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 (PDF) 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.
"My knowledge of both the body and different types of physical activity is an important part of my work. The program at HSU prepared me well. The best part was working in the Human Performance Lab because it was so hands-on. Not many schools have a lab like that where students get to work with real clients."
Tamyra Bugarin, Physical Activities Specialist
California Nutrition Network, Eureka, Calif.
B.S. in Kinesiology, option in Exercise Science/Wellness Management
HSU Class of 2006