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This handbook includes contact information, course offerings, graduation requirements, special information for transfer students, and schedule planners for all majors.


Community Health Education (BS)

The Community Health Education program is designed to prepare the student to be a specialist skilled in planning and implementing programs that enhance health awareness. This multidisciplinary program facilitates the involvement of individuals, communities, and community-based organizations to promote well-being, improved health status and positive health behaviors. 

Gerontological Studies and Services (BS)

The Gerontological Studies and Services degree program is an interdisciplinary and interdepartmental program that provides an opportunity for students to develop a compassionate and constructive view of older adults and the processes and challenges of aging. It prepares students to assume leadership positions in the planning, implementation, and evaluation of geriatric health education programs and the delivery of services to older adults and their families. 

Health Education PreK-12 (BS)

The Health Education major is designed to prepare students to teach health education grades PreK-12. School health educators are skilled in health instruction as well as in curriculum development. In addition, students majoring in Health Education are prepared to enter graduate programs in health education and related fields. 

Health Promotion Management (BS)

The Health Promotion Management program's mission is to prepare students to be specialists skilled in planning and implementing programs that enhance health awareness and the well-being of individuals, groups, communities in the workplace, communities, and health organizations. 

Movement Science (BS) and Movement Science Handbook

The Movement Science Major in the Department of Health and Human Performance at York College provides a rigorous and informative environment that promotes education and practical applications of exercise science, to maintain and enhance physical performance, fitness, health, and quality of life. Graduates of the Movement Science program are trained to assess, design, and implement individual and group exercise and fitness programs for individuals who appear healthy and those with controlled disease.   

Physical Education PreK-12 (BS)

The York College Physical Education PreK-12 Program enables Physical Education Teacher Candidates (PETCs) to utilize content knowledge, content pedagogy, physical skills, and professional dispositions to develop learning environments that support psychomotor, cognitive, and affective learning domains, and include state and national physical education standards.

Public Health (Community Health Concentration) (BS)

The mission of York College's undergraduate public health program is to engage in teaching, learning, scholarship and service to foster and sustain a healthier New York City and to promote culturally responsive, evidence-informed solutions to reduce disparities and promote health and wellness among urban populations. Upon completion of the degree, students will be better equipped to complete graduate education in public health or begin working in the field as a public health practitioner.   

CEPH Accreditation Letter and CEPH Accreditation Results by Category


Gerontology (Minor)

A minor in Gerontology will afford non-majors the opportunity to broaden their knowledge and skills to work with and support the aging. 

Health Education (Minor)

A minor in Health Education provides non-majors with a grounding in health instruction as well as in curriculum development useful in education and public health settings.  

Public Health (Minor)

A minor in public health equips non-majors to contribute to efforts to reduce disparities and promote health and wellness among urban populations.