What is a health and exercise science major?
Health and Exercise Science is similar to Kinesiology, the study of human movement, and is focused on using scientific principles to understand how best to optimize human health and performance. A bachelor’s in Health and Exercise Science prepares you for a career helping people protect, maintain, and improve their health and quality of life. You will learn about:
- human health
- disease prevention
- physical activity
Our bachelor’s degree program gives you the flexibility to take your education straight into a career in health promotion or gets you ready to move into advanced training in clinical healthcare fields. If you enjoy science courses and are passionate about helping people optimize their health, this is the major for you.
Learn more about the Health and Exercise Science major from two students in the program:
Choose a Concentration
Our undergraduate HES program gives you the option to choose between two different concentrations. Each concentration is geared toward your career and educational goals.
CSU Course Catalog Undergraduate Curriculum
Read more about the major in Health and Exercise Science and courses needed to complete the major. You will choose either the Health Promotion or the Sports Medicine concentration which will affect which courses you will take.
Careers in Health and Exercise Science
Careers in health and exercise physiology are on the rise. We prepare you with skills and knowledge in human movement, physiology, exercise prescription and health behavior change. With your experiential learning under your belt, you will have the confidence and the resume to become a changemaker by enhancing health, well-being, and functional performance.
Choose CSU - Choose HES Why choose health and exercise science?
There is so much to learn about our major, who we are as a department, and why we may be a good fit for you. To learn a bit more about the classes we offer, the advising process that will start you on your CSU journey, and what makes our two concentrations unique from each other and other concentrations in other departments, watch our short Choose CSU introductory video. If you have more questions, feel free to make an appointment with to our advising team, who can help you explore the major in a personalized, in-depth session that allows you to explore your education goals and help you make sure we are the perfect fit for you.