Our Goals

Our department is engaged in understanding and promoting health and human movement. Our goal is to examine how movement-based physical activities, exercise, and sport contribute to the quality of human life. We do this from a wide range of perspectives including biology, chemistry, psychology, sociology, business, education and philosophy to ensure that our graduates are able to conceptualize and analyze health and human movement in a holistic manner.

Experiential Learning

Exciting hands-on learning opportunities are available for you in our major and concentrations. These are non-classroom real-world experiences that integrate theory with practice. 

Three-Year Degree Option

You have the option to earn your bachelor’s degree in three years. Do your part to stay on track, and you could shave a year off your undergraduate work. That means significant savings on tuition and you get a jumpstart on your career.

Q&A
Learn about Health, Exercise and Sport Sciences

In this video Professor Sharon West provides an overview of the Health, Exercise and Sport Sciences programs. She explains the options and answers questions about hands-on learning opportunities, academic advising and the kinds of careers the programs prepare you for.

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New Major
Human Performance

The Human Performance major is a new concentration in the Department of Health, Exercise and Sport Sciences. This program prepares students for careers in the fitness industry, coaching performance technology, wellness education, sports medicine and athletic performance. Courses provide foundational training in structural anatomy, physiology, nutrition and metabolism with internships and certifications in health coaching and personal training for job readiness

Contact Us

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Department of Health Exercise and Sport Science
209.946.2209

Health, Exercise, and Sports Sciences Main Gymnasium
3601 Pacific Avenue
Stockton, CA 95211