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.
Sport and Exercise Science students should be able to: