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The Health Education/Wellness program at Pierce College is the study of how the mind, body, and spirit can be developed to enhance and improve health, fitness, and quality of life. Students learn about fitness, nutrition, stress management, disease prevention, spirituality, smoking and substance abuse, and weight control.

Transfer Possibilities

Students working toward their transfer degree typically take a variety of courses designed to fulfill the general requirements of most four-year colleges and universities. Students intending to transfer to a four-year college for further training in the health education and wellness fields are encouraged to work closely with their advisor to ensure they meet the requirements of the college they wish to attend after Pierce.

Health Education/Wellness majors

The following health and wellness courses are recommended:

  • BIOL& 241 and 242: Human anatomy and physiology I and II
  • ENGL& 101: English composition I
  • HSCI 200: Human stress: Its nature and control
  • HSCI 210: Wellness

The following additional courses are also recommended for students seeking transfer:

  • BIOL& 160: General biology
  • BIOL& 211: Majors: Cellular
  • CHEM& 100: Preparatory chemistry
  • CMST& 101: Intro to communication
  • HSCI 119: Human health and disease
  • NUTR& 101: Nutrition
  • PE 104-199: Physical education activity
  • PE 228: First aid and CPR for healthcare professionals
  • PSYC& 100: General psychology
  • SOC& 101: Intro to sociology

Lisa Murray
Kinesiology and Physical Therapy Assistant Program Coordinator