Saturday, December 5, 2015

Transition to Spring 2016

As the fall 2015 semester comes to a close, please note the following advising-related dates.

Enjoy your winter break 

...and...we will see you on back on campus for the 

HSR Welcome Back Assembly and 

Faculty Advising Kick-Off on 

January 26th, 2016

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Spring enrollment in HS 100W and HS 161 - your feedback is needed!

We are in great need of knowing more about your plans to enroll in HS 100W and/or HS 161.  You can also include questions or comments about registration in any HS course for Spring 2016, but your response for 100W and 161 will have a direct and immediate impact on courses that remain in the schedule for spring.   Please share this with others - it is important!  Thank you!

Friday, November 20, 2015

Fall 2015 Fieldwork Expo - Friday 12/4 10-11:45 AM - Library Room 225

If you are enrolling in HS 166A and HS 166B in the spring, you must attend the Fieldwork Expo this fall.  The expo is open to all interested students, and the internship opportunity is open to all graduating seniors.   The expo is designed so you can meet with potential preceptors and take steps to secure an internship before the start of spring semester. This year, fieldwork faculty have reached out to Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Goodwill Silicon Valley GoodHealth Program, Catholic Charities Older Adults Division, YMCA, Healthier Kids Foundation, Indian Health Center, Stanford Division of Research, Stanford Healthcare, Asian Americans for Community Involvement, VITAS Healthcare Hospice and Palliative Care, Santa Clara Family Health Plan, and Kaiser Permanente.

Friday, October 30, 2015

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Fieldwork Expo Fall 2015

If you're planning on enrolling in HS 166A and HS 166B (Fieldwork) next spring, get the fieldwork expo date in your calendar now -
Friday, December 4th 10-11:45 AM

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Alternative Spring Break(Oaxaca) & Faculty Led Programs (Paris & Hong Kong)

Applications are now open for many really exciting study/travel abroad opportunities.  
Consider it ... how can you say "yes" ... or even "maybe" ???  

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Announcing the Spring 2016 Health Science Change of Major Process!

We are pleased to announce that there will be two opportunities for students to apply to the major in Health Science before Spring 2016 classes begin.   

Sunday, September 20, 2015

Peer Advisor Schedule for Fall 2015

The Undergraduate Health Science program Peer Advisors will be available for advising support and academic planning beginning Monday, September 21st in the hallway outside the new HS Department office (SPX 212).  

Peer Advisors will be available Monday-Thursday during the following hours:
Mondays 11-1
Tuesdays 10:30-2:30
Wednesdays 11-2:30
Thursdays 11-2:30

Monday, September 14, 2015

Drop in Graduation Application Q&A

Need to finish your graduation application for Spring 2016 or Fall 2016?

Drop by Wednesday, 9/16 between 4:15-6:00 in SPX, Room 152  

Bring your completed (or in progress) Major Form and Graduation Application and get your forms submitted in time to meet the firm University deadline of October 1st.  

Sunday, August 30, 2015

Have you found our new offices in SPX?

Did you know the Health Science and Recreation Department has moved?

If you have not yet found the department on campus, we are located in SPX 212 now. The majority of the HSR faculty also have offices in SPX.  Not sure where SPX is located? Here's a link to a campus map.

Sunday, August 23, 2015

Are you ready to apply for graduation?

The University has recently issued some new guidelines for Graduation Applications - including deadlines.    If you think you're ready to graduate Spring 2016 or Fall 2016, please read on.  If you intend to graduate this Fall - you should have already applied (information on picking up your senior verification card can be found here) and if you're planning to graduate in 2017, you have some time.

Spring and Fall 2016 SJSU Graduates - here's what you need to do.

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Do you need HS 25 this fall? Act fast and tell us...

If you need HS 25 this fall, please let us know by completing this survey by midday Thursday (8/20/15).  If there is enough interest, we will try to get another section available asap.  

Monday, August 10, 2015

Fall Welcome Assembly, Wed 8/19 @ 12:30 in SH100

What?    Health Science and Recreation Fall Welcome Assembly
When?   Wednesday 8/19/15 12:30-4:00
Where?  Sweeney Hall and MacQuarrie Hall
Who?     All Health Science and Recreation students
Why?     There are so many compelling reasons that you all should attend.  Here are my top 10.

