Promoting health and human movement

The goal of the health, exercise and sport sciences program 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 you are able to conceptualize and analyze health and human movement in a holistic manner.

Health, exercise and sport sciences major Kento Moriguchi
Outstanding Student
Kento Moriguchi

Kento Moriguchi is studying to become a chiropractor. When he takes a break from studying, he is going viral with his shuffling videos. One of his TikTok videos has been seen more than 300,000 times.

Core values

Our program features immersive learning experiences through assignments, speakers and field trips. You will go beyond the classroom through a variety of experiential learning opportunities and internships.  

We recognize we live in an ever-changing world, so the health, exercise and sport sciences program prides itself on adopting, modeling and promoting innovative teaching/clinician practices as well as assessment strategies. Your coursework will include instruction about relevant technologies and, when possible, employ these technologies for assignments, development and assessment.

Knowledge, research and careers in health, exercise and sport sciences draw from numerous disciplines. As a result, our program maintains a broad curriculum. This provides you with the knowledge needed to operate in a dynamic environment, exposes you to a variety of career possibilities in the field and ultimately enables you to become a more complete practitioner. 

New major
Human performance

The human performance major is a new concentration in the Department of Health, Exercise and Sport Sciences. This program prepares you for a career 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.

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health, exercise and sport sciences students
Where can HESP take you?
Career possibilities
  • Professional Athletic Trainer
  • Physical Therapist
  • Collegiate Athletic Trainer
  • Occupational Therapist
  • Physician / Osteopath
  • Physician Assistant
  • Nurse
  • Clinical Hospital Administrator
  • Cardiac Rehabilitation Specialist
  • Strength and Conditioning Specialist

Degrees offered

BA in Health, Exercise and Sport Sciences with Health & Exercise Science concentration
BA in Health, Exercise and Sport Sciences with Human Performance concentration
BS in Health and Exercise Science
Minor in Health, Exercise and Sport Sciences
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Contact Us

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Department of Health Exercise and Sport Science
209.946.2209 mvanness@pacific.edu