Nov 30, 2023  
General Catalog 2023-2024 
General Catalog 2023-2024

Exercise Science, B.S.

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Bachelor of Science Degree Requirements

Exercise Science Major Requirements (65-69 units)

Select 15 - 24 elective units (16 units for associate degree for tranfer) from

  • Any KINES academic course, other than those required in the major;
  • Any KAC activity course (no more than 3 additional KAC courses can be applied to the major; repeated KAC course cannot be counted);

Other Degree Requirements

In addition to the major program requirements, every student must also complete the University’s baccalaureate degree requirements such as:

  • American Government and Institutions (PLSI 2 )
  • General Education Requirements (48 units)
  • Multicultural and International (MI)
  • Upper-division Writing
  • Sufficient Elective Units to Meet Required Total Units (varies); it is recommended that units in this area be utilized to complete a second major or minor.

A full description of the University’s graduation requirements can be found in the Baccalaureate Degree Requirements 

Total Units: 120*

*General Education, MI, and Upper-division Writing courses can be double counted with major requirements. See advisor for details.

Advising Notes

  1. With the assistance of the department advisor, students may choose a program that will prepare them for working with specific age groups or special populations, coaching, athletic training, teaching physical education, or professional applications in the exercise sciences and fitness-related industries.
  2. Students majoring in Exercise Science may count a maximum of 12 units of activity courses (ATHL, KAC, DANCE) toward the 120 units required for a bachelor’s degree. Repeat credit towards the Exercise Science major is not allowed in any of these activity courses.
  3. BIOL 20  or BIOL 1A ; and CHEM 1A  and CHEM 1AL  or CHEM 3A  with a C grade or better will meet the Major Electives Requirement and prerequistes for BIOL 67A  
  4. CR/NC grading is not permitted in courses for the Kinesiology major, except in those courses which are designated CR/ NC grading only.
  5. General Education, MI and elective units may be used toward a minor (see departmental minors) or supplemental credential. Consult the appropriate department chair, program coordinator, or advisor for further information.
  6. Students interested in the athletic training option should consult the department regarding criteria for selection into this program.
  7. A grade of C or higher in all required coursework is necessary for successful completion of the major. Any course required as a prerequisite must be completed with a grade of C or better before registration in the subsequent course.
  8. Lower-division courses taken at other institutions may be accepted as being equivalent to lower-division requirements in the department. Petitions to have courses accepted should be completed during the first semester in the major.
  9. The Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science complies with university policy regarding the re-taking of courses. Exercise Science students who fail a course (D or F) in the Kinesiology core may retake the class for a second time. If they earn a failing grade (D or F) a second time, they will not be allowed to petition to repeat the course for a third time. These students will not be able to complete the Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science requirements and will be required to declare a new major.

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