Empowering Leadership Through Exercise

The Kinesiology Department’s motto is “Exercise for life, exercise for everyone,” and our coursework is focused on improving the health of individuals and communities through exercise. Our robust curriculum covers the topics of exercise physiology, biomechanics, and exercise psychology and is grounded in themes of evidence-based practice, professional skill-building, and community engagement. Required internships encourage students to reflect on and apply the knowledge they gain at Seattle U, and the Human Performance Lab exposes students to multiple types of research equipment.

Empowering leadership through exercise is central to the BS, Sport and Exercise Science degree, and we are committed to students’ professional formation. Students who complete the degree 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.

Graduate Profile

As a result of completing the BS, SPEX degree at Seattle University, our students will demonstrate

Learning Outcomes

Sport and Exercise Science students should be able to:

  • Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the scientific method and principles of biology, chemistry, physics, anatomy, and physiology as they relate to human movement and physical activity.
  • Critically evaluate, interpret, and integrate information from the scientific literature in the discipline to describe and effectively communicate (in oral, written, and digital formats) factors related to human movement and physical activity.
  • Demonstrate competency with laboratory skills used to assess human movement and physical activity.
  • Demonstrate the ability to apply discipline related knowledge and skills to real-world problems through empirical research, internships, field experience, and/or service learning.
  • Demonstrate professional behavior consistent with discipline, including 1) an understanding of the societal and individual importance of a healthy, active lifestyle, 2) adherence to professional ethics, 3) service to others, 4) shared responsibility and successful collaboration with peers, and 5) commitment to lifelong learning.

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