Health Education

The Health Education Program offers courses for students planning to transfer in a variety of health-related fields as well as for students needing to fulfill general education requirements (Health 101 and 101L meet the requirement for MiraCosta's Career and Technical Education AA degrees). Career opportunities include teaching; health care administration; federal, state and local health care agencies such as county Health Department, Cal OSHA, Environmental Protection Agency; and health care and education in the private sector.

MiraCosta Degrees

Click here for the form to petition for associate degree.

MiraCosta Certificates

Click on the links below to find out more about the requirements for the certificates:

To apply for a Certificate of Achievement, print out and complete the evaluation form below. Then, turn it into the Admissions and Records Office by the deadline noted in the catalog. Admissions and Records is located in Building 3300 at the Oceanside Campus, 760.795.6620 or in the Administration Building at the San Elijo Campus, 760.634.7870.

Certificate of Achievement evaluation forms:

Information about Additional Certifications:

Personal Fitness: Upon completion of the Personal Fitness Trainer certificate program, students may consider sitting for the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM), American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM), American Council on Exercise (ACE), National Strength & Conditioning Association (NSCA), and National Council Strength & Fitness (NCSF) national certification exams.

Massage Therapy: MiraCosta College's Massage Therapy certificates meet state requirements and, with the 500 hour Massage Therapist certificate, students may sit for the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Body Work (NCTMB) exam.

Yoga: MiraCosta College's comprehensive program prepares students and qualifies graduates to become Registered Yoga Instructors with Yoga Alliance on the 200 hour basis.

Contact Information

Department Chair: Gail Meinhold
Office: Oceanside, Room OCT415
P 760.757.2121 x6566

Dean: Al Taccone, Ph.D.
Office: Oceanside, Room 4819
P 760.795.6807

Department: Kinesiology, Health, and Nutrition

Secretary: Monique Reeve
Office: Oceanside, Room 4604
P 760.795.6841
Hours: Monday through Friday, 7:30 am - 4:00 pm with variable lunch time

Full-Time Faculty

Associate Faculty

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