

  • AA = Associate of Arts
  • AS = Associate of Science
  • AA-T = Associate of Arts for Transfer
  • AS-T = Associate of Science for Transfer
  • COA = Certificate of Achievement
  • COP = Certificate of Proficiency

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