Exercise Science

  • FPU gym with sunbird athletics logo on the wall

Explore the mechanics of sports and exercise in relation to the human body.


  • Courses discuss motor learning, tests and measurements and offer practical experience in the field.
  • You will analyze various sports and exercise activities based on personal interests and career goals.

Career opportunities

This emphasis is designed for you to pursue entry-level careers in the fitness industry, such as personal training and corporate fitness, as well as in strength and conditioning. You will have a solid preparatory foundation for certifications from professional fitness organizations.

Course listing

Note: Emphasis courses are additional courses that are to be completed alongside the general education and parent program requirements as dictated by the Fresno Pacific University catalog. Please review the course requirements for baccalaureate programs and the general education summary in the Undergraduate Academic Catalog.

Emphasis Courses (17-18 Units)

KIN 270Nutrition3
KIN 275Sport First Aid3
KIN 368Analysis of Aquatics1
KIN 369Analysis of Fitness Activities1
KIN 441Fitness Assessment and Exercise Prescription4
KIN 441LFitness Assessment and Exercise Prescription Lab0
KIN 451Exercise Programming for Fitness and Performance3
KIN 451LExercise Programming for Fitness and Performance0

Choose a minimum of 2 units from the following

KIN 316Coaching Methods3
KIN 345Analysis of Individual and Dual Sports2
KIN 351Analysis of Team Sports2
KIN 359Analysis of Fundamental Movements1
KIN 370Analysis of Non-Traditional Sports1
KIN 375Analysis of Dance2

Program director

Don Diboll
Don Diboll, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Kinesiology


Devin Beasley, Ed.D.
Devin Beasley, Ed.D.

Assistant Professor of Kinesiology

Amy Brogan
Amy Brogan, Ed.D.

Assistant Professor of Kinesiology

FPU Faculty Headshot
Fay Nielsen, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Kinesiology