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Department Of Kinesiology And Health Science

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

Our Health Science program offers three concentrations options: Health Care Administration (HCA), Community Health Education (CHE) and Occupational Health and Safety (OH&S).

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.

Fall 2016 HLSC Group Advising Sessions & Individual Advising Appointments
The Kinesiology and Health Science Department in partnership with the Academic Advising Center, Transfer Credit Evaluations, Financial Aid Office and the Career Center will be offering three group advising sessions this semester for students who are interested in Health Science and who would like to apply for Spring 2017.

Date                                   Location                    Time
Monday, September 19        Lassen Hall 1100         2:00pm-4:00pm *Session is full*
Friday, September 30          Lassen Hall 1100         1:30pm-3:30pm *Session is full*
Thursday, October 6            Lassen Hall 1100         10:00am-12:00pm *5 seats available*

~We highly encourage students with 45+ units and new transfers to attend one of the first two sessions~

Are you nterested in learning more about our Health Science program and those student services that are affected by the impaction process? 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 Sacramento State Student ID/Community College you are currently attending, full name and the preferred date and time to almadm@csus.edu

Individual Appointments for current Sacramento State students--before requesting an invidual appointment, you must take the following steps:

  1. Read major requirements in the current University Catalog (including course descriptions and prerequisites)
  2. Attend a HLSC Group Advising Session
  3. Meet with an Academic Advisor (Lassen Hall 1013) to review general education (GE) and graduation requirements (GR)
  4. 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 the steps above, email the Department Counselor your appointment request with the following information:

  • first and last name
  • Concentration (HCA, CHE, OH&S) you are interested in
  • and your availability (provide at least two dates and times)

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!

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.

Individual Appointments for Prospective Sacramento State students--before requesting an invidual appointment, you must take the following steps:

  1. Read major requirements in the current University Catalog (including course descriptions and prerequisites)
  2. Meet with an Academic Advisor at your current institution to review general education requirements (GE) and transfer requirements; We highly encourage you to be Transfer Ready
  3. Meet with a Sacramento State Admissions Counselor (Lassen Hall 1102 or at your institution's Transfer Center)
  4. Attend a HLSC Group Advising Session
  5. Prepare your questions before requesting an appointment

Once you have completed the steps above, email the Department Counselor your appointment request with the following information:

  • first and last name
  • Concentration (HCA, CHE, OH&S) you are interested in
  • and your availability (provide at least two dates and times)

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.

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 Request and read instructions carefully.

Spring 2017 Important Dates*
September 21-October 7-Supplemental application filing period
October 10-November 1-Application review
Beggining November 2-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, MS
Academic Counselor
almadm@csus.edu
Solano Hall 3010

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