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.

Core Values

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.

human performance
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

Cardiac Stress test clinic
Department of Sports Sciences

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