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Health, Exercise, and Sports Sciences
Main Gymnasium
Miguel Medrano
Administrative Assistant
3601 Pacific Avenue
Stockton, CA 95211


The graduate program in Health, Exercise, and Sport Sciences provides for scholarly study in the areas of exercise science, sport management, and sport pedagogy. The curriculum focuses on how physical activity and sport contribute to quality of life. These issues are considered from several disciplinary perspectives, including:

  • Biology
  • Education
  • Management
  • Physiology
  • Psychology
  • Sociology

This multi-disciplinary approach enables graduates to conceptualize and analyze human movement holistically.

Master's students can choose to pursue a Master of Arts in Health, Exercise, and Sport Sciences with an emphasis one of the following areas: 

Intercollegiate Sport and Campus Recreation Management Physical Education Teacher Education Coaching Science and Sport Performance Exercise Physiology

Flexible Curriculum

A major strength of the Health, Exercise, and Sport Sciences graduate program lies in its flexibility. Academic programs are individually designed to meet the objectives and needs of students within a variety of emphasis areas.

A typical program includes a core content of classes in health, exercise, and sport sciences. Students also supplement their programs with courses in biology, business, chemistry, education, pharmacy or psychology, according to academic and professional goals.

Research and Experiential Learning

Graduate students are also given opportunities for experiential learning and collaborative research.

The IGNITE (Independent, Growth, Networking, Inquiry, Transferable Education) initiative provides applied experiences for HESP graduate students who have demonstrated subject-matter competency within their required and elective classes. IGNITE experiences can take the form of an industry internship, thesis or applied research opportunities.  

Career Success

Graduates of Pacific's Health, Exercise, and Sport Sciences Master's program have obtained employment at local, regional and national organizations and have obtained admission to top doctoral programs across the country.