Explore a World of Movement

Creating Professionals in Evidence-Based Sport and Exercise Science

Our Sport and Exercise Science Program (SPEX) is a rigorous STEM-based Bachelor of Science degree that provides the foundation for a lifelong career in health, wellness and fitness. Our major applies principles from a range of disciplines across the humanities and sciences so you can graduate prepared with the communication skills and scientific background necessary to go on to a career in sport and exercise science or graduate school.

At Seattle University you will enjoy small class sizes that offer personal attention, as well as access to state-of-the-art laboratory equipment and facilities in our Human Performance Lab. And with professional clinics right around the corner, you will put classroom concepts into action through internships ranging from rehabilitation to sport science.

Students who complete this degree often continue their studies at the graduate level in fields related to exercise science or allied health. Students not intending to pursue a graduate education are prepared for employment with community, medical, corporate and athletic fitness programs or in the sales or marketing division of exercise and/or medical equipment manufacturers.  

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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Kari Berkas

Program Coordinator



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