The Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology: Health Science Option covers the science and effect of movement and the promotion of positive health changes that impact individuals and communities. Learn about the physiological response to exercise, anatomy and physiology, how to teach movement-related skills, the mechanics of movement and much more.
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CSU lower-division general education requirements must be completed prior to admission to CSUSM.
Program prerequisites included in the program*:
*You may apply without these or transfer them in if already completed.
Program prerequisites not included in the program:
Fall Semester 1
|Spring Semester 1||17||$7,633|
|Summer Semester 1||9||$4,041|
|Fall Semester 2||16||$7,184|
|Spring Semester 2||15||$6,735|
*Unit rate for this program is $449
**University semester fees not included. View complete breakdown of Extended Learning fees. Semester tuition subtotals based on sample program sequence. All quoted tuition rates are based on previous academic years and are subject to change without notice.
View course descriptions and specific program requirements on the Kinesiology - Health Science Catalog Page.
Please note: This program has a set schedule of courses that you are expected to follow as part of your cohort.
This program is designed to be completed in five academic terms, including one summer. The pre-kinesiology core may be completed prior to admission, but will also be provided during the first three terms if you choose to begin without these courses.
Plan of study inlcludes:
|Course (area)||Course (units)|
|BIOL 323 (BB)||Biology of Nutrition and Disease (3)|
|PHIL 345 (CC)||Bioethics and Medical Ethics (3)|
|ANTH 301 (DD)||Culture and Medicine - Healers and Healing Practices (3)|
|HIST 130 or HIST 131 (American Institutions)||U.S. History (1500-1877) or
U.S. History (1877-Present)
|PSCI 100 (American Institutions)||U.S. Government and Politics|
These required courses are not included in the plan of study and it is preferred they be taken prior to admission.
Fall Semester 1
BIOL 177 (4) - Pre-Kine Core
KINE 202 (3) - Pre-Kine Core
KINE 303 (3)
KINE 305 (4)
|Spring Semester 1||
BIOL 178 (4) - Pre-Kine Core
HD 350 (3)
KINE 301 (4)
KINE 316 (3)
KINE 336 (3)
|Summer Semester 1||
ANTH 301 (3) - DD
BIOL 323 (3) - BB
PHIL 345 (3) - CC
|Fall Semester 2||
CHEM 105 (5) - Pre-Kine Core
KINE 311 (4)
KINE 326 (4)
KINE 404 (3)
|Spring Semester 2||
KINE 405 (3)
KINE 406 (3)
KINE 407 (3)
KINE 426 (3)
KINE 495 (3)
Schedule is subject to change.
A cohort is a group of students who work through a curriculum together to achieve the same academic degree. Because they are accepted into the same program, take their classes together and graduate together, students in cohorts tend to form a strong support system and professional network that benefit them during their degree program and beyond.
In both programs, you will learn the fundamentals of kinesiology, the science of movement that integrates the biological, physical, behavioral and social sciences in the study of physical activity and how that affects people throughout their lives.
Both the movement science and health science options cover topics including movement anatomy, exercise physiology, nutrition, epidemiology, motor control, statistics and much more. Both programs require an internship where you will gain hands-on experience working in the field of kinesiology.
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Benefit from immediate peer support, individualized attention, guaranteed placement in courses, guaranteed time to completion, small classes and more
Prepare for a career in public health, fitness education, wellness coaching, health research, community health advocacy and graduate work in public health, nursing, kinesiology and health science
Program topics include motor control, exercise fitness, nutrition, anatomy and physiology for kinesiology, healing practices, analysis of weight training, bioethics, health promotion and more
Learn and conduct research in the new human performance lab, participate in evidence-based research and conduct group projects and exercises
“The small class size at Cal State San Marcos is very conducive to learning and thriving as a student. You get a unique, one-on-one experience that you can’t get at a larger university. I’ve recommended this program to many people!”