Program Description

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,

Clinical Exercise & Rehabilitation

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

The Clinical 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 clinical graduate programs is competitive and it is critical that students work closely with an assigned advisor to plan course work.


The Exercise Science Program will hold advising sessions throughout the semester. There will be advising sessions for continuing students interested in adding a concentration or changing their concentration to Clinical Exercise and Rehabilitation or Health Fitness/Strength Conditioning; along with transfer students who are new to the major.

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

Advising Sessions Cover

Required Coursework

Sequence of Classes

The Spring 2017 advising session are TBA.

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 Health Fitness/Strength Conditioning or Clinical Exercise and Rehabilitation. The assigned faculty advisor will review your graduation application major information. 

After Graduation Options

After graduation from the Excerise Science Program, many students continue on to graduate school in the following disciplines:

  1. Exercise Physiology
  2. Biomechanics
  3. Strength & Conditioning
  4. Physical Therapy
  5. Nursing
  6. Occupational Therapy
  7. Physician Assistant Programs
  8. Medical School
  9. Prosthetics and Orthotics
  10. Cardiovascular Clinical Programs (cardiovascular technician, echocardiogram, electrophysiology or pacemaker)

Some Exercise Science 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
  5. Cardiovascular Clinician