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Health Science

The Health Science classes are interdisciplinary in nature and students will gain an understanding of the biopsychosocial basis of health to develop the knowledge, skills and modes of critical inquiry necessary to recognize the factors that impact health on an individual level, community level, and public level. The Health Science Department supports the mission of the college by preparing students along their pathways to reach degree, transfer, and career goals in an environment of academic excellence. After completing courses in Health Science, a student will be able to:

  • Apply a multidimensional approach to health that incorporates the study of social, behavioral, and physiological sciences.
  • Identify and compare risk factors for disease and disability as well as factors that contribute to health disparities.
  • Critically evaluate popular and scientific literature and other media for its significance and impact on individual, community, and public health.

Degree

Degree or Certificate ProgramAward TypeRequirements
Public Health Science Associate in Science Degree for Transfer 60 units

For transfer information see assist.org and/or consult with a counselor.

The Faculty

  • Patricia Louderback
  • Paul Starks
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  • Dean
    John Vlahos
  • Department Chair
    Patricia Louderback
  • Department Chair Phone
    408-741-4604
  • Department Chair Email
    patricia.louderback@westvalley.edu
  • Embedded Counselor
    Andrew Cardamone
  • Embedded Counselor Phone
    408-741-4033
  • Embedded Counselor Email
    andrew.cardamone@westvalley.edu
Last Updated 10/17/22