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The graduation ceremony has been set:  Friday, May 17th at 11:00am on the Recen lawn

*lunch will be served following the ceremony

ESS graduates need to complete the following:

  1. Email your advisor with your full name and Certificate program(s) you are completing
  2. Bring a copy of your unofficial transcript to your advisor to document your certificate
  3. Attend the ceremony on May 17th



The Department of Exercise & Sport Studies offers academic lower and upper division lecture courses required within the curriculum of the four ESS Certificate Programs.

The Certificate Programs are designed to offer students research based, theoretical information coupled with practical application of current concepts within the growing fields. Certificate program emphases include: Health & Wellness, Personal Training, Group Fitness and Sport Management. See links at left for more information on the individual programs.

Class information for many of our upper division courses can be found in the UCSB general catalog and Gauchospace. This is a resource for currently enrolled students to access course information.

Current UCSB students may register for Exercise & Sport Studies classes through GOLD.

See the UCSB General Catalog for more information.

See the UCSB Schedule of Classes for current class offerings.

Exercise & Sport Studies Courses

Specialized instruction in sport and fitness(“1-” Exercise & Sport Studies courses) is offered at the elementary, intermediate and advanced levels. 

Courses range in scope from a fitness related emphasis–aerobics, jogging, yoga, swimming and weight training–to individual and team sports such as basketball, golf, tennis and volleyball. 

Courses in the “1-” series with the “Intercollegiate” designation in the title may be repeated up to 12 times for a total of 6 units. No more than 6 units of “1-” courses may be counted toward degree requirements.

A physical examination performed by a private physician is recommended for any student intending to enroll in Exercise & Sport Studies courses.

Lab fees are charged when enrolling in these courses for equipment, clothing and locker rental. Fines are imposed by the department for failure to return equipment or clothing on or before the date posted for such return at the end of each quarter, and for failure to close out lockers at the end of each quarter.


Wellness & Fitness Institute

Monday - Thursday 3:00 - 5:00 pm
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