Kinesiology, BS, Concentration in Allied Health

Program Description

The Bachelor of Science Degree in Kinesiology at CSUB covers a broad knowledge base that represents several disciplines that include physical activity leadership, clinical exercise science, personal training and allied health professions. Students majoring in Kinesiology have three concentrations to choose from: Applied Exercise Science, Physical Activity Leadership and Allied Health.

The Concentration in Applied Exercise Science prepares students for careers in the fitness/wellness industry (e.g., corporate fitness) and certain clinical rehabilitation settings (e.g., cardiac rehabilitation). This concentration also provides students with the opportunity to prepare for advanced studies in related disciplines (e.g., master’s degree in exercise physiology). This concentration follows current guidelines for academic programs in and prepares students for nationally recognized professional certifications offered by the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM), and the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA).

The Concentration in Physical Activity Leadership prepares students for careers interested in programs aimed at increasing physical activity. This concentration provides students with the skills and knowledge to become physical education teachers, after-school program leaders, personal trainers, parks and recreation fitness leaders and many more.

The Concentration in Allied Health prepares students that are interested in graduate/professional preparation programs such as Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy and Physician’s Assistants. The curriculum includes the majority of courses required as prerequisites for entry into those programs.

Also, the department offers a variety of activity courses (1500-level) for recreational/fitness purposes. These activity courses are offered on a credit/no-credit basis and 4 units are included in the Kinesiology major requirements. Kinesiology majors must complete 4 different activity courses for the major. Only one online activity course will count toward the major.