Exercise Science

Major, Minor

Study the sciences of human movement and choose from a concentration in integrative physiology or motor behavior.

Students are taught by faculty members from diverse disciplines and gain hands-on experience. They have access to a cadaver-dissection laboratory and an array of instrumentation to support research and instruction in the physiological, biomechanical and psychomotor domains.

Students interact closely with our faculty, particularly during the design and implementation of capstone projects. They also benefit from our strong ties to leading health professions programs at Pacific and beyond, including a 3/2 pathway to a master’s degree in athletic training from the College of Health Professions.

Our graduates of our exercise science program are critical, articulate and thoughtful problem solvers with deep research skills. They are prepared for a wide variety of graduate studies and employment opportunities.

Headlines

The games are an international multi-sports event for young athletes with physical disabilities.

Rayne Houser and Cody Tang Pictured Together

For their capstone projects, Rayne Houser ’18 and Cody Tang ’18 helped with a faculty-led study that found that exercise may help prevent and manage glaucoma.

Three members of Pacific University exercise science faculty were granted tenure in March 2018. They were among six faculty members university-wide to receive the distinction.