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. Take the following courses:
KIN 551 Advanced Exercise Physiology (3)
KIN 552 Exercise Testing and Training in Health and Disease (3)
KIN 566 Biochemical and Hormonal Adaptations to Physical Activity (3)
Take one of the following:
KIN 696 Research Methods (3)
FCS 696 Research Methods (3)
2. Select three from the following list of courses:
KIN 553, 562, 565, 568 and 594, or 595;
3. Select three from the following list of courses:
KIN 568; FCS 530A, 530B, 531, 536, 538, 539, 655A;
4. KIN 698 or FCS 698 (4 units) for thesis/project;
5. A minimum of 9 elective units approved by the advisor for comprehensive exam students.
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 Ralph Rozenek, Ph.D.