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Degree options

Note: Degree options in Kinesiology have recently changed!

If you were admitted to the Kinesiology program in Fall 2017 or later, you may select from the following 2 options:


Movement Science 
The Movement Science option is a combination of the old Pre-Physical Therapy and Applied Exercise Science options.  It is designed for students interested in pursuing professional study in health related fields including physical therapy, physician assistant, nursing, prosthetics, or other programs requiring more rigorous preparation in the sciences. Students interested in these fields should consult the prerequisite list for the graduate schools to which they intend to apply.  Graduates from this program are also well-prepared for jobs in personal training, cardiac rehabilitation, nutrition consulting, corporate fitness, assisting in orthopedic rehabilitation settings, and more.

The Health Science option is designed for students interested in professional service in public health, health/fitness education and promotion, wellness coaching, health research and community health advocacy and programming. Graduates will be skilled in promoting positive, personal behavior changes that have an impact on the health of individuals and their communities. They will be well-prepared to pursue graduate programs in public health, nursing, kinesiology and health science.

 

If you were admitted to the Kinesiology program prior to Fall 2017, the following 3 options still apply:

(note: these are the most recent worksheets. You have the option of graduating under these OR the active curriculum when you started at CSUSM. For older worksheets, please contact the eAdvisor.)


Applied Exercise Science
The Applied Exercise Science program is designed to provide the broadest kinesiology foundation for students wanting to pursue a wide range of related careers and post-baccalaureate study in the fields of exercise science, biomechanics, dietetics/sport nutrition and exercise physiology. Graduates are well-prepared for jobs in personal training, cardiac rehabilitation, nutrition consulting, corporate fitness and more.

Pre-Physical Therapy
The Pre-Physical Therapy program is designed for students interested in pursuing professional study in health related fields including physical therapy, physician assistant, nursing, prosthetics, or other programs requiring more rigorous preparation in physics and chemistry. Students interested in these fields should consult the prerequisite list for the graduate schools to which they intend to apply.  Graduates are well-prepared for jobs in personal training, assisting in orthopedic rehabilitation settings, and more.

The Health Science program is designed for students interested in professional service in public health, health/fitness education and promotion, wellness coaching, health research and community health advocacy and programming. Graduates will be skilled in promoting positive, personal behavior changes that have an impact on the health of individuals and their communities. They will be well-prepared to pursue graduate programs in public health, nursing, kinesiology and health science.