Undergraduate Program Impaction

Currently, the Department has entered impaction status, as approved by the CSU Chancellor's Office. The CSU Chancellor's Office defines impaction as "the number of applicants exceeding the number of available spaces in an academic program." In an effort to best serve our students, we have revised our declaration process. The following is information for prospective Health Education students interesting in majoring in Health Education.

Health Education Major Mandatory Orientation Information Sessions for 2017 - 2018 Academic Year Admission

(Currently attending SFSU students who are interested in changing their major to Health Education must attend an information session.)

Final Information Session is Tuesday, January 24th!!!

Info Session #5: Tuesday, January 24th 4:30pm-5:30pm in HSS 155
All students interested in applying to the Health Education major must attend an information session. An overview of the Health Education major program, requirements and expectations will be presented and an application to apply to the major will be distributed after the information session concludes. To attend an information session and learn more about the program and application process, please RSVP* using the link provided for the session you want to attend.

*RSVP is required and application to the major will NOT be handed out in advance, student must RSVP and attend an information session to receive an application. Applications to the major will only be sent to those students who registered and attended an information session. The applications to the major will be emailed after the information sessions.


Currently Attending SF State Students in Fall 2016:

You will now need to apply to change your major to Health Education during the Fall 2016 semester. This request is for a change of major and if accepted will go into effect the 2017-2018 academic year. Please note: SF State University policy states that students with 96 or more units cannot apply to an impacted major.

In order to apply, prospective students must attend a mandatory orientation session. An overview of the program, requirements, and expectations will be presented. The application to apply to the major will be distributed by email in February 2017 only to students who attended an information session. Please RSVP online to attend.

View Department Events for the list of upcoming Information Sessions and links to RSVP online.

The Department will then prepare and review applications for the major. Students will be notified in Spring 2017 of their admission decision and academic career plan.

*The Department only accepts requests to change your major during the Fall semesters. Interested students admitted to SF State for Spring 2017 will need to follow this process during the Fall 2017 semester. If accepted, this request for a change of major will then go into effect the 2018-2019 academic year.


SF State University Policy for Declaring a Major:

Impacted Majors - Both lower and upper division students requesting a change of major to an impacted program must meet the supplemental requirements required of that major. Requests to declare impacted majors must be received by the end of the initial filing period for the term for which new majors are being accepted. Continuing students who have earned 96 units or more may not apply to an impacted major.

Change of Major for Seniors with 96 or More Units - Continuing students who have earned 96 units or more may not apply to an impacted major. Students with 96 or more units can only change to a non-impacted major if they can show that they will be able to complete their new major by the time they reach 120-132 units, depending on the major. A departmental-approved Change/Declaration of Major after Accruing 96 Units must be turned in to the Registrar's Office.

For more information regarding the SF State Policy for Declaring a Major visit the Registrar's Office website and the Academic Senate website.


Future SF State Students:

The Health Education program is not open for applications during the spring semester. The following is information for prospective Health Education students applying to SF State for Fall 2017.

Freshman and Lower Division Transfers: Applications to the Health Education major are closed for Freshman and Lower Division Transfer Students. Students should apply to either an alternative major or as Undeclared and then apply to enter the major before your Junior year. Follow the steps outlined above for currently attending SFSU students.

Upper Division Transfers: Upper division transfer students apply directly to the Health Education major when applying to SF State. Select Health Education as your primary major on your SF State application. Submission of a supplemental application to our Department is not required.