How To Apply

Academic Preparation

Applicants to the Master of Science in Kinesiology have commonly received undergraduate degrees in Kinesiology, Exercise Science, Sport Science, Human Movement, Applied Physiology, and Physical Education. Applicants from other academic backgrounds are also considered for admission, but note that the following coursework needs to be completed prior to commencing the program:

  • Exercise Physiology*
  • Biomechanics*
  • Psychology (Sport or Exercise Psychology preferred)

*Anatomy and Physiology are often required as pre-requisites for this coursework.

For prerequisite courses, courses with labs are preferred, but exemptions will be made for those with lecture only.

Review the undergraduate curriculum for the Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology to see comparable coursework.

Application Information

Please visit the Seattle University Graduate Admissions website for more information about general requirements for graduate applications to Seattle University. Seattle University has eliminated application fees for graduate programs.

The Kinesiology Department also has the following requirements for applications to the Master of Science in Kinesiology:

  • Minimum GPA of 3.0 from your previous institution
  • Statement of interest (750-1,000 words) addressing the following prompt: In 750 to 1,000 words, please describe your interest in the MS Kinesiology at Seattle University. Specifically, please address the following:
    • Why are you interested in the MS Kinesiology at Seattle University?
    • What do you want to achieve by taking part in the program?
    • How do you anticipate contributing to the program?
    • How would this degree advance your future career goals?
  • If you are pursuing the research track, you will also be prompted to describe your area of research interest
  • List of three references, including at least one academic reference
  • If you are applying for a Graduate Assistantship, you will be required to include a resume

Please note, to be considered for a graduate assistantship position, the application priority deadline is February 15. Applications received after February 15 are not considered for graduate assistantship positions. Students may submit applications on a rolling basis until July 15; however, the cohort may be filled before this date.

No application fee

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Kinesiology Department

kinesiology@seatleu.edu