Health Education Major, BS Degree

Major Requirements (SF State Bulletin: Degree Requirements)

Roadmap (SF State Bulletin: Roadmap)

GE Requirements (SF State Bulletin: General Education)

HED Handout (SRC pdf)

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.  In order to apply, student must first attend a Major Info Session, dates are TBD and are available at the beginning of Fall semester. 

Admitted HED Transfer students should be aware that the program is sequential, and should start Semester One courses from the major roadmap during their 1st semester at SF State. Contact the HED Undergraduate Coordinator for further information.

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 Fall 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 in the health profession.

For admitted HED transfers, the HED Undergraduate Coordinator will send registration information prior to summer university orientations and a specific HED orientation is provided in HED 405, a first-semester course in the sequence.  Individual HED advising is also available by appointment throughout the Fall and Spring semesters.

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 pre-work is needed to attend an HED orientation to the major.

Admitted HED Transfers, no.  HED/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.

In addition, students must be junior/upper-divsion standing (completed at least 60 units) in order to apply for the HED Major, have fulfilled the prerequisites (be upper-division standing, declared Health Education major; completed GE Area A2; and concurrent enrollment in HED 405 and HED 425) for HED 400 GWAR and taken MATH 124, or equivalent. 

It is strongly recommend to have taken Human Biology lecture/lab (BIO 100+101) and Microbiology lecture/lab (BIO 210+211) prior to HED major.

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) HED 210 OR HED 290.  

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

HED 400 GWAR Prerequisites: Upper-division standing Health Education majors; completed GE Area A2; and concurrent enrollment in HED 405 and HED 425.

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

HED 425 Prerequisites: Upper-division standing Health Education majors; completed MATH 124 or equivalent; and concurrent enrollment in HED 400GW and H ED 405. (Exceptions to corequisites by consent of advisor.)

HED 655 Prerequisites: Upper-division 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) GE Area A2 requirement; and

(2) GE Area A1 requirement; and

(3) MATH 124 OR ISED 160 (meets the GE Area B4 requirement); and

(4) Any other lower division Areas A-E/LLD (except Area B2+Area B3).

Are there entry or prerequisite requirements for these Freshmen courses?

MATH 124 or ISED 160 Prerequisites: Category I or II placement for QR/Math.

Students with Category III or IV placement for QR/Math must concurrently enroll in MATH 123 with MATH 124; or Math 122 with ISED 160.

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

AP Statistics with a passing score of 4 or better will satisfy MATH 124 and B4/QR GE requirement. 

 

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