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Exercise and Sports Studies

Division of Social Sciences
Recreation Center 2130
Department Phone:  (805) 893-2956
Department Chair:  Amy Jamieson
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The Department of Exercise & Sport Studies offers courses in Health & Wellbeing, Exercise Studies and Sport Management.

The mission of the Exercise & Sport Studies Department is to provide innovative, scientifically based knowledge that enables students to model healthy lifestyles, to prepare for advanced study and to be future leaders in the disciplines of health, wellness and sport.  The department is committed to maintaining a student-centered approach to undergraduate education that continuously blends theory and application.

ESS offers clusters of courses that provide foundational education in the fields of Health & Wellness and Sport Management.  Internship and independent studies courses are offered to allow students the opportunity for real world experience, training and collaboration in the field of Health & Wellbeing and Sport Management.