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Health, Exercise, and Sports Sciences
Main Gymnasium
Mark VanNess
Department Chair
3601 Pacific Avenue
Stockton, CA 95211

Degree Program

Admission Requirements

  • 3 letters of recommendation
  • Bachelor's degree in a health, exercise, or sport science related field from an accredited institution. (Students holding a bachelor's degree in another subject area will be considered, but may be required to complete selected undergraduate courses prior to receiving full admission.)

Degree Requirements

Two program options lead to an M.A. in Health, Exercise, and Sport Sciences:

Plan A (Thesis Option)

Satisfactorily complete six courses and a thesis (28 units). Four of the six courses must be at the graduate level (numbered 200 or above).

The student must also present an open colloquium (an oral presentation of a proposed research project) and must demonstrate their breadth of professional knowledge and successfully defend their completed thesis with an oral examination.

Plan B (No Thesis Option)

Complete eight courses (32 units), with a minimum of five courses being at the graduate level.

In addition, students must successfully demonstrate a breadth of professional knowledge in the form of a written comprehensive examination.