Designated by American College of Sports Medicine

Our Exercise is Medicine-On Campus program was awarded silver status by the American College of Sports Medicine for the 2019 academic year.  Silver status recognizes universities that not only promote physical activity on campus through events but also provide education and guidance to students and faculty about physical activity and the health benefits associated with leading a physically active lifestyle. At Seattle University, we provide informational pamphlets for both the Student Health Center and Counseling and Psychological Services about the benefits of physical activity and tips for starting a physical activity program. We often post informational posters around campus about physical activity - so look out for those on campus! We also hold regular events such as a community walk followed by free yoga from a certified yoga instructor at University Recreation. 

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Earlier in the summer, the College of Arts and Sciences announced the addition of the new Master of Science in Kinesiology, set to begin Fall 2020. The incoming program has encouraged our Kinesiology Department to consider innovative ways to engage faculty, staff, and students with research and the community. We invite you to learn more and consider making a gift.

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Welcome to the Kinesiology Department at Seattle University!

Our small and vibrant department plays an active role in producing tomorrow’s leaders in sport, exercise, and health. We believe in the motto, ‘exercise for life, exercise for everyone’ and look to empower our students to consider the positive impact that exercise can have on the whole person. As a result of our efforts, Seattle University has recently earned the title of an Exercise is Medicine campus by the American College of Sports Medicine.

Students who complete our bachelor of science degree in Sport and Exercise will take on employment in community, clinical, industry, and medical settings. The strong foundation in human function and performance provides many students with knowledge necessary to pursue graduate studies in related fields of athletic training, occupational therapy, physical therapy, and general sports science.

Just like an athlete is constantly trying to improve, our faculty and staff continue to grow and progress as individuals and a department. When exploring the website, make sure to check back frequently for updates on new courses, programs, and initiatives. Check out our events page to better understand where we (students, staff, and faculty) can contribute and collaborate across college, university and greater Seattle communities. And feel free to contact us if you have any questions (or ideas!) concerning our department or program offerings.

Kind Regards,

Dr. Sarah Shultz

Department Chair