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Bachelor Of Science, Exercise Science
The Exercise Science program mission is to study the scientific basis of how the human body functions across the lifespan in response to physical activity, exercise and sport.
Exercise Science curriculum integrates knowledge from such science disciplines as biology, chemistry, and physiology so that students will gain a deep integrative understanding of human body functions at the mechanical, cellular, organ, and systems levels.
The major in Exercise Science 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 Clinical Exercise and Rehabilitation Specialist concentration 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.
Note: Students graduating with a BS in Exercise Science will not be subject to the University’s Foreign Language Graduation Requirement. Students who change major may be subject to the University’s Foreign Language Graduation Requirement.
Pre-major Exercise Science
All incoming first year or transfer students interested in the BS/Exercise Science are admitted as Pre-Exercise Science Major students.
Pre-major students are required to complete the following courses, as well as, meet GPA and grade requirements to move officially into the Exercise Science major and select a major concentration. After students have completed all their pre-major coursework (or course equivalents), they should contact their major advisor who will review their student record. Students will also need to designate their major concentration (Health Fitness/Strength Conditioning or Clinical Exercise & Rehabilitation to their advisor. After records have been reviewed and approved, advisors will submit a form to bring students into the major.
- An overall GPA of 2.0.
- Completion of the Pre-Major required courses with a “C-“ or better. Only first and second attempts will be considered.
Exercise Science Pre-Major Courses
Bio 10, Bio 22, Chem 1A/6A and Chem 1B/6B (or equivalents as indicated on assist.org.
Personal Trainer/Strength & Conditioning Program
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.
Exercise Science Resources
Pre-Major Exercise Science
- Exercise Science Roadmap (Transfer Students)
- Exercise Science Roadmap (4-year Program)
- Exercise Science Advising Sheet
Mentoring & Tutoring
- Ask a PT Student Office Hours
Mentors from Sacramento State's DPT Program
TBD for Spring 2023
- Exercise Science Tutoring for Major Classes
TBD for Spring 2023
Exercise Science Group Advising Sessions
The Exercise Science Program will hold advising sessions throughout the semester for continuing students interested in changing a concentration or new transfer students adding a concentration of Clinical Exercise and Rehabilitation or Health Fitness/Strength Conditioning. Advising sessions cover required coursework and sequence of classes.
For information on transferring course credits from a California public community college or university, visit www.assist.org.
|Exercise Science Group Advising||Tuesday 10/17/23
|In-Person Solano Hall Room 3008 & on Zoom Link|