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Department of Health Sciences

Welcome to   Health Sciences  

The Health Sciences degree program is one of the largest and the fastest growing programs at Cal State East Bay.  It is an applied science that focuses on the knowledge and skills necessary to practice in both clinical and population health settings. Students in our Health Sciences program prepare for careers in healthcare administration and policy, public health or prepare for further training in technical or professional clinical programs. Health sciences is an interdisciplinary field that focuses on the application of physical, biological, and social sciences to understand and to improve human health.

Attention Students

Our department will be closed in order to significantly reduce the density of campus population in the interest of safety and health for our students, staff, and faculty. 

We are here to support you remotely during these stressful and uncertain times. Questions? To contact the department, use the Health Sciences workspace on Slack.

  • You may direct message your advisor/faculty or you can DM the office manager @teresa.walker
  • You can also reach out on our public channels with any questions or concerns
  • Faculty can also be reached in their #office channels and the Student Service Center at #office-science-student-service-center 

Welcome from the Chair



Jason Smith

Associate Professor & Chair

      Welcome to the Department of Health Sciences! We are looking forward to the new academic year and to welcoming new Health Sciences students and new community partners! Health Sciences is a large and vibrant community of students, faculty, and health professionals. We work to improve the health of the people who live in the Bay Area and California through our educational and research mission. 

      Successful Health Sciences students are enthusiastic, curious, engaged, persistent, and confident. Our curriculum is designed to support the development of these qualities and requires students to work on teams, to learn to solve problems on their own, and to explore fundamental questions of ‘health’. Our program graduates have gone on to graduate school and professional health programs; taken positions at the California Department of Public Health; and worked in their communities on pressing health issues.

      We have worked hard to build a community of faculty who are excellent and effective teachers because they are active in their respective fields of work in Health Sciences

      I believe that public health and health policy can improve human health at a scale far greater than clinical interventions and bring that perspective and a core set of values rooted in solidarity to my role as Department Chair.

Special Issue of JLME

The Department of Health Sciences at California State University, East Bay is sponsoring a special issue of the Journal of Law, Medicine, and Ethics on the legal and ethical issues facing healthcare and public health systems as they wrestle with the challenges of climate change. The issue will be published in December 2020.

Call for abstracts and submission details

Contact Us

Health Sciences
  • 25800 Carlos Bee Blvd
  • Student and Faculty Services Bldg
  • 5th Floor - Room 502
  • Hayward, CA 94542
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