Welcome to Health, Exercise and Sport Science
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 Opportunities
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.
The HESP department facilitates learning through in-depth disciplinary information and immersive learning experiences. We immerse our students through assignments, speakers and excursions. Additionally, we encourage students to participate in a variety of real-world learning opportunities and internships.
In an ever-changing world, the HESP department prides itself on adopting innovative teaching/clinician practices, assessment strategies and instruction about relevant disciplinary technologies.
The HESP department maintains a broad and differentiated curriculum in order to provide students with the knowledge to operate in a dynamic environment, expose them to a variety of career possibilities and enable them to become complete practitioners.
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
After completing her undergraduate degree at Pacific, Cynthia is working on her master's degree in exercise/physiology.
"I would say Pacific is home. Especially in our department, I can feel the environment of home. As soon as you step on the campus, you know that this isn't like any other school. No matter what discipline you're in, just being on campus and having the faculty members that we have who are so passionate about educating us care about our success. That's special."
A health, exercise and sport sciences major, Kiran Mazloom founded Caduceus, an undergraduate health journal, and WE- Fit, a community health education program. She also volunteered as an academic tutor, as a pathology and physical therapy aid, and at the Gleason House Medical Clinic, which provides no-cost medical care to the homeless of San Joaquin County. She was also the recipient of the Jesse Marks Co-Curricular Award. This award recognizes a graduating senior who has made significant and outstanding contributions to the university through involvement in organizations and activities outside the classroom, whose involvement has positively impacted the campus community in significant, meaningful ways.
Health, Exercise, and Sports Sciences Main Gymnasium
3601 Pacific Avenue
Stockton, CA 95211