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.

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1984

Pacific University's Exercise Science Department is taking an active role in surveilling the audiences at performances of 1984.

Handball players on the court, one jumping up

HPER-124 Handball class is introductory for all students and more advanced instruction for return students. Through this program you will meet many of Pacific's Championship team veterans and can join the team too.

Autumn Davis, Breanne Davis, Carmel Nichol

Autumn Davis MBA ’19, Breanne Davis ’16, OT ’19, and Carmel Nichol ’16, MSW ’17 completed a family triple play this summer when Breanne was awarded her doctorate in occupational therapy. She was the third triplet in the family to earn a graduate degree from Pacific.