Sep 29, 2020
The Bachelor of Science degree in Exercise Science provides specific preparation in the exercise sciences as well as a strong grounding in the biosciences and/or nutritional science. The degree may lead to graduate study in exercise science or nutritional science; entrance into professional schools in allied health professions; and employment in applied exercise science, kinesiology, or nutrition.
The total number of units required for the Bachelor of Science degree in Exercise Science is 120 units, of which 72 are in the major. Consult with an advisor for the specific number of units required in all areas of the degree including GE and free electives.
For Major Specific Admissions Criteria go to http://www.calstatela.edu/admissions/major-specific-criteria
Required Prerequisites (17 units)
Courses count towards General Education requirements. (Since MATH 1050 is a combined course, only 3 units should count towards G.E.).
Requirements for the Major (72 units)
Requirements for the Bachelor of Science degree in Exercise Science include University requirements, General Education courses, Core and Option courses in the major. Students choose either: Exercise and Biosciences (Option I) or Exercise and Nutrition (Option II).
Students must earn minimum C grades in all required major courses consisting of 50 units in the core and 22 units in the option selected.
Required Core Courses (50 units)
Lower Division Required Courses (24 units)
Upper Division Required Courses (26 units)
Options I and II (22units)
Select one of the following options and complete the required courses; directed and free electives listed below.
Option I. Exercise and Biosciences (22 units)
This option prepares students for graduate study in exercise science, entrance into professional schools in allied health professions, and employment in applied exercise science and kinesiology.
Lower Division Required Courses (4 units)
Directed Upper Division Electives (10 units)
Select ten units from the following:
Selected/Free Electives (4 units)
With advisor approval, complete a minimum of 4 units of free electives.
Option II. Exercise and Nutrition (22 units)
This option prepares students for graduate study in exercise science or nutritional science and employment in applied exercise science, kinesiology, or nutrition.
Lower Division Required Courses (7 units)
Upper Division Required Courses (10 units)