Community Health Worker Certificate

Division: Kinesiology

Financial Aid Eligible

The Community Health Worker Certificate prepares students for introductory level positions in the field of community health based on the understanding of integrative health as a foundation for community health care practice. All students must complete at least 18 units. Course work in KIN 235 C may be waived with current Red Cross cards in First Aid and CPR at the discretion of the division. To earn a certificate, complete the required courses as listed with a grade of C or better. At least 50% of all course work must be completed at Cypress College. This certificate requires a total of 18 units.

Required Courses (12 units):
PHS 281 CHealth and Social Justice3
or PHS 281HC Honors Health and Social Just
PHS 294 CInteg Mental Hlth and Mindflns3
PHS 296 C Whole Systems Integrative Health3
PHS 295 C Civic Engagement in Public Health (formerly KIN 289 C)3
Elective Courses: Complete two (2) of the courses listed below (6 units):9
Intercultural Communication3
Behavior Modification3
Drugs and Alcohol in Our Society3
First Aid, CPR and Emergencies (formerly PE 235 C)3
Introduction to Public Health (formerly KIN 280 C)3
Honors Introduction to Public Health (formerly KIN 280HC)
Health and Social Justice3
Honors Health and Social Just
Womens Health3
Contemporary Personal Health (formerly KIN 284 C)3
Global and Community Health3
Case Studies in Public Health3
Psychology of Aging3
Cross-Cultural Psychology (formerly PSY 237 C)3
Sociology of Aging3
Total Units21

Program Student Learning Outcomes

OUTCOME 1: Acquire workforce preparation skills in the field of community public health, including integrative health practices, to prepare for community health worker job opportunities.