This is an archive of the 2016-2017 University Catalog.
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This is an archive of the 2016-2017 University Catalog.
To access the most recent version, please visit


Mission Statement

It is the mission of the Department of Health Sciences to enable students to develop the critical knowledge and skills required to assume professional responsibility and leadership in health promotion, disease prevention, administration and clinical practice in a variety of healthcare settings. Health Sciences faculty are committed to student-centered learning, scholarship and service.

Academic Advisement

Advising occurs during regularly scheduled times each semester. Program advisement should be obtained at that time. Some programs require advisement prior to Spring registration. Students are responsible for completing all of the requirements for the degree as listed in the Catalog the year in which they were admitted. Substitutions for a required course may be permitted only by petition submitted prior to enrollment in the course. Please contact the following coordinators for more information about individual department programs:

Health Administration Program
Louis Rubino
(818) 677-7257

Public Health
Lawrence Chu
818) 677-2485

Radiologic Sciences
Anita Slechta
(818) 677-4081

M.S. in Health Administration
Brian Malec
(818) 677-3143

M.P.H. Option in Applied Epidemiology
M.P.H. Option in Community Health Education
Patty Kwan
(818) 677-6992

Bethany Rainisch
(818) 677-2341

Gerontology Minor
(818) 677-4081


A degree in Health Administration leads to many different careers, such as an assistant administrator, assisted living manager, case manager, chief executive officer (CEO), chief operating officer (COO), claims manager, contract manager, department manager, director of volunteers, financial analyst, home health administrator, manager of provider relations, marketing assistant/director, medical office manager, nursing home administrator, patient relations representative and program director.

A degree in Public Health will be of use to students hoping for a career as an activity director, elderly programs, adult day health care director, adult protective services counselor, AIDS educator, alcohol and substance abuse educator, American Indian education coordinator, cardiac rehabilitation worker, child protective services counselor, community health educator, corporate fitness program coordinator, diet counselor, disability evaluator, rehabilitation services, drug rehabilitation specialist, elder nutrition program coordinator, eligibility worker, social services, employee assistance program coordinator, environmental educator, epidemiology assistant, family planning counselor, fitness counselor, grant writer, health educator, human service specialist, industrial hygienist, long-term-care ombudsman director, media specialist, health education, medical equipment sales representative, nutrition educator, patient educator, pharmaceutical sales representative, public health inspector, rehabilitation counselor, reproductive health educator, counselor, social worker, child/adult protective services, retirement program educator, secondary school teacher, health sciences, senior citizen’s center coordinator, volunteer services coordinator, weight loss center manager, wellness program coordinator, women’s health center director, women’s shelter director and writer of health education materials.

The B.S. degree Radiologic Sciences will prepare students for a career as a cardiac cath technologist, cardiovascular imaging technologist, computer tomography technologist, department area supervisor or manager, educator, emergency and trauma radiographer, federal medical device inspector, general diagnostic radiographer specialist, interventional technologist, magnetic resonance imaging technologist, mammographer, procedures technologist, quality assurance/quality control, radiation MQSA inspector, radiation protection specialist, state inspector for diagnostic medical equipment or supervisor/technologist.


Health Administration undergraduate program is certified by the Association of University Programs in Health Administration.

Master’s in Public Health program is accredited in the Community Health Education by the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH).

Radiologic Sciences bachelor’s program is accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT) and by the California Department of Health, Radiologic Health Board.


Health Administration

  • Upsilon Phi Delta (UPD)

Public Health

  • Eta Sigma Gamma (ESG)

Clubs and Societies

Health Administration

  • Health Administration Student Association (HASA)
  • Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI)
  • Preconception Peer Educators (PPE)

Public Health

  • Health Education Student Organization (HESO)
  • Campus Organized and Unified for Good Health (COUGH)
  • Master in Public Health Administration (MPHSA)

Radiologic Sciences

  • Radiologic Sciences Student Association (RSSA)


In honor of our emeritus faculty, the department has established several scholarships, including the Holly Hunt Scholarship, the Lennin Glass Scholarship and the Judge Julian Beck Scholarship. For more information about applications and deadlines, contact the Department of Health Sciences at (818) 677-4081.


Chair: Anita M. Slechta
Jacaranda Hall (JD) 2500
(818) 677-4081