Degree Options

There are four OPTIONS in the Kinesiology B.S. degree:
(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

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

Designed for students interested in pursuing post-baccalaureate study in Physical Therapy, Medicine, Chiropractics, 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 they intend to apply to. Graduates are well-prepared for jobs in personal training, assisting in orthopedic rehabilitation settings, and more. 

Physical Education

Designed for students interested in a career as a physical education teacher and/or coach in the K-12 setting. Students who wish to become credentialed to teach K-12 Physical Education will need to take both the CSET and CBEST examinations and apply for a teaching credential program upon graduation. The CSUSM School of Education, offers a teaching credential in Physical Education.

Health Science

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. Graduates will be well-prepared to pursue graduate programs in public health, nursing, kinesiology, and health science.