Nov 25, 2020  
University Catalog 2018-2019 
University Catalog 2018-2019 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Rongxiang Xu College of Health and Human Services

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Fine Arts 130
Phone: (323) 343-4600
FAX: (323) 343-5598


Dean: Ronald E. Vogel
Associate Deans: Denise Herz and Rita Ledesma
Financial Manager: Vacant

The College of Health and Human Services is committed to educating and preparing human services 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 that effectively serves multicultural urban communities from a local and global perspective. The College strives to be student-centered, faculty and staff-focused, and community-minded..

The academic units within the College are:

  • The Department of Child and Family Studies
  • The Department of Communication Disorders
  • The School of Criminal Justice and Criminalistics
  • The Department of Public Health
  • The School of Kinesiology and Nutritional Science
  • The School of Nursing
  • The School of Social Work

Academic programs that are available in these departments and schools include audiology, child development, community health, community leadership, criminal justice, criminalistics, dietetics, exercise science, family studies, food science and technology, forensic mental health, kinesiology, nursing (including advanced practice), nutritional science, physical education, social work, and speech-language pathology.

The College is also home to the Applied Gerontology Institute, which focuses on aging issues and reaches out to multiethnic and multicultural populations within the Greater Los Angeles community, and the California Forensic Science Institute, which serves as the academic, research and development arm for the Los Angeles Regional Crime Laboratory partnership through promoting career education, in-service training and research to bridge the gap between scientific advances and forensic services. The College also has a Child Abuse and Family Violence Institute and offers a Youth Agency Administration program. In addition to the College-based certificate programs, academic programs within the College offer certificates in areas such as food safety, food science, law enforcement leadership, nurse practitioner specialties, parent educator and sports nutrition.

Undergraduate Programs

Certificate Programs

The three credit certificate programs listed below are interdisciplinary in nature and are open to interested students in all majors throughout the campus. These programs are administered by the College of Health and Human Services.

Certificate Programs 

The Applied Gerontology credit  certificate, offered by the College of Health and Human Services through the Applied Gerontology Institute, contains course work in social work and is available to both social work majors and others. The school also offers course work applicable toward the interdisciplinary credit certificate in Child Maltreatment and Family Violence offered by the College of Health and Human Services.

Programs for this School/College:

Undergraduate Certificate

Undergraduate Certificate in Applied Gerontology 
Undergraduate Certificate in Child Maltreatment and Family Violence  

Undergraduate Minor

Minor in Developmental Disabilities 


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