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


“The Health, Exercise, and Sport Sciences Department at Pacific has given me the opportunity to pursue research in a field that excites me! We even presented our research at the American College of Sports Medicine.”

— Emily Freund '20
Health, Exercise, and Sport Sciences student

Both undergraduate and graduate students are encouraged to participate in ongoing research with Health, Exercise, and Sport Sciences faculty.

  • Students are involved with everything from data collection and analysis to presenting and publishing.
  • Several of our students have presented research findings at local, regional and national conferences.

Some of the research areas our students are involved with include:

  • Exercise and fatigue
  • Performance enhancement
  • Clinical decision making
  • Sports injuries
  • Eating disorders
  • Sports and general nutrition
  • Legal issues in sport
  • After school physical activity programs for at-risk youth
  • Leadership