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 (HLSC) 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.

New 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.

HLSC FAQs
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.

Our Health Science program offers three concentrations options: Health Care Administration, Community Health Education and Occupational Health and Safety.

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 (as listed on ASSIST)

All prerequisites 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.

To learn more about Sacramento State's Health Science program and the supplemental 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 almadm@csus.edu

Fall 2016 HLSC Group Advising Sessions

Date                                   Location                    Time
TBD                                    TBD                           TBD
~Advising dates for the spring 2017 application cycle will be posted late summer~

Individual Advising Appointments

Current Sacramento State students
--to schedule an individual advising appointment with the Department Counselor, you must take the following steps:

  • Meet with an Academic Advisor (Lassen Hall 1013) to review general education (GE) and graduation requirements (GR)
  • Attend a HLSC Group Advising Session
  • Read major requirements in the current University Catalog (including course descriptions and prerequisites)
  • Prepare your questions before requesting appointment

~Do you need guidance and support to identify a suitable career path?  Would you like to explore career fields within Health Science?  As a Sacramento State student, you can work with a Career Counselor to learn more about yourself, research academic and career options, interact with professionals and much MORE!

  • Career Counselor liaison to the College of Health & Human Services
    Emanuel Melgarejo, MA
    Career Counselor and Experiential Learning Coordinator
    melgarejo@csus.edu

Once you have completed these steps, email the Department Counselor your appointment request with the following information: your first and last name; program/concentration you are interested in and your availability. Emails are reviewed in the order received; please allow 1-3 business days for a response.

Please note: The Health Science program does not process change of majors into EI: Health Science.  We recommend you change to "undeclared" status or you will remain in your current major until you are officially accepted into the program.  Please review the information and link below regarding undeclared/expressed interest advising.

Have a registration hold? Watch this video (minute 2:50 reviews the holds). 
Tip: Check your My Sac State and Student Center regularly!

Prospective Sacramento State students--to schedule an individual advising appointment with the Department Counselor, you must take the following steps:

  • Meet with an Academic Advisor at your current institution to review general education requirements (GE) and transfer requirements; We highly encourage you to transfer upper-division ready
  • Meet with a Sacramento State Admissions Counselor (Lassen Hall 1102 or at your institution's Transfer Center)
  • Attend a HLSC Group Advising Session
  • Read major requirements in the current University Catalog (including course descriptions and prerequisites)
  • prepare your questions before requesting an appointment

Once you have completed these steps, email the Department Counselor your appointment request with the following information: your first and last name; name of institution you are currently attending; program/concentration you are interested in and your availability. Emails are reviewed in the order received; please allow 1-3 business days for a response.

Please note: Due to our limited resources, our Faculty Advisors cannot evaluate transcripts prior to admission into the program.

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.

HLSC Supplemental Application
To be considered for the Health Science program, students must complete and submit the online supplemental application. Before submitting, please print a copy for your records.  Please read the application thoroughly.
 
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. The number of seats available for each concentration and GPA cutoff will vary each semester.

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

Fall 2016 Important Dates*
February 29-March 18-Supplemental application filing period
March 21-April 15-Application review
Beginning April 18-Check email for admissions decision
July 2016-Validation of spring 2016 (prerequisite) work in progress

Spring 2017 Important Dates*
~Dates will be posted late summer~

TBD-Supplemental application filing period
TBD-Application review
TBD-Check email for admissions decision
January 2017-Validation of Fall 2016 (prerequisite) work in progress

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

Kinesiology & Health Science
Alma Martinez, Academic Counselor
almadm@csus.edu

Department Office Hours
Solano Hall 3002
Monday-Friday
7:30am-4:00pm (Closed 12:00pm-1:00pm)