The Bachelor of Science in Exercise Physiology

Total Course Requirements for the Bachelor's Degree: 120 units

See "Requirements for the Bachelor's Degree" in the University Catalog for complete details on general degree requirements. A minimum of 40 units, including those required for the major, must be upper division.

A suggested Major Academic Plan (MAP) has been prepared to help students meet all graduation requirements within four years. Please request a plan from your major advisor or view it and other current advising information at

General Education Requirements: 48 units

See "General Education Requirements" in the University Catalog and the Class Schedule for the most current information on General Education Requirements and course offerings. The course requirements marked below with an asterisk (*) may also be applied toward General Education.

Diversity Course Requirements: 6 units

See "Diversity Requirement" in the University Catalog. Most courses taken to satisfy these requirements may also apply to General Education.

U.S. History, Constitution, and American Ideals: 6 units

See "U.S. History, Constitution, and American Ideals" under "Bachelor's Degree Requirements". This requirement is normally fulfilled by completing HIST 130 and POLS 155 or approved equivalents. Courses used to satisfy this requirement do not apply to General Education.

Literacy Requirement:

See "Mathematics and Writing Requirements" in the University Catalog. Writing proficiency in the major is a graduation requirement and may be demonstrated through satisfactory completion of a course in your major which has been designated as the Writing Proficiency (WP) course for the semester in which you take the course. Students who earn below a C- are required to repeat the course and earn a C- or better to receive WP credit. See the Class Schedule for the designated WP courses for each semester. You must pass ENGL 130 (or its equivalent) with a C- or better before you may register for a WP course.

Course Requirements for the Major: 71-72 units

Completion of the following courses, or their approved transfer equivalents, are required of all candidates for this degree.

Lower-Division Requirements: 23 units

6 courses required:

BIOL 103 Human Anatomy 4.0 FS *
BIOL 104 Human Physiology 4.0 FS *
CHEM 107 General Chemistry for Applied Sciences 4.0 FS *
Prerequisites: Intermediate Algebra.
CHEM 108 Organic Chemistry for Applied Sciences 4.0 FS
Prerequisites: CHEM 107 or CHEM 111 or equivalent.
KINE 100 Computer Application to Physical Education 3.0 FS
PHYS 202A General Physics 4.0 FS *
Prerequisites: High school physics or faculty permission. High school trigonometry and second-year high school algebra or equivalent (MATH 051 and MATH 118 at CSU, Chico).

Mathematics Requirement: 3 units

1 course selected from:

MATH 105 Statistics 3.0 FS *
Prerequisites: Completion of ELM requirement.
MATH 315 Applied Statistical Methods I 3.0 FA
Prerequisites: MATH 105 or MATH 350 or faculty permission.

Upper-Division Requirements: 45-46 units

1 course selected from:

BIOL 302 Evolution 3.0 SP *
Prerequisites: BIOL 101 or BIOL 108 or equivalent.
BIOL 303 Human Genetics 3.0 FS *
Prerequisites: One biological sciences course.
BIOL 322 Science and Human Values 3.0 SP *
Prerequisites: BIOL 101 or BIOL 108.

This course is also offered as PHIL 322.

BIOL 345 Biology of Cancer 3.0 FS *
Prerequisites: One lower-division course in Biological Sciences.

11 courses required:

CHEM 350 Introductory Biochemistry 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: CHEM 108.
KINE 320 Foundations of Embodied Knowledge in Kinesiology 3.0 FS WP
Prerequisites: ENGL 130 (or its equivalent) with a grade of C- or higher.
KINE 322 Biomechanics 4.0 FS
Prerequisites: BIOL 103 or faculty permission for non-majors, basic computer literacy skills.
KINE 323 Physiology of Exercise 4.0 FS
Prerequisites: BIOL 104 or faculty permission for non-majors, basic computer literacy skills.
KINE 386 Sports Epidemiology 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: Basic computer skills or faculty permission.
KINE 390 Principles of Strength and Conditioning 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: KINE 322, KINE 323, or faculty permission.
KINE 480 Exercise Testing and Prescription 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: KINE 323.
KINE 524 Biomechanical Analysis 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: KINE 322 and basic computer literacy.
KINE 482 Exercise Pathophysiology 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: Bachelor's Degree in any discipline or KINE 322, KINE 323, KINE 480 or faculty permission.
KINE 485 Seminar in Sports Medicine 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: BIOL 103, BIOL 104, KINE 323, KINE 100 or faculty permission.
NFSC 303 Nutrition and Physical Fitness 3.0 FS *
Prerequisites: One lower-division course in biological sciences.

2 courses selected from:

KINE 315 Introduction to Adapted Physical Activity 3.0 FS
KINE 316 Principles of Sports Injury Management 4.0 FS
Prerequisites: Basic First Aid or equivalent course, faculty permission.
KINE 324 Exercise Physiology: Metabolism 4.0 SP
Prerequisites: BIOL 104, KINE 323.
PHYS 202B General Physics 4.0 FS
Prerequisites: PHYS 202A.

Electives Requirement:

To complete the total units required for the bachelor's degree, select additional elective courses from the total University offerings. You should consult with an advisor regarding the selection of courses which will provide breadth to your University experience and possibly apply to a supportive second major or minor.

Grading Requirement:

All courses taken to fulfill major course requirements must be taken for a letter grade except those courses specified by the department as Credit/No Credit grading only.

Advising Requirement:

Advising is mandatory for all majors in this degree program. Consult your undergraduate advisor for specific information.