Bachelor of Arts Major in Health, Exercise, and Sport Sciences Program By University of the Pacific | Top Universities

Bachelor of Arts Major in Health, Exercise, and Sport Sciences

Bachelor of Arts Major in Health, Exercise, and Sport Sciences

  • QS World University Rankings
  • Degree Other
  • Study Level Bachelors
  • Duration 48 months
  • Scholarships No
The purpose of a Health, Exercise and Sport Sciences degree is to educate and prepare students for a wide variety of careers in the fields grounded in human movement. The Sport Pedagogy Concentration provides an opportunity to study aspects of human movement and human performance as a reflection of personal values and as an expression of an individual’s physical, psychological and social nature. In addition to successfully completing the Sport Sciences Core, the sport pedagogy student must complete a series of courses that culminate with options to qualify for a teaching credential, coaching certification, or advanced study. Career Options for Sport Pedagogy: Completion of the Sport Pedagogy Concentration and subsequent single-subject teaching credential requirement permits students to pursue careers in a variety of education settings. This is true of the regular credential program in physical education as well as the more specialized coaching concentration. The coaching concentration is not only recommended for sport pedagogy students but also for other teaching majors who may be interested in coaching. For all teaching credential candidates, the University of the Pacific Office of Career Services provides a personalized approach to teacher employment placement. Health and Exercise Science The Health and Exercise Science concentration is scientifically based and human oriented. It prepares students for careers and/or further graduate study in health and fitness related areas such as medicine, physical therapy, occupational therapy, and nutrition and exercise/work physiology. A primary goal of this concentration is to provide a scholarly environment in classes and laboratories that supports and encourages the application of theoretical concepts. Students study and apply principles relevant to the rehabilitation and enhancement of human performance. Career Options for Health and Exercise Science: Employment opportunities following completion of the sports medicine concentration include fitness directorship, cardiac disease prevention-rehabilitation, work toward advanced degrees in allied health sciences such as nursing, physical therapy, occupational therapy and medicine or sports medicine. Health and Exercise Science is in part a self-contained program as curricular support for Pacific’s Physical Therapy Graduate program. Sport Management The Sport Management Concentration is designed to develop an understanding of sport and fitness from a managerial perspective. Through a unique combination of specialized courses within the Department of Health, Exercise and Sport Sciences and courses from related disciplines, students gain insights into both the theoretical and applied aspects of managing sport or fitness enterprises. In addition to completing the Health, Exercise, and Sport Sciences Core, Sport Management students must successfully complete a series of courses within the department and adjunct courses from liberal studies, business and computer science. Special attention is given to the behavioral dimensions of sport management and organizational skills, economic and business concerns, and legal and ethical issues in sport. Career Options for Sport Management: Employment opportunities following completion of the sport management concentration include, but are not limited to, marketing, sales, management, hospitality, law, sponsorship, community relations, athlete representation, tourism, facility management and public relations. These specialized areas can be found in amateur and professional sport, corporations, community recreation centers, resorts, health and fitness centers, intercollegiate sport, casinos, stadiums and arenas.

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