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The College of Health and Human Services is committed to educating and preparing human service professionals to become innovative practitioners and leaders. The College promotes the integration of teaching, research, policy, and public service in an interdisciplinary context. Knowledge, skill, and caring provide the foundation for educating a diverse workforce of the future who effectively serves multicultural urban communities. The College strives to be student-centered, faculty and staff focused, and community minded.
With more than 70 full-time and numerous part-time faculty members plus 26 staff members, the College serves approximately 6000 undergraduate and graduate majors in academic disciplines within its Departments and Schools.

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The School of Criminal Justice and Criminalistics will be hosting the 121st California Association of Criminalists Seminar, scheduled for May 20-24th at the Pasadena Hilton. For more information please Click HERE

Food Science and Technology undergraduates presented their research in an international conference.

Photo of Food Science and Technology undergraduate students, Monique Wilcots, Roden Cortez, Dorothy Wong, Melody Wong, and Samantha Ton under the mentorship of Dr. Sunil Mangalassary

CSULA Food Science and Technology undergraduate students, Monique Wilcots, Roden Cortez, Dorothy Wong, Melody Wong, and Samantha Ton under the mentorship of Dr. Sunil Mangalassary presented their research on “Effect of spice marinades on quality attributes of chicken breast” at the Institute of Food Technologist Annual international Expo and conference from June 25-28. This annual meeting was attended by more than 22,000 professionals from the industry, academia, and Government and there were 1,400 posters and 300 plus oral presentation sessions from 50 states and 80 countries. The CETL grant money was used for doing a part of this research and also for student travel.

Jeff Rothschild, a graduate student in Nutritional Science under the mentorship of Dr. Maria Omary, presented a poster on “Pasting properties of Roasted Quinoa” in the same conference and got selected to do an oral presentation in a special student session.

    • Students and Faculty complete the Summer Internship in Public Health sponsored by the Centers for Disease Control and Kennedy Krieger Institute of Johns Hopkins University.
    • Picture of Dr. W. Zelman and Public Health students with Gil Cedillo in Sacramento, CA
    • Photo of Dr. W. Zelman and Public Health Students in Sacramento, CA
    • Dr. Walter Zelman takes Public Health students to Sacramento. Here they are with Assemblyman Gil Cedillo who grew up in Boyle Heights and represents the area of CSULA.
    • CSULA Chapter of Men in Nursing is inducted at the Research Day. Present are: Dr. Courtney Lyder - Dean of Nursing at UCLA and keynote speaker, Jane Hook- Faculty Sponsor, Javier Exebio- Past Immediate President of the CSULA Chapter of Men in Nursing , Xun (Edward) Wang - President of the CSULA Chapter of Men in Nursing, Dr. Cynthia Hughes - Director of the School of Nursing, and Beatrice Yorker- Dean of College of HHS.
      • Hertzberg-Davis Forensic Science Center, which houses our School of Criminal Justice and Criminalistics is now posted as the top story for Science & the CSU CLICK HERE for the blog article
      • College of Health & Human Services RAAC (Resource Allocation Advisory Committee) Members 2011/12
        Dr. Eleanor Ferguson-Marshalleck, Chairperson
        Dr. Dany Frankl, Faculty, member of University RAAC Committee
        Dr. Peter Ivory, Faculty, Communication Disorders
        Dr. Walter Zelman, Department Chair, Health Science
        Mazen Subeh, Student Representative
        Fall Meeting – October 19th 2011, 3:15 p.m., Location FA 260.
        Administrative Procedures 212 - "This committee is appointed by and advisory to the dean of each college on issues regarding the resource allocation request of the college. The committee must consist of five (5) members including a college administrator appointed by the dean to serve as chair, as well as representation from faculty, department chairs, and students."
        Click here for further information on Adminstrative Procedure 212
      • The College of Health & Human Services is proud to host the next Weight Watchers at Work series. So far, our CSULA members have lost a total of 384 pounds!! Join us every Tuesday @ 12:30 p.m. in the Applied Gerontology Institute
      • The College of Health & Human Services is proud to announce that the Department of Health Science has changed it's name to the Department of Public Health
      • The College of Health & Human Services is proud to announce our School of Criminal Justice and Criminalistics Master of Science Degree in Criminalistics program was awarded full accreditation by Forensic Science Education Programs Accreditation Commission (FEPAC)
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Fall 2013 Deans Mixer - For Photos, please Click Here

CSULA team studies nutritional value of gluten-free cereal grains (Food Science and Technology)
Coauthored paper by faculty, grad student is recognized as ‘Top 5’ for 2012. For information Click HERE


National Undergraduate Summer Public Health Program (NUSPHP) funded by the CDC

CSULA is partnering with the University Centers for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities at USC/LA Children’s Hospital and the Kennedy Krieger Institute at Johns Hopkins University to offer paid Summer internships in Los Angeles which include an all expense paid week at KKI in Baltimore and the CDC in Atlanta.

For information Click HERE

On-line applications are due February 14th, Click HERE

For information on the CDC National Undergraduate Summer Public Health Program (NUSPHP) at additional sites; Columbia University, University of Michigan and Morehouse University. Please Click HERE

Cal State LA receives 2.4 million in scholarships- Human Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) grant for Nursing students. Dr. Nnenna Weathers (School of Nursing). Please click here for more

School of Kinesiology and Nutritional Science - Faculty and Students climb the US Bank Tower as part of the Ketchum-Downtown YMCA’s Stair Climb for Los Angeles. Please click here for more

Dr. Kathryn Hillstrom (School of Kinesiology and Nutritional Science) is involved in research that focuses on a Healthier Boyle Heights. Please click here for more

An article by Dr. Valentine Villa (School of Social Work) recently published in a special edition of the Gerontologist is dedicated to the aging of the Baby Boom population. The research represents the first comprehensive analysis of the health of the Latino boom population. The article reports that Latino Baby Boomers are likely to experience health and economic inequities similar to their parents as they enter the ranks of the elderly population. Click here to see the article

Department of Public Health,Senior Culminating Project Health and Healthcare at CSULA: A Needs Assessment - Paper | PowerPoint


Photo of Chocolate Demo by Nutritional Science students

Nutritional Science Students do a Chocolate class

Program Impaction (effective Fall 2014)

Program impaction means that the number of applications from fully eligible students to a designated major far exceeds the number of spaces available in that major. However, students can still be admitted to the major if they meet the supplementary admission criteria. The supplemental admission criteria for the designated majors follow below.

The following are impacted undergraduate programs/majors at Cal State L.A.:

For specific information regarding the supplemental admissions criteria for each major, please CLICK here .

The following are academic programs in the College of Health and Human Services that lead to employment for which passage of a California licensing examination is required. Please follow the links for further information for these examinations.

BS Nursing, MS Nursing: CA Nursing license:

BS Nursing, MS Nursing: National Nursing license NCLEX:

MS Social Work: Social Work LCSW license:

BS Communication Disorders: Speech-Language-Pathology Assistant (SLPA) License

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Last Update: 3/10/2014