10 Reasons for putting this event in your calendar right now
  1. The department is moving and we will tell you all about it
  2. We have new faculty members and we want you to know
  3. There are program updates to share
  4. Faculty advisors will be available during the breakout sessions (fall faculty advising hours will be posted on the blog following the event)
  5. Spring Graduation Applications are due by September 1 and there is a breakout session to get these completed 
  6. Representatives from student clubs will be available to talk about their club activities
  7. You can find your classes, get your parking pass, and purchase your books
  8. You get to see old friends and meet some new
  9. We are traveling abroad and we want you to know where you can go and how you can apply
  10. You have to attend to have any chance of winning one of 5 fantastic raffle prizes 
Fall Welcome Assembly Agenda
(Download a copy here)

Saturday, August 8, 2015

Fall 2015 Enrollment Update

Fall 2015 is right around the corner and our courses are filling up!  Following are some last minute reminders, possibilities, and opportunities for your fall schedule.

  1. Fall Welcome Assembly will be held on 8/19 12:00-4:00 - all students should plan on attending (more information to come soon)
  2. There are still a few openings in many of our Health Science Fall courses: 
    • Prep Courses with openings - HS 1 and 67
    • Core Courses with openings - HS 100W, 103, 161, 162, 167, 164
    • Elective options with openings - HS 107, 108, 111, 140, 172
  3. We are working on adding another section of HS 135 - so, check the schedule for a new section and we are trying to add another section of HS 25 as well.
  4. A few suggestions on course sequencing to keep in mind: 
    • HS 165 is a course that you should be taking in your final semester.  If you're graduating Fall 2015  you should be enrolled in this course, otherwise, you should not. 
    • HS 166A/B is the fieldwork seminar and you need to enroll in both courses in the same semester.   This is required for all Health Services Administration Concentration majors and should be taken in your final semester - along with HS 165. 
    • HS 159 is required of all students and should be taken the semester prior to your graduation semester. If you are on track to graduate in Spring 2016 you should be enrolled.  If you are not - you are strongly, strongly advised to enroll in other HS courses.  
    • HS 158 is not being offered this fall and if you planned to take this course you can enroll in any upper division 3-unit course as a substitute.  I recommend the elective options that were listed above.  
    • HS 164 is an option for seniors who are enrolled in 159 or 165. 
    • As soon as you're eligible for 100W you should enroll in this course.  If you are in the HSA concentration you are advised to enroll in HS 100W and 162 as soon as you can. 
  5. We have a lot of student clubs and getting involved on campus is a great way to meet people, find peer support, and balance your academic load with some fun.  Representatives from the student clubs will be available at the fall welcome so you can learn more about these opportunities.  
If you have questions about academic advising and want to meet with a faculty advisor we will be available at the fall welcome assembly and our fall advising hours will be made available at that time.

Enjoy your last week of summer and we will see you all on 8/19 for the fall welcome.

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Peer Advisor Recruitment for FA15/SP16

Here is a wonderful opportunity to get involved within the HS&R department! Our current HS Peer Advisors are recruiting for the Fall 2015/Spring 2016 Academic Year. Health Science Peer Advisors are students leaders who work with faculty advisors to offer academic planning advice to Health Science students as they progress along their pathway to graduation. Peer Advisors are also knowledgeable about and encourage campus and department involvement in activities and student organizations. Being a Peer Advisor is a great way to meet other students, work closely with faculty, help others, and learn about our program. If you are interested and meet the Peer Advisor Expectations listed bellow, please fill out our online application by Sunday, August 9th at 5pm. 

To be considered for a HS Peer Advisor you need to...

a) Fill out the online application by Sunday, August 9th at 5pm
b) Be a current enrolled HS student, in good academic standing
c) Be on track to graduate no sooner than Spring 2016
d) Have time to take on an additional responsibility (2-4 hours a week)
e) Be available to attend, participate in, and provide assistance during advising events - including the Fall Welcome Assembly on August 19th.

If you have any questions you can email the current Peer Advisors. 

Monday, July 13, 2015

Student Assistants needed in HS 162

Are you interested in being a Student Assistant (formally referred to as "Peer TA's") for HS 162? If you've already taken HS 162 and you did well in the class (A- or better), then please consider this opportunity! Dr. Ta Park is looking for reliable, responsible, and outgoing assistants.  Students who are selected will receive 1 credit. The class meets on Wed, 3-5:45pm. 

Please contact Dr. Ta Park at by August 1st if you are interested.

Friday, May 29, 2015

Fall 2015 Change of Major Application

This Change of Major Application will be available for one week, May 29th, 2015 - June 5th, 2015. Please use a copy of your current unofficial transcripts - including Spring 2015 grades - to complete this application.  

Saturday, May 9, 2015

Drop-in advising hours Monday, 5/11/15

A faculty advisor will be available on campus on Monday, May 11 for drop in advising in MH 438A between 10-11:15 and 12:45-2:00.  These additional drop-in hours will take place in the Dean's Conference Room so shared questions can be discussed together.   Please come prepared to discuss your questions in small groups. 

Faculty Advising is winding down for the semester and the hours that are posted on the blog are the only remaining advising hours available for this spring.   Advising questions will be answered over the summer, but the email question response time will be significantly slower and on-campus availability will be greatly reduced.   

All declared Health Science undergraduate students are expected to attend the Fall Welcome Assembly being planned for the afternoon of Wednesday, August 19th where the department leadership will provide an opportunity to discuss the program, courses, student opportunities, and advising questions and processes.  

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

We Are Invited!!!

We have been invited by the Healthier Kids Foundation of Santa Clara county to select and send 10 students from the Health Science Undergraduate or Master's of Public Health Programs to attend their 5th Annual Symposium on the Status on Children's Health.  This year's keynote is Dr. Robert Lustig who will be talking about sugar policy and politics.  

If you are interested in attending please submit this quick form and we will notify the first 10 students selected to attend.

Monday, May 4, 2015

Planning for the future?

Join us tomorrow in Hugh Gillis Hall (room 122) from 12-2 to learn about the two global Faculty Led Programs sponsored by our department - Paris and Hong Kong - followed by small group discussions about academic planning and the fall semester.   Academic advisors and faculty members will be available to meet with students during the second hour of this event.

Saturday, May 2, 2015

Spring 2015 Fieldwork Expo

If you are planning to enroll in HS 166A and HS 166B in the fall, then you need to attend the Health Science Fieldwork Expo on Friday 5/8 from 10:30-11:30AM in MH324.  Representatives from potential internship sites will be present. You must apply to and be accepted to internships over the summer in order to start your 200 hours of fieldwork the first week of the fall semester and this is your best way to connect with folks.  This is a fantastic resource for you to learn from the experiences of your peers and identify where you'd like to pursue for your internship.  You'll also meet the faculty members who will support you in this adventure.  

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Curious what we did in Sacramento last week?

Here is a short video summary highlighting our Health Policy trip to Sacramento last week.  One of the recurring messages throughout our time at the Capitol was the incredible opportunity for careers in our state government and the growing need that exists.  For example, in the Department of Public Health (with a staff of nearly 4000), there is a wave of retirement in the midst, with almost 65% of the employees reaching the retirement window in the next two years!  

So, the next time you ask your faculty advisor about where to find a job - one answer is pretty clear!

Friday, April 17, 2015

Spring and Summer Advising Availability

The advising availability schedule has been updated and all of the dates are posted.  Fall 2015 graduation applications are the absolute priority up through the May 1st (firm) University deadline - which means - forms must be completely processed by our department prior to May 1st!     The next priority will be academic planning for the fall semester.  To support students in academic planning we have an event scheduled on May 5th from 12-2 in Hugh Gillis Hall (room 122) where faculty will be talking about summer opportunities, faculty led programs, and academic planning.   If you do not get a chance to meet with an advisor during the dates that are available this spring there will be a few opportunities over the summer to meet on campus, but all should plan on attending the fall welcome assembly.

Fall 2015 Welcome Back Assembly is being planned for August 19th from 1-5.  It is expected that all students in the Health Science and Recreation department will attend this event - so save the date!   We will discuss important department information, student clubs and involvement, events, and advising.  This is a great way to connect and stay up to date with processes, procedures, expectations, and opportunities.  

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Emergency Advising Available this Thursday (4/16) 1-4 PM

Faculty advising will be available this Thursday afternoon in MH 409. All students planning on graduating in the fall must submit a graduation application to the Health Science office for approval and processing this week (by April 17, 2015) in order to be ready by the University deadline.

Graduation Application forms and Major Forms are available on this blog under the Advising Forms tab.   Both forms are required to be fully completed, signed, and received by the Registrar prior to the May 1st deadline.

If you have questions - this Thursday would be a great time to get them answered. The advising availability calendar has been updated - so sign up for a time slot online that works for you.

Monday, April 13, 2015

Early Change of Major Application for Health Science

Students who are interested in changing to the Health Science major are invited to apply early!  If you have already earned 12 units at SJSU you are eligible for this early application.   The application will be available through April 20th, 2015.  

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Summer Classes Available

Health Science is offering three courses this summer

1) HPRF/HS/NUFS/NURS/OCTH 100W: Writing Workshop 
Mondays & Wednesdays, 1:00pm-4:55pm

2) HPRF/HSNUFS/NURS/OCTH 135:  Health Issues in a Multicultural Society
Tuesdays & Thursdays, 9:00am-12:45pm

3) HS 173: Comparative Healthcare Systems 
Mondays & Wednesdays, 9:00am-12:45pm

Check out the schedule and enroll now. 

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Pilot testing Major Forms

Health Science Students are needed to pilot test new electronic Major Forms.

I need at least 20 students to complete an electronic Major Form and give me some informal feedback on the process.  If you need to complete a Major Form for graduation - this would help you (and me) tremendously!

Thank you for considering.

If you are interested/able - please sign up and I will send you more information.

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Attention Fall 2015 Graduates

I will be holding a graduation application workshop on Monday March 16th, 2015 in Clark Hall Fishbowl room 100G from 11-1.   The workshop will cover the forms required and answer questions about academic planning for senior Health Science students.

Graduation applications are due to the Department in early April so we can approve and process the forms before the firm University deadline of May 1.

Applications require the completion of the one page Graduation Application form and a Major Form.  Both of these forms are linked as downloadable files here.

Monday, February 23, 2015

Fall 2015 Course Enrollment Survey - submit your response online by Thursday -

Attention all Health Science Majors and Minors - it is that time again to tell us what is in your academic plan.   We are currently surveying all HS students for our Fall 2015 department scheduling process.    The participation of all students is really important and will directly impact course offerings - so - once you're done - please share this post with your friends!

   *** Fall 2015 Student Survey is Now Closed ***

Monday, February 9, 2015

Undergraduate Student Position on Commission on Diversity

There is a current vacancy on the Campus Commission on Diversity for an undergraduate student representative.  Let's get this spot filled with a Health Science student!!!   

Click here for more information and if you are interested, please contact the VP of Student Affairs.  

Thursday, February 5, 2015

Spring 2015 CSU-Health Science Advocacy Summit

Health Science students are invited to apply to attend the CSU Health Science Advocacy Summit in Sacramento, April 20-22.

This will be our third year attending this event and our prior years have been wonderfully successful. During the two day (almost) all expense paid summit, students will meet with public health leaders and state legislators, attend legislative hearings, get a chance to meet students from programs around the state, network, socialize, and tour the Capitol grounds. This year we are also going on an evening Sacramento River Cruise to network and get to know each other.

Junior and Senior HS students, who have an interest in public policy, are strongly encouraged to apply.  Additionally, this year, we can select up to 2 MPH students to attend.  

Apply by Friday, 2/27/15 online

Monday, February 2, 2015

HS 164 and HS 100W openings for SP15

Attention all Health Science majors: If you are enrolled in HS 159 or you have completed HS 159 you can consider enrolling in HS 164. The course has low enrollment and we are in need of additional students. If you're interested, please attend class today (Monday, February 2nd) at 3:00 in BBC 202. For most HS majors, HS 164 can be used as core major requirement (to replace HS 159B) or it can be used as an upper division elective. We also have room in the new 100W friday morning section. We opened up the new section given demand for the course and now we need students to enroll! Please contact the HS office to inquire about the Friday morning 100W section.

Sunday, February 1, 2015

Spring 2015 On-Campus Health Science Advising Availability

Spring Advising will be available every Wednesday on campus in MH 409 from 1-4 PM. To help address the demand and to eliminate (or at least reduce) the wait time, there is a new online scheduling program that will be available on a trial basis for February. If we all like it, it can be used throughout the semester. To access the schedule and sign up, please click here If you want to provide feedback on this new system, please do so!

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Summer Course Offerings

Are you interested in taking any Health Science courses this summer?   Help us plan, by letting us know (this week) if you would enroll in a few key courses.

Thursday, January 22, 2015

New Change of Major Form for students with more than 90 units

The University has a new change of major/minor form for students who have earned more than 90 units, effective immediately.  The form requires the same information, plus a personal statement that explains how the change of major/minor will impact graduation plans.   To download the new form, click here.

Sunday, January 18, 2015

Welcome Back - Spring 2015 Advising

Stop by on Wednesday this week and get your questions answered 
and your plans moving before the term begins !!!

Some of you are newly admitted majors, some will need to submit graduation paperwork early this term, others have questions about general education (R,S,&V) requirements, and still others have questions about class sequencing.   All Health Science Students are going to be required to create a long-term academic plan this spring, so, don't wait. Let's get started on your planning now.  

See you on campus! 

For a downloadable copy of the above schedule, please click here.  

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

New Change of Major Students - Welcome to HS!

Congratulations to all of our new Health Science Students who were recently admitted through the change of major application process.   Here is a brief overview to advising options and how to submit required forms to formally declare HS as your major.