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

Contact Us

Kari Berkas

Program Coordinator

206.296.2454

berkask@seattleu.edu

Kinesiology Department

B.S. in Sport and Exercise Science

  • Basic and applied courses to explore how the human body functions during physical activity
  • Small class sizes offer personal attention
  • Required internships give students the opportunity to gain practical experience

Human Performance Lab

  • State of the art laboratory equipment where students can apply what they learn in class
  • Internship opportunities for students to gain in-depth experience

Students who complete this degree

  • Are prepared for employment with community, medical, corporate and athletic fitness programs
  • Pursue graduate studies in related fields of athletic training, occupational therapy, physical therapy, and general sports science