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Department Of Kinesiology And Health Science

Exercise Science

Biomechanics Lab, Solano Hall 1030

Biomechanics Lab,
Solano Hall 1030

Degree: Bachelor of Science

Units required for Major: 60
Minimum total units for the BS: 120

Note: Sacramento State foreign language requirement is waived for Exercise Science majors.

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. Such as "Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, and other health related professional preparation programs." Admission to clinical graduate programs is competitive and it is critical that students work closely with an assigned advisor to plan coursework.

Certificate Program

Personal Trainer/Strength and Conditioning Certificate

The Spring 2017 advising sessions are TBA.