Exercise Science/Health Promotion Option

We read or hear about it every day: Exercise is crucial to overall health, athletic conditioning, prevention of disease and quality of life as we age. But incorporating exercise into daily life properly can require the guidance of an experienced professional. Individuals trained in fitness and wellness management help people from all walks of life achieve good health and happiness. You can be one of them.

Humboldt State's Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology with an option in Exercise Science/Wellness Management combines science-based classroom study with practical experience in our state-of-the-art Human Performance Laboratory. Your studies culminate in an internship with an organization in need of your specialized skills.

Our graduates are ready for professional certification by the American College of Sports Medicine and the National Strength and Conditioning Association. Many go on to seek rewarding careers as health and fitness specialists in corporate, clinical or community settings, or as strength and conditioning coaches. Some go on to medical school, while others pursue graduate studies in Exercise Science or a related health field.

Check out some careers in Kinesiology on The National Academy of Kinesiology's website!

For a description of the courses see the HSU catalog or check the current selection of classes on the Class Schedule page.