Impaction and Applying to the Health Science Major

The Chancellor's Office of the California State University has granted the Department of Kinesiology and Health Science impaction status for its undergraduate Health Science program effective Fall 2012. Students applying to the major are required to submit a supplemental application. New applicants, including transfer students, must be admitted to the University prior to applying to the major.

Students seeking to declare Health Science and who are accepted into the university, will be given the designation of Expressed Interest (EI) until they are formally accepted into the program by our department.

To be considered for admission to the Health Science program, all applicants must meet the following requirements:
(1) a 2.0 minimum in overall GPA, and
(2) the completion of 45 units, and
(3) a course grade of "C" or above in all required prerequisite courses:

  • BIO 25-Anatomy & Physiology I,
  • BIO 26-Anatomy & Physiology II,
  • CHEM 6A-Intro. to General Chemistry, and
  • STAT 1-Intro. to Statistics
  • OR the equivalents 

All prerequisite health science major requirements must be completed prior to admission into the BS program. Eligible applicants will be admitted for available spaces within a specified concentration based on overall GPA rank ordering of such applicants.  Priority may be given to applicants who have completed all prerequisites.  It is highly recommended that interested students attend an advising session prior to applying.

The FAQs handout covers questions and answers relating to the Health Science Impaction process.  Should you have any further questions, please contact our department office.

HLSC Supplemental Application
To be considered for the Health Science program, students must complete and submit a supplemental application
Students who submit a completed supplemental application will be ranked by their overall GPA.  The department will follow the rank order, beginning from the top and continue until the available number of seats is filled by concentration.

Appeal Process
Students who wish to appeal their admissions decision, please review the appeal proceduresPlease read instructions carefully.

Spring 2016 Important Dates*
September 15-October 10-Supplemental application filing period
October 12-November 6-Application review
Beginning November 9-Check email for admissions decision
January 2016-Validation of fall 2015 (prerequisite) work in progress

*Please note that dates and information posted on this site are subject to change without notice.

Fall 2016 Important Dates
TBD late January

Spring 2016 Group Advising Sessions
Date                                   Location                    Time
Thursday, September 17      LSN 1013                   4:00pm-5:30pm ~Registration is closed--session is full~
Friday, September 25          LSN 1013                   12:00pm-1:30pm~Registration is closed--session is full~
Monday, October 5              LSN 1013                   10:00am-11:30am~Registration is closed--session is full~

**Students with 60+ units are encouraged to attend Thursday, September 17**

Fall 2016 Group Advising Sessions
TBD late January

To learn more about Sacramento State's Health Science program and the fall 2016 application process, please sign up for a group advising session (when dates are posted).  Sign up sheets will be available in Solano Hall 3002 or send an email request with your full name and the preferred date and time to

Undeclared/Expressed Interest Advising
The Academic Advising Center offers one-on-one advising to help current Sacramento State students explore major/minor opportunities. The Center engages students in a developmental process that helps clarify and implement individual educational plans consistent with their skills, interests, and values.

Kinesiology & Health Science
Alma Martinez, Academic Counselor

Department Office Hours
Solano Hall 3002

7:30am-4:00pm (Closed daily, 12:00pm-1:00pm)
(916) 278-6441