This is an archive of the 2017-2018 University Catalog.
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This is an archive of the 2017-2018 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
Salvador Esparza
(818) 677-7927

Public Health
Stephanie Benjamin
(818) 677-6415

Radiologic Sciences
Anita Slechta
(818) 677-2475

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
Stephan Chung
(818) 677-3050


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 coordinator, adult day healthcare 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, drug rehabilitation specialist, elder nutrition program coordinator, eligibility worker, employee assistance program coordinator, environmental educator, epidemiology assistant, family planning counselor, fitness counselor, grant writer, health education materials writer, health educator, human service specialist, industrial hygienist, long-term-care ombudsman director, media specialist, medical equipment sales representative, nutrition educator, patient educator, pharmaceutical sales representative, public health inspector, rehabilitation counselor, reproductive health educator, retirement program educator, secondary school teacher, senior citizen’s center coordinator, social services counselor, social worker, volunteer services coordinator, weight loss center manager, wellness program coordinator, women’s health center director or women’s shelter director.

A degree in Radiologic Sciences will prepares students to work with patients and physicians, performing a wide variety of diagnostic imaging procedures within the radiology (X-ray) department. Students will be prepared for a career as a cardiac cath technologist, cardiovascular imaging technologist, computed tomography (CT) technologist, department area supervisor or manager, educator, emergency and trauma radiographer, federal medical device inspector, general diagnostic radiographer, interventional (IR) technologist, magnetic resonance imaging (MR) technologist, mammographer, quality assurance/quality control specialist, radiation MQSA inspector, radiation protection physicist or state diagnostic medical equipment inspector.


The Health Administration Bachelor of Science program is certified by the Association of University Programs in Health Administration.

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

The Radiologic Sciences Bachelor of Science program is accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT) and approved by the California Department of Health, Radiologic Health Branch.


Health Administration

  • Upsilon Phi Delta (UPD)

Public Health

  • Eta Sigma Gamma (ESG)

Clubs and Societies

Health Administration

Public Health

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: Louis Rubino
Jacaranda Hall (JD) 2500
(818) 677-4081