The Bachelor of Science degree in health and exercise science prepares you for careers and/or graduate study in areas such as medicine, physical therapy, occupational therapy, health sciences, nutrition and exercise physiology.  The program is science-based and human-oriented. 

The study of human movement comprises an understanding of the musculoskeletal, cardiovascular, respiratory, endocrine, immune and metabolic systems. Foundational sciences, as well as exercise physiology, kinesiology, and clinical opportunities, provide the underpinning of the program. 

The majority of the major classes involve experiential laboratory components to illustrate and encourage the application of theoretical concepts. 

Opportunities for taking specialty elective classes are available to tailor the undergraduate major for specific graduate interests.

Students must complete a minimum of 120 units with a Pacific cumulative and major/program grade point average of 2.0 in order to earn the Bachelor of Science degree with a major in Health and Exercise Science.

The major requires a minimum 76 units that include

HESP 129 Exercise Physiology 4
HESP 133 Kinesiology 4
HESP 135 Nutrition and Metabolism 4
HESP 147 Muscle Physiology 4
HESP 157 The Clinician in Health and Exercise Science 4
HESP 177 Cardiovascular Physiology 4
HESP 180 Epidemiology 4
HESP 187 Internship in Health and Exercise Science 4
BIOL 051 Principles of Biology 5
BIOL 061 Principles of Biology 5
BIOL 170 Human Anatomy 5
BIOL 180 Human Physiology 5
CHEM 025 General Chemistry 5
CHEM 027 General Chemistry 5
PHYS 023 General Physics I 5
PHYS 025 General Physics II 5
Three HESP Electives * 9-12
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 Excludes: HESP 023 and HESP 025.