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Career Paths

Sport science students

“The Pacific Health, Exercise, and Sport Sciences Department has given me opportunities and opened doors that you could only dream of. The faculty is always available with time and resources—and they’ve got some serious connections!”

Harnoor Singh, B.A. 2007; M.A. 2009

Health, Exercise, and Sport Sciences graduates pursue a wide variety of careers after graduating from Pacific. Here are just a few examples of what our graduates are doing:

Marlena Aranda, Director of Marketing for the Stockton Thunder hockey team
Leslie Cox, Director of Corporate Partner Services for the Charlotte Bobcats (NBA)
Pete Carroll, Head Football Coach, University of Southern California
Gina Carbonatto, Assistant Softball Coach, University of Washington
Sarah de la Motte, Researcher, Sports Medicine Research Laboratory, Virginia Commonwealth University
Micah Drummond, Assistant Professor of Physical Therapy, University of Texas Medical School
Travis Halseth, Assistant Athletic Trainer, University of Oregon
Joe Hancock, Athletic Director, Lincoln High School (Stockton, CA)
Manny Rivera, Assistant Athletic Trainer, San Francisco 49ers
Shawn Phippen, Assistant Director of Fitness, Facilities and Aquatics for Campus Recreation, Valdosta State University
Katie Robinson, Assistant Swim Coach, University of Virginia
Todd Schroeder, Assistant Professor, Biokinetics & Physical Therapy, University of Southern California

Career Opportunities


This list of potential occupations gives you an idea of the variety of fields available to Health, Exercise, and Sport Sciences students:

  • Professional Athletic Trainer
  • Physical Therapist
  • Physical Education Teacher
  • Marketing Director
  • Collegiate Athletic Trainer
  • Occupational Therapist
  • High School Athletic Director
  • Ticket Sales Manager
  • Physician / Osteopath
  • Physician Assistant
  • Adapted Physical Education Director
  • Collegiate basketball coach, softball coach, volleyball coach
  • Nurse
  • Clinical Hospital Administrator
  • Cardiac Rehabilitation Specialist

A listing of additional career opportunities broken down by major or concentrations is provided here.