Health and Exercise Science

Health and Exercise Science

Bachelor degree
48 months
Application deadlines: February 1
Processing time: 27 days
Application fee: $50
Intakes: August 26
International tuition: $30,621
Domestic tuition: $11,900

Program overview

Students will demonstrate: • Practical knowledge and skills (stress/fitness testing, leadership, administrative, teaching/communication, customer service, and professional attitude) in exercise science and health promotion through laboratory and/or practicum and internship experiences • Ability to synthesize, integrate, apply, and communicate health and exercise science disciplinary knowledge through structured written assignments and oral presentations • Skills and knowledge required to successfully compete for employment within the discipline or compete for graduate or professional school placement

Study options

This program can be done
On campus



    Application: • Freshman/first year students can apply using the Common App OR the CSU Application. • Official High School transcripts: Unofficial transcripts can be sent while high school or secondary school work is in progress. Faxed transcripts are not accepted. All decisions are provisional until a final, official transcript verifying graduation is received. Only transcripts sent directly from the school or stamped and sealed are considered official. If a record is not in English, a certified literal English translation must accompany the transcript. • Personal Statement: A personal statement is required from all freshman/first year applicants. It’s your opportunity to help us understand what makes you unique. Refer to these writing prompts and instructions whether you’re applying through the Common App or the CSU Application. Short written responses to the Academic Explanation and Academic Gap prompts are optional and allow you to provide more context for us to understand your academic background. • Recommendation: We require one counselor OR teacher recommendation. Additional recommendations are optional. If you’re not currently in school, we’ll accept recommendations from others outside of your family (e.g., supervisor, commanding officer) who can speak to your strengths. Using the CSU application? You’ll be prompted to list the name and email address of your recommender(s). We’ll email them an invitation and link to a secure site to submit your recommendation(s). Using the Common App? To maximize your flexibility, the counselor/teacher prompts are not flagged as required, and you can choose to list the counselor and/or teacher(s) who will recommend you. Common App will email them an invitation and instructions to submit either the Counselor Recommendation or the Teacher Evaluation through Common App. • English Proficiency: Within your application, you’ll be prompted to indicate whether you are seeking direct or “clear” admission (English proficiency required) or conditional admission (no English proficiency required). If you wish to be considered for direct or clear admission, we’ll ask how you intend to demonstrate English proficiency. If you plan to submit TOEFL, IELTS or PTE scores, we prefer results sent directly from the testing service. Alternatives to these tests are considered on a case-by-case basis. Applicants who do not present (sufficient) evidence of English proficiency can be considered for conditional admission and, if admitted, will be referred to our INTO CSU Academic English program. Freshman applicants to Business, Engineering, Computer Science and Biomedical Sciences must submit official SAT or ACT scores to be considered for direct admission to one of these more competitive majors. Without ACT or SAT, admissible applicants will be considered for an alternative major or an undeclared advising track.

    Career opportunities

    The United States and other developed countries are struggling with an aging and increasingly unhealthy population. Understanding the role of physical activity in preventing and treating disease and maintaining optimal health at any age is critical. Graduates trained in the foundations of human movement such as anatomy, physiology, exercise prescription and health behavior change AND the ability to apply this knowledge to enhance the health, well-being and functional performance of the public, will be in high demand.

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