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 curriculum builds on foundational knowledge and theory in topics of exercise physiology, biomechanics, motor control, and exercise psychology. Our classroom experience 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, Kinesiology 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
Kinesiology students should be able to: