Thursday, December 22, 2016

Recruiting HS Peer Advisors for Spring 2017

Hello Health Science Students,

Want an awesome way to meet the HS&R department and faculty, while gathering community service hours?

Here is a wonderful opportunity to get involved within the HS&R department! Our current HS Peer Advisors are recruiting for the Spring 2017/Fall 2017 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/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 above, please fill out our online application by Sunday, January 8th at 8pm.

To be considered for a HS Peer Advisor you need to...
a) Fill out the online application by Sunday, January 8th at 8pm.
b) Be a current enrolled Health Science student, in good academic standing (3.0+ cumulative GPA).
c) Be on track to graduate no sooner than Fall 2017.
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 (Not mandatory, but flexible).

If you have any questions, please email

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Advising will resume in January

Faculty and peer advising will resume in the spring semester. For immediate needs, please contact the HSR department office, otherwise, check back periodically for any spring updates and have a splendid break. See you in 2017.

 (*Note: The change of major application will be available on 12/27/16.)

Saturday, December 3, 2016

Spring Course Registration: 100W, 172, and 158

If you have not registered for your spring classes, please do so.  Enrollment is watched very closely and courses that are low in enrollment are in jeopardy of being cancelled - such as 100W and HS 172 (MW 9-10:15AM).   If you are planning on enrolling in a course, but you are unable to enroll at this moment, please complete the survey so we know we know more about course needs.

As many now know, HS 158 had two sections scheduled at the exact same time with the same instructor and one section (3,4) was cancelled.    Given this unfortunate event, everyone who was (or still is) enrolled in HS 158, you have a few options to consider.

Option 1: Substitute HS 158
There will be two approved substitutions for HS 158 this semester. You can enroll in either of these substitution-approved courses instead of HS 158 and it will count to the degree requirement. We will complete whatever necessary paperwork this requires (e.g. substitution forms for those who have already submitted a grad app).

HS 164: Health and Social Marketing meets Mondays 3 - 5:45. The class is listed has having pre-requisites of HS 158 and HS 159. These will be waived. To get a code to register for this class, please complete this form:

HS 145: Community Mental Health meets Thursday 3 - 5:45. You can enroll in the class without any type of permission code.

HS 172: Contemporary Environmental Health Issues meets Mondays and Wednesdays 9-10:15.  You can enroll in this class without a code if you have completed more than 60 units already and you have passed the WST. 

Option 2: Take HS 158 another semester
We anticipate offering this course regularly going forward. If you wish to take it at a later time in your progression through the major, you are welcome to do that and take a different course this semester. If you need help deciding whether this is a good option for you, please visit with a faculty advisor or a peer advisor. Information about drop in faculty and peer advising is available here:

Option 3* (Possibility): Register for section (1,2)

Right now HS 158 (1,2) is full with a waitlist. However, it is possible that students might drop that class in order to take HS 145 or HS 164 or to delay taking HS 158. Those of you in section (3,4) who prefer to stay in HS 158 at the time that you planned on taking it might want to get on the waitlist for HS 158 (1,2) in case room opens up.