The mission of the Public Health Science program (Health Education) at Orange Coast College is, To provide a student-centered and holistic learning environment that fosters the development of an understanding of the
importance and significance of the biological, sociological, psychological and environmental factors that impact health. This will
provide students the tools needed to make positive health behavior choices in their continued development and adoption of a
lifestyle that contributes to high quality of life, supports sustainability and improves global health. To provide transfer and certificate
opportunities for students interested in Health Education and Public Health careers. Health education courses serve students by providing relevant topic content with the expectation that students will apply the content to their lives, leading to healthy lifestyles choices and optimal wellness.