This option is designed to prepare students for careers in exercise physiology and nutrition and those wishing to increase their level of knowledge in the two areas. The career opportunities for students with academic preparation in this option are typically in clinical settings and research settings.
To proceed through the Exercise Physiology and Nutrition Option in a timely manner, it is important that the prospective student has previously earned a grade of "C" or better in the following courses: General Chemistry, Organic Chemistry, and Biochemistry.
Please click "Frequently Asked Questions" (below) to access a list of required prerequisite courses for this option. Students should have completed most of the prerequisite courses prior to starting graduate study in this option because of the difficulty of sequencing the prerequisite courses in the Department of Family and Consumer Sciences at CSULB.
1. Required Coursework (12 units):
KIN 551 Advanced Exercise Physiology (3)
KIN 552 Physiology of Exercise Testing and Training (3)
KIN 566 Biochemical and Hormonal Adaptations to Physical Activity (3)
KIN 696 Research Methods and Statistical Analysis (3) or FCS 696 Research Methods (3)
2. Elective courses (9 units)
Select three courses from the following list of courses: KIN 553, 562, 565, 568, or 594.
3. Elective courses (9 units)
Select three courses from the following list of courses:
KIN 568, FCS 530A, 530B, 531, 536, 538, or 539.
4. Select either option A, B, or C (6 units):
A. Thesis and Project Candidates: KIN 698 Thesis (6)
B. Capstone Course: Complete KIN 694 (3) plus additional 3 elective units approved by option advisor.
C. Comprehensive Exam Candidates: Complete a minimum of 6 additional elective units approved by option advisor.
Prerequisite Course Work
Each Kinesiology graduate option has a requirement of prerequisite course work. The foundational course work requirements specific to the Option in Exercise Physiology and Nutrition are as follows:
Frequently Asked Questions
For answers to Frequently Asked Questions (FAQS) regarding admission to the Option, career opportunities, etc., please click here.
For more information regarding the program in Exercise Physiology and Nutrition, please contact (no current advisor - applications in this option are not currently being accepted).