Health Education

Major department advisors answered a few questions to assist you with your first-semester class selection. 

General Information

What are some of the highlights and features to know about this major?

Freshman — major is impacted, students should apply during their sophomore year to start program at beginning of junior year.

HED Admitted Transfer — program is sequential, admitted major transfer students should start Semester One during 1st semester

Non-HED Transfer (interested in changing major to HED) — major is impacted & students must apply by attending Major Info Session in Fall, dates are TBD and will be available at the beginning of fall.

When should I first meet with my major department? Freshman — individual advising by appointment throughout semester

HED Admitted Transfers — info provided in H ED 405 first-semester course, individual advising available by appointment throughout semester

How will I be assigned to a major advisor and how do I contact them?

NA — students are not assigned a specific advisor

Appointments are made online https://hedadvising.youcanbook.me

HED Advising Email: hedadv@sfsu.edu

Where can I find information about major advising?

Department website: https://healthed.sfsu.edu/content/undergraduate-advising

Advising Appointment website: https://hedadvising.youcanbook.me

Please note: appointments are not available during summer, students should email hedadv@sfsu.edu

Does this major require any pre-work from me before I attend orientation or register for classes?

Freshman –NONE

HED Admitted Transfer –NONE, major orientation will be held in H ED 405 course

What should I do if my major core and/or prequisite courses are full? Contact instructor of record to add/waitlist and receive permit number if available.
Is there anything else I need to know about starting in this major? In-person advising is not available during the summer. Students can book appointments online starting in the fall. Advising by email is available in summer: hedadv@sfsu.edu

Transfer Student Info

What upper division courses should I take in my first semester as a transfer student for this major?

Semester One Sequence (5 courses):

H ED 400 GWAR;

H ED 405;

H ED 425;

H ED 655;

and HH 205 or H ED 210 or H ED/HH 290 or HH 380

Are there any prerequisites to these upper division courses for the major? ENG 214 or equivalent; Critical Thinking [A3] ; MATH 124 or ISED 160
Are there any registration blocks or holds in the system for this major, and if so, what do I do/who do I contact to clear them? H ED 400 GWAR (ENG 214 & Critical Thinking) and H ED 425 (MATH 124 or ISED 160) pre-requisites – students should clear with GE Advising because the pre-reqs are GE courses.
Does this major have an approved Associate Degree for Transfer (ADT) roadmap? None.

Freshmen Student Info

Are there any courses I should take first as a Freshman to get started in this major and/or are there any lower division GE course requirements that I can take that will also count toward this major?

MATH 124 or ISED 160;

ENG 104 or ENG 114;

Oral Communication;

BIOL 100/101

Are there entry or prerequisite requirements for these Freshmen courses?

Students must meet ELM and EPT placement requirements or take remedial courses before taking the above GE courses, which can delay academic progress.

Can any of my AP or IB tests count toward requirements in this major? None.

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