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Department Of Kinesiology And Health Science

Roberto Quintana, Coordinator

Roberto Quintana,

Exercise Science Coordinator

Office: Solano Hall 2014
Phone: 916-278-4495

Rodney Imamura, Advisor

Rodney Imamura,

Exercise Science Advisor

Office: Solano Hall 1030D
Phone: 916-278-7477

Daryl Parker, Advisor

Daryl Parker,

Exercise Science Advisor

Office: Solano Hall 2012
Phone: 916-278-6902

Harry theodorides

Harry Theodorides,

Strength and Conditioning

Office: Solano Hall 4025
Phone: 916-278-5051

Jennifer Park,

Therapeutic Exercise & Rehabilitation

Office: Solano Hall 4019
Phone: 916-278-5032

Therapeutic Exercise and Rehabilitation

Bachelor of Science Degree - Exercise Science
Therapeutic Exercise and Rehabilitation Option

Units required for Major: 71-73
Minimum total units for the BS: 120

Program Description

The Therapeutic Exercise and Rehabilitation emphasis provides students with in-depth science-based course work which meets the prerequisite requirements for most Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, and other health related professional preparation programs. Admission to professional preparation programs is competitive and it is critical that students work closely with an assigned advisor to plan course work.

Please see the University Catalog for the most up to date cirriculum requirements for this program.

Note: Other elective courses can be used with the permission of an advisor.
*Prerequisite for Sacramento State MS in Physical Therapy
+Recommended for Sacramento State MS in Physical Therapy

For information on transferring course credits from a California public community college or university, visit


The Therapeutic Exercise and Rehabilitation track is a subplan or emphasis of the exercise Science concentration within the Kinesiology major.  Throughout the semester, there will be advising sessions for continuing students changing their concentration to Therapeutic Exercise and Rehabilitation, along with transfer students who are new to the concentration.

Note: Additional units may be required to meet the Sacramento State foreign language requirement.

Advising Sessions Cover:

The Summer 2016 advising session schedule is as follows:

Transfer Summer Orientation 2016

June 1st, 1:30pm - 3:00pm in Mountain Room, University Union

June 7th, 1:30pm - 3:00pm in Hinde Auditorium, University Union

June 16th, 1:30pm - 3:00pm in Forest Suite, University Union

June 21st, 1:30pm - 3:00pm in Redwood Room, University Union

First Year Summer Orientation 2016

June 28th, 1:30pm - 3:00pm in Oak Room, University Union

July 11th, 1:30pm - 3:00pm in Redwood Room, University Union

July 18th, 1:30pm - 3:00pm in Redwood Room, University Union

July 28th, 1:30pm - 3:00pm in Hinde Auditorium, University Union

August 3rd, 1:30pm - 3:00pm in Oak Room, University Union

Graduation Application

You will be invited to graduate online when you have completed 90 units.  If you think you should have been invited to graduate, but have not, contact your faculty advisor.  Be sure that your major (Academic Plan) is Kinesiology, the concentration is Exercise Science, and the emphasis (Academic Subplan) is Therapeutic Exercise and Rehabilitation.  The assigned faculty advisor will review your graduation application major information.  Contact your faculty advisor with any questions about how to enter substitutions.  If any changes in coursework are made after your graduation application has been submitted, you must fill out a "Graduation Application Substitution Form" from the Kinesiology office, and have it signed by your advisor and the department chair.

After graduation options:

After graduation with a BS in Kinesiology, many students continue on to graduate school in the following disciplines:

  1. Physical Therapy
  2. Nursing
  3. Occupational Therapy
  4. Physician Assistant Programs
  5. Medical School
  6. Prosthetics and Orthotics

Some Therapeutic Exercise and Rehabilitation students enter the workforce directly after graduating with a BS degree. Some possible careers include:

  1. Cardiac Rehabilitation
  2. Personal Training
  3. Strength and Conditioning
  4. Corporate Wellness