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Department Of Kinesiology And Health Science

Exercise Science

Biomechanics Lab, Solano Hall 1030

Biomechanics Lab,
Solano Hall 1030

Pre-Therapy Lab, Solano Hall 3018Pre-Therapy Lab,
Solano Hall 3018

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.

Roadmap and Advising

Exercise Science Options

Clinical Exercise and Rehabilitation Specialist
Health Fitness/Strength Conditioning Specialist

Program Description

Exercise Science program provides students with knowledge, skills, and expertise required for advanced training in many areas such as physical therapy, occupational therapy, medicine, osteopathic medicine, physician assistant, orthotics, prosthetics, and exercise physiology/biomechanics.

A concentration in Exercise Science also qualifies an individual for career possibilities in cardiac rehabilitation, sports medicine, chiropractic, athletic training, geriatrics, health related fitness programming (fitness and corporate), and further scientific training in graduate school.

The Health Fitness/Strength Conditioning Specialist emphasis is designed for students who are interested in advanced scientific knowledge of how physical activity, exercise and sport alter health and human performance. Many students from this option pursue careers in fitness and corporate wellness, strength conditioning, and further their scientific training in graduate school.

The Clinical Exercise and Rehabilitation Specialist emphasis is designed for students who want to develop the knowledge, skills, and expertise required to work in a clinical rehabilitation setting. Students who complete this emphasis are prepared for careers in cardiac rehabilitation, clinical exercise physiology, electrophysiology, and clinical graduate programs.

Certificate Program

Personal Trainer/Strength and Conditioning Certificate

For general advising please attend an advising session:

Fall 2016
Wednesday, August 24th, 12:00pm - 12:50pm in SLN 2002
Wednesday, August 31st, 12:00pm - 12:50pm in BNC 1025
Wednesday, November 2nd, 12:00pm - 12:50pm in BNC 1025
Wednesday, November 30th, 12:00pm - 12:50pm in BNC 1025