Health Education

Major Requirements (SF State Bulletin: Degree Requirements)

Roadmap (SF State Bulletin: Roadmap)

GE Requirements (SF State Bulletin: General Education)

Major Department Website

Your major advisor answered a few questions to assist you with your first semester courses — see below.

General Information

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

The Bachelor of Science in Health Education (HED) is an impacted major.  Freshman interested in the major are designated as Pre-Health Education, and should apply into the major during their sophomore year to start the program at the beginning of their junior year.

Admitted HED Transfer students should be aware that the program is sequential, and should start Semester One courses during their 1st semester.

Non-HED Transfer students (interested in changing major to HED) should be aware that the major is impacted & students must apply into the major by first attending a Major Info Session, dates are TBD and are available at the beginning of each semester.

When should I first meet with my major department?

For freshman, individual HED advising is available by appointment throughout the semester.  Pre-Health students may also meet with advisors from the Student Resource Center (SRC) in HSS 254 regarding program prerequisites.

For admitted HED transfers, information is provided in HED 405, a first-semester course. Individual HED advising is also available by appointment throughout the semester.

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

Students are not assigned a specific advisor.

Appointments are made online via http://hedadvising.as.me.  On the day of your appointment, please check-in to HSS 320; or email hedadv@sfsu.edu and please include the following in your email inquiry:

  • Subject Line: Please indicate if it is HED Major Advising or HED Minor Advising
  • Name
  • Provide context: Where are you in the major/minor roadmap? Where are you in the semester sequence? Are you inquiring about applying into the major
  • Indicate specific questions around advising
  • Provide a range of availability for scheduling
Where can I find information about major advising?

HED department website

Advising Information website

Please note: Advisors and faculty do not hold regular office hours during the Winter and Summer sessions. Advising appointments are not available during the Fall Recess, Spring Recess, or during Finals week. In person advising is not available during the Winter or Summer sessions. Email hedadv@sfsu.edu during all other times. Advising is not available over the phone.

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

Freshmen, no.

Admitted HED Transfers, no.  Major orientation will be held in HED 405, a first-semester course.

What should I do if my major core and/or prequisite courses are full? Students should contact the instructor of record to request add/waitlist and receive a permit number, if, available.
Is there anything else I need to know about starting in this major? Advising appointments are not available during the Fall Recess, Spring Recess, or during Finals week.  In person advising is not available during the Winter or Summer sessions.  Advising by email is available in summer by emailing hedadv@sfsu.edu to request an appointment.

Transfer Student Info

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

Semester One Sequenced (5 courses):

(1) HED 400 GWAR; and (2) HED 405; and (3) HED 425; and (4) HED 655; and (5) HH 205 OR HED 210 OR HED/HH 290 OR HH 380.  

Are there any prerequisites to these upper division courses for the major?

HED 400 GWAR Prerequisites: ENG 214 or equivalent with a grade of C or better, and completion of GE A3 Critical Thinking requirement; must be taken concurrently with HED 405 and HED 425.

HED 405 Prerequisites: Must be taken concurrently with H ED 400GW and H ED 425. (Exceptions to concurrency requirement by consent of advisor.)

HED 425 Prerequisites: MATH 124 or equivalent; concurrent enrollment in HED 400GW and H ED 405. (Exceptions to corequisites by consent of advisor.)

HED 655 Prerequisites: Restricted to upper-division (60+ units earned) Health Education majors.

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? HED 400 GWAR and HED 425 require prerequisites to be completed. Students should clear prerequisites with Undergraduate Advising Center (UAC) because the prerequisites are GE courses.
Does this major have an approved Associate Degree for Transfer (ADT) roadmap? Yes, the AS-T in Public Health Science.

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?

(1) ENG 104 or ENG 114 (meets the GE Area A2 requirement); and

(2) Oral Communication (meets the GE Area A1 requirement); and

(3) BIOL 100+101 (meets the GE Areas B2 and B3 requirements); OR BIOL 210+211; and

(4) MATH 124 OR ISED 160 (meets the GE Area B4 requirement).

Are there entry or prerequisite requirements for these Freshmen courses?

ENG 104 or ENG 114 Prerequisite: Must complete Write to Register prior to enrollment.

MATH 124 or ISED 160 Prerequisites: Category I or II placement for QR/Math, OR MATH 70 with a grade of C or better.

Students with Category III or IV placement for QR/Math or students who have not passed MATH 70 with a C or better must concurrently enroll in MATH 123.

Can any of my AP or IB tests count toward requirements in this major?

AP English Language and Composition with a score of 3 or better will satisfy ENG 114 and ENG 214 and A2+A4 GE requirements. 

AP English Literature and Composition with a score of 3 or better will satisfy ENG 114 and ENG 214 and A2+A4 and C2 GE requirements. 

AP Statistics with a passing score of 3 or better will satisfy MATH 124 and B4/QR GE requirement. 

IB Language A: Language and Literature HL (English) with a score of 4 or better will satisfy ENG 114 and ENG 214 and A2+A4 GE requirements. 

IB Language A: Literature HL (English) with a score of 4 or better will satisfy ENG 114 and ENG 214 and A2+A4 and C2 GE requirements. 

 

College of Health & Social Sciences Student Resource Center (SRC)

Services provided for: Undergraduate students with College of Health and Social Sciences majors, pre-majors and minors.

Services offered: Academic planning (GE, DARs, DPR and major), freshman transitioning support, impacted major consultation, academic probation advising, general life/support counseling, petition consultation, career prep and planning, major career exploration, graduation check (GE and graduation requirements), resume and cover letter help

Phone: (415) 405-3740
Website: chss.sfsu.edu/src
Email: srcenter@sfsu.edu
Location: HSS 254