Exercise Science

Degree: Bachelor of Science

Units required for Major: 71-73
Minimum total units for the BS: 120

Note: Additional units may be required to meet the Sacramento State foreign language requirement.

Exercise Science Options

Therapeutic Exercise and Rehabilitation
Personal Trainer/Strength and Conditioning Certificate


Program Description

This concentration has two options: 1) Exercise Science and 2) Therapeutic Exercise and Rehabilitation. The Exercise Science option prepares students for graduate work in the areas of exercise and sport science, as well as for careers in personal training, cardiac rehabilitation, wellness, fitness consulting in business/industry and health clubs, and other paramedical and health related fields. The Therapeutic Exercise and Rehabilitation option provides students with in-depth science-based coursework which meets the prerequisite requirements for most Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, and other health related professional preparation programs. Admission to professional preparation programs is competitive and it is critical that students work closely with an assigned advisor to plan coursework.  For information regarding advising please visit our major advising page.

The Fall 2015 advising session schedule is as follows:

Wednesday, August 26th,
 3:00 - 4:00pm  SLN 2004 
Wednesday, September 2nd,
 3:00 - 4:00pm  YSM 135 
Wednesday, October 7th,
 3:00 - 4:00pm  YSM 135 
Wednesday, November 4th,
 3:00 - 4:00pm  YSM 135 
Wednesday, December 2nd,
  3:00 - 4:00pm  YSM 135

Biomechanics Lab, Solano Hall 1030

Biomechanics Lab,
Solano Hall 1030

Pre-Therapy Lab, Solano Hall 3018

Pre-Therapy Lab,
Solano Hall 3018