Health Sciences

Are you passionate about health and wellness?  Interested in a career in the health field?  Or do you simply want to learn more about how to live a healthier lifestyle?  Mesa Community College has classes to fit your needs!

We offer entry-level courses, such as First Aid/CPR, Healthful Living, Prevention and Treatment of Athletic Injuries, and more.  These courses can be a stepping stone to degrees in Health Promotion, Healthy Lifestyle Coaching, Public Health or Athletic Training.  For more information on programs of study, transfer pathways and course advisement, please contact our department academic advisor, Anita Dusek.   Schedule an appointment by email at anita.dusek@mesacc.edu or by phone a 480-461-7551.

First Aid and CPR

Mesa Community College offers day and evening HES 154 CPR & First Aid classes, as well as a hybrid version of the class.  Our hybrid HES 154 provides the convenience of learning CPR and First Aid online with only four skills/testing sessions at our Southern & Dobson campus.  This class is great for busy students!  Upon successful completion of this course you will earn an American Heart Association BLS for Healthcare Providers (CPR) card and a Mesa Community College Responding to Emergencies First Aid certificate.

Need to recertify in CPR but don’t want to take a full class?  Mesa offers HES 106, a half credit one-day re-certification class for the American Heart Association BLS for Healthcare Providers CPR course.

Healthy Living

If you are interested in improving your own health and wellness, or in a career helping others do so we’ve got classes for you!! 

HES 100 (Healthful Living) explores all aspects of health and wellness and their application to an optimal lifestyle. This class explores current topics of interest such as stress management, nutrition, fitness and environmental health.  Additionally, it provides a SB (Social Behavioral) general education designation.

Sports Medicine

HES 271 Prevention and Treatment of Athletic Injuries provides an overview of the field of sports medicine as well as basic prevention and treatment strategies for common athletic injuries.  This class provides critical foundational knowledge for students interested in transferring into an athletic training education program at a four-year institution.   Students pursuing a career in physical therapy, personal training or coaching will also find this course content valuable.  Athletes may also want to take this class to better understand mechanisms and treatment of athletic injuries.

For those interested in studying other health-related topics more in-depth, MCC provides a variety of courses covering other health and wellness topics such as

  • Healthful Living (HES100) *Social Behavioral general education designation
  • Women’s Health (HES 126)
  • Substance Abuse and Behavior (HES 201)
  • Cultural Aspects of Health and Wellness (HES 210) *Cultural or Global general education designation
  • Principles of Physical Fitness and Wellness (WED 110) *Social Behavioral general education designation
  • Introduction to Alternative Medicine (WED 151)
  • Comparative Health Techniques (WED 152)
  • Meditation and Wellness (WED 162)
  • Principles of Homeopathy (WED 170)
  • Overview of Herbal Remedies (WED 172)