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Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science (BSES) Program: Introduction

The Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science (BSES) program is designed primarily to meet the educational needs of students who wish to pursue strong bioscience-based study in Exercise and Nutritional Sciences that will prepare them for post-graduate studies in the above-mentioned fields as well as in various allied health fields (e.g. Physical Therapy, Physician Assistant). 

The Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science program has two options: Exercise and Biosciences and Exercise and Nutrition. The Exercise and Biosciences option is designed to provide an in-depth study of the human organism during exercise and the effect of acute and chronic exercise on the human body.  It provides a strong background in Biology, Chemistry, Physics, and Mathematics and is intended to arm the students with the knowledge and skills necessary to succeed in graduate studies in Exercise Science (e.g. Clinical Exercise Physiology, Exercise Physiology, Kinesiotherapy, Biomechanics, Motor Control) or Allied Health (e.g. Physician Assistant, Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Chiropractic Medicine, Optometry, Public Health). Furthermore, with additional course work (≈15 quarter units), students may complete the prerequisites required for admission to other Allied Health professional programs (e.g. Medicine, Osteopathy, Dentistry, Pharmacy).  Graduates of this program will also have the same opportunities for careers in physical activity professions available to students in the Kinesiology degree options of Exercise and Human Performance and Rehabilitation and Therapeutic Exercise. The Exercise and Nutrition option prepares students for the above-mentioned graduate studies and careers that are more focused on the nutritional aspects of health, exercise, and performance.