The graduate program in Kinesiology is an integrated study of movement encompassing the physiological, mechanical, and behavioral aspects of physical activity. The curriculum includes lectures and laboratory courses, seminars, independent study, and mentored research or practicum. This is a full-time program that takes two years to complete. Students have the option of pursuing a research track or a clinically applied track. They can also apply for internal and external graduate assistantships that provide stipends.
Learn more about the curriculum.
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:
*Anatomy and Physiology are often required as pre-requisites for this coursework.
Review the undergraduate curriculum for the Sport and Exercise Science degree to see comparable coursework.
Please visit the Seattle University Graduate Admissions webpage for more information about general requirements for graduate applications to Seattle University. All application fees have been waived for new Fall 2021 applications.
The Kinesiology Department also has the following requirements for applications to the Master of Science in Kinesiology:
Please note that the application deadline is February 1st.