This is an archive of the 2019-2020 University Catalog.
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This is an archive of the 2019-2020 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
Salvador Esparza
(818) 677-7927

Public Health
Bethany Rainisch
(818) 677-2341

Radiologic Sciences
Anita Slechta
(818) 677-2475

General Advisor 
Blanca Eliopulos
(818) 677-5341

M.S. in Health Administration
Grishma Bhavsar
(818) 677-7369

M.P.H. in Applied Epidemiology
Myriam Forster
(818) 677-7039

M.P.H. in Community Health Education
Bobbie Emetu
(818) 677-7607

Gerontology Minor
Carrie Pullen
(818) 677-2015

Human Lactation Minor
Merav Efrat
(818) 677-7052 or

Human Sexuality Minor
Bobbie Emetu
(818) 677-7607


A degree in Health Administration may lead to different leadership positions in a variety of settings, such as hospitals, physician practices, public health departments, mental health organizations, rehabilitation centers, nursing homes, consulting firms, health insurance organizations and healthcare associations, as well as specialized positions in finance, human resources, materials management, government relations, information systems, marketing/public relations, patient care services, medical staff relations, and planning and development.

A degree in Public Health will be of use to students who are pursuing 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 prepare 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 Bachelor of Science in Health Administration program is certified by the Association of University Programs in Health Administration (AUPHA).

The Master of Science in Health Administration program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Management Education (CAHME).

The master and bachelor degrees in the Public Health program are accredited for Community Health Education and Applied Epidemiology by the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH).

The Bachelor of Science in Radiologic Sciences 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.


Department of Health Sciences
Chair: Louis Rubino
Jacaranda Hall (JD) 2500
(818) 677-4